The "Studies in Developmental Psychology" series will consist of eight titles, each presenting a different subfield within developmental psychology. An international list of contributors and editors present rounded accounts of research and the development of their particular subject. Each contribution is written for students, while managing to avoid recycling the usual elementary material. The value of this series is underlined by the efforts made to include the essentials, while offering the potential to stretch and stimulate students with the most recent developments. The series will make a considerable impact on this area of psychology and will provoke a great deal of discussion.; This book is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate level psychology students; professional developemental, clinical & educational psychologists.