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Creating Human Development Theories A Guide for the Social Sciences and Humanities

Creating Human Development Theories  A Guide for the Social Sciences and Humanities Author R. Murray Thomas
ISBN-10 9781440831690
Release 2014-05-12
Pages 224
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How—and why—do humans develop as they do? This book clearly explains the key components of human development theories and describes how to compose novel theories regarding this age-old puzzle. • Succinctly describes the theory-construction process in language free from technical jargon that is accessible to college students or general readers interested in the nature and structure of theories • Identifies the essential components that comprise theories—scientific explanations—of the human-development process, allowing readers to see how different thinkers address common concepts in their well-known theories • Offers five new theories built according to the guidelines proposed in the explanation of human development theory components



The Oxford Handbook of Identity Development

The Oxford Handbook of Identity Development Author Kate C. McLean
ISBN-10 9780199936670
Release 2014-10-27
Pages 800
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Identity is defined in many different ways in various disciplines in the social sciences and sub-disciplines within psychology. The developmental psychological approach to identity is characterized by a focus on developing a sense of the self that is temporally continuous and unified across the different life spaces that individuals inhabit. Erikson proposed that the task of adolescence and young adulthood was to define the self by answering the question: Who Am I? There have been many advances in theory and research on identity development since Erikson's writing over fifty years ago, and the time has come to consolidate our knowledge and set an agenda for future research. The Oxford Handbook of Identity Development represents a turning point in the field of identity development research. Various, and disparate, groups of researchers are brought together to debate, extend, and apply Erikson's theory to contemporary problems and empirical issues. The result is a comprehensive and state-of-the-art examination of identity development that pushes the field in provocative new directions. Scholars of identity development, adolescent and adult development, and related fields, as well as graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and practitioners will find this to be an innovative, unique, and exciting look at identity development.



Social Science Research in India and the World

Social Science Research in India and the World Author R. K. Mishra
ISBN-10 9781317408918
Release 2015-05-15
Pages 218
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A unique and comprehensive study on social science research, this book highlights the status, issues, roadblocks and challenges of the field in India and certain select nations of the world. It conducts key cross-comparisons with existing literature in the area, and discusses aid policies and decisions, funding dynamics and quality of research as well as assessment systems in social science research.



The Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalysis in the Social Sciences and Humanities

The Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalysis in the Social Sciences and Humanities Author Anthony Elliott
ISBN-10 9781317308201
Release 2016-04-14
Pages 478
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The Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalysis in the Social Sciences and Humanities provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the historical, theoretical and applied forms of psychoanalytical criticism. This path-breaking Handbook offers students new ways of understanding the powers and limits of psychoanalysis, and of the social, cultural and political possibilities of psychoanalytic critique. The book offers students and professionals clear and concise chapters on the development of psychoanalysis, introducing key theories that have influenced debates over the psyche, desire and emotion in the social sciences and humanities. There are substantive chapters on classical Freudian theory, Kleinian and Bionian theory, object-relations psychoanalysis, Lacanian and post-Lacanian approaches, feminist psychoanalysis, as well as postmodern trends in psychoanalysis. There is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to psychoanalytic critique, with contributions drawing from developments in sociology, politics, history, cultural studies, women’s studies and architecture.



Creating Consilience

Creating Consilience Author Edward Slingerland
ISBN-10 9780199794393
Release 2012-01-19
Pages 450
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Calls for a "consilient" or "vertically integrated" approach to the study of human mind and culture have, for the most part, been received by scholars in the humanities with either indifference or hostility. One reason for this is that consilience has often been framed as bringing the study of humanistic issues into line with the study of non-human phenomena, rather than as something to which humanists and scientists contribute equally. The other major reason that consilience has yet to catch on in the humanities is a dearth of compelling examples of the benefits of adopting a consilient approach. Creating Consilience is the product of a workshop that brought together internationally-renowned scholars from a variety of fields to address both of these issues. It includes representative pieces from workshop speakers and participants that examine how adopting such a consilient stance -- informed by cognitive science and grounded in evolutionary theory -- would concretely impact specific topics in the humanities, examining each topic in a manner that not only cuts across the humanities-natural science divide, but also across individual humanistic disciplines. By taking seriously the fact that science-humanities integration is a two-way exchange, this volume takes a new approach to bridging the cultures of science and the humanities. The editors and contributors formulate how to develop a new shared framework of consilience beyond mere interdisciplinarity, in a way that both sides can accept.



