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Understanding Human Development

Biological, social and psychological processes from conception to adult life

by Stephanie Thornton

Table of contents

  1. Studying Human Development

PART A: THE BEGINNING OF LIFE

  1. Bodies and Brains
  2. Infant Minds: Perception, Inference and Understanding in the First 18 Months
  3. Growing Emotions: Social and Personal Development in the First 18 Months

PART B: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT FROM INFANCY TO ADULTHOOD

  1. Language
  2. Reasoning and Conceptual Understanding
  3. Memory, Problem-Solving and Mechanisms of Cognitive Development
  4. Individual Differences in Cognition

PART C: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT FROM INFANCY TO ADULTHOOD

  1. Overview
  2. Understanding Other People
  3. Personality and Identity
  4. Social Relationships
  5. Prosocial and Antisocial Behaviour

A FINAL COMMENT

  1. Toward a New View of Development