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Human Development Theories
Windows on Culture



280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
`By examining each theory through a cultural lens, Human Development Theories provides readers with the unusual perspective of being able to step outside of our own cultural heritage and to view other cultures as being equally viable, reasonable, and comprehensible. . . . The writing is crystal clear, and the author has done a superb job of defining the 25 theories in a way that is at once accessible and stimulating. . . . I would rank Human Development Theories as outstanding' -Ann C. Diver-Stamnes, Department of Education, Humboldt State University, California

Human Development Theories reveals how different theories of development contribute to an understanding of cultural influences on the lives of children and youth.

 
Preface
 
PART ONE: MENTAL PROCESSES AND CONTENTS
 
Cognition
 
Learning
 
Attitudes, Emotions and Values
 
PART TWO: SRUCTURAL FEATURES OF THEORIES
 
Development Configurations
 
Forms of Interaction
 
PART THREE: FINAL WORDS
 
The Future of Theories and Cultures

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Robert Murray Thomas

 R. Murray Thomas (Ph.D., Stanford University) is an emeritus professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where for three decades he taught educational psychology and directed the program in international education. He began his 50-year career in education as a high school teacher at Kamehameha Schools and Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, then continued at the college level at San Francisco State University, the State University of New York (Brockport), and Pajajaran University in Indonesia before moving to Santa Barbara. His professional publications exceed 340, including 46 books for which he served as author,... More About Author

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