Creating Capabilities

Creating Capabilities Author Martha C. Nussbaum
ISBN-10 9780674061200
Release 2011-07-31
Pages 252
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This is a primer on the Capabilities Approach, Martha Nussbaum’s innovative model for assessing human progress. She argues that much humanitarian policy today violates basic human values; instead, she offers a unique means of redirecting government and development policy toward helping each of us lead a full and creative life.



Handbook of Social Theory

Handbook of Social Theory Author George Ritzer
ISBN-10 9781847876737
Release 2001-01-02
Pages 552
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This book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the roots, current debates and future development of social theory. It draws together a team of outstanding international scholars and presents an authoritative and panoramic critical survey of the field. The volume is divided into three parts. The first part examines the classical tradition. Included here are critical discussions of Comte, Spencer, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Freud, Mannheim and classical feminist thought. This part conveys the classical tradition as a living resource in social theory, it demonstrates not only the critical significance of classical writings, but their continuing relevance. The second part moves on to examine the terrain of contemporary social theory. The contributions discuss the significance and strengths and weaknesses of structural functionalism, recent Marxian theory, critical theory, symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, ethnomethodology, exchange theory, rational choice, contemporary feminism, multiculturalism, postmodernism, the thought of Foucault and Habermas, and figurational sociology. The reader gains a comprehensive and informed picture of the key issues and central figures of the day. The final part ranges over the key debates in current social theory. Questions relating to positivism, metatheorizing, cultural studies, consumption, sexualities, the body, globalism, nationalism, socialism, knowledge societies, ethics and morality, as well as post-social relations are fully discussed. The dilemmas and promise of contemporary social theory are revealed with pinpoint accuracy.



Peterson s Guide to Graduate Programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences 1991

Peterson s Guide to Graduate Programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences 1991 Author Peterson
ISBN-10 1560790229
Release 1990-01-01
Pages 1190
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Peterson s Guide to Graduate Programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences 1991 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Peterson s Guide to Graduate Programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences 1991 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Peterson s Guide to Graduate Programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences 1991 book for free.



International Conference on Humanity and Social Science ICHSS2014

International Conference on Humanity and Social Science   ICHSS2014 Author
ISBN-10 9781605951959
Release 2014-07-15
Pages 425
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The conference will be held in Guangzhou, China during June 29-30, 2014. The aim objective of ichss2014 is to present the latest research and results of scientists related to Humanity and Social Science topics. This conference provides opportunities for the different areas delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. We hope that the conference results constituted significant contribution to the knowledge in these up to date scientific field. ichss2014 is supposed to be the largest technical event on Humanity and Social Science in Guangzhou in 2014. The focus of the conference is to establish an effective platform for institutions and industries to share ideas and to present the works of scientists, engineers, educators and students from all over the world. The organizing committee of conference is pleased to invite prospective authors to submit their original manuscripts to ichss2014. As preparation for ICSS2014, hundreds of contributions were received and reviewed. Most of these contributions have brought us a new possible solution to our problems; some of them can even be called as a breakthrough. All these researches have been included in this book. I believe it will be of great value to your future study.



Critical Theory

Critical Theory Author Max Horkheimer
ISBN-10 9780826400833
Release 1972
Pages 290
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These essays, written in the 1930s and 1940s, represent a first selection in English from the major work of the founder of the famous Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt. Horkheimer's writings are essential to an understanding of the intellectual background of the New Left and the to much current social-philosophical thought, including the work of Herbert Marcuse. Apart from their historical significance and even from their scholarly eminence, these essays contain an immediate relevance only now becoming fully recognized.



The Blank Slate

The Blank Slate Author Steven Pinker
ISBN-10 1101200324
Release 2003-08-26
Pages 528
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A brilliant inquiry into the origins of human nature. "Sweeping, erudite, sharply argued, and fun to read..also highly persuasive." -Time Now updated with a new afterword One of the world's leading experts on language and the mind explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political colorings. With characteristic wit, lucidity, and insight, Pinker argues that the dogma that the mind has no innate traits-a doctrine held by many intellectuals during the past century-denies our common humanity and our individual preferences, replaces objective analyses of social problems with feel-good slogans, and distorts our understanding of politics, violence, parenting, and the arts. Injecting calm and rationality into debates that are notorious for ax-grinding and mud-slinging, Pinker shows the importance of an honest acknowledgment of human nature based on science and common sense.



