Social and Personality Development looks at the processes by which we come to be who we are. It covers a range of topics central to personality and developmental psychology. The book is arranged in three sections, the first covering the main theories of personality, the second describing the development of gender and the third focusing on adolescence. It is suitable for the AQA-A A2 Level examination, but will also be of interest to those studying education, nursing and other related disciplines.
Tina Abbott is an experienced A Level teacher and examiner and is an executive member of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology.
Introduction. Personality Development. Different Approaches. Psychometric Approaches. The Psychodynamic Approach. Social Learning Approaches. Gender Development. What is Gender? Studies of Gender. Cognitive Development Theories. Adolescence. Concept of Adolescence. Theories of Adolescence. Other Influences on Development. Study Aids.