The Ecology of Human Development

  • Filename: the-ecology-of-human-development.
  • ISBN: 0674224574
  • Release Date: 1979
  • Number of pages: 330
  • Author: Urie BRONFENBRENNER
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



To understand the way children develop, Bronfenbrenner believes that it is necessary to observe their behavior in natural settings, while they are interacting with familiar adults over prolonged periods of time. His book offers an important blueprint for constructing a new and ecologically valid psychology of development.

The ecology of human development

  • Filename: the-ecology-of-human-development.
  • ISBN: MINN:31951000009319Z
  • Release Date: 1979
  • Number of pages: 330
  • Author: Urie Bronfenbrenner
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr



To understand the way children develop, Bronfenbrenner believes that it is necessary to observe their behavior in natural settings, while they are interacting with familiar adults over prolonged periods of time. His book offers an important blueprint for constructing a new and ecologically valid psychology of development.

Making Human Beings Human

  • Filename: making-human-beings-human.
  • ISBN: 9780761927129
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 306
  • Author: Urie Bronfenbrenner
  • Publisher: SAGE



Making Human Beings Human: Bioecological Perspectives on Human Development is a landmark collection that traces and summarizes Urie Bronfenbrenner's thoughts on the bioecological theory of human development and recommends avenues for future research. The majority of the twenty-three retrospective articles were written by Bronfenbrenner, while some were written with colleagues in his own or related fields, over the course of six decades. The book’s articles document the domain of inquiry that has emerged gradually over many years and has now acquired a title of its own-the bioecological theory of human development. Making Human Beings Human is a culminating work by a prominent figure in the field of human development and will help to shape the future of the field.

Examining Lives in Context

  • Filename: examining-lives-in-context.
  • ISBN: 1557989052
  • Release Date: 2001-11-01
  • Number of pages: 708
  • Author: Phyllis Moen
  • Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn



The aim of this volume is to bring together the research and thinking of scholars whose work intersects with that of [a] behavioral scientist in the field of human development: Urie Bronfenbrenner. His theoretical paradigm, the ecology of human development, has transformed the way many social and behavioral scientists approach, think about, and study human beings and their environments. Bronfenbrenner's ecological model requires behavior and development to be examined as a joint function of the characteristics of the person and of the environment.

Encyclopedia of Human Ecology A H

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-human-ecology-a-h.
  • ISBN: 9781576078525
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 760
  • Author: Julia R. Miller
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO



The first—and only—source to integrate the multiple disciplines and professions exploring the many ways people interact with the natural and designed environments in which we live. * 250+ entries on topics such as eating disorders, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, peer group relations, and transitioning to young adulthood * A diverse group of contributors from the fields of architecture, biology, geology, sociology, psychology, urban planning, and more * Illustrations and photographs to enhance the coverage * Biographies of major people in the field

Handbook of Child Psychology Theoretical Models of Human Development

  • Filename: handbook-of-child-psychology-theoretical-models-of-human-development.
  • ISBN: 9780471756040
  • Release Date: 2006-05-19
  • Number of pages: 1250
  • Author: William Damon
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Part of the authoritative four-volume reference that spans the entire field of child development and has set the standard against which all other scholarly references are compared. Updated and revised to reflect the new developments in the field, the Handbook of Child Psychology, Sixth Edition contains new chapters on such topics as spirituality, social understanding, and non-verbal communication. Volume 1: Theoretical Models of Human Development, edited by Richard M. Lerner, Tufts University, explores a variety of theoretical approaches, including life-span/life-course theories, socio-culture theories, structural theories, object-relations theories, and diversity and development theories. New chapters cover phenomenology and ecological systems theory, positive youth development, and religious and spiritual development.

Ecological Framework Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

  • Filename: ecological-framework-oxford-bibliographies-online-research-guide.
  • ISBN: 0199802262
  • Release Date: 2010-05-01
  • Number of pages: 30
  • Author: Oxford University Press
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

The Cultural Nature of Human Development

  • Filename: the-cultural-nature-of-human-development.
  • ISBN: 0199726663
  • Release Date: 2003-02-13
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Barbara Rogoff
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Three-year-old Kwara'ae children in Oceania act as caregivers of their younger siblings, but in the UK, it is an offense to leave a child under age 14 ears without adult supervision. In the Efe community in Zaire, infants routinely use machetes with safety and some skill, although U.S. middle-class adults often do not trust young children with knives. What explains these marked differences in the capabilities of these children? Until recently, traditional understandings of human development held that a child's development is universal and that children have characteristics and skills that develop independently of cultural processes. Barbara Rogoff argues, however, that human development must be understood as a cultural process, not simply a biological or psychological one. Individuals develop as members of a community, and their development can only be fully understood by examining the practices and circumstances of their communities.

