An Introduction to Developmental Psychology

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Alan Slater, J. Gavin Bremner
John Wiley & Sons, May 8, 2017 - Psychology - 848 pages
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  • A representative and authoritative 'state of the art' account of human development from conception to adolescence.
  • Written at an easy-to-comprehend level by an international team of respected researchers, conveying their knowledge with enthusiasm and skill.
  • Full supporting materials - chapter overviews, discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, and glossary.
  • Chapters covering applied issues in developmental psychology
 

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Contents

Theories and Issues in Child Development
41
INTRODUCTION
44
Cognitive Development
50
SOCIALCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
59
Ethology and Evolution
62
Erikson
69
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER
75
The NatureNurture Debate
79
Ethnicity
503
Prosocial Tendencies Antisocial Behaviour and Moral
511
Culture and Development
532
adoLESCEnCE
541
INTRODUCTION
545
INTELLIGENCE
553
Reasoning
557
FORMaL OPERaTIONaL THINKING
560

Heritability
88
InfanCy
107
Sensations
118
Perception Knowledge and Action in Infancy
143
Summary and Conclusions
174
Emotional Development and Attachment Relationships
183
Attachment Relationships
197
Early Social Interactions with People and Objects
213
The Development of Self and Gender
259
ChILdhood
303
The Development of Language
341
Acquiring a Theory of Mind
381
Reading and Mathematics in Developmental Psychology
407
Number and Counting
422
Memory Development and Eyewitness Testimony
439
Summary and Conclusions
468
Play and the Beginnings of Peer Relationships
477
Friendship
498
SUMMaRY aND CONCLUSIONS
572
31
574
Social Development
577
32
585
33
607
PraCTICaL ISSuES
611
35
642
Risk and Resilience in Development
645
38
676
Social Problems in Schools
683
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688
Atypical Development
715
Glossary
751
names Index
785
Subject Index
805
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810
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About the author (2017)

Alan Slater is Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology at the University of Exeter, UK. He is the co-editor of several books including The Blackwell Reader in Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Infant Development, Theories of Infant Development, and the six-volume set Psychology of Infancy.

Gavin Bremner is Professor of Developmental Psychology at Lancaster University, UK. He is the author and editor of many books, including the popular textbook Infancy, The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development, Theories of Infant Development, and the six-volume set Psychology of Infancy.

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