Exploring Developmental PsychologyHardback
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- Publisher: Hodder Arnold
- Format: Hardback | 552 pages
- Dimensions: 195mm x 252mm x 36mm | 1,284g
- Publication date: 7 October 1999
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0340676833
- ISBN 13: 9780340676837
- Illustrations note: 38ill.
This textbook provides an in-depth presentation of developmental psychology across a broad range of key issues which are at the forefront of research. Written by a team of experts, the book gives and authoritative account of the subject. It considers child development from infancy to adolescence, and adopts a topic based approach within a broadly chronological sequence. Chapters are grouped into five sections: life processes and infancy; cognitive and representational growth; atypical development; beyond the self; others and their influence; and towards adulthood.
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This text is highly recommended to anyone who wants their students to walk away from their developmental psychology course knowledgeable about the core issues in cognitive and social development and more confident about approaching the literature on developmental neuroscience...Discussion points throughout the chapters are well thought out and will be helpful to instructors who may not be experts in developmental psychology themselves.Child Psychology and Psychiatry
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Part 1: life processes and infancy; genetics and development; developmental cognitive neuroscience - relating brain development to cognitive change; knowledge of physical world in infancy; communication and language; the development of attachment relationships - infancy and beyond. Part 2: cognitive and representational growth; theories of cognitive development; the development of graphical representations; intelligence; reading, skill and dyslexia. (Part contents)