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Developing Minds By Sir Michael Rutter

Developing Minds
by Sir Michael Rutter

This is a book about growing up - the process of development from the cradle to the coffin and all the changes in between. It covers growth from infancy to adolescence and beyond, including changes at puberty and responses to it, social relationships, family interaction and emotional development.
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Developing Minds: Challenge and Continuity Across the Lifespan by Sir Michael Rutter

This is a book about growing up - the process of development from the cradle to the coffin and all the life changes in between. It covers growth from infancy to adolescence and beyond including changes at puberty and responses to it, social relationships including attachment to parents and later to partners, family interaction, the development of language and intelligence, emotional development, psychosexual development, stress, aggression and work.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 Introduction - concepts of development. Part 2 Why are people so different from one another?: maturation, genetic influences - person-environment interactions, do genetic influences lessen as we grow older?; why do people differ in their experiences? - effects of people's behaviour in shaping their environment, effects of past experiences in shaping current experiences, effects of social structure in shaping experiences; environmental influences - effects on brain structure and development, shared and non-shared psychosocial experiences, protective and vulnerability mechanisms. Part 3 Change and continuity - some developmental processes: some developmental issues - does development comprise cumulative accretion?, are there sensitive periods for learning?, biological preparedness, self-regulating mechanisms, biological adaptability and compensation, personality growth as a stabilization of traits; change and continuity; brain maturation; genetic influences; environmental influences - biological substrate or psychological structure, learned skills or reactions, cognitive sets and models, interprersonal interactions and indirect chain effects. Part 4 The growth of social relationships: selective attachments - factors influencing attachment; attachment qualities across the life span; disorders associated with attachment - reactions of young children to hospital admission, unusual patterns of attachment insecurity, grief reactions, parental divorce and remarriage; social cognition and social relationships; rivalry, jealousy and compensatory relationships; qualities of social relationships; friends and acquaintances; the importance of peer relationships - peer relationships as an index of emotional disturbance, peer relationships as an influence on personal behaviour, peer relationships as a mediator of social difficulties, poor peer relationships as a predictor of psychiatric problems. Part 5 Anxiety and aggression - fears and delinquency: emotional expression and understanding; fears and anxiety; anger, aggression and conduct disturbance - age trends and continuities, age of onset and individual differences, sex differences, diminution in delinquent activities in adult life; temperamental differences. Part contents.

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GOR001241019
Developing Minds: Challenge and Continuity Across the Lifespan by Sir Michael Rutter
Sir Michael Rutter
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1993-03-25
432
0140125698
9780140125696
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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