Children's Personal and Social Development gives an up-to-date and accessible account of work addressing an area of psychological enquiry that has grown rapidly in recent years, namely the study of children's personal and social development. * One of a series of four books which form part of The Open University course Child Development. * Each chapter focuses on a specific key issue or topic, for example parenting or gender identity, and discusses associated theories and research. * The chapters have been prepared by leading researchers in relevant fields and members of The Open University course team.
Sharon Ding is Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at The Open University. Karen Littleton is Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at The Open University.
Introduction. 1. Parenting. 2. Disturbed and Disturbing Behaviour. 3. Siblings and Peer Relationships. 4. Self. 5. Gender identity and the Development of Gender Roles. 6. Young Consumers. 7. National Identities. 8. Integrative Conclusion