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Life-Span Developmental Psychology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127041506, 9781483260921

Life-Span Developmental Psychology

1st Edition


Editors: Ralph R. Turner Hayne W. Reese
eBook ISBN: 9781483260921
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1980
Page Count: 364
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Life-Span Developmental Psychology: Intervention presents the theoretical and methodological aspects of intervention as viewed from the life-span developmental psychology perspective. The compendium deals with three broad themes in developmental psychology: theoretical and political issues in intervention; environmental and biophysical intervention; and educational and developmental intervention. The selected papers discuss topics on the models, goals, ethics, and methods of intervention; impacts of the planned environment on the elderly on a societal and personal level; and the effects of intervention on early child development. Sociologists, psychologists, planners, researchers, and gerontologists will find the book insightful.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors



Theoretical and Political Issues

1. Relationships between Life-Span Developmental Theory, Research, and Intervention: A Revision of Some Stereotypes

I. Introduction

II. The Contribution of Developmental Psychological Research and Theory to Decisions about Developmental Goals

III. Interfaces between Theory and Technology

IV. Intervention Practice as a Touchstone of Developmental Psychological Theory?


2. Models, Methods, and Ethics of Intervention

I. Boundaries: Relation to "Pure" Science

II. The Nature of Intervention

III. Concluding Comments


3. Intervention in Life-Span Development and Aging: Issues and Concepts

I. Introduction

II. Intervention and Conceptions of Development

III. Basics of Intervention Action

IV. Human Gerontology and Intervention

V. Promise and Reality: Some Caveats



4. Life-Span Intervention as a Symptom of Conversion Hysteria

I. Introduction

II. Identifying Potential Targets for Intervention

III. Ethical Considerations in the Formulation and Acceptance of Intervention Goals

IV. Developmental Theory as a Vehicle for Generating Intervention Strategies

V. Conclusion


5. The Politics of Public Intervention

I. The Difficulties of Public Intervention

II. Life-Span Intervention: When Is It Acceptable?

III. The Politics of Public Intervention: Some Guidelines

IV. Conclusion

Environmental and Biophysical Intervention

6. The Impact of the Planned Environment on the Elderly

I. Analyzing Planned Impact at the Societal Level

II. The Effects of the Planned Environment on Individuals


7. Multiple Impacts and Determinants in Human Service Delivery Systems

I. Mobility and Human Service Delivery

II. Mobility and the Aged

III. Travel Behavior and Transportation Needs of the Elderly

IV. Review of Transportation Programs Designed for the Elderly

V. Goals and Design of the Transportation Remuneration Incentive Program

VI. Evaluation of the Transportation Remuneration Incentive Program

VII. Results of the Transportation Remuneration Incentive Program


8. Effects of Nutritional Supplementation and Early Education on Physical and Cognitive Development

I. Introduction

II. Design of the Bogota Project

III. Summary of Current Results of the Bogota Project

IV. Summary and Discussion


9. Is Genetic Counseling Intervention?

I. What Is Genetic Counseling?

II. The Setting for Genetic Counseling

III. Who Does Genetic Counseling?

IV. How Do Patients Get to a Genetic Counseling Unit?

V. Problems in the Application of Genetic Counseling

VI. How Does One Assess the Effect of Genetic Counseling?

VII. Recent Genetic Adventures and Misadventures

VIII. West Virginia's Genetic Program: Birth Defects

IX. Prenatal Diagnosis

X. Conclusion


10. Intervention in the Psychophysiology of Aging: Pitfalls, Progress, and Potential

I. Introduction

II. Pitfalls of Intervention Research

III. Progress of Intervention Research

IV. Prospects for the Future: Event Related Potentials


Educational and Developmental Intervention

11. Intervention and Its Effects on Early Development: What Model of Development Is Appropriate?

I. A Brief Historical Overview

II. Educational Intervention in the 1960s and 1970s

III. Some Suggestions for Future Inquiries


12. The Preschool Child or the Family?: Changing Models of Developmental Intervention

I. Head Start: A Retrospective View

II. Alternate Models of Intervention

III. Dimensions of Intervention Strategies

IV. Impact of Models on Intervention Policy Decisions

V. The Child and Family Resource Program: Model and Objectives

VI. Evaluation of the Demonstration

VII. Concluding Comments


13. Intervention for Delinquency: Art or Science?

I. Introduction

II. Classification of Juvenile Delinquents

III. Treatment for Delinquency

IV. Conclusion


14. Training and Education of the Elderly

I. Introduction

II. Philosophical Presuppositions

III. Cognitive Training of the Older Adult

IV. Age-Comparison Research

V. Implications for Education


Author Index

Subject Index


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Ralph R. Turner

Hayne W. Reese

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