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Concepts and Theories of Human Development.

Author: Richard M Lerner
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2018.
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Lerner, Richard M.
Concepts and Theories of Human Development.
Milton : Routledge, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Lerner
ISBN: 9781136674075 1136674071 9781136674006 1136674004 9781136674143 1136674144 9780203581629 0203581628
OCLC Number: 1032724705
Notes: The Issue of "Abruptness": What Is the Nature of Stage Transition?
Description: 1 online resource (629 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; About the Author; Foreword; Preface; 1 On the Primacy of Concepts and Theories; Philosophy, Theory, and Research; Some Reasons for Doing Research; This Book's Approach; RDS-Based Theories and the Concept of Development; Sources of Action in Human Development; Philosophy, Theory, and the Work of Developmental Scientists; Conclusions; The Plan of This Book; 2 Concepts and Theories within Contemporary Developmental Science: An Overview; Contemporary Foci of Developmental Science; The Past; The Present. The Relational Developmental Systems (RDS) MetatheoryThree Moments of Analysis in the RDS Approach to Developmental Science; Developmental Regulations, Adaptive Developmental Regulations, and Human Agency in RDS Metatheory; Evolutionary Biology and Epigenetics; Epigenetics: An Overview; Epigenetics Invalidates Ideas of Genetic Reductionism; Epigenetics within the Context of RDS Metatheory; Conclusions; Person-Centered, Idiographic Methods and Systems Science Methodology; Econometric Methods; Applications of RDS-Based Research: The Promotion of Social Justice; Conclusions. The Future of Developmental Science3 Philosophical and Scientific Roots of Contemporary Developmental Science; The Historical Role of the Nature-Nurture Issue; Philosophical Roots; Plato (427-347 B.C.); Aristotle (384-322 B.C.); The Medieval Christian Era; René Descartes (1596-1650); John Locke (1632-1704); Scientific Roots of Development; Charles Darwin (1809-1882); G. Stanley Hall (1844-1924); The Contributions of Ernst Haeckel; Hall's Theory of Recapitulation; Behaviorism and Learning Theory; World War II; The 1950s and 1960s; The 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s; Into the Twenty-First Century. 4 Metatheoretical Models of DevelopmentPhilosophical Models and Developmental Science; The Mechanist Model; Translating the Mechanist Model into a Theory of Development; A Nurture, Mechanist Theory of Development; Problems of the Mechanist Model; The Organismic Model; Translating the Organismic Model into a Theory of Development; Mechanist and Organismic Models and Issues of Development; Elementarism versus Holism; Antecedent-Consequent versus Structure-Function Relations; Behavioral versus Structural Change; Continuity versus Discontinuity; Stages of Development; Sources of Development. ConclusionsThe Contextual Model; Contextualism and Probabilistic Epigenesis; The Concept of Development in Probabilistic Epigenesis; Probabilistic Epigenesis as a "Compromise" Conception; Limitations of the Concept of Probabilistic Epigenesis; Issues for Intervention; Conclusions; Implications of Philosophical Models of Development for Developmental Science; Conclusions; 5 Theoretical Roots of Contemporary Developmental Science: Nomothetic (Stage), Differential, and Idiographic (Ipsative) Approaches; The Stage Theory Approach to Development; The Definition of a Developmental Stage.

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