Psychological Perspectives on Human Development

(c) 2018 J. S. Fleming, PhD


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 Part  I: Foundations

1. Introduction to Human Development                                                                                    1-1

2. The Scientific Perspectives on Human Development                                                             2-1

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

 Part II: Development of Cognition and Morality

 4. Piaget and Cognitive Development                                                                                      4-1

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

Part IV: Personality and Social Develpment:

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, Ainsworth, and Harlow                                                         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                                                                                                                     1

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

 18. End of Life Issues                                                                                                              18

    After Words: A Personal Epilogue (with poetry)                                                    A1