The Ecology of Human Development

  • Filename: the-ecology-of-human-development.
  • ISBN: 0674224574
  • Release Date: 1979
  • Number of pages: 330
  • 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.

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.

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.

Motivational Psychology of Human Development

  • Filename: motivational-psychology-of-human-development.
  • ISBN: 0080512097
  • Release Date: 2000-09-15
  • Number of pages: 380
  • Author: J. Heckhausen
  • Publisher: Elsevier

The idea for this book grew out of the conference "Motivational Psychology of Ontogenesis" held at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany, in May 1998. This conference focused on the interface of development and motivation and therefore brought together scholars from three major areas in psychology - developmental, motivational and lifespan. This combination of fields represents the potential influence of development on motivation and the potential role motivation plays in development and its major contexts of family, work and school. Thus, contributors were chosen to apply motivational models to diverse settings of human everyday life and in various age groups across the life span, ranging from early childhood to old age.

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.

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.


  • Filename: friendship.
  • ISBN: 9780520265462
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 383
  • Author: Daniel J. Hruschka
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press

"Hruschka's integrative approach provides a robust, and accessible, view of the complexities of making, having, and being friends. This kind of inquiry is at the forefront of modern biocultural anthropology."--Agustin Fuentes, author of Evolution of Human Behavior "Despite its importance to human happiness and well-being, friendship has long been a puzzle--largely a neglected one--for evolutionary scholars. Daniel Hruschka's book is a long overdue remedy to this situation. Through a deft combination of rigorous analysis and fine writing, Hruschka provides a thorough examination of friendship across the full range of human societies, past and present. His book will be an essential starting point for future work on this important topic."--Lee Cronk, author of That Complex Whole: Culture and the Evolution of Human Behavior "With Friendship, Dan Hruschka uses evolutionary science to breathe new life into a topic that is vastly important and woefully misunderstood. Remarkable for its scope, insightfulness, and clarity, this book will change how we think about friendship for years to come."--Michael McCullough, author of Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct

Developing Ecological Consciousness

  • Filename: developing-ecological-consciousness.
  • ISBN: 9781442218321
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 269
  • Author: Christopher Uhl
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Developing Ecological Consciousness is a unique introduction to environmental studies. In Chistopher Uhl s view it is time to acknowledge the ways that our cultural conditioning leads to separation from self, other, and Earth. This book charts a three-step path for healing this separation, first, by revealing that Earth is our larger body; second, by detailing the sickening state of our Earth body; and, third, by offering the tools necessary for healing both ourselves and Earth."

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