Developmental Psychology: The Growth of Mind and Behavior

Developmental Psychology: The Growth of Mind and Behavior (pdf) by Frank Keil

Frank C. Keil

is the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Psychology and Linguistics and chair of the Psychology Department at Yale University. Keil received his B.S. in Biology from M.I.T. in 1973, an M.A. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1975, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977. He was a faculty member at Cornell University from 1977 to 1998 and has been at Yale since 1998. For over 35 years, he has taught an undergraduate lecture course in developmental psychology, as well as advanced seminars at the undergraduate and graduate level on topics in cognitive development and cognition.
Keil has published extensively on topics concerned with many areas of the development of cognition and language.

He wrote two books on aspects of conceptual development and, with the philosopher Robert Wilson, he edited the MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences, which was selected as the Outstanding Book in Psychology by the Association of American Publishers in 1999. Keil served as president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology and has received numerous awards for his scholarship, including the Boyd R. McCandless Award (Developmental Psychology), the Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health, and the Ann L. Brown Award for Excellence in Developmental Research. Keil served as Master of Morse College at Yale University from 2001 until 2012. Keil and his wife Kristi Lockhart, a clinical and developmental psychologist, are parents of three sons who are now in their twenties and thirties.

Contents in Brief

Developmental Psychology

PART I  Framing Psychological Development

  • Chapter 1 Approaching Psychological Development
  • Chapter 2 The Biology of Development

PART II Origins

  • Chapter 3 Coming to Perceive the World
  • Chapter 4 The Emergence of Action
  • Chapters Coming to Understand the Physical World
  • Chapter 6 Connecting with the Social World
  • Chapter 7 The Origins of Emotion, Temperament, and Personality

PART III Developing Competencies

  • Chapter 8 Language Development
  • Chapter 9 The Growth of Knowledge
  • Chapter 10 The Growth of Cognitive Skills
  • Chapter 11 Intelligence and Schooling

PART IV The Self and Others

  • Chapter 12 Morality in Thought and Action
  • Chapter 13 Knowing Ourselves, Knowing Others
  • Chapter 14 Becoming Part of the Family
  • Chapter 15 Becoming Part of the Community

PART V Broader Developmental Context

  • Chapter 16 Psychopathology in Childhood
  • Chapter 17 Development after Childhood and Adolescence

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 889
Size: 25.6 Mb
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