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Social and Personality Development

1st Edition

By Tina Abbott


208 pages

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Hardback: 9780415231039
pub: 2001-11-15
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Social and Personality Development looks at the processes by which we come to be who we are. It covers a range of topics central to personality and developmental psychology. The book is arranged in three sections, the first covering the main theories of personality, the second describing the development of gender and the third focusing on adolescence. It is suitable for the AQA-A A2 Level examination, but will also be of interest to those studying education, nursing and other related disciplines.


' … Tina Abbott encourages students to consider some of the questions that have plagued psychologists for decades, most notably, "how do we get to be like we are?" The book includes incisive chapter summaries that not only remind students what has been covered, but also demonstrate how the sometimes disparate topics in this area can be linked together.' - Roz Brody, Head of Psychology, Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College

Table of Contents

Introduction. Personality Development. Two Approaches to the Study of Personality. Trait and Type Theories. Psychoanalytic Theory. Social Learning Theories. Gender Development. Social and Biological Approaches to Gender Identity. Cognitive Development Theories. An Alternative View of Gender Identity. Adolescence. Concept of Adolescence. Theories of Adolescence. Other Influences on Development. Study Aids.

About the Author

Tina Abbott is an experienced A Level teacher and examiner and is an executive member of the Association for the teaching of Psychology

About the Series

Routledge Modular Psychology

The Routledge Modular Psychology series is a completely new approach to introductory level psychology, tailor made to the new modular style of teaching.

Each short book covers a topic in more detail than any large textbook can, allowing teacher and student to select material exactly to suit any particular course or project.

The books have been written especially for those students new to higher level study, whether at school home, college or university.

They include specially designed features to help with technique, such as model essay at an average level with an examiners comments to show how extra marks can be gained. The authors are all examiners and teachers at introductory level.

The Routledge modular texts are all user friendly and accessible and include the following features:

  • Practice essays with specialist commentary to show how to achieve a higher grade
  • Chapter summaries to assist with revision
  • Progress and review exercises
  • Glossary of key terms
  • Summaries of key research
  • Further reading to stimulate ongoing study and research
  • Website addresses for additional information
  • Cross-referencing to other books in the series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General