Understanding Human Development

Biological, social and psychological processes from conception to adult life

by Stephanie Thornton

About the author

STEPHANIE THORNTON, formerly Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK, has researched and taught developmental psychology for over twenty-five years. Her research has covered a broad range of topics on social and cognitive development with a particular focus on the processes through which new ideas and new understanding develop. She is the author of Children Solving Problems (Harvard 1995) and Growing Minds (Palgrave 2002).