Life-Span Developmental Psychology

Life-Span Developmental Psychology


1st Edition - January 28, 1980

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  • Editors: Ralph R. Turner, Hayne W. Reese
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260921

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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

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 364
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1980
  • Published: January 28, 1980
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260921

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Ralph R. Turner

Hayne W. Reese

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