Social And Personality Development

Author: David Shaffer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495600381
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The success of this best-selling text lies in the author’s belief that a good text talks with, rather than at, its readers. Shaffer does an extraordinary job of anticipating students’ interests, questions, and concerns while treating them as active participants in the process of learning about social and personality development. The Sixth edition of SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT features clearly written, current coverage of social and personality development that aids students in discovering the causes, processes, and complexities that underlie developmental change. Students learn why biological and environmental factors, contextual factors such as cross-cultural, familial, neighborhood, school, and peer-group influences cause change in children. Shaffer also explores the approaches that researchers use to test their theories and answer important questions about developing children and adolescents. This book’s effective coverage of field research stands out from other texts not only for its accuracy and currency, but because Shaffer consistently juxtaposes classic research with the latest breakthroughs in a way that helps students appreciate how knowledge builds on earlier findings. This edition features a much stronger emphasis on cultural influences on development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social And Personality Development

Author: Tina Abbott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134579921
Size: 19.25 MB
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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.

The Role Of Emotions In Social And Personality Development

Author: Carol Magai
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306448661
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Summarizes research in the field and provides a historical context to social and personality development and developmental psychology, emphasizing the role of emotions in personality formation and social behavior. Assesses current theories and alternate models in areas such as attachment, emotion ex

Social And Personality Development

Author: Kevin MacDonald
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475702927
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This volume is an attempt to integrate the theory and data of social and personality development within a modem evolutionary framework. The various chapters are not meant to be read in isolation from one another but rather are intended to form an integrated whole. There is thus a great deal of cross-referencing between chapters and to some extent they all stand or fall together. This also suggests that the accuracy (or usefulness) of a particular chapter cannot be judged until the book is comprehended as a whole. Chapter 1 deals with the theoretical foundations of this enterprise, and the focus is on the compatibility of mainstream approaches within the field to a modem evolutionary approach. Chapters 2-4 concern what I view to be the fundamental proximal mechanisms underlying social and personality development. Chapter 2, on temperament and person ality development, is particularly central to the rest of the volume because these processes are repeatedly invoked as explanatory concepts at later points in the volume.