This book presents the major theorists and their impact on development theory through the life stages of infancy, toddlerhood, middle childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age--with particular attention focused on the consequences of excluding sexual and racial minorities in research and results.
Six contributions from academics discuss some of the major psychoanalytic theories concerning different stages of the human life cycle. These developmental theories provide a baseline against which children and adults can be measured to help determine whether or not intervention by health professionals is needed. In each chapter, the authors focus on the theories they regard as most important for understanding a particular phase of development. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)