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Handbook of Developmental Psychology

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December 2002 | 682 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This is an impressive work... and will provide the advanced reader with a rich source of theory and evidence. There is a huge amount to be got from the book and I suspect it will become a key work' - J Gavin Bremner, Department of Psychology, Lancaster University

The Handbook of Developmental Psychology is a comprehensive, authoritative yet frontier-pushing overview of the study of human development presented in a single-volume format. It is ideal for experienced individuals wishing for an up-to-date survey of the central themes prevalent to developmental psychology, both past and present, and for those seeking a reference work to help appreciate the subject for the first time.

The insightful contributions from world-leading developmental psychologists successfully and usefully integrate different perspectives to studying the subject, following a systematic life-span structure, from pre-natal development through to old age in human beings. The Handbook then concludes with a substantive section on the methodological approaches to the study of development, focusing on both qualitative and quantitative techniques.

This unique reference work will be hugely influential for anyone needing or wishing for a broad, yet enriched understanding of this fascinating subject. It will be a particularly invaluable resource for academics and researchers in the fields of developmental psychology, education, parenting, cultural and biological psychology and anthropology.

Jaan Valsiner and Kevin J Connolly
Introduction
The Nature of Development

 
The Continuing Dialogue of Processes and Outcomes

 
 
PART ONE: FUNDAMENTAL APPROACHES AND PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENT
Gilbert Gottlieb
Probabilistic Epigenesis of Development
Douglas Wahlsten
Genetics and the Development of Brain and Behavior
Sidney J Segalowitz and Louis A Schmidt
Developmental Psychology and the Neurosciences
Hideo Kojima
Historical Contexts for Development
 
PART TWO: PRENATAL AND INFANT DEVELOPMENT
Peter Hepper
Prenatal Psychological and Behavioral Development
Claes von Hofsten
On the Development of Perception and Action
Jonas Langer et al
Early Cognitive Development
Ontogeny and Phylogeny

 
Ad W Smitsman and Raoul M Bongers
Tool Use and Tool Making
A Developmental Action Perspective

 
Kurt Kreppner
Social Relations and Affective Development in the First Two Years in Family Contexts
 
PART THREE: DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
Nancy Budwig
The Role of Language in Human Development
Angela Branco
Social Development in Cultural Contexts
Cooperative and Competitive Interation Patterns in Peer Relations

 
Eduardo Mart[ac]i
Strengths and Weaknesses of Cognition over Preschool Years
Anthony D Pellegrini and Peter Smith
Development of Play
Brian Hopkins
Developmental Disorders
An Action-Based Account

 
 
PART FOUR: DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
Peter Stratton
Contemporary Families as Context for Development
David Olson and Janette Pelletier
Schooling and the Development of Literacy
Wolfgang Schneider and David Bjorklund
Memory and Knowledge Development
 
PART FIVE: DEVELOPMENT IN PRE-ADOLESCENCE AND ADOLESCENCE
Thomas Kindermann
Children's Relationships and Development of Person-Context Relations
Usha Menon
Morality and Context
A Study of Hindu Understandings

 
Harke Bosma and Coby Gerlsma
From Early Attachment Relations to Adolescent and Adult Organization of Self
 
PART SIX: DEVELOPMENT IN ADULTHOOD
Kurt Fischer, Zheng Yan and Jeffrey Stewart
Adult Cognitive Development
Dynamics in the Development Web

 
Jeanette A Lawrence and Agnes E Dodds
Goal-Directed Activities and Life-Span Development
Hubert J Hermans and Els Hermans-Jansen
Dialogical Processes and Development of the Self
Patrick Rabbitt et al
Cognitive Processes in Ageing
Ursula M Staudinger and Ines Werner
Wisdom
Its Social Nature and Lifespan Development

 
 
PART SEVEN: METHODOLOGY IN THE STUDY OF DEVELOPMENT
Jonathan Smith and Fraser Dunworth
Qualitative Methodology
John R Nesselroade and Peter C M Molenaar
Quantitative Models for Developmental Processes
Paul van Geert
Dynamic Systems Approaches and Modeling of Developmental Processes

Valsiner and Connolly did a remarkable job of compiling and editing this comprehensive yet manageable volume. The list of authors is impressive both in expertise and in breadth. This work truly represents the most up-to-date thinking about human development from both scientific and cultural viewpoints. . . . The work is effective both in delineating current thinking in the area of human development and in outlining the historical groundwork on which current research has been built. . . . Highly recommended.

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