Applied Developmental Psychology

Applied Developmental Psychology

Volume 2

1st Edition - December 4, 1985

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  • Editors: Frederick J Morrison, Catherine Lord, Daniel P. Keating
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483259475

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Applied Developmental Psychology: Volume 2 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 essentialism and populational psychology, comprehension and comprehension monitoring, and theoretical and applied issues in the use of binaural sensory aids by blind infants and children. Also covered are topics such as the effects of maternal employment on young children and the subtypes of developmental dyslexia. 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


    Development as Explanation: Beyond the Unicorn Mind

    I. Introduction

    II. Essentialism

    III. Populational Thinking in Biology

    IV. Proximate and Ultimate Explanation in Biology

    V. Populational Psychology

    VI. Context and History

    VII. The Criteria of Historical Sciences

    VIII. Toward Rapprochement

    IX. How to Proceed?

    X. The Role of Applied Analysis

    XI. Conclusion


    The Search after Meaning: Comprehension and Comprehension Monitoring

    I. Introduction

    II. The Present Research

    III. Method

    IV. Results

    V. Discussion


    The Use of Binaural Sensory Aids by Blind Infants and Children: Theoretical and Applied Issues

    I. The Sonar Aid

    II. Perceptual Development and the Sonar Aid

    III. Sonar Aid Use during Infancy

    IV. A Critical Evaluation

    V. Discussion and Conclusion


    The Effects of Maternal Employment on Young Children

    I. Cognitive Development

    II. Social-Emotional Development

    III. Personality Characteristics

    IV. Quality of Substitute Care

    V. Maternal Employment and Family Functioning

    VI. Recommendations to Parents

    VII. Discussion and Speculation


    Cognitive Development, Helpless Behavior, and Labeling Effects in the Lives of the Mentally Retarded

    I. Development of Cognitive Abilities in Retarded and Nonretarded People

    II. Performance Deficits and Learned Helplessness

    III. Pondering the Etiology of Helplessness: Adult-to-Child Feedback and the Effects of the "Mentally Retarded" Label

    IV. Overview: Tracing Connections


    Subtypes of Developmental Dyslexia: Do They Exist?

    I. Measurement of Reading

    II. Attempts at Subtyping

    III. Conclusions


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1985
  • Published: December 4, 1985
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483259475

About the Editors

Frederick J Morrison

Catherine Lord

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Daniel P. Keating

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