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The Social Child : Studies in Developmental Psychology - Anne Campbell

The Social Child

Studies in Developmental Psychology

By: Anne Campbell (Editor), Steve Muncer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd February 1999
ISBN: 9780863778230
Number Of Pages: 432

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Research in the field of human social development is moving at an astonishing pace. Within psychology, children's social behaviour has attracted interest from cognitive, social, clinical, and educational psychologists employing a wide variety of techniques that range from conversational analysis to experimental designs. Contributions have also come from beyond the domain of traditional psychology such as evolutionary theorists, behaviour geneticists, cultural anthropologists, and ethologists. This book aims to bring the reader to the cutting edge of this work by including original contributions from those in the very forefront of their discipline. Each contributor has spent years working in their specialist area and the authors have been given the freedom to argue for very different positions on the origins and sequence of children's social competence. The Social Child brings together controversial and sometimes conflicting positions on issues of central importance to society. It considers the likely impact of rising divorce rates and single parenting, how media images affect children's understanding and behaviour, how genes inform development, the role parents have, whether changing sex roles have had an impact on children's social interactions, and the sources from which children acquire behaviour. This book will be relevant to those interested in children's behaviour both professionally (social workers, teachers, educational psychologists, therapists, youth workers) and academically. It can also be used as a textbook for second and third year undergraduates and by postgraduates.

Something happened - fission and fusion in developmental psychology
Evolution and development
Genes, environment and psychological development
Cultural influences on development
Families and social development - towards the 21st century
The company they keep - friendships and their developmental significance
Social life in the primary school
Technology, media and social development
The developmental origins of social understanding
Children's Perspective And The Emotional process
Agency and identity - a relational approach
Socio-moral understanding
Gender and the development of interpersonal orientation
Youth crime and antisocial behaviour
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ISBN: 9780863778230
ISBN-10: 0863778232
Series: Studies in Developmental Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 2nd February 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 1