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Child Development
Understanding A Cultural Perspective

Second Edition
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April 2021 | 632 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

 
Chapter 1: Theoretical Perspectives in Developmental Psychology
 
Chapter 2: Evolution and Human Development
 
Chapter 3: Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn (Conception to 6 weeks of age)
 
Chapter 4: Infancy—A Practical Understanding of the World (6 weeks—12 months)
 
Chapter 5: Infancy—Towards Biological Differentiation (6 weeks—12 months)
 
Chapter 6: Toddlerhood—A World of Irresistible Invitations (1 year—30 months)
 
Chapter 7: Toddlerhood—Towards Psychological Differentiation (1 year—30 months)
 
Chapter 8: Early Childhood—Captured by Appearances (3—6 years)
 
Chapter 9: Early Childhood—Origins of Verbal Thought (3—6 years)
 
Chapter 10: Middle Childhood—In Work and School (6—12 years)
 
Chapter 11: Middle Childhood—Understanding Institutional Roles (6—12 years)
 
Chapter 12: The Teenage Years—Adolescent or Adult? (12 years and up)
 
Chapter 13: The Teenage Years—Differentiation Between Actual and Possible (12 years and up)
 
Chapter 1: Theoretical Perspectives in Developmental Psychology
 
Chapter 2: Evolution and Human Development
 
Chapter 3: Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn (Conception to 6 weeks of age)
 
Chapter 4: Infancy—A Practical Understanding of the World (6 weeks—12 months)
 
Chapter 5: Infancy—Towards Biological Differentiation (6 weeks—12 months)
 
Chapter 6: Toddlerhood—A World of Irresistible Invitations (1 year—30 months)
 
Chapter 7: Toddlerhood—Towards Psychological Differentiation (1 year—30 months)
 
Chapter 8: Early Childhood—Captured by Appearances (3—6 years)
 
Chapter 9: Early Childhood—Origins of Verbal Thought (3—6 years)
 
Chapter 10: Middle Childhood—In Work and School (6—12 years)
 
Chapter 11: Middle Childhood—Understanding Institutional Roles (6—12 years)
 
Chapter 12: The Teenage Years—Adolescent or Adult? (12 years and up)
 
Chapter 13: The Teenage Years—Differentiation Between Actual and Possible (12 years and up)

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  • Video links - URLs of the videos featured in the book with commentary from the author
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  • Glossary flashcards with an audio function to check pronunciation of unfamiliar terms

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