Interaction in Human Development

Interaction in Human Development

Interaction in Human Development

Interaction in Human Development

Synopsis

Interaction in Human Development unites theoretical essays and empirical accounts bearing directly on the nature of interactions as a principal factor and organizing feature in human mental and social development. The papers discuss all areas of interaction including genetic, environmental, life-span, interpersonal, and cultural. Ideal as a text for students and as a reference for professionals in personality, developmental, educational, and environmental psychology, psychotherapy, behavioral medicine, and language.

Excerpt

Contemporary psychology is increasingly diversified, pluralistic, and specialized, and most psychologists rarely venture beyond the confines of their substantive specialty. Yet psychologists with different specialties encounter similar problems, ask similar questions, and share similar concerns. Unfortunately, there are very few arenas available for the expression or exploration of what is common across psychological subdisciplines. the Crosscurrents in Contemporary Psychology series is intended to serve as such a forum.

The chief aim of this series is to provide integrated perspectives on supradisciplinary themes in psychology. the first volume in the series was devoted to a consideration of Psychological Development from Infancy; the second volume to Comparative Methods in Psychology; volumes three through five examined relations between Psychology and Its Allied Disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences; and the last volume concerned itself with Sensitive Periods in Development. the present volume focuses on interaction in psychological thinking and research. Future volumes in this series will attend to issues on the segmentation of behavior and role of the atypical in psychology. Thus, each volume in this series treats a different issue and is self-contained, yet the series as a whole endeavors to interrelate psychological subdisciplines by bringing shared perspectives to bear on a variety of concerns common to psychological theory and research. As a consequence of this structure, and the flexibility and scope it affords, volumes in the Crosscurrents in Contemporary Psychology series will appeal, individually or as a group, to psychologists with widely . . .

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