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Developmental Science


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Part 1. Foundations of Developmental Science. R.M. Lerner, S. Lewin-Bizan, A.E. Alberts Warren, Concepts and Theories of Human Development. M. Cole, M. Packer, Culture in Development. D.P. Hartmann, K.E. Pelzel, C.B. Abbott, Design, Measurement, and Analysis in Developmental Research. Part 2. Neuroscience, Perceptual, Cognitive, and Language Development. M.H. Johnson, Developmental Neuroscience, Psychophysiology, and Genetics. K.E. Adolph, S.E. Berger, Physical and Motor Development. M.H. Bornstein, M.E. Arterberry, C. Mash, Perceptual Development. D.P. Birney, R. J. Sternberg, The Development of Cognitive Abilities. B. MacWhinney, Language Development. Part 3. Personality and The Social Contexts of Development. R.A. Thompson, A.C. Winer, R. Goodvin, The Individual Child: Temperament, Emotion, Self, and Personality. M.E. Lamb, C. Lewis, The Role of Parent-Child Relationships in Child Development. K.H. Rubin, R. Coplan, X. Chen, J. Bowker, K.L. McDonald, Peer Relationships in Childhood. J.S. Eccles, R.W. Roeser, School and Community Influences on Human Development. L.C. Malloy, M.E. Lamb, C. Katz, Children and the Law: Examples of Applied Developmental Psychology in Action.

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Marc H. Bornstein is Editor of Parenting: Science and Practice and Senior Investigator and Head of Child and Family Research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University. Bornstein was a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and has received awards from the National Institutes of Health, American Psychological Association, the American Mensa Education and Research Foundation, and the Society for Research in Child Development, to name a few. Dr. Bornstein is coauthor of Development in Infancy, Development: Infancy through Adolescence, and Lifespan Development and general editor of The Crosscurrents in Contemporary Psychology Series and the Monographs in Parenting Series. He has also edited the Handbook of Parenting and the Handbook of Cultural Developmental Science as well as numerous other volumes. Michael E. Lamb is Professor and Head of the Department of Social and Developmental Psychology at the University of Cambridge. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University. Dr. Lamb received the Association for Psychological Science's James McKeen Cattell Award for Lifetime Contributions to Applied Psychological Research. He is the co-author of Development in Infancy, Socialization and Personality Development, Infant-Mother Attachment, Child Psychology Today, Investigative Interviews of Children, and Tell Me What Happened: Structured Investigative Interviews of Child Victims and Witnesses. In addition, he has edited many books including The Role of the Father in Child Development and he founded and co-edited Advances in Developmental Psychology.


"This edited volume presents exciting, comprehensive, and informative chapters by leading scholars in developmental science. Each chapter strikes an ideal balance in the presentation of classical theories, historical foundations, and cutting-edge research and findings. This volume will appeal to students, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from psychology and related disciplines interested in learning about the current landscape of developmental science." -- Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, New York University, USA "The latest edition of !Developmental Science continues the book's longstanding tradition of providing the most current coverage of the most important topics in the field, authored by some of the disciplines' most important scientists. This is the perfect textbook for an advanced course in human development." - Laurence Steinberg, Temple University, USA "The latest edition of !Developmental Science is a welcome entry into the developmental marketplace. This volume provides in depth coverage and critical analyses of current research by leading researchers in the field and offers a valuable resource for advanced undergraduates, graduate students as well as developmental scholars. Highly recommended." - Ross D. Parke, University of California, Riverside, USA "I find the content spectacular. The range of topics and the explanation of the science of development are superb !I would like to develop an advanced undergraduate or graduate seminar on the science of developmental psychology. I would use the book for that." - Rebecca Wood, Central Connecticut State University, USA "This is an excellent reference book that no developmental graduate student or ! researcher should be without." - Annie M. Cardell, Mountain State University, USA "The major strength of Developmental Science is the detailed and advanced content provided across the chapters. Each provides a professional treatment of the 'state-of-the-art' in developmental science. ...I would definitely recommend it to colleagues teaching at the graduate level." - Trey Buchanan, Wheaton College, USA "Overall, this material is presented with a depth that is not found in most developmental textbooks. ... I would recommend this book to my colleagues for course adoption and for personal use." - Lisa K. Hill, Hampton University, USA "The authors and the editors of this impressive and instructive book have done a magnificent job. All the contributors give clear, interesting and highly informative accounts of current work in developmental psychology. The book is an ideal start for research students, and will also be extremely helpful to people teaching child development." - Peter Bryant, University of Oxford, UK "Bornstein and Lamb present a scholarly and engaging survey of the field of developmental science. They have marshalled top scientists to write about their areas of expertise in a comprehensive and accessible way. There are topical chapters on neuroscience and children and the law, as well as new treatments of traditional areas like language acquisition and perception. Anyone interested in children and how they develop will enjoy this volume." - Usha Goswami, University of Cambridge, UK "This is an excellent book. It provides final year undergraduates and postgraduates with an up-to-date overview of key areas in developmental psychology, written by world-leading researchers. The wide range of topics covered reflects the diversity of approaches and themes in 21st century developmental psychology." - Margaret Harris, Editor of British Journal of Developmental Psychology

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