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Macmillan Higher Education

Developing Difference

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Pages: 424
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Paperback - 9780230303447

03 January 2014

$49.99

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Ebook - 9781137368386

29 November 2013

$49.99

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Why do we develop differently? Where does our individuality come from? What do we inherit from our genes, and how does that engage with our environment in influencing our behaviour?

Developing Difference is the first book of...

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Why do we develop differently? Where does our individuality come from? What do we inherit from our genes, and how does that engage with our environment in influencing our behaviour?

Developing Difference is the first book of its kind to draw developmental and individual differences psychology together to investigate these fascinating questions.

Key features:
* draws on neuroscience and psychology to integrate the evolutionary, genetic, social and behavioural aspects of how we become who we are
* integrates the very latest genetic research
* considers the unanswered questions that still face differential and developmental psychologists

Developing Difference is essential reading for students studying developmental psychology and individual differences.

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The first book of its kind to integrate developmental and differential psychology

Wendy Johnson is an experienced researcher in differential psychology?
The lifespan structure of Part II makes it a useful resource for development and lifespan courses

1. The Importance of Individual Differences in Development
2. Evolution
3. Brain Neuroanatomy and Genetics
4. Stress Response, Coping Capacity, and Resilience
5. Gestation: The Developmental Foundation
6. Infancy: Building a Brain
7. Childhood: Emerging as a Person
8. Adolescence: Transition to Physical Adulthood
9. Young Adult Development: Finding a Place in the World
10. Adult Development: Balancing Work and Family
11. Ageing and Longevity: Managing Decline
12. Conclusion: Historical Context.

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Wendy Johnson is Reader in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Her research focuses on individual differences and development of mental abilities and personality, emphasising transactions between genetic and environmental influences.


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Wendy Johnson is Reader in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Her research focuses on individual differences and development of mental abilities and personality, emphasising transactions between genetic and environmental influences.


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