About the book
Developmental Psychology combines the best of two worlds in an accessible, research-oriented new textbook, adapted from the popular US text by Parke and Gauvain. It brings an international outlook to the subject, providing broader coverage of topics and a range of practical learning features to help you engage with the subject. The book's topical approach allows for a sophisticated presentation of the theories that guide research in developmental psychology.
- Research Close Up boxes take an inside look at research studies, the methods used and results discovered. Further Reading sections provide a jumping off point for students to start their own research.
- Applied Developmental Psychology boxes make real world connections, with a focus on how the results of research can be applied to the solution of problems in children's development. Chronology of Development charts provide a chronological grounding, viewing children's developing abilities in terms of their chronology.
- Learning features are clearly laid out to help students structure learning and revision with Chapter Outlines, key terms with definitions throughout, end of chapter summaries and study questions, plus a Making the Connections feature that relates topics across different domains of development.
Table of contents
- Developmental Psychology: Themes and Contexts
- Theories in Developmental Psychology
- Research Methods in Developmental Psychology
- The Biology of Development: Genes, Nervous System, Brain and Environment
- Physical Development: Growing a Body
- Perceptual and Sensorimotor Development
- Emotional Development and Attachment
- Language and Communication
- Cognitive Development: Origins of Knowledge
- The Development of Cognitive Functions
- Intelligence, Achievement and Learning
- Parents, Peers and Social Relationships
- Social Identities: Gender, Gender Roles and Ethnicity
- Morality, Altruism and Aggression
- Developmental Psychopathology
- Development in Adulthood
- Subject Index
- Author Index
About the authors
Andy Bremner is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London and an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology. His research examines cognitive and perceptual development in infancy and early childhood, with a particular focus on the emergence of an ability to perceive and understand the spatial environment and the body.
Patrick Leman is a Professor of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology. Leman's research focuses on children's social development. In particular, he has studied development of gender and ethnic identity, the links between social interactions and learning, and the development of moral reasoning.