Every child is born into a community, a society with a culture, in which they will live, grow and develop. Cultures lead to differences in children's physical development, and are also an essential component of every child's psychological development.
Taking a chronological approach, from prenatal development to adolescence, your knowledge of developmental psychology will grow with the child.
To help you in your studies
* Social, cognitive, emotional and physical aspects of development are interwoven to help you connect the material
* You can read case studies from across the globe to enable you to compare cultures
* Key research studies are highlighted to help you get to grips with the theory
* You'll be encouraged to 'Stop and think' and engage your critical skills
With this new edition we've reduced the number of chapters so it covers only what you need to know and we've added a glossary to help with understanding.
This textbook is essential reading for undergraduate students taking an introductory course in child development or developmental psychology.