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Developmental Psychology
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DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

PAPERBACK BY GILLIBRAND, RACHEL; LAM, VIRGINIA; O'DONNELL, VICTORIA L.

£39.99

ISBN
9781292003085
IMPRINT
PEARSON EDUCATION LIMITED
 
 
EDITION
2ND NEW EDITION
PUBLISHER
PEARSON EDUCATION LIMITED
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
648 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
22 JUN 2016

DESCRIPTION

What does it mean to say that one child is more intelligent than another?Does it really make a difference if we talk to babies even though they can't understand us?What makes children with the same parents have different characters?At what age are children likely to become involved in cyberbullying? Developmental Psychology 2nd edition provides a clear and lively coverage of the main topics and concepts required by the British Psychological Society (BPS). The book takes a broadly topical organisation addressing the social and cognitive strands of development, providing an intuitive pathway through the core topics, and a final section which focuses on the clinical and applied aspects of the subject. This second edition include updated and expanded coverage of play, motor development, genetics and research methods

CONTENTS

Contents Section I Introduction to developmental psychologyChapter 1 What is developmental psychology?The debates of developmental psychologyWhat is 'normal' development?Chapter 2 Theoretical perspectivesWhat is a theory?Theoretical perspectivesPsychoanalytical perspective of developmentBiological perspectives on developmentLearning perspectives on developmentCognitive perspective on developmentIntegrative perspectives in developmental psychologyChapter 3 Research methodsWhat is research?The importance of understanding theoretical paradigmsMethods in developmental psychology researchWorking with childrenSection II Cognitive and linguistic developmentChapter 4 Prenatal development and infancyHow to grow a baby: the roles of nature and nurture in early developmentPrenatal physical developmentPrenatal development of the brainPrenatal abilities and behaviourRisks to prenatal development: environmental teratogens and genetic errorsBirthThe neonate: basic states, movements and reflexesThe postnatal development of the brainInfant visionInfant auditionInfant touch, taste and smell abilitiesMotor abilities in infancyCognitive abilities in infancy: general models and approachesInfant attentionInfant learning and memoryBasic knowledge and understanding in infancyCategorisation in infancyReasoning and problem-solving in infancyChapter 5 Language developmentWhat is language?What communication is there before verbal communication?The four components of languageHow do infants' early social interactions prepare them for later language?Theories of developmentPhonological developmentSemantic developmentSyntactic developmentThe development of pragmaticsChapter 6 Memory and intelligenceWhat is memory?Memory in childrenWhat is intelligence?Intelligence in childrenChapter 7 The development of mathematical thinkingWhat is mathematical thinking?Understanding numberThe number system as a tool for thinkingReasoning and solving problems with numbersThe step into rational numbersChapter 8 Theory of mindWhat is theory of mind?How does theory of mind fit into a developmental perspective?Theories explaining theory of mindTheory of mind and children with autismSection III Social and emotional developmentChapter 9 Attachment and early social experiencesWhat is attachment?Measuring attachmentAttachment and childcareAttachment beyond infancyChapter 10 Childhood temperament and behavioural developmentWhat is temperament?Studying and measuring temperamentExplanations for differences in temperamentTemperament in the long termChapter 11 Development of self-concept and gender identityWhat are self-concept and social identity?Theories in the development of the self-concept in childrenUnderstanding gender categories: children's gender identityChapter 12 Peer interactions and relationshipsThe peer group and peer interactionsChildren's friendshipsChapter 13 AdolescencePhysical changes during adolescenceCognitive development and changes in the teenage yearsSocial development in the teenage yearsMental health in adolescenceSex and relationship behaviour in adolescenceSection IV Clinical/applied aspectsChapter 14 Development psychology and educationThe application of developmental theory in classroomsFive themes of 'developmentally appropriate provision' Chapter 15 Understanding bullyingWhat is bullying?Involvement in bullyingTheoretical perspectives on bullyingTackling bullying: methods of intervention and preventionChapter 16 Atypical developmentWhat is atypical development?AssessmentTherapy and interventionChapter 17 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderADHD across the lifespanCo-morbidity and associated impairments in ADHDWhat causes ADHD?Treatment for ADHDFuture directions in ADHD research