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Understanding Human Development

Biological, Social and Psychological Processes from Conception to Adult Life

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How does a fertilized egg become a person? How do the processes which shape the common features of human development also produce the rich variety of individual diversity? Understanding Human Development explores these...

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How does a fertilized egg become a person? How do the processes which shape the common features of human development also produce the rich variety of individual diversity? Understanding Human Development explores these questions in a lively and wide-ranging survey of the subject, offering both a topical and a chronological view of development.   The author critically reviews research on human development from the earliest studies to the theories and issues of the 21st century, including recent breakthroughs in neuropsychology, cross-cultural psychology and in the application of dynamic systems theory. Coverage of methodology and ethics combined with thorough revision summaries in each chapter make this an invaluable introduction for students of developmental psychology. 

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Current research, particularly in neuroscience and crosscultural psychology.?
Breadth but also critical depth of coverage
Ooffers both a topical and a chronological view of development - offering flexibility of teaching
The book includes not only infancy, childhood and adolescence, but also early adult life. ?

Studying Human Development
PART A: THE BEGINNING OF LIFE Bodies and Brains
Infant Minds: Perception, Inference and Understanding in the First 18 Months
Growing Emotions: Social and Personal Development in the First 18 Months
PART B: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT FROM INFANCY TO ADULTHOOD Language
Reasoning and Conceptual Understanding
Memory, Problem-Solving and Mechanisms of Cognitive Development
Individual Differences in Cognition
PART C: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT FROM INFANCY TO ADULTHOOD Overview
Understanding Other People
Personality and Identity
Social Relationships
Prosocial and Antisocial Behaviour
A FINAL COMMENT 
Toward a New View of Development.
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STEPHANIE THORNTON, formerly Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK, has researched and taught on developmental psychology for over 25 years. Her research has covered a broad range of topics in social and cognitive development, with a particular focus on the mechanism through which new ideas and new understanding develop in children's minds. She is the author of Children Solving Problems (Harvard 1995) and Growing Minds (Palgrave 2002).

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STEPHANIE THORNTON, formerly Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK, has researched and taught on developmental psychology for over 25 years. Her research has covered a broad range of topics in social and cognitive development, with a particular focus on the mechanism through which new ideas and new understanding develop in children's minds. She is the author of Children Solving Problems (Harvard 1995) and Growing Minds (Palgrave 2002).

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