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Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks and Past Research

Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

in What Works in Foster Care?: Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195175912
eISBN:
9780199865628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

To understand the context and environment of the alumni while in foster care and their influence on adult outcomes, this chapter is divided into four sections. The first section deals with foster ... More


Moving toward a Unified Theory While Valuing the Importance of the Initial Conditions

John P. Spencer, Evelina Dineva, and Gregor Schöner

in Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300598
eISBN:
9780199867165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter seeks to articulate and clarify cases of perceived differences between dynamical systems theory (DST) and the connectionist (CN) approaches that are not real, as well as cases of ... More


Early Childhood: Child Development and Maltreatment

Maria Scannapieco and Kelli Connell-Carrick

in Understanding Child Maltreatment: An Ecological and Developmental Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195156782
eISBN:
9780199864164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156782.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses healthy child development according to major developmental theories. This is presented across psychosocial, social, cognitive, and physical domains, with an emphasis on brain ... More


Developmental Systems Theory and the Scaffolding of Language

Robert D. Rupert

in Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195379457
eISBN:
9780199869114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379457.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines two kinds of argument for the extended view: arguments from nontrivial causal spread and arguments from transformational power. The first emphasizes the causal contributions of ... More


Processes of Life: Essays in the Philosophy of Biology

John Dupré

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199691982
eISBN:
9780191738111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691982.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This volume collects essays written by John Dupré during his time as Director of the ESRC centre for Genomics in Society, and reflects his interest in the implications of emerging ideas in biology ... More


Rejoinder to Chapters 2 and 3: Critical Comments on Arnett’s and Tanner’s Approach

Marion Kloep and Leo B. Hendry

in Debating Emerging Adulthood: Stage or Process?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199757176
eISBN:
9780199863389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757176.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter critically examines elements of Arnett’s “theory”. As has been demonstrated the concept of emerging adulthood is not relevant for many young people globally. Even in Western societies, ... More


Developmental Systems Theory as a Process Theory

Paul Griffiths and Karola Stotz

in Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198779636
eISBN:
9780191824685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779636.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Paul Griffiths and Russell D. Gray have argued that the fundamental unit of analysis in developmental systems theory should be a process—the life cycle—and not a set of developmental resources and ... More


What is the Theory of Evolution?

John Dupré

in Darwin’s Legacy: What Evolution Means Today

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199284214
eISBN:
9780191700286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284214.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines evolution theory as a general proposition but not so much as a scientific theory. How the evolutionary thought started can be explained by the simple fact that life on Earth ... More


Exploring the Dynamics of Human Development: An Integrative Approach

Catherine Raeff

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199328413
eISBN:
9780190619602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328413.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

Developmental psychology is a vast and fragmented discipline that is in dire need of a theoretical framework for thinking systematically about development. This book offers an integrative theoretical ... More


Criminological Theory: Past Achievements and Future Challenges

Terence P. Thornberry

in The Future of Criminology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199917938
eISBN:
9780199950430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917938.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter reviews the state of past monothematic, and current multithematic and multidisciplinary, integrated theories of crime, particularly developmental and life course theories explaining why ... More


William Blake and the Time of Ontogeny

Amanda Jo Goldstein

in Systems of Life: Biopolitics, Economics, and Literature on the Cusp of Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281725
eISBN:
9780823284870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281725.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Romantic biology and aesthetics are frequently said to converge in the ideal of “organic form”: the organism, or the artwork, as “organized and self-organizing” cause and effect of itself. ... More


Developmental and Life-Course Models of Crime

David M. Day and Margit Wiesner

in Criminal Trajectories: A Developmental Perspective

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479880058
eISBN:
9781479888276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880058.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter provides an overview of theoretical process models for the explanation of crime in developmental context. It introduces key propositions from leading developmental and life-course ... More


What Happens during Development?

Catherine Raeff

in Exploring the Dynamics of Human Development: An Integrative Approach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199328413
eISBN:
9780190619602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328413.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter addresses the issue of what happens during development by defining development from the perspective of organismic-developmental theory. The chapter begins by summarizing the common ... More


Integrative Approaches

Helen E. Longino

in Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226492872
eISBN:
9780226921822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921822.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses integrative approaches to studying human behavior, covering methods, scope, and assumptions. These approaches take understanding the multiplicity of factors and their ... More


Heredity and Evolutionary Theory

Tobias Uller and Heikki Helanterä

in Challenging the Modern Synthesis: Adaptation, Development, and Inheritance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199377176
eISBN:
9780199377190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199377176.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Heredity is a central concept in biology and one of the core principles needed for adaptive evolution. For most of the past 100 years, heredity has been defined and conceptualized in terms of ... More


Histories Natural and Unnatural: The Documentary Hypothesis and Other Developmental Theories

Steven Weitzman

in The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174600
eISBN:
9781400884933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174600.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines nineteenth-century developmental theories that explain the origin of the Jews, including the Documentary Hypothesis formulated by biblical scholar Julius Wellhausen (1844–1918). ... More


Contexts of Development

Luis H. Zayas

in Latinas Attempting Suicide: When Cultures, Families, and Daughters Collide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199734726
eISBN:
9780199894826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734726.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Chapter Three sets the context for understanding how humans development and how families function. It is intended to provide the reader with a backdrop for understanding the discussion in subsequent ... More


Morality, Development, and Culture

Melanie Killen, Aline Hitti, Shelby Cooley, and Laura Elenbaas

in Handbook of Advances in Culture and Psychology, Volume 5

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190218966
eISBN:
9780190274474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218966.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Morality and cultural identity emerge during human development in complex ways. We describe the theories and findings that focus on social exclusion and inclusion, social inequalities such as ... More


Introduction

John Dupré

in Processes of Life: Essays in the Philosophy of Biology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199691982
eISBN:
9780191738111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691982.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This introduction introduces the central themes that run through the following chapters, and provides a brief summary of the main theses defended in the chapters.


Educational Psychology and Psychological Literacy in Higher Education: Developmental and Cultural Aspects of Racial Diversity

Nida Denson and Marsha Ing

in The Psychologically Literate Citizen: Foundations and Global Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199794942
eISBN:
9780199914500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794942.003.0034
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Educational psychology is the study of how people learn. This chapter begins by discussing how issues of racial and cultural diversity relate to psychological literacy and psychology undergraduate ... More


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