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Psychology Library Editions: Child Development


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Psychology Library Editions: Child Development (20 Volume set) brings together a diverse number of titles across many areas of developmental psychology, from children’s play to language development. The series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1930 and 1993, with the majority from the 70s and 80s, includes contributions from many respected authors in the field and charts the progression of the field over this time.

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Child's Play Developmental and Applied

Child's Play: Developmental and Applied

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas D. Yawkey, Anthony D. Pellegrini
November 08, 2019

Originally published in 1984, a major purpose of this book was to bring together in a single volume, work that reflects the wide range of interests that social and behavioural scientists have in play, development and the environment. The intent of the book was to refine and extend concepts and ...

Child-Care and the Psychology of Development

Child-Care and the Psychology of Development

1st Edition

By Elly Singer
November 08, 2019

Are child-care centres good for children? How can we provide good day-care? Feminists have long argued for the provision of day-care facilities so that mothers may be free to work outside the home. The call had enjoyed little support from politicians and experts, however. Feminists had been seen to...

Childhood and Human Nature The Development of Personality

Childhood and Human Nature: The Development of Personality

1st Edition

By Sula Wolff
November 08, 2019

How do we make sense of people? Human behaviour is complex, so that understanding ourselves and others calls for both objective and subjective viewpoints, as well as a flexible appreciation of human development over time. Dr Sula Wolff believes that knowledge about personality development is ...

Childhood's Domain Play and Place in Child Development

Childhood's Domain: Play and Place in Child Development

1st Edition

By Robin C. Moore
November 08, 2019

Where do children go and what do they do outdoors? How do they evaluate their own environment? What are their likes and dislikes? What would they like to see added or changed? How can the outdoor environment support healthy child development? How is the impact of the environment affected by its ...

Children's Play Research Developments and Practical Applications

Children's Play: Research Developments and Practical Applications

1st Edition

Edited By Peter K. Smith
November 08, 2019

Originally published in 1986, in this compendium of recent research on children’s play, acknowledged experts review the latest methodologies and ideas, examine salient problems, and reveal the application of current knowledge in several areas of professional practice at the time. Exciting new ...

Children's Saving A Study in the Development of Economic Behaviour

Children's Saving: A Study in the Development of Economic Behaviour

1st Edition

By Edmund J.S. Sonuga-Barke, Paul Webley
November 08, 2019

Originally published in 1993, this book presents an alternative approach to the study of the emergence of economic awareness during childhood: a new developmental economic psychology! In the past, attempts to study the emergence of children’s economic consciousness have failed to take account of ...

In Celebration of Play An Integrated Approach to Play and Child Development

In Celebration of Play: An Integrated Approach to Play and Child Development

1st Edition

Edited By Paul F. Wilkinson
November 08, 2019

Play is the child’s way of learning about, adapting to and integrating with his or her environment. In addition to adequate sports and recreation facilities children need a wide variety of opportunities, choices and raw materials that they can use as they see fit for free constructive creative play...

Innovation in Play Environments

Innovation in Play Environments

1st Edition

Edited By Paul F. Wilkinson
November 08, 2019

Children treat play as an end in itself while adults treat it as a means which may serve several developmental functions. Although traditional educational thinking had emphasised academic work rather than play as the important learning tool at the time, opinion was changing rapidly. Originally ...

Issues in Childhood Social Development

Issues in Childhood Social Development

1st Edition

Edited By Harry McGurk
November 08, 2019

Originally published in 1978, contemporary theory and research into childhood social development had demonstrated the necessity to re-appraise the notion that socialization is merely a process of shaping the behaviour of the child to fit the mores of society. It was now evident that, from the ...

Language Learning A Special Case for Developmental Psychology?

Language Learning: A Special Case for Developmental Psychology?

1st Edition

By Christine J. Howe
November 08, 2019

Originally published in 1993, the starting place for this book is the notion, current in the literature for around 30 years at that time, that children could not learn their native language without substantial innate knowledge of its grammatical structure. It is argued that the notion is as ...

Necessary Knowledge Piagetian Perspectives on Constructivism

Necessary Knowledge: Piagetian Perspectives on Constructivism

1st Edition

By Leslie Smith
November 08, 2019

Originally published in 1993, this monograph addresses a central problem in Piaget’s work, which is the temporal construction of necessary knowledge. The main argument is that both normative and empirical issues are relevant to a minimally adequate account of the development of modal understanding....

New Perspectives in Early Communicative Development

New Perspectives in Early Communicative Development

1st Edition

Edited By Jacqueline Nadel, Luigia Camaioni
November 08, 2019

Since the 1970s researchers in the communicative development of infants and small children had rejected traditional models and began to explore the complex, dynamic properties of communicative exchanges. This title, originally published in 1993, proposed a new and advanced frame of reference to ...

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