Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

This Very Short Introduction provides an up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible guide to modern child psychology, from birth to early adolescence. Beginning with infancy, Usha Goswami considers the process of attachment and 'bonding', showing how secure attachments enable the development of self-understanding. Exploring childhood learning, ranging from aspects of language and thinking to cognitive reasoning, Goswami looks at how babies and toddlers
develop an understanding of the physical, biological, and social worlds, and develop complex abilities like language and morality.

Demonstrating how learning is shaped by the environments surrounding the child; at home, school, with peers, and in wider society, Goswami emphasizes the importance of childhood friendships and siblings for psychological development. Introducing the key theories in child psychology, Goswami explains why children develop as they do and how society can further optimize their development through the adolescent years.

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  • Format: Paperback | 152 pages
  • Dimensions: 114 x 174 x 8mm | 137g
  • Publication date: 16 Dec 2014
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations note: Approx 12 black and white illustrations; Approx 12 black and white illustrations
  • ISBN10: 0199646597
  • ISBN13: 9780199646593
  • Bestsellers rank: 23,689

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