Acknowledged author R. Murray Thomas wrote Comparing Theories of Child Development (with InfoTrac) comprising 576 pages back in 2004. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0534607179 and 9780534607173. Since then Comparing Theories of Child Development (with InfoTrac) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $3.23 or rent at the marketplace.
Explaining the nature of theories in the field of child development (including why theories are useful and why there are multiple theories), Thomas' highly respected book covers the widest range of theories of any text currently available. Using the following criteria: "Has the theory been popular?," "Has the theory been influential?," and "Is the theory representative of a class or family of theories?," Thomas identifies the goals and describes the findings of more than two dozen theorists and inspects a series of child development issues that bridge a variety of theories. Additionally, Thomas suggests a variety of ways to compare theories and existing explanations of how a child develops.