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Psychology Library Editions: Child Development: 20 Volume Set

Psychology Library Editions: Child Development: 20 Volume Set

1st Edition

Various
December 07, 2017

Psychology Library Editions: Child Development (20 Volume set) brings together a diverse number of titles across many areas of developmental psychology, from children’s play to language development. The series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1930 and 1993, with the...

Regressions in Mental Development: Basic Phenomena and Theories

Regressions in Mental Development: Basic Phenomena and Theories

1st Edition

Thomas G. Bever
December 07, 2017

Science depends on noticing that things which seem identical are different, and conversely. In psychology, one cannot assume that apparently identical behaviours are due to identical mechanisms. The work reported in this book involves the problem of classifying the true nature of behaviour as it...

Children's Play: Research Developments and Practical Applications

Children's Play: Research Developments and Practical Applications

1st Edition

Peter K. Smith
December 07, 2017

Originally published in 1986, in this compendium of recent research on children’s play, acknowledged experts review the latest methodologies and ideas, examine salient problems, and reveal the application of current knowledge in several areas of professional practice at the time. Exciting new...

The Biologising of Childhood: Developmental Psychology and the Darwinian Myth

The Biologising of Childhood: Developmental Psychology and the Darwinian Myth

1st Edition

John R. Morss
December 07, 2017

Originally published in 1990, this book looks at the history of developmental psychology in order to locate and evaluate the role played by biology in its most influential formulations. First Charles Darwin’s own writings on child development are examined. It is shown that Darwin endorsed such...

Necessary Knowledge: Piagetian Perspectives on Constructivism

Necessary Knowledge: Piagetian Perspectives on Constructivism

1st Edition

Leslie Smith
December 07, 2017

Originally published in 1993, this monograph addresses a central problem in Piaget’s work, which is the temporal construction of necessary knowledge. The main argument is that both normative and empirical issues are relevant to a minimally adequate account of the development of modal understanding....

Issues in Childhood Social Development

Issues in Childhood Social Development

1st Edition

Harry McGurk
December 07, 2017

Originally published in 1978, contemporary theory and research into childhood social development had demonstrated the necessity to re-appraise the notion that socialization is merely a process of shaping the behaviour of the child to fit the mores of society. It was now evident that, from the...

Child-Care and the Psychology of Development

Child-Care and the Psychology of Development

1st Edition

Elly Singer
December 07, 2017

Are child-care centres good for children? How can we provide good day-care? Feminists have long argued for the provision of day-care facilities so that mothers may be free to work outside the home. The call had enjoyed little support from politicians and experts, however. Feminists had been seen to...

In Celebration of Play: An Integrated Approach to Play and Child Development

In Celebration of Play: An Integrated Approach to Play and Child Development

1st Edition

Paul F. Wilkinson
December 07, 2017

Play is the child’s way of learning about, adapting to and integrating with his or her environment. In addition to adequate sports and recreation facilities children need a wide variety of opportunities, choices and raw materials that they can use as they see fit for free constructive creative play...

Psychological Development From Infancy: Image to Intention

Psychological Development From Infancy: Image to Intention

1st Edition

Marc H. Bornstein, William Kessen
December 07, 2017

Originally published in 1979, this volume represented a unique attempt to connect the usually separated fields of infancy studies and studies of older children. In each chapter, eminent research workers attempt to cross the theoretical, empirical, and methodological barriers that had traditionally...

Innovation in Play Environments

Innovation in Play Environments

1st Edition

Paul F. Wilkinson
December 07, 2017

Children treat play as an end in itself while adults treat it as a means which may serve several developmental functions. Although traditional educational thinking had emphasised academic work rather than play as the important learning tool at the time, opinion was changing rapidly. Originally...

Language Learning: A Special Case for Developmental Psychology?

Language Learning: A Special Case for Developmental Psychology?

1st Edition

Christine J. Howe
December 07, 2017

Originally published in 1993, the starting place for this book is the notion, current in the literature for around 30 years at that time, that children could not learn their native language without substantial innate knowledge of its grammatical structure. It is argued that the notion is as...

Childhood and Human Nature: The Development of Personality

Childhood and Human Nature: The Development of Personality

1st Edition

Sula Wolff
December 07, 2017

How do we make sense of people? Human behaviour is complex, so that understanding ourselves and others calls for both objective and subjective viewpoints, as well as a flexible appreciation of human development over time. Dr Sula Wolff believes that knowledge about personality development is...

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