Biological, social and psychological processes from conception to adult life
by Stephanie Thornton
Thornton deftly draws us into the many intellectual puzzles that confront developmental psychologists. She communicates a vivid sense of the discipline's major achievements, but without neglecting the complexities and caveats that a sophisticated understanding of the field requires. -Mark Bennett, Professor of Development Psychology, University of Dundee, UK. Editor of Infant and Child Development.
This refreshing introduction successfully integrates a wide variety of literatures. Thornton has done an excellent job framing this text in terms of broad developmental questions and has created a text that is both engaging and provocative. -Jessica Giles, Assistant Professor of Psychologial Sciences, Vanderbilt University, USA.
A thorough and truly accessible review of developmental psychology as it has unfolded over the past two centuries. This text is a remarkable achievement. -Catherine O'Hanlon, Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, Newcastle University, UK.