Developmental Science: An Advanced Textbook

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Marc H. Bornstein, Michael E. Lamb
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005 - Psychology - 657 pages
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Developmental Science: An Advanced Textbook provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the field for advanced students. Readers of this textbook will obtain a new perspective on developmental science, a greater appreciation of the varied phenomena that constitute developmental science, and a fundamental grounding in developmental science itself. The text furnishes inclusive developmental perspectives on all substantial areas in psychology. The substantial revisions of chapters from previous editions and the new chapters included in this fifth edition underscore the dynamic and exciting status of contemporary developmental science.

In addition, chapters in the book:
*demonstrate that the developmental perspective transcends and enriches any narrow focus on particular points in the life span;
*introduce and review the perspectives, traditions, and approaches of developmental science; and
*exemplify the relevance of developmental science through reviews of history, theory, and substance of the subdiscipline.

The text can be used at the advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate levels.

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Marc H. Bornstein serves as Senior Investigator and Head of Child and Family Research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Editor of Parenting: Science and Practice. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University, and has since focused on studying aspects of cognitive, emotional, and language development across the lifespan and on parent-child relationships in cross-cultural contexts. He has held academic appointments at several prestigious universities around the world, including Princeton University, New York University, University College London, and the Sorbonne. Dr. Bornstein is the author of several hundred articles on infant development and parent-child relationships as well as the textbooks Development in Infancy and Developmental Science: An Advanced Textbook.

Michael E. Lamb is Professor of Psychology in the Social Sciences, Cambridge University.

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