Principles of Developmental Psychology: An Introduction

Principles of Developmental Psychology: An Introduction

by George Butterworth, Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 086377279X

ISBN-13: 9780863772795

Pub. Date: 08/01/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Developmental psychology is concerned with the scientific understanding of age-related changes in experience and behaviour, not only in children, but throughout the lifespan. The task is to discover, describe and explain how development occurs, from its earliest origins into childhood, adulthood and old age. To understand human development requires one not only to…  See more details below

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Developmental psychology is concerned with the scientific understanding of age-related changes in experience and behaviour, not only in children, but throughout the lifespan. The task is to discover, describe and explain how development occurs, from its earliest origins into childhood, adulthood and old age. To understand human development requires one not only to make contact with human nature but also to consider the diverse effects of culture on the developing child. Development is as much a process of acquiring culture as it is of biological growth. This book reviews the history of developmental psychology with respect to both its nature and the effects of transmission of culture. The major theorists of the late 19th and early 20th century (Piaget, Vygotsky, Bowlby) are introduced to provide a background to contemporary research and the modern synthesis of nature and nurture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780863772795
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/1994
Series:
Principles of Psychology Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

1The origins of developmental psychology3
2The modern synthesis15
3Pre-natal development37
4Perceptual development in infancy58
5The development of motor skills in infancy77
6Origins of knowledge88
7The emergence of symbols115
8Symbolic representation in play and drawing139
9Cognitive development in early childhood163
10Cognitive development in middle childhood183
11The impact of school199
12Adolescence225
13Development in adulthood241
References255
Author Index269
Subject Index272

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