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 play
New and expanded sections covering key contemporary issues in cognitive, emotional and social development
New features such as 'Points for Reflection' boxes, designed to encourage the reader to reflect more deeply on the subject matter
Access to an enhanced SAGE Edge companion website which features online readings, Powerpoint Slides, `Test Yourself' questions and much more (https://edge.sagepub.com/keenan3e).
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.
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 Methods The Principles of Developmental Psychology Theories of Development Introduction: What is a Theory? Research Methodology in Developmental Psychology The Biological Foundations of Development The Biological Foundations of Development I: Physical Growth, Motor Development and Genetics The Biological Foundations of Development II: The Developing Brain The Development of Perception, Cognition and Language Perception Theories of Cognitive Development Cognitive Processes The Development of Language and Communication Emotional, Social and Moral Development Emotional Development Social Development Moral Development Applied Human Development Developmental Psychopathology