Synopses & Reviews
Understanding Child Development follows a thematic approach and outlines the main areas of developmental psychology in childhood at introductory level. It draws together strands of knowledge from psychology, neuroscience, social and cognitive sciences in a concise and accessible format. Alongside coverage of classic and contemporary theories and research it has a clear focus on applications, looking at the child in real-world settings. It has a refreshing conversational tone and encourages critical analysis in its readers. Coverage new to this edition includes the latest research on Theory of Mind, bullying, cultural variations in development, parental discipline, behavioural genetics, prenatal development and foetal learning. It will be essential reading for students on introductory courses in developmental psychology, and relevant to those on related courses in education (trainee teachers, day-care workers), health (nurses, paediatricians) and social work.