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Theories of Development Concepts and Applications, 6th Edition

For undergraduate/graduate courses in  Theories of Development, Child Development, and Lifespan Development. 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.

About the Author

William Crain is professor of psychology at The City College of New York. A social activist, Dr. Crain served nine years on the Teaneck, NJ, school board and works for student access to higher education and the protection of nature and animals.  He and his wife Ellen F. Crain, a pediatrician, have three grown children.

Great book about the theories of developmental psychology. Well organized and clearly explains every single theory. It also contains the author’s evaluations on each theory. This is very helpful for the students. However, the price of the book is too expensive.

This book by Crain gives interesting information and original theorists’ insight with limited opinion. Once in a while Crain gives opinion but he tells you so you can easily separate fact from editorial material. I have actually used this book – underlined and highlighted – that is getting less frequent for me. I’d buy a Crain book again. Amazon’s service was equally as impressive.

This book is a great overview for learning about human growth and development. It gives a summary of each theorist and their theories. Easy to read and understand.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 6 edition (August 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205810462
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205810468
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.6 x 8.8 inches

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