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Understanding Children's Development

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ISBN-10: 1405176016

ISBN-13: 9781405176019

Edition: 5th 2011

Authors: Helen Cowie, Mark Blades, Peter K. Smith

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List price: $41.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 830
Size: 7.50" wide x 7.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

Anthony D. Pellegrini, PhD, is Professor of Psychological Foundations of Education in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His primary interest is in the development of play and dominance. He also has research interests in methodological issues in the general area of human development, with specific interest in direct observations. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Spencer Foundation, and the W. T. Grant Foundation. Dr. Pellegrini is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and has been awarded a Fellowship from the British Psychological Society. Peter K. Smith, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Head of the Unit for School and Family Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His research interests are in social development, play, bullying in school, and evolutionary theory. Dr. Smith is coauthor of [i]Understanding Children's Development[/i] and coeditor of [i]The Nature of School Bullying[/i] and the [i]Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development[/i]. He has written widely on children's play, particularly on pretend play training and rough-and-tumble play. Dr. Smith is also a Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Preface to Fifth Edition
Acknowledgments
Theories and Methods
Studying Development
Development Observed
What is �Development�?
Biological and Cultural Theories of Development
Prenatal Development and Birth