Human Ecology

  • Filename: human-ecology.
  • ISBN: 9781853837135
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 238
  • Author: Gerald G. Marten
  • Publisher: Earthscan



'The scope and clarity of this book make it accessible and informative to a wide readership. Its messages should be an essential component of the education for all students from secondary school to university... [It] provides a clear and comprehensible account of concepts that can be applied in our individual and collective lives to pursue the promising and secure future to which we all aspire'From the Foreword by Maurice Strong, Chairman of the Earth Council and former Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit)The most important questions of the future will turn on the relationship between human societies and the natural ecosystems on which we all, in the end, depend. The interactions and interdependencies of the social and natural worlds are the focus of growing attention from a wide range of environmental, social and life sciences. Understanding them is critical to achieving the balance involved in sustainable development.Human Ecology: Basic Concepts for Sustainable Development presents an extremely clear and accessible account of this complex range of issues and of the concepts and tools required to understand and tackle them. Extensively supported by graphics and detailed examples, this book makes an excellent introduction for students at all levels, and for general readers wanting to know why and how to respond to the dilemmas we face.

Applications of Flow in Human Development and Education

  • Filename: applications-of-flow-in-human-development-and-education.
  • ISBN: 9789401790949
  • Release Date: 2014-08-08
  • Number of pages: 494
  • Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Publisher: Springer



The third volume of the collected works of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi covers his work on the application of flow in areas that go beyond the field of leisure where the concept was first applied. Based on his personal experience with schooling and learning, as well as that of many others and contrary to what Cicero claimed, Csikszentmihalyi arrived at the conclusion that instead of taking pride in making the roots of knowledge as bitter as possible, we should try to make them sweeter. Just as flow became a popular and useful concept in voluntary activities, it could likewise be applied in education with the end result of young people being more likely to continue learning not just because they have to but because they want to. This volume brings together a number of articles in which Csikszentmihalyi develops ideas about how to make education and more generally the process of learning to live a good life, more enjoyable. Since theory is the mother of good practice, the first eleven chapters are devoted to theoretical reflections. Some are general and explore what it means to be a human being, what it means to be a person, when we look at life from the perspective of flow. Others are more narrowly focused on such topics as consumption, education, teaching and learning. They help laypeople reflect how they can arrange their lives in such a way as to leave a small ecological footprint while getting the most enjoyment. The second section of the volume contains a dozen empirical articles on similar topics. They deal with the development of identity and self-worth; with the formation of goals and motivation; with loneliness and family life.

Concepts and Theories of Human Development

  • Filename: concepts-and-theories-of-human-development.
  • ISBN: 9781135681890
  • Release Date: 2001-08-01
  • Number of pages: 648
  • Author: Richard M. Lerner
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



A classic in the field, this third edition will continue to be the book of choice for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses in theories of human development in departments of psychology and human development. This volume has been substantially revised with an eye toward supporting applied developmental science and the developmental systems perspectives. Since the publication of the second edition, developmental systems theories have taken center stage in contemporary developmental science and have provided compelling alternatives to reductionist theoretical accounts having either a nature or nurture emphasis. As a consequence, a developmental systems orientation frames the presentation in this edition. This new edition has been expanded substantially in comparison to the second edition. Special features include: * A separate chapter focuses on the historical roots of concepts and theories of human development, on philosophical models of development, and on developmental contextualism. * Two new chapters surrounding the discussion of developmental contextualism--one on developmental systems theories wherein several exemplars of such models are discussed and a corresponding chapter wherein key instances of such theories--life span, life course, bioecological, and action theoretical ones--are presented. * A new chapter on cognition and development is included, contrasting systems' approaches to cognitive development with neo-nativist perspectives. * A more differentiated treatment of nature-oriented theories of development is provided. There are separate chapters on behavior genetics, the controversy surrounding the study of the heritability of intelligence, work on the instinctual theory of Konrad Lorenz, and a new chapter on sociobiology. * A new chapter concentrates on applied developmental science.

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