Child and Adolescent Development by Joanne Hardman

Child and Adolescent Development

EditorJoanne Hardman

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Child and Adolescent Development introduces entry-level students of Developmental Psychology to the psychological aspects of a child's development with specific application to the South African environment featuring local case studies and examples, as well as South African research. The book adopts a socio-cultural perspective to development, deriving theoretically from the work of Vygotsky and Luria. This is particularly useful in the South African context as it focuses on how the socio-cultural context shapes (and is shaped by) the child's developing cognitive functions. Thebook also focuses on developing students' cognitive skills by building conceptual bridges and using accessible language.

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Joanne Hardman is Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town.
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Title:Child and Adolescent DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0 inPublished:January 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195999797

ISBN - 13:9780195999792

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Theoretical overview1. Understanding human development2. Theories of developmentPart 2: Stages of development3. Prenatal (0-2 yrs)4. Infancy5. Early childhood development6. Middle childhood7. AdolescencePart 3: Contextualising contemporary themes in childhood development8. Children and childhood in South Africa9. Career development10. Poverty alleviation11. Children and violence12. Children and health