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Child Development

Child Development
Concepts and Theories

May 2018 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Understanding child development is essential to ensuring a full and rounded psychological grounding, but given the complex nature of the topic it can be a real challenge.

Child Development: Concepts and Theories takes a step back to focus just on the key concepts of child development that all students must learn. With this book, their first encounters with theories and their applications will mean that they can move on with a firm foundation in child development. Central to this, is understanding how these theories or concepts are applied in the real world and how psychologists engage with them in research. This book gives clear and detailed examples to bring the subject to life. Each chapter features case studies that run throughout the chapter and develop as the students' own understanding does.

Written for undergraduates, the book will become essential to any student wanting a key to unlock the world of child development.

Jean Mercer is Professor Emerita of Psychology at Stockton University, New Jersey, and writes a blog, “Childmyths”.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Some basic concepts of child development
Chapter 3: Concepts related to genetic factors and prenatal development
Chapter 4: Concepts of physical growth and development
Chapter 5: Development of cognition and perception
Chapter 6: Concepts of emotion and personality
Chapter 7: Social development and formative experiences

this provides an in depth view of child development and supports learning beyond milestones and into deeper understanding of human growth and development

Ms Marie Hatton
Children & Families, Telford And Wrekin Student Academy
November 16, 2018

A very useful book for a more detailed analysis of child development particularly useful in relation to protecting and safeguarding children and young people in understanding theoretical concepts.

Mrs Toni Benaton
Britannia Mill Campus, Derby University
June 5, 2019

A very good short introduction to the concepts and theories within Child Development. Useful for both tutors and students. Very readable and clear layout.

Mr Neil Robdale
Occupational Therapy, Glyndwr University
July 4, 2018

This text is a really good introduction to issues relating to child development, with useful guidance on additional reading sources. The key concepts are explained clearly, with a good level of critical analysis considering researching these issues. Engaging case studies are used throughout to allow the reader the opportunity to apply their knowledge. A great text for undergraduates studying developmental psychology, early childhood studies or teaching.

Mrs Suzi Smale
Psychology, Petroc College
May 31, 2018

Excellent book and it is insightful and informative for my students.

Mr Rohit Sagoo
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
October 31, 2019

well written, drawing on theory and applying on practice, provid8ng challenges to understanding and developmental for the reader too.

Mr David Rawcliffe
School of Pre-Qualifying Nursing & Vocational Health Care, Bucks New University
June 5, 2018

This is a text that will be included on my reading list. For newer students this is a great starting point

Dr Chelle Davison
Early Years Development and Learning, Coventry University
September 11, 2018

This book looks at the areas of development in a way that gives that practical application - the practical purposes boxes are particularly helpful in joining up the learning to practice. Also the research examples are useful as students progress through their course and begin to consider topics for dissertation

Mrs tanya richardson
School of Education, Northampton University
July 24, 2019

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