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Developmental Psychology: From Infancy to Adulthood eBook (4e)

By Fiona White, David Livesey, Brett Hayes
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 A fully Australian ground-up developmental psychology text with a thematic approach.

Developmental Psychology brings together a balanced focus on Australian and international research contributions in developmental psychology. This text addresses the issues of lifespan development in a rigorous and challenging way using a thematic approach.

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CHAPTER 1 Introduction to developmental psychology
CHAPTER 2 Foundations of development: Genetics and prenatal development
CHAPTER 3 Physical and motor development
CHAPTER 4 Perceptual development
CHAPTER 5 Stages of cognitive development: Piaget and beyond Piagetian approaches
CHAPTER 6 Cognitive development II: Information-processing, core-knowledge and sociocultural approaches
CHAPTER 7 Language development
CHAPTER 8 Personality development
CHAPTER 9 Social development
CHAPTER 10 Emotional development
CHAPTER 11 Moral development
CHAPTER 12 Psychological problems and development
CHAPTER 13 Conclusions

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