“The book is well written and the theorists and their respective work are well-presented and clearly explained. . . . As a text dealing with the historical overview of major theorists and their work in human development over the last century or so, it is extremely strong and could be widely used in a variety of both undergraduate and graduate courses.”
“In general, I found the websites and references listed at the end of each chapter to be very interesting and useful for taking students beyond what is in the text.”
“A fine choice for a classic theories course, and I believe that the level of presentation would be appropriate for advanced undergraduate or graduate students. . . . The up-to-date web sites at the end of each section are a definite plus. The choice of sites is excellent.”
Overall, An Introduction to Theories of Human Development is an excellent introduction for students who are already grounded – or who at the very least intend to become grounded – in traditional ways of ‘doing science.’ It is clear and well structured, reader-friendly (including summary boxes, illustrations, highlights of important points, and employs jargon only where it is necessary – without oversimplifying or dumbing down), orients to up-to-date additional readings and web sites, and, not irrelevant for students, it is not too expensive
Students found this text beneficial to their research especially for their assessment work that linked to life stage development. It is a full comprehensive text that covers a wide arch of theories from Piaget to Chomsky.
This book is an easy read covering the main theorists of human development - set out in easy to follow sections. Offering further reading at the end of each chapter. A relevant and detailed text - to support the essential reading on my units.
Excellent layout and easy to follow text with up to date theories and web sites. This is an excellent book for learners who want a more advanced insight into human development.
This provides the basic reading for students on the course and has been recommended to the library
this module is not runnig this year due to change in the programm structure.
The book would be more suitable for psychology students rather than social science students. The chapter with theories comparison can be usefull to prepare a review of different approaches in theories.
The book would be more suitable for psychology students rather than social science.
Was looking for a text for a graduate course, and this book was more targeted toward undergrads.
i found this text easily understandable as well as an easy access to certain or relevant theories of developemental study and is an ideal introduction and overview on theories of human development
Excellent contents page that allows students to navigate their way throught the text. Having chapters divided up with clear headings means this is very accessible.
List of suggested readings is an enormous help.
Covers key theories and theorists for purposes of education studies.
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