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An Introduction to Child Development (Sage Foundations of Psychology Series 3rd Revised edition)

An Introduction to Child Development (Sage Foundations of Psychology Series 3rd Revised edition)

By: Subhadra Evans (author), Kevin Crowley (author), Thomas Keenan (author)Paperback

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An Introduction to Child Development, Third Edition provides undergraduate students in psychology and other disciplines with a comprehensive survey of the main areas of child development, from infancy through to adolescence, in a readily accessible format. It equips students with an appreciation of the critical issues, while providing balanced coverage of topics that represent both classic and cutting edge work in this vast and fascinating field. The new edition has been fully updated and features: Topical research examples from current literature in psychology, education, nursing and medicine including new material on fetal learning and the role of playNew and expanded sections covering key contemporary issues in cognitive, emotional and social developmentNew features such as 'Points for Reflection' boxes, designed to encourage the reader to reflect more deeply on the subject matterAccess to an enhanced SAGE Edge companion website which features online readings, Powerpoint Slides, `Test Yourself' questions and much more ( This textbook is essential reading for undergraduate students taking an introductory course in child development or developmental psychology and provides a clear and accessible foundation for essays, assignments and other projects.

About Author

Thomas Keenan is currently a Professor in the School of Academic & Liberal Studies, Niagara College in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. He is also an adjunct member of the Department of Psychology, Brock University. He is a developmental psychologist with interests in children's theory of mind, sarcasm & irony comprehension, and music. Subhadra Evans completed her PhD in Developmental Psychology at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. She is currently serving as Associate Professor in the UCLA Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program, where she researches the impact of chronic pain on family and social relationships, and the use of mind-body medicine to treat chronic pain. She also teaches courses on Child Development, Health Psychology and Introductory Psychology. Dr Kevin Crowley is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of South Wales. He has published research papers in a number of areas of child development, including bilingual language and literacy development, and play and learning in the early years.


Introduction, Theories and MethodsThe Principles of Developmental PsychologyTheories of DevelopmentIntroduction: What is a Theory?Research Methodology in Developmental PsychologyThe Biological Foundations of DevelopmentThe Biological Foundations of Development I: Physical Growth, Motor Development and GeneticsThe Biological Foundations of Development II: The Developing BrainThe Development of Perception, Cognition and LanguagePerceptionTheories of Cognitive DevelopmentCognitive ProcessesThe Development of Language and CommunicationEmotional, Social and Moral DevelopmentEmotional DevelopmentSocial DevelopmentMoral DevelopmentApplied Human DevelopmentDevelopmental Psychopathology

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  • ISBN13: 9781446274026
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9781446274026
  • ISBN10: 1446274020
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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