Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology


By (author) Patrick Leman, By (author) Andy Bremner, By (author) Ross D. Parke, By (author) Mary Gauvain

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  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • Format: Paperback | 650 pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 264mm x 24mm | 1,182g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0077126165
  • ISBN 13: 9780077126162
  • Sales rank: 232,606

Product description

Developmental Psychology combines the best of two worlds in an accessible, research-oriented new textbook, adapted from the popular US text by Parke and Gauvain. It brings an international outlook to the subject, providing broader coverage of topics and a range of practical learning features to help you engage with the subject. The book's topical approach allows for a sophisticated presentation of the theories that guide research in developmental psychology.

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Author information

Andy Bremner is a Reader in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London and an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology. His research examines cognitive and perceptual development in infancy and early childhood, with a particular focus on the emergence of an ability to perceive and understand the spatial environment and the body. Patrick Leman is a Professor of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology. Leman's research focuses on children's social development. In particular, he has studied development of gender and ethnic identity, the links between social interactions and learning, and the development of moral reasoning.

Table of contents

1. Developmental Psychology: Themes and Contexts 2. Theories in Developmental Psychology 3. Research Methods in Developmental Psychology 4. The Biology of Development: Genes, Nervous System, Brain and Environment 5. Physical Development: Growing a Body 6. Perceptual and Sensorimotor Development 7. Emotional Development and Attachment 8. Language and Communication 9. Cognitive Development: Origins of Knowledge 10. The Development of Cognitive Functions 11. Intelligence, Achievement and Learning 12. Parents, Peers and Social Relationships 13. Social Identities: Gender, Gender Roles and Ethnicity 14. Morality, Altruism and Aggression 15. Developmental Psychopathology 16. Development in Adulthood Glossary References Subject Index Author Index