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Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence
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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Apr 06, 2015 Jyotika Varmani 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!
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
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.