Applied Developmental Psychology

Applied Developmental Psychology

Volume 1

1st Edition - March 1, 1984

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  • Editors: Frederick J Morrison, Catherine Lord, Daniel P. Keating
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260853

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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

  • Contributors


    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 314
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: March 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260853

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Frederick J Morrison

Catherine Lord

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Daniel P. Keating

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