Cambridge University Press | ISBN: 978 0521651172 | 08/09/2005 | English | 684 pages | PDF | 10 MB
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development is a definitive, accessible and up-to-date account of all aspects of child development. Written by an international team of leading experts, it adopts an interdisciplinary approach covering topics that range from neonatal development to education, encompassing pediatrics, neuroscience, theories and research methods, physical development, social development, cognitive development, psychopathology and parenting. The contributors also look at cultural issues, sex differences and the history of child development.
The combination of comprehensive coverage, clear, jargon-free style and user-friendly format will ensure this book is essential reading for students, researchers, health care professionals, social workers, education professionals, parents and anyone interested in the welfare of children. Features include: • Foreword by Jerome Bruner • Comprehensive coverage • Extensive glossary • Biographies of key figures • Companion website, http://www.cambridge.org/hopkins • Clear, user-friendly format
Brian Hopkins is co-author of Crying as a Sign, a Symptom, and a Signal (Cambridge, 2000).
|“||‘… an excellent handbook, and can be recommended to all academic libraries catering for courses in psychology, education or social care.’ Reference Reviews
‘The authors include many of the leading people in the field, the quality of the writing is generally high, the text is mostly free of obfuscating jargon and mangy of the chapters are very interesting as well as informative. These add up to a set of considerable strengths, and there is much of value to be found in the wide-ranging accounts of different aspects of child development.’ Times Higher Education Supplement
About the Author
Ronald G. Barr is the Canada Research Chair in Community Child Health Research at the University of British Columbia and Professor of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC.
George F. Michel is a Professor of Psychology at University of North Carolina, Greenboro. He is co-author of two books on developmental psychobiology and Editor-in-Chief of Developmental Psychobiology (the official journal of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology),
Philippe Rochat is Professor of Psychology at Emory University. In addition to numerous research articles, he is the editor of The Self in Infancy (1995); Early Social Cognition (1999), and the author of The Infant’s World (2001).