Key Concepts in Developmental Psychology

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SAGE, 2006 - Psychology - 263 pages
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This book not only defines but also describes and discusses each of the concepts selected in relation to its theoretical, historical, and empirical background, with the aim of informing the reader about its place in the discipline, its origins, the purpose for which it was intended, and the extent to which it has been found useful. Arranged thematically in sections corresponding to chapter headings usually found in textbooks, this book could act as either a primary or secondary source for students wanting an accessible book to enrich their learning experience.
 

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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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