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An Introduction to Developmental Psychology / Edition 1

An Introduction to Developmental Psychology / Edition 1

by Alan Slater, J. Gavin Bremner


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A lively, topical introduction to developmental psychology, written at an understandable level by an international team of respected researchers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631213963
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/15/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 612
Product dimensions: 7.48(w) x 9.74(h) x 1.33(d)

About the Author

Alan M. Slater is Reader in Developmental Psychology at the University of Exeter. He is the co-editor of The Blackwell Reader in Developmental Psychology (Blackwell Publishing, 1999), and the co-editor with Gavin Bremner of the forthcoming Developmental Psychology: An Introduction (Blackwell Publishing, 2003).

J. Gavin Bremner is Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Lancaster. He is the author and editor of many books, including the popular textbook, Infancy (Blackwell Publishers, Second Edition, 1994), and the Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development (Blackwell Publishing, 2002).

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction:.

1. The Scope And Methods Of Developmental Psychology: Darwin Muir (Queen’s University, Canada) And Alan Slater (University Of Exeter, UK).

2. Theories And Issues In Child Development: Alan Slater, Ian Hocking And Jon Loose (University Of Exeter, UK).

3. The Nature/Nurture Issue: Elena Grigorenko (Yale University, US And Moscow State University, Russia) And Robert Sternberg (Yale University).

Part II: Infancy:.

4. Prenatal Development: William P. Fifer (New York State Psychiatric Institute And Columbia University, US) And Christine Moon (Pacific Lutheran University, US).

5. Perception, Knowledge And Action: Gavin Bremner (University Of Lancaster, UK).

6. Emotional Development And Early Attachment Relationships: Elizabeth Meins (University Of Durham, UK).

7. Social Interaction And The Beginnings Of Communication: Rudolph Schaffer (University Of Strathclyde, UK).

Part III: Childhood:.

8. Cognitive Development: Michael Siegal (University Of Sheffield, UK).

9. The Development Of Language: Stan A. Kuczaj And Heather M Hill (University of Southern Mississippi, US).

10. Acquiring A Theory Of Mind: Peter Mitchell (University Of Nottingham, UK).

11. Reading And Mathematics: Peter Bryant (University Of Oxford, UK).

12. Memory Development And Eye-Witness Testimony: Stephen J. Ceci, Stanka A. Fitneva And Livia L. Gilstrap (Cornell University, US).

13. Play And Peer Relations: Peter K Smith (Goldsmiths College, UK).

14. Prosocial Development, Antisocial Behavior, And Moral Development: Daniel Hart, Debra Burock, Bonita London And Robert Atkins (Rutgers University, US).

Part IV: Adolescence:.

15. Cognitive Development: Kang Lee And Alejo Freire (Queen’s University, Canada).

16. Social Development: Tanya Bergevin, William M. Bukowski And Richard Miners (Concordia University, Canada).

Part V: Practical Issues:.

17. Educational Implications: Alyson Davis (University Of Surrey, UK).

18. Social Problems In School: Dan Olweus (University Of Bergen, Norway).

19. Disorders Of Development: Vicky Lewis (The Open University, UK).


Name Index.

Subject Index.

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