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Developmental Psychology
A Course Companion


March 2009 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
SAGE Course Companions is an exciting series offering students an insider's guide into how to make the most of their undergraduate courses and extend their understanding of key concepts covered in their course.

Developmental Psychology provides student readers with essential help in all aspects of their first course in developmental psychology, including advice on revising exams, preparing and writing course assessment materials, and enhancing and progressing their knowledge and skills in line with course requirements on a developmental psychology course.

This Course Companion is designed to augment, rather than replace, existing textbooks for the course, and will provide:
  • Helpful summaries of the course curriculum to aid lecture notes, seminars, and written assignments
  • Key summaries of the approach taken by the main developmental psychology textbooks
  • Guidance on the essential study skills required
  • Help with developing critical thinking
  • Route-maps to aid the development of wider learning above and beyond textbooks
  • Pointers to success in course exams
  • A tutor's-eye view of what course examiners are looking for
  • An insider's view of what key course concepts are really all about

This companion is aimed at the developmental psychology student who wants to gain the necessary skills allowing them to practically apply and fully utilize their general understanding of the core areas of this branch of psychology. It will be targeted, primarily, at the specifications of first and second year undergraduates studying for a degree in psychology.


 
The Basics of Developmental Psychology
 
Course Companion to the Curriculum
 
Study and Revision Skills

Some good basic hints and tips for students across the different topics. The final part on study skills is especially useful.

Mrs Sian Lloyd-Williams
Sch of Education & Lifelong Learning, Aberystwyth University
April 3, 2013

This text acts as a great jumping off point for teaching. It is authoritative on the essential elements of developmental psychology and helpfully points inquisitive students in the right direction without being overly instructive.

Dr Iain Brennan
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Hull University
January 26, 2011

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