Transformation in Clinical and Developmental Psychology

  • Deirdre A. Kramer
  • Michael J. Bopp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Deirdre A. Kramer, Michael J. Bopp
      Pages 1-22
  3. General Historical and Theoretical Perspectives

  4. Contextualist Perspectives

  5. Dialectical, Organismic Perspectives

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-263

About this book


One goal of this volume is to critically examine existing metatheory in psychology. Its second goal is to portray how particular psychological endeavors can be enhanced by the application of metatheories, alternatives to the traditional mechanistic outlook. The alternative conceptual frameworks explored in this volume, namely, contextualism and dialectics, assume a fluid and metaphorical view of change, growth, development, and transformation. The areas of clinical and developmental psychology are fields wich are primarily concerned with explaining and promoting change. This volume offers a fresh conceptual perspective on psychological change.


development developmental psychology growth interaction memory psychology psychotherapy therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Deirdre A. Kramer
    • 1
  • Michael J. Bopp
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.Bala CymwydUSA

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