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Social and Personality Development

Social and Personality Development
Author: David R. Shaffer
ISBN 13: 9780495600381
ISBN 10: 495600385
Edition: 6
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2008-09-19
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 622
List Price: $317.95

An introductory text for undergraduates, stressing theory, theoretical eclecticism, research, and human development as a holistic process. Material is presented with a strong process and contextual orientation. This fourth edition offers increased attention to cultural and historical influences, the interplay of biological and environmental forces, the importance of good peer relations and friendships, and adolescence. The author teaches psychology at the University of Georgia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


A comprehensive textbook that emphasizes the processes that underlie developmental change, and illustrates that people develop in different social contexts, which help determine who they become. Among the changes in this revised and updated edition (2nd ed., 1988) are expanded coverage of both contextual and biological influences on development and a heavier emphasis on adolescent development. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)