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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.
List of Contributors
Theoretical and Political Issues
1. Relationships between Life-Span Developmental Theory, Research, and Intervention: A Revision of Some Stereotypes
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
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
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
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
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
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
10. Intervention in the Psychophysiology of Aging: Pitfalls, Progress, and Potential
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?
II. Classification of Juvenile Delinquents
III. Treatment for Delinquency
14. Training and Education of the Elderly
II. Philosophical Presuppositions
III. Cognitive Training of the Older Adult
IV. Age-Comparison Research
V. Implications for Education
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- © Academic Press 1980
- 28th January 1980
- Academic Press
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