Psychological Perspectives on Human Development

(c) 2004, 2008 J. S. Fleming, PhD


Preface to students and faculty: READ ME FIRST!        

 Part I: Foundations 

1. Introduction to Human Development                                                                                    1-1

2. The Scientific Perspectives on Human Development                                                             2-1

        Chapter 2 Figures

 3.- The Nature of Human Nature: Philosophical Perspectives on Human Development             3-1

        Chapter 3 Tables

 Part II: Development of Cognition and Morality

 4. Piaget and Cognitive Development                                                                                      4-1

        Chapter 4 Figures

5. Vygotsky: Societal and Familial Influences on Cognitive Development                                   5-1

6. The Development of Human Intelligence                                                                               6-1

7. Piaget, Kohlberg, and Others on Moral Development                                                           7-1


Part III: Personality and Social Development: Psychodynamic Perspectives

8. Freud and the Psychodynamic Approach to Development                                                    8-1      

9. Erikson’s Psychosocial Developmental Stages                                                                      9-1

            Table 9.1 for Erikson, Ch. 9

 Part IV: Personality and Social Development: Learning and Social-Cognitive Perspectives

10. Classical Learning Theory: Pavlov, Thorndike, Watson, and Skinner                                  10-1

11. Social Cognitive Learning Theory: Bandura and Others                                                      11-1


 Part V: Personality and Social Development: Ethology and Attachment Theory Perspectives

12. Ethology, Sociobiology, and Evolutionary Psychology                                                        12-1

13. Attachment Theory: Bowlby and Ainsworth                                                                       13-1

Part VI: Personality and Social Development: Trait and Temperament Perspective

14. Traits, Types, and Temperament in Personality Development                                              14-1


Part VII: Development of the Self: Analytic, Humanistic, and Existential Psychology

 15. Jung’s Analytic Psychology                                                                                               15-1

16. The Humanists: Maslow and Rogers                                                                                   16-1

17. Existentialism: May and Others                                                                                           17-1


Part VII: Late Life and End of Life Issues in Human Development

 18. Facing Old Age, Death, and Dying: Kubler-Ross and Others                                              18-1


 19. Epilogue: Putting the Perspectives into Perspective                                                              19-1


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