The developmental pathways that children and adolescents follow can be typical or atypical, and our understanding of each is changing. This unique textbook provides an engaging and comprehensive overview of the major themes and perspectives within developmental psychology, but also integrates an understanding of the processes that result in common disorders,.
The book is comprehensively split into 8 parts, includes end of chapter questions and a full glossary, and is supported by a full online suite of resources. It provides a more nuanced and comprehensive understanding of developmental psychology than any other textbook available
Introduction, 1 Development, 2 Theoretical perspectives, 3 Methods to gain knowledge about children, 4 Disorders in childhood and adolescence 5 Genes, evolution, heredity and environment, 6 The foetal period 7 Brain development, 8 Perceptual and motor development, 9 Main traditions within cognitive development, 10 Development of attention, memory and planning, 11 Conceptual development and reasoning, 12 Understanding minds, 13 Intelligence, 14 Learning and education, 15 Development of communication and language, 16 Emotion and emotion regulation, 17 Temperament and personality, 18 The growth of social relations, 19 Self and identity, 20 Moral development, 21 Gender development, 22 Play, media and the understanding of society, 23 Transitions to adulthood