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Introducing Child Psychology is for all those who want to find out what psychology can tell us about the nature and development of children. Assuming no prior knowledge, it is designed to suit students of psychology at school or university, those training to work with children in a variety of different professional roles, or general readers who are interested in what makes a child 'tick'. The book begins with an explanation of the aims and principles of child psychology as a scientific discipline, and describes the methods used to obtain knowledge about children. It then goes on to present the major topics of development that have been investigated by psychologists, paying particular attention to the most recent research findings. Throughout, psychological knowledge is consistently related to practical issues, showing what psychology has to offer in real-life situations involving children.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631216278
ISBN-10: 0631216278
Format: Hardback
(261mm x 189mm x 30mm)
Pages: 408
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - H. Rudolph Schaffer

H.Rudolph Schaffer is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and has written extensively on various aspects of developmental psychology. His books include Mothering (1977), The Childs Entry Into A Social World (1984), Making Decisions About Children (Blackwell Publishing, Second Edition, 1998) and Social Development (Blackwell Publishing, 1996). He is also the editor of the journal Social Development.

Books By Author H. Rudolph Schaffer

Introducing Child Psychology by H. Rudolph Schaffer

Introducing Child Psychology

Paperback, August 2003
Making Decisions About Children by H. Rudolph Schaffer

Making Decisions About Children

Paperback, March 1998
Social Development by H. Rudolph Schaffer

Social Development

Paperback, October 1996