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 development, but equally important, culture is 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
You can also access revision tools online at study.sagpeub.co.uk/packer2e
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.
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- Video links - URLs of the videos featured in the book with commentary from the author
- 120+ Multiple-Choice Questions - designed for revision and exam preparation
- Glossary flashcards with an audio function to check pronunciation of unfamiliar terms