`This book is well written, with a flowing narrative. It provides an excellent coverage of methods and theories in developmental psychology' - J Gavin Bremner, Department of Psychology, Lancaster University
This outstanding textbook presents a comprehensive introduction to developmental psychology that is engaging, yet detailed and thorough. Covering all the major topics in child development, the book offers a grounding in the principles which govern research and theory in contemporary child development, and surveys the theories and research methods which are essential to developing a firm knowledge of the field.
Key features include:
· Coverage of the child's 'theory of mind' under the rubric of social development;
· an introduction to 'emotion regulation' in the chapter on emotional development;
· Coverage of some key theories such as 'dynamic systems theory' and 'evolutionary psychology'.
Ideal for students taking a first course in child or lifespan development, the book assumes little or no background in the subject....Continua