An Introduction to Developmental Psychology (BPS Textbooks in Psychology 2nd Revised edition)

An Introduction to Developmental Psychology (BPS Textbooks in Psychology 2nd Revised edition)

By: Alan Slater (editor), J. Gavin Bremner (editor)Paperback

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An Introduction to Developmental Psychology is a representative and authoritative 'state of the art' account of human development from conception to adolescence. The text is organised chronologically and also thematically and written by renowned experts in the field. This is a truly international account of theories, findings and issues in human development.

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Alan M. Slater is Reader in Developmental Psychology at the University of Exeter. He is the co-editor of The Blackwell Reader in Developmental Psychology (Blackwell Publishing, 1999) and the co-editor with Gavin Bremner of Theories of Infant Development (Blackwell Publishing, 2004). J. Gavin Bremner is Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Lancaster. He is the author and editor of many books, including the popular textbook, Infancy (Blackwell Publishers, Second Edition, 1994), and the Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development (Blackwell Publishing, 2002).


List of Contributors xxiii Preface to Second Edition xxv Part I INTRODUCTION 1 1 The Scope and Methods of Developmental Psychology 3 Alan Slater, Scott P. Johnson, and Darwin Muir 2 Theories and Issues in Child Development 41 Scott P. Johnson, Alan Slater, and Ian Hocking 3 The Nature Nurture Issue (an Illustration Using Behaviour-Genetic Research on Cognitive Development) 79 Elisa A. Esposito, Elena L. Grigorenko, and Robert J. Sternberg PART II INFANCY 115 4 Prenatal Development 117 Christine Moon and William P. Fifer 5 Perception, Knowledge, and Action in Infancy 149 J. Gavin Bremner 6 Emotional Development and Attachment Relationships 183 Elizabeth Meins 7 Social Interaction and the Beginnings of Communication 217 H. Rudolph Schaffer 8 The Development of Self and Gender 243 Wendy Lawrenson PART III CHILDHOOD 285 9 Cognitive Development 287 Margaret Anne Defeyter 10 The Development of Language 319 Heather M. Hill and Stan A. Kuczaj II 11 Acquiring a Theory of Mind 357 Peter Mitchell 12 Reading and Mathematics in Developmental Psychology 385 Peter Bryant 13 Memory Development and Eyewitness Testimony 417 Stephen J. Ceci, Stanka A. Fitneva, Cagla Aydin, and Nadia Chernyak 14 Play and the Beginnings of Peer Relationships 453 Peter K. Smith 15 Prosocial Tendencies, Antisocial Behaviour, and Moral Development in Childhood 487 Daniel Hart, Nyeema Watson, Anandini Dar, and Robert Atkins PART IV ADOLESCENCE 515 16 Cognitive Development in Adolescence 517 Kang Lee, Gizelle Anzures, and Alejo Freire 17 Social Development 551 William M. Bukowski, Tanya Bergevin, and Richard Miners PART V PRACTICAL ISSUES 585 18 Educational Implications 587 Alyson Davis and Naomi Winstone 19 Risk and Resilience in Development 613 Leslie Morrison Gutman and Eirini Flouri 20 Social Problems in Schools 649 Peter K. Smith and Julian Elliott 21 Atypical Development 681 Sarah Norgate Glossary 717 Names Index 747 Subject Index 757

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  • publication date: 22/07/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781405186520
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 800
  • ID: 9781405186520
  • weight: 1726
  • ISBN10: 1405186526
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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