Textbooks: Child Development

  • Children's Literacy Development

    A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Learning to Read and Write, 2nd Edition

    By Catherine McBride

    In the thoroughly updated second edition of this unique book, Catherine McBride examines how the languages we know help structure the process of becoming literate. Taking an ecological and distinctively cross-cultural perspective, the book looks at reading and writing development and impairment…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08 
    International Texts in Developmental Psychology

  • Psychology for Sustainability

    4th Edition

    By Britain A. Scott, Elise L. Amel, Susan M. Koger, Christie M. Manning

    Psychology for Sustainability, 4th Edition -- known as Psychology of Environmental Problems: Psychology for Sustainability in its previous edition -- applies psychological theory and research to so-called "environmental" problems, which actually result from human behavior that degrades…

    Paperback – 2015-08-10

  • Developmental Science

    An Advanced Textbook, 7th Edition

    Edited by Marc H. Bornstein, Michael E. Lamb

    Developmental Science: An Advanced Textbook is the most complete and cutting-edge introduction to the field available today. Since its initial publication, the key purpose of the text has been to furnish inclusive developmental perspectives on all substantive areas in psychology—neuroscience,…

    Hardback – 2015-08-06
    Psychology Press

  • The Child at School

    Interactions with peers and teachers, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Blatchford, Anthony D. Pellegrini, Ed Baines

    What is the nature of children’s social life in school? How do their relationships and interactions with peers, teachers and other school staff influence their development and experience of school? This book, written by leading researchers in educational and developmental psychology, provides…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    International Texts in Developmental Psychology

  • Theories of Human Development

    2nd Edition

    By Barbara M. Newman, Philip R. Newman

    Key human development theories that continue to guide research and practice are examined in this engaging text. Ten key theories are grouped into three families - those that emphasize biological systems, environmental factors, and those that reflect an interaction between the two. This organization…

    Paperback – 2015-07-06
    Psychology Press

  • Understanding Emotional Development

    Providing insight into human lives

    By Robert Lewis Wilson, Rachel Wilson

    Understanding Emotional Development provides an insightful and comprehensive account of the development and impact of our emotions through infancy, childhood and adolescence. The book covers a number of key topics: The nature and diversity of emotion and its role in our lives Differences…

    Paperback – 2014-12-08

  • The Feeling Child

    Laying the foundations of confidence and resilience

    By Maria Robinson

    What impact does children’s emotional development and well-being have on their capacity to learn? How do you provide learning experiences that meet the developmental needs of every child in your care? The Feeling Child thoughtfully discusses the key principles of children’s emotional and…

    Paperback – 2014-01-30
    Foundations of Child Development

  • Mary Sheridan's From Birth to Five Years: Children's Developmental Progress

    4th Edition

    By Ajay Sharma, Helen Cockerill

    From Birth to Five Years, based on the pioneering work of Mary Sheridan, is widely regarded as the go-to reference for health, education and social care professionals, or anyone concerned with the developmental progress of pre-school children. In this new fourth edition, the text has been developed…

    Paperback – 2014-01-23

  • The Growing Child

    Laying the foundations of active learning and physical health

    By Clair Stevens

    How do children’s early physical experiences influence their future health and well-being? What are the future consequences of a sedentary childhood on life chances and health? What importance do we place in the UK on sleep, fresh air, good nutrition and movement? The Growing Child thoughtfully…

    Paperback – 2013-04-03
    Foundations of Child Development

  • The Thinking Child

    Laying the foundations of understanding and competence

    By Pamela May

    What characteristics do children need to become motivated to learn? How do children’s experiences and relationships affect their cognitive development? How do you provide learning experiences that meet the developmental needs of every child in your care? The Thinking Child thoughtfully discusses…

    Paperback – 2013-04-02
    Foundations of Child Development

  • The Social Child

    Laying the foundations of relationships and language

    By Toni Buchan

    What helps babies and young children develop proficient social skills? How do children's early relationships and social interactions influence their future emotional resilience and wellbeing? The Social Child thoughtfully discusses the key principles of children’s social development alongside…

    Paperback – 2013-03-21
    Foundations of Child Development

  • Fundamentals of Developmental Psychology

    2nd Edition

    By Peter Mitchell, Fenja Ziegler

    This new edition of the highly successful Fundamentals of Development: The Psychology of Childhood has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the exciting new findings in the thriving area of developmental psychology. The book addresses a number of fascinating questions including: Are…

    Paperback – 2012-10-26
    Psychology Press

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