This major new undergraduate textbook provides students with everything they need when studying developmental psychology.
Guiding students through the key topics, the book provides both an overview of traditional research and theory as well as an insight into the latest research findings and techniques. Taking a chronological approach, the key milestones from birth to adolescence are highlighted and clear links between changes in behaviour and developments in brain activity are made. Each chapter also highlights both typical and atypical developments, as well as discussing and contrasting the effects of genetic and environmental factors.
The book contains a wealth of pedagogical features to help students engage with the material, including:
Learning objectives for every chapter
Key term definitions
Over 100 colour illustrations
Suggested essay questions.
A Student's Guide to Developmental Psychology is supported by a companion website, featuring a range of helpful supplementary resources including exclusive video clips to illustrate key developmental concepts.
This book is essential reading for all undergraduate students of developmental psychology. It will also be of interest to those in education, healthcare and other subjects requiring an up-to-date and accessible overview of child development.
1. Framework and Methods 2. Theories and Approaches 3. Introduction to Infancy 4. Cognitive Development in Infancy 5. Early Language Development 6. Social and Emotional Development in Infancy 7. Introduction to the Preschool Years 8. Cognitive development in the Preschool Years 9. Language Development in the Preschool Years 10. Social and Emotional Development in the Preschool Years 11. Introduction to Middle Childhood 12. Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood 13. Literacy 14. Social and Emotional Development in Middle Childhood 15. Introduction to Adolescence 16. Cognitive Development in Adolescence 17. Social and Emotional Development in Adolescence