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An Introduction to Developmental Psychology


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List of Contributors Preface to Third Edition Part I INTRODUCTION 1 The Scope and Methods of Developmental Psychology Alan Slater, Scott P. Johnson, and Darwin Muir 2 Theories and Issues in Child Development Scott P. Johnson, Alan Slater, and Ian Hocking 3 The Nature Nurture Issue Alan Slater Part II INFANCY 4 Prenatal Development Christine Moon and William P. Fifer 5 Perception, Knowledge, and Action in Infancy J. Gavin Bremner, Kirsty Dunn, and Diana S.Y. Tham 6 Emotional Development and Attachment Relationships Elizabeth Meins 7 Early Social Interactions with People and Objects Cintia Rodriguez, Julia Benassi, Luisa Estrada, and Nicolas Alessandroni 8 The Development of Self and Gender Wendy Lawrenson Part III CHILDHOOD 9 Cognitive Development Margaret Anne Defeyter 10 The Development of Language Heather M. Hill and Stan A. Kuczaj II 11 Acquiring a Theory of Mind Peter Mitchell 12 Reading and Mathematics in Developmental Psychology Peter Bryant 13 Memory Development and Eyewitness Testimony Stephen J. Ceci, Stanka A. Fitneva, Cagla Aydin, and Nadia Chernyak 14 Play and the Beginnings of Peer Relationships Peter K. Smith 15 Prosocial Tendencies, Antisocial Behaviour, and Moral Development in Childhood Daniel Hart, Neeta Goel, and Robert Atkins Part IV ADOLESCENCE 16 Cognitive Development in Adolescence Kang Lee, Gizelle Anzures, and Alejo Freire 17 Social Development Tirza H.J. Van Noorden and William M. Bukowski Part V PRACTICAL ISSUES 18 Educational Implications Alyson Davis and Naomi Winstone 19 Risk and Resilience in Development Leslie Morrison Gutman and Eirini Flouri 20 Social Problems in Schools Peter K. Smith and Julian Elliott 21 Atypical Development Sarah Norgate Glossary Names Index Subject Index

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Alan Slater is Reader in Developmental Psychology at the University of Exeter. He is the co-editor of The Blackwell Reader in Developmental Psychology (Blackwell, 1999), Introduction to Infant Development (OUP, 2006), and the co-editor with Gavin Bremner of Theories of Infant Development (Blackwell Publishing, 2004) and the forthcoming 5-volume reference work Infancy (SAGE, 2013). 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, 1994). He is co-editor of The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and the 3-volume reference work Developmental Psychology (SAGE, 2004).

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