Understanding Children's Development

Understanding Children's Development

By (author) Peter K. Smith , By (author) Helen Cowie , By (author) Mark Blades

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This leading child development text has been widely acclaimed for its international coverage and its rigorous research-based approach. It begins by introducing the ways in which psychologists study developmental processes before going on to consider all major aspects of development from conception through to adolescence.

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  • Paperback | 830 pages
  • 188 x 244 x 32mm | 1,578.49g
  • 03 Oct 2011
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations, ports
  • 1405176016
  • 9781405176019
  • 137,947

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Peter K. Smith is Professor of Psychology and Head of the Unit for School and Family Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. Helen Cowie is Research Professor and Director of the UK Observatory for the Promotion of Non-Violence at the University of Surret in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Mark Blades is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sheffield.

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"Understanding Children's Development" is the UK's best-selling developmental psychology textbook and has been widely acclaimed for its international coverage and rigorous research-based approach. This dynamic text emphasizes the practical and applied implications of developmental research. It begins by introducing the ways in which psychologists study developmental processes before going on to consider all major aspects of development from conception through to adolescence. For the fifth edition, the entire text has been updated to take account of developments in the field, whilst retaining all the content and features that have made it so popular amongst both students and lecturers. Major revisions include: New and expanded chapters on antisocial behavior and on children and media New material on many topics such as: children and day care; developments in cognitive neuroscience; the physical punishment debate; changes in the adolescent brain Extended coverage of prosocial behavior, family contexts and involving children in research Expanded artwork program and full-color design Each chapter provides lucid discussion of the material, enlivened by the inclusion of revealing case studies, real-world examples, 'Stop and Think' boxes and ideas for classroom debate. Online teaching and learning resources to accompany the text are available at www.wiley.com/college/smith

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