Key Concepts in Developmental Psychology

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SAGE, 2006 - Psychology - 263 pages
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Perfect for courses in child development or developmental psychology and arranged thematically in sections corresponding to chapter headings usually found in textbooks, this book is ideal for students wanting an accessible book to enrich their learning experience.

Key Features:

- Provides an overview of the place of each concept in Developmental Psychology under three headings, namely its meaning, origins and current usage.

- Concepts are grouped into sections corresponding to the main themes usually covered in teaching.

- Relevant concepts in the book are emboldened and linked by listing at the end of each concept

- Guidance is provided to further reading on each of the concepts discussed.

The book will be centrally important to undergraduate students who need to learn the language used by developmental psychologists in describing their studies, but will also help more advanced readers in checking their ideas regarding the nature and uSAGE of particular concepts.

 

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User Review  - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing

OK, so I haven't read the whole book, but did read big chunks of it, particularly those about the theories of Jean Piaget and Lev S. Vygotsky, and the developments of their work, which I needed for an ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
MECHANISMS OF CHANGE
29
BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS
48
INDIVIDUALITY
69
Social identity
79
Vulnerabilityresilience
86
COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
96
Functional invariants
102
Emotional competence
148
Attachment
158
Bonding
168
Social competence
175
SOCIALIZATION
179
LINGUISTIC AND COMMUNICATIVE
207
Protolanguage
213
Speech acts
222

SOCIAL COGNITION
123
Theory of mind
133
Attribution
139

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H Rudolph Schaffer is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of Strathclyde

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