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Developmental Psychology  : 3rd Edition - Fiona White

Developmental Psychology

3rd Edition

Paperback

Published: 20th August 2012
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Developmental Psychology - From Infancy to Adulthood, 3rd Edition, continues to bring together a balanced focus on Australian and international research contributions in developmental psychology.

Students and lecturers alike will find this text addresses the issues of lifespan development in a rigorous and challenging way using a thematic rather than chronological approach. International and national research on graduate attributes consistently identifies critical thinking as one of the most important skills for psychology students.

The inclusion of Critical Thinking for Group Discussion at the end of each chapter is designed to encourage students in the development of this key skill. These questions help students develop the ability to engage in discussions on truth and validity and evaluate the relative importance of ideas and data. Students learn by doing, and this is encouraged through interactive features such as Stop and Review, Research Focus Boxes, and Practical Exercises which engage them in group discussion and challenge them to delve into complex and cross-domain analysis of lifespan development. Concept maps at the start of each chapter provide students with a visual snapshot of the chapter content.

About the Author

Dr Fiona White, Associate Head, Associate Professor, Associate Head, Learning and Teaching, School of Psychology, The University of Sydney

Dr Brett Hayes, Professor, School of Psychology, The University of New South Wales

Dr David Livesey, Associate Professor, Deputy Head of School, School of Psychology, The University of Sydney

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A difficult but essential read.

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An extremely complicated, highly academic, inaccessible book, packed full of detailed, up to date information on Psychology; a 'must read' for Uni students, but find a learned friend who can teach you the new language and translate it for you.

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Affordable books for University Students

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    Great for my course at university; the best bit? it was so much cheaper on booktopia than on the university suggested book shop :D

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    1: Introduction to developmental psychology
    2: Foundations of development: Genetics and prenatal development
    3: Physical and motor development
    4: Perceptual development
    5: Stages of cognitive development: Piaget and beyond Piagetian approaches
    6: Cognitive development II: Information-processing, core-knowledge and sociocultural approaches 
    7: Language development 
    8: Personality development 
    9: Social development 
    10: Emotional development 
    11: Moral development
    12: Psychological problems and development
    13: Conclusions

    ISBN: 9781442550094
    ISBN-10: 1442550090
    Audience: Tertiary; University or College
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Published: 20th August 2012