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An Introduction to Child Development - Sage Foundations of Psychology Series (Paperback)
  • An Introduction to Child Development - Sage Foundations of Psychology Series (Paperback)

An Introduction to Child Development - Sage Foundations of Psychology Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 424 Pages / Published: 27/02/2009
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The Second Edition of An Introduction to Child Development has been fully updated to provide a comprehensive survey of the main areas of child development, from infancy through to adolescence.

Equipping students with an appreciation of critical issues in the field and an understanding of empirical research that bears on the study of children, the text provides balanced coverage of topics and theoretical perspectives that represent both classic and cutting edge work in child development.

In terms of new content, it now covers more on the biological foundations of development, plus new chapters on moral development and applied developmental psychology.

The Second Edition includes the following features:

- learning points

- section & chapter summaries,

- end-of-chapter glossaries

- suggestions for further reading

- sample multiple choice questions

- sidebars featuring in depth discussions of key research findings or points of debate within the field of child development.

The text comes with a dedicated website with resources for both students and instructors.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412911153
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 771 g
Dimensions: 232 x 186 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition

This excellent book provides comprehensive coverage of topics in child development. It presents contemporary evidence in an authoritative and accessible way that draws the reader into this fascinating area from the outset. An essential companion for psychology and education-related courses
Jonathan Doherty
Leeds Metropolitan University

A very useful introduction to child development covering a range of important topics
David Messer

Professor of Childhood, Development and Learning, The Open University

A clear and easily navigated introduction to the key areas of developmental psychology
Dr Sarah E Henderson

School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University

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