1. Establishing a Background for Developmental Psychology

  1. Dennis Thompson,
  2. John D. Hogan and
  3. Philip M. Clark

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444355277.ch1

Developmental Psychology in Historical Perspective

Developmental Psychology in Historical Perspective

How to Cite

Thompson, D., Hogan, J. D. and Clark, P. M. (2012) Establishing a Background for Developmental Psychology, in Developmental Psychology in Historical Perspective, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444355277.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405167475

Online ISBN: 9781444355277

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Keywords:

  • developmental psychology;
  • “preformationism”;
  • fetus, and capacities unfolding;
  • changing society;
  • children, little legal protection;
  • religious beliefs, in child rearing;
  • child, and potential sinful behavior;
  • Rousseau, on children's individuality;
  • baby biographies;
  • child labor laws

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Changing Society

  • Children and the Law

  • The Role of Religion

  • The Rise of the Expert

  • John Locke

  • Jean Jacques Rousseau

  • Feral Children and Victor, the WildBoy of Aveyron

  • Friedrich Froebel and the Growth of the Kindergarten

  • Baby Biographies

  • Evolutionary Theory and Development

  • The Industrial Revolution and the Child Labor Movement

  • References