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Introduction to Child Development

ISBN-10: 141291115X
ISBN-13: 9781412911153
Edition: 2nd 2009
List price: $75.00
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Description: The aim of An Introduction to Child Development is to provide undergraduate students in psychology and students in other disciplines who undertake the study of child development with a text that provides a comprehensive survey of the main areas of  More...

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Book details

List price: $75.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 3/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

The aim of An Introduction to Child Development is to provide undergraduate students in psychology and students in other disciplines who undertake the study of child development with a text that provides a comprehensive survey of the main areas of child development, from infancy through to adolescence. The text aims to equip students with an appreciation of critical issues in the field, points of agreement and disagreement across theoretical perspectives, and an understanding of empirical research that bears on the study of children. The text does this in a format that is readily accessible, informative, and which holds the reader's attention while providing balanced coverage of topics and theoretical perspectives that represent both classic and 'cutting edge' work in child development. An Introduction to Child Development employs a topic-based format, with the chapters organized into four broad sections. The text includes features such as learning points, section & chapter summaries, end-of-chapter glossaries, suggestions for further reading, sample multiple choice question, and sidebars featuring in depth discussions of key research findings or points of debate within the field of child development, as well as a dedicated web site with resources for both students and instructors.

Tom Keenan is Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Introduction, Theories and Methods
Principles of Developmental Psychology
Theories of Development
Research Methodology and Design in Developmental Psychology
Biological Foundations of Development
Physical and Motor Development
The Developing Brain
Genes, Environment, and Development
The Development of Perception, Cognition and Language
Perceptual Development
Theories of Cognitive Development
Cognitive Processes
The Development of Language and Communication
Social, Emotional and Moral Development
Emotional Development
Social Development
Moral Development
Applying The Study of Human Development
Developmental Psychopathology
Applied Developmental Psychology

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