This fully updated and expanded edition of Lifespan Development: New Zealand Perspectives provides a broad and complementary coverage of topics encompassing research on psychological development from infancy to senescence. The text targets the current landscape of research and teaching interests of developmental psychology, human development, and allied disciplines in New Zealand and introduces students to a range of methodological approaches and theoretical frameworks, and to diverse research on cognitive, linguistic and social foundations of development.
For this second edition, new chapters have been added and chapters from the first edition have been updated or revised to reflect new thinking and research. New topics include: the evolution of language; attachment and emotion knowledge; language, memory and reading; developmental aging in relation to memory and social understanding; youth offending; behavioural variability in autism; hyperactivity in preschoolers; adolescents’ technology use; and the lifespan experience of adoption.
Jason Low received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Western Australia, Perth in 1988. From 1998 to 1999 he was a Research Scholar at the University of Florida. In 1999 he was appointed Lecturer in Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington where he is currently Senior Lecturer in Psychology.
Paul Jose received his PhD in Developmental Psychology from Yale University in 1980, and following a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana took a position at Loyola University Chicago. After fifteen years at that institution he took a position at Victoria University of Wellington where he is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology.