The result of extensive scholarship and consultation with leading scholars, this text introduces students to twenty-four theorists and compares and contrasts their theories on how we develop as individuals. Emphasizing the theories that build upon the developmental tradition established by Rousseau, this text also covers theories in the environmental/learning tradition.
Table of Contents
1. Early Theories: Preformationism, Locke, and Rousseau 2. Gesell's Maturational Theory 3. Ethological Theories: Darwin, Lorenz, and Bowlby and Ainsworth 4. Montessori's Educational Philosophy 5. Werner's Organismic and Comparative Theory 6. Piaget's Cognitive-Developmental Theory 7. Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development 8. Learning Theory: Pavlov, Watson, and Skinner 9. Bandura's Social Learning Theory 10. Vygotsky's Social-Historical Theory of Cognitive Development 11. Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory 12. Erikson and the Eight Stages of Life 13. Mahler's Separation/Individuation Theory 14. A Case Study in Psychoanalytic Treatment: Bettelheim on Autism 15. Schachtel on Childhood Experiences 16. Jung's Theory of Adulthood 17. Chomsky's Theory of Language Development 18. Conclusion: Humanistic Psychology and Developmental Theory. Epilogue: A Developmental Perspective on the Standards Movement.