1st Edition

Typical and Atypical Child and Adolescent Development 1 Theory and Methodology

By Stephen von Tetzchner Copyright 2023
    220 Pages 2 Color & 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    220 Pages 2 Color & 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    220 Pages 2 Color & 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This concise guide offers an accessible introduction to the key theoretical perspectives and methodologies in developmental psychology. It integrates insights from typical and atypical development to reveal fundamental aspects of human growth and development, and common developmental disorders.

    The topic books in this series draw on international research in the field and are informed by biological, social and cultural perspectives, offering explanations of developmental phenomena with a focus on how children and adolescents at different ages actually think, feel and act. In this succinct volume, Stephen von Tetzchner outlines the main theoretical perspectives including psychodynamic psychology, behaviorism, logical constructivism, social constructivism, evolutionary psychology, ethological psychology, ecological psychology, information processing and critical developmental psychology. He provides a guide to methods of gaining knowledge about children and introduces child and adolescent disorders.

    Together with a companion website that offers topic-based quizzes, lecturer PowerPoint slides and sample essay questions, Typical and Atypical Child and Adolescent Development 1: Theory and Methodology is an essential text for all students of developmental psychology, as well as those working in the fields of child development, developmental disabilities and special education.

    The content of this topic book is taken from Stephen von Tetzchner’s core textbook Child and Adolescent Psychology: Typical and Atypical Development. The comprehensive volume offers a complete overview of child and adolescent development. For more information visit www.routledge.com/9781138823396


    Part I Developmental Psychology

    1. Psychology and Development

    2. The Historical Roots of Developmental Psychology

    3. Globalization

    4. Typical and Atypical Development

    5. Recurrent Issues in Developmental Psychology

    6. Modeling Development

    7. Dynamic Systems

    8. Vulnerability, Risk, Resilience and Protection

    9. The Developmental Way of Thinking

    Summary of Part I

    Core Issues

    Suggestions for Further Reading

    Part II Theoretical Perspectives

    10. The Function of Developmental Theories

    11. Psychodynamic Psychology

    12. Behaviorism

    13. Logical Constructivism

    14. Social Constructivism

    15. Evolutionary Psychology

    16. Ethological Psychology

    17. Ecological Psychology

    18. Information Processing

    19. Critical Developmental Psychology

    20. Distinguishing between Theories

    Summary of Part II

    Core Issues

    Suggestions for Further Reading

    Part III Methods of Gaining Knowledge about Children

    21. Observations

    22. Questionnaires and Interviews

    23. Archival Research

    24. Methodologies

    25. Special Methods for Studying Infants

    26. Criteria for Research Methodology

    27. Assessment

    28. Ethical Considerations

    Summary of Part III

    Core Issues

    Suggestions for Further Reading

    Part IV Child and Adolescent Disorders

    29. Categorization of Disorders and Classification Systems

    30. Sensory Impairments

    31. Motor Impairments

    32. Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    33. Behavioral and Emotional Disorders

    34. Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders

    35. Addictions

    36. Acquired Disorders

    Summary of Part IV

    Core Issues

    Suggestions for Further Reading





    Stephen von Tetzchner is Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway.

    The individual topic books in the Topics from Child and Adolescent Psychology are drawn from Stephen von Tetzchner’s comprehensive core textbook, Child and Adolescent Psychology. 

    Praise for the core textbook:

    ‘Extremely useful text for students and practitioners alike.’ Dr. Graham Music, Consultant Psychotherapist, Tavistock Clinic London, UK.

    ‘Illustrates how knowledge about typical and atypical development can be integrated and used to highlight fundamental processes of human growth and maturation.’ Dr. John Coleman, PhD, OBE, UK.