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Looking Forward to Childhood and Adolescence


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PreliminariesPart I Studying Human Development over the Lifespan 1. Lifespan Developmental Psychology 2. The Science of Lifespan Development: Goals, Theories and Methodology 3. In the Beginning: Hereditary, Prenatal Development & Birth In a NutshellPart II Infancy: From Birth to Age 2 4. Infancy: Physical, Cognitive, Perceptual and Neurocognitive Development 5. Infancy: Social, Emotional and Personality Development In a NutshellPart III The Preschool Period: From Age 2 to 6 6. Toddlers: Cognitive, Social and Personality Development in the Context of Language Acquisition 7. Preschoolers: New Directions in Physical, Neurocognitive, Emotional and Social Development from Age 2 to 6 In a NutshellPart IV Middle Childhood: Age 6 to Age 12 8. Middle Childhood: Social and Personality Development 9. Middle Childhood: Physical, Neurobiological, Cognitive and Emotional Development in the Context of Schooling In a NutshellPart V The Adolescent Phase 10. Adolescence: Physical, Emotional and Sexual Development in the Context of Biological Puberty 11. Adolescence: Cognitive, Personality and Moral Development 12. Adolescence: Social, Personality and Relationship Development with Parents, Peers and Dating Partners In a NutshellGlossaryReferencesIndex

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Candida Peterson, PhD, FASSA, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, where she presently teaches courses on child and adolescent development, human development, and adulthood and ageing. She has authored, either solely or in collaboration with others, more than a dozen books, 25 book chapters, and over 75 articles in prestigious journals. Her distinguished research contributions, and her national and international academic leadership, have been recognized through a number of honours and awards, including her election as Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and as member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for the Study of Behavior Development.

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