Explorative, responsive and research-led, this ground-breaking textbook offers students invaluable insights into the passage of human development from birth to adulthood. Understanding Developmental Psychology engages...Show More
Explorative, responsive and research-led, this ground-breaking textbook offers students invaluable insights into the passage of human development from birth to adulthood. Understanding Developmental Psychology engages students from the outset with its conversational style, taking them on a fascinating journey through their own physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.
With a focus on developing critical thinking skills, the book encourages students to engage with cutting-edge research in areas such as replication, gender fluidity, the ageing global population, the implications of social media and recent breakthroughs in neurodevelopment. This textbook not only covers the foundations of developmental psychology but also offers a, fresh perspective on the latest developments in the field.
This comprehensive introduction is ideal for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in developmental psychology. Critical and accessible, the book connects students to the field of developmental psychology in an accessible and culturally inclusive way.
- A thematic approach to get students thinking about the process of development and why it proceeds as it does.
- Packed full of global examples to highlight the importance of cultural diversity and the pressing need for more non-WEIRD research.
- `Ethical and Methodological Issues' boxes to support students in conducting their own research and encourage them to consider the ethics and reliability of methodology.
- `Ageing and Developmental Issues' boxes to give students a broader outlook and consider the changes that happen in later life, not just childhood.
- `Psychology in Action' boxes to help students understand how application of research to everyday life is essential.
- A companion website with a range of student and instructor resources, including an instructor manual, comprehensive PowerPoint slides for each chapter, a lecturer test-bank, a student guide and more.
PART I: The Beginning of Life
Bodies and Brains
Infant Minds: Perception, Inference and Understanding in the First 18 Months
Growing Emotions: Social and Personal Development in the First 18 Months
PART II: Cognitive Development from Infancy to Adulthood
Reasoning and Conceptual Understanding
Memory, Problem Solving and Mechanisms of Cognitive Development
Individual Differences in Cognition
PART III: Social and Emotional Development from Infancy to Adulthood
Understanding Other People
Personality and Identity
Moral Development: Prosocial and Antisocial Behaviour
PART IV: Toward a new view of development
Some Final Comments.
- Student guide: Includes tips on how to get the most of the textbook and invaluable study skills advice to help students prepare for exams.
- Test yourself: Students can test their grasp on the material through online multiple choice quizzes.
- Useful web links: Students can deepen their learning by exploring useful web links related to each chapter.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Peer Support in Mental Health Emma Watson, Sara Meddings
- Issues, Debates and Approaches in Psychology Ian Fairholm
- The Critically Reflective Practitioner Sue Thompson, Neil Thompson
- Ethics and Values in Social Work Sarah Banks
- Emotion Science Elaine Fox
- Doing a Successful Research Project Martin Davies, Nathan Hughes
- Social Work Theories in Context Karen Healy
- Philosophy of Social Science Ted Benton, Ian Craib
- Psychology, Mental Health and Distress John Cromby, Dave Harper, Paula Reavey
- Working with Substance Users George Allan
- Practising Social Work Sociologically Priscilla Dunk-West, Fiona Verity
- Sociology as Applied to Health and Medicine Graham Scambler