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Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence

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Learn developmental psychology the easy way with DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE! Written in a clear, concise language, this psychology text presents you with the best theories, research, and practical advice that developmentalists have to offer today. With a focus on application, you will form an understanding of developmental principles that you can a ...more
Published July 6th 2006 by Wadsworth Publishing Company (first published 1989)
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Jyotika Varmani
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All students and professionals of Psychology
For me, this is the best book on the subject. It is head and heels above other books that make this descriptive subject even more boring than it actually is. The book is extremely well organized with numerous appropriate pictures accompanying the text. The quizzes at the end of every unit and chapter are particularly well designed, interesting & useful in determining one's grasp of the subject matter. Brilliant! ...more
Mar 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book for either a Developmental Psychology or Child Psychology course. The coverage is topical, as opposed to chronological, which in my experience makes development easier to grasp for students (not having to constantly remind them of what development was like at earlier stages, etc.). The writing is excellent, the research is current, and I've found that this book has a lot of useful illustrations that enhance learning (e.g. side-by-side pictures demonstrating what the 20/600 vision ...more
Kirsty Cochrane
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I found this text easy to follow with a good theoretical background. I will continue to use this text.
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Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence (Thomson Advantage Books) by David R. Shaffer (2006)
Amanecer García
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: psicología
Creo que es un libro que debería leer todo el mundo que fuera a ser padre/madre/progenitor ya que aporta perspectivas muy claras sobre cómo es el desarrollo y qué lo favorece y qué no. Muy bien expresado y fácilmente comprensible.
Dec 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Extremely thorough
Aug 21, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was for my Child Psychology course at IPFW this summer. The class was indepth and the material, profound. The draw back was that the book was dripping in liberal angles - even though it claimed to have a strictly scientific approach. Oh well, that's the world today. I still learned a lot about my growing baby - who will be 20 weeks along on Friday.
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very much a general survey, but a good one. Would've liked easier reference to further reading and more in depth discussion of methods and particular studies.
Nariyah Moonshadow
Descripció de les etapes per les quals els nens van passant al llarg del desenvolupament. Bona eina per aprendre les característiques normatives a cada edat de cara a fer avaluacions infantils.
Similar to all basic psychology books.
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