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The Evolutionary Origins of Developmental Psychology

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Robert H. Wozniak



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ISBN 9780415131155
Published September 28, 1995 by Routledge

 
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Developmental psychology emerged within the evolutionary, progressive thought of the later part of the 19th century. Concerned with processes by which new forms develop and new phenmena emerge, evolutionary thinking turned readily to the natural history of childhood. In 1877, the great biologist, Charles Darwin, and the philosopher, Hippolyte Taine, published short observations on the early development of their own children. When Wilhelm Preyer, a highly respected physiologiest, followed with his own remarkable and much more extensive observations, the biographical study of childhood had begun in earnest. This series reprints seminal text that defined this movement.

Table of Contents

The Evolutionary Origins of Developmental Psychology: Mind, Adaptation and Childhood
Edited and introduced by Robert H Wozniak
The Mind of the Child [1888-89]
Wilhelm Preyer
The Psychology of Childhood [1893]
Frederick Tracy 184pp
Mental Development in the Child and the Race. Methods and Processes [1895]
James Mark Baldwin, 512pp
Social and Ethical Interpretations in Mental Development. A Study in Social Psychology [1897]
James Mark Baldwin, 588pp
G Stanley Hall and Some of His Pupils
Aspects of Child and Life and Education [1907]
Edited by Theodate L Smith, 339pp

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