An authoritative new work exploring the themes of communication and implementation of research within developmental psychology – a scientific field with extensive real world value in addressing problems faced by individuals, families and services
• Brings together the insights of a stellar group of contributors with personal experience translating developmental psychology research into practice
• Accessibly structured into sections exploring family processes and child rearing practices; educational aspects; and clinical applications
• Goes beyond traditional reviews of literature in the field to report on practical implementation of research findings, including the challenges faced by authors
• Serves as an invaluable resource for developmental psychologists, practitioners working in the field of child development, and policymakers working on issues affecting children and families
About the Editors:
Kevin Durkin is Professor of Psychology at the University of Strathclyde, having previously held a Chair at the University of Western Australia. He has written a large number of journal articles and books, including the bestselling Blackwell title Developmental Social Psychology. He is editor of First Language journal. His current work is focused on young people and the media, language acquisition and problem behaviour in adolescence.
H. Rudolph Schaffer is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and has written extensively on various aspects of child development. His recent publications for Blackwell include Introducing Child Psychology. He is also editor of the journal Social Development.