Applied Developmental Psychology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120412013, 9781483260853

Applied Developmental Psychology

1st Edition

Volume 1

Editors: Frederick J Morrison Catherine Lord Daniel P. Keating
eBook ISBN: 9781483260853
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st March 1984
Page Count: 314
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Applied Developmental Psychology is a collection of papers from different experts in the field of psychology in an attempt to put forth a vision of psychology as a developmental science through its applications in different studies.

The book covers topics such as the history, the “applied” perspective, and a research strategy for psychology; rationale for the focus and the status of studying, as well as societal and psychological trends related to studying; and the study of the cognitive process related to watching of television. Also covered are topics such as the development of peer relations in children with autism and the studies of stress-resistant children.

The text is recommended to psychologists, especially those who would like to research on how the field can be viewed as a developmental science.

Table of Contents



Applied Developmental Psychology

I. The Study of Development: A Historical Sketch

II. Some Emerging Doubts

III. Restoring the Balance: An Emerging "Applied" Perspective

IV. Toward a New Research Strategy for Developmental Science


Cognitive Analyses of Basic School Tasks

I. Introduction

II. Curriculum Psychology When the Century Began

III. Curriculum Psychology As the Century Ends

IV. Conclusion


An Invitation to a Developmental Psychology of Studying

I. Rationale for a Focus on Studying

II. Status of Studying

III. Recent Societal and Psychological Trends

IV. A Provisional Framework

V. Composite Study Activities

VI. Specific Study Activities

VII. Agenda for Future Research


Young Children's TV Viewing: The Problem of Cognitive Continuity

I. Television Viewing As a Cognitive Activity

II. Why Study Cognitive Processing of Television?

III. Television and the Problem of Cognitive Continuity

IV. Paying Visual Attention to Television

V. Comprehension of Cinematic Montage

VI. Attention Inertia in Television Viewing

VII. Solving the Problem of Cognitive Continuity


The Development of Peer Relations in Children with Autism

I. Social Deficits and Autism

II. Social Development Measures in Nonhandicapped and Autistic Children

III. Units of Analysis

IV. Techniques for Intervention: Overall Approach

V. Study 1: The Social Behavior of Autistic Children in Same-Age and Mixed-Age Dyads

VI. Study 2: A Replication, with Higher Functioning Autistic Children

VII. Study 3: Explicitly Trained Peers and the Social Behavior of Autistic Children

VIII. General Discussion


Studies of Stress-Resistant Children: Methods, Variables, and Preliminary Findings

I. Introduction

II. Project Competence: Studies of Stress-Resistant Children

III. The Ongoing Research Program

IV. The Measurement of Stress

V. The Measurements of Children's Competence

VI. Interviews with Families

VII. Experimental Laboratory Measures

VIII. Some Concluding Remarks


Author Index

Subject Index


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Frederick J Morrison

Catherine Lord

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Daniel P. Keating

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