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An Introduction to Child Development (SAGE Foundations of Psychology series)

by Thomas Keenan

ISBN 0761962190 / 9780761962199 / 0-7619-6219-0
Publisher SAGE Publications Ltd
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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Book summary

This outstanding new 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 those theories and research methods which are essential to developing a firm knowledge of the field.

Some 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