Making a Difference College Guide

Making a Difference College Guide Author Miriam Weinstein
ISBN-10 0963461834
Release 1995
Pages 300
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Recommends colleges and programs for those interested in the environment and social justice



Handbook of Human Resource Development

Handbook of Human Resource Development Author Neal F. Chalofsky
ISBN-10 9781118839898
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 816
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Human Resource Development Relies Upon a Strong Educational Foundation In the Handbook of Human Resource Development, Neal Chalofsky, Tonette Rocco, and Michael Lane Morris have compiled a collection of chapters sponsored by the Academy of Human Resource Development to address the fundamental concepts and issues that HR professionals face daily. The chapters are written and supported by professionals who offer a wide range of experience and who represent the industry from varying international and demographic perspectives. Topics addressed form a comprehensive view of the HRD field and answer a number of key questions. Nationally and internationally, how does HRD stand with regard to academic study and research? What is its place in the professional world? What are the philosophies, values, and critical perspectives driving HRD forward? What theories, research initiatives, and other ideas are required to understand HRD and function successfully within this field? As the industry grows, what are the challenges and important issues that professionals expect to face? What hot topics are occupying these professionals now? The Handbook’s insight and guidelines allows students and HR professionals to build a fundamental understanding of HRD as an industry, as a field of research, and for future professional success.



Handbook of Research on Human Development in the Digital Age

Handbook of Research on Human Development in the Digital Age Author Bryan, Valerie C.
ISBN-10 9781522528395
Release 2017-07-13
Pages 526
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The rapid evolution of technology continuously changes the way people interact, work, and learn. By examining these advances, researchers can further optimize the various opportunities that technology provides. The Handbook of Research on Human Development in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source presenting the latest scholarly research on the impact of technology on the population through different theories and perspectives. Featuring extensive coverage on a broad range of topics such as cyberbullying, mobile technology, and social skills development, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and practitioners seeking current research on new trends in technology that impact society.



The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction

The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction Author F. Michael Connelly
ISBN-10 9781412909907
Release 2008
Pages 604
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The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction emerges from a concept of curriculum and instruction as a diverse landscape defined and bounded by schools, school boards and their communities, policy, teacher education, and academic research. Each contributing author was asked to comprehensively review the research literature in their assigned topic. These topics, however, are defined by practical places on the landscape e.g. schools and governmental policies for schools. Key Features: o Presents a different vision or re-conceptualization of the field o Provides a comprehensive and inclusive set of authors, ideas, and topics o Takes a global rather than North American parochial approach o Recognizes that curriculum and instruction is broader in scope than is suggested by university research and theory o Reflects post-1992 changes in curriculum policy, practice and scholarship o Represents a rethinking of how school subject matter areas are treated. Teacher education is included in the Handbook with the intent of addressing the role and place of teacher education in bridging state and national curriculum policies and curriculum as enacted in classrooms.



Making a Difference College and Graduate Guide

Making a Difference College and Graduate Guide Author Miriam Weinstein
ISBN-10 0865714126
Release 2000
Pages 417
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Finally! Prestigious scholarships and fellowships for doing good! This is the "make a difference" generation and all over America high school and college students are rolling up their sleeves and devoting their time and energy to causes they believe in. And like most students, they could use some extra money when heading to college - so why not take advantage of the many scholarships available for doing community service? "Making a Difference Scholarships" is a unique guide written especially for caring students. The guide lists distinguished scholarships awarded for social service, "social entrepreneur" funds for young people who start their own non-profits, college-based service scholarships, and fellowships for studies such as labor, peace, and the environment. While most scholarship guides are filled with obscure small scholarships that very few students are eligible for, anyone doing community service anywhere in the U.S. can try for most "making a difference" scholarships. Many of these scholarships are exceptionally large-in the $5,000 to $10,000 range. And winners of these awards substantially increase their chances of being admitted to the college of their choice. Today's students really deserve honors for their acts of community building and environmental stewardship! A wonderful gift for students who care and a great companion guide to "Making a Difference College and Graduate Guide," Miriam Weinstein has been active in environmental and social causes since her teens. She has been publishing the "Making a Difference College Guide" since 1992. Weinstein is a graduate of the New College of California and lives in San Anselmo, California.



The Great Adventure

The Great Adventure Author David Loye
ISBN-10 0791459241
Release 2004
Pages 346
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Outlines how a new working partnership between psychologists and evolutionary systems scientists can help create a more humanistic evolutionary theory.