Every child is born into a community, a society with a culture, in which they will live, grow and develop. Cultures lead to differences in children's physical development, and are also an essential component of every child's psychological development. Taking a chronological approach, from prenatal development to adolescence, your knowledge of developmental psychology will grow with the child. To help you in your studies * Social, cognitive, emotional and physical aspects of development are interwoven to help you connect the material * You can read case studies from across the globe to enable you to compare cultures * Key research studies are highlighted to help you get to grips with the theory * You'll be encouraged to 'Stop and think' and engage your critical skills With this new edition we've reduced the number of chapters so it covers only what you need to know and we've added a glossary to help with understanding. This textbook is essential reading for undergraduate students taking an introductory course in child development or developmental psychology.
Cultures lead to differences in children's development, but equally important, culture is an essential component of every child's psychological development. Taking a chronological approach, this book offers a complete picture of child development.
Chapter 1: Theoretical Perspectives in Developmental Psychology Chapter 2: Evolution and Human Development Chapter 3: Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn (Conception to 6 weeks of age) Chapter 4: Infancy-A Practical Understanding of the World (6 weeks-12 months) Chapter 5: Infancy-Towards Biological Differentiation (6 weeks-12 months) Chapter 6: Toddlerhood-A World of Irresistible Invitations (1 year-30 months) Chapter 7: Toddlerhood-Towards Psychological Differentiation (1 year-30 months) Chapter 8: Early Childhood-Captured by Appearances (3-6 years) Chapter 9: Early Childhood-Origins of Verbal Thought (3-6 years) Chapter 10: Middle Childhood-In Work and School (6-12 years) Chapter 11: Middle Childhood-Understanding Institutional Roles (6-12 years) Chapter 12: The Teenage Years-Adolescent or Adult? (12 years and up) Chapter 13: The Teenage Years-Differentiation Between Actual and Possible (12 years and up)
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