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Essential Psychology: A Core Textbook offers both the specialist and non-specialist Psychology student the perfect companion at an affordable price. It represents a fresh alternative to the range of expensive, American-oriented titles on the market that are full of topics you need but also many you don’t need on your course. Written by a UK team of authors, it spans 18 accessibly-sized chapters but concentrates on the six fundamental topic areas that are taught at introductory level in the UK – Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology & The Psychology of Individual Differences – batching them into sections of 3 chapters each. The textbook is: stylish and presented in full colorhas an abundance of learning features to ...

How We Grow and Change: Developmental Psychology
How we grow and change: Developmental psychology

The transformation from gurgling and gurning baby to thinking and feeling adult is something that never ceases to amaze. Watch a baby and you can't help but wonder how we change from the unknowing, wriggling infant to being aware of our surroundings and ourselves. Developmental psychology looks at the changes that individuals go though during their lives. It is often thought of as child psychology because much of the research has focused on children, but this view would be misleading because psychologists are actually interested in how we develop ‘from the cradle to the grave’. In fact, modern scientific techniques mean that we can track development even before the cradle and ...

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