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Developmental Psychology : From Infancy to Adulthood - Ann Birch

Developmental Psychology

From Infancy to Adulthood

By: Ann Birch

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Published: 27th October 1997
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
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A welcome second edition of this popular text which offers comprehensive coverage of developmental psychology for first-time readers. As well as up-dating and extending the existing text, new material is included on the ecology of development, cultural variations, early social interactions, the measurement of intelligence, Vygotsky's theory, theory of mind. As before, the style is readable and 'user-friendly'; key concepts are highlighted throughout and each chapter contains objectives, self-assessment questions, and recommended further reading

'...the text is very strong on theoretical issues, and covers at least as much as many other introductory textbooks...I recommend this text to my students for its theoretical rigour and wide coverage.' - Derek G. Moore, Psychology Teaching Review 'Very well written and laid out. Easy to follow and very relevant for the syllabus on each course.' - Raymond Pate, Southport College

List of Figures and Boxes
Preface
The Study of Developmentp. 1
Early Socialisationp. 17
Developing social relationshipsp. 18
The development of attachmentp. 27
Attachment, separation and deprivationp. 44
Children's playp. 53
Cognitive Developmentp. 63
Piaget's theory of cognitive developmentp. 65
Cognitive development in a social contextp. 80
The measurement of intelligencep. 88
Information-processing approaches to cognitive developmentp. 109
Language acquisitionp. 115
Approaches to Social Developmentp. 127
The psychodynamic approachp. 127
The learning theory approachp. 136
The cognitive-developmental approachp. 147
Social Behaviourp. 155
Moral developmentp. 155
Development of genderp. 167
Understanding self and othersp. 184
Adolescence and Adulthoodp. 203
Adolescencep. 203
Lifespan development: the study of adulthoodp. 215
Young adulthoodp. 223
Middle adulthoodp. 231
Late adulthoodp. 241
Bibliographyp. 255
Indexp. 281
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ISBN: 9780333669594
ISBN-10: 0333669592
Series: From Infancy to Adulthood
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 27th October 1997
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised