Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | November 11, 2014

byUsha Goswami

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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 ofself-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 explainswhy children develop as they do and how society can further optimize their development through the adolescent years. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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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 ofself-understanding. Exploring childhood lea...

Usha Goswami is currently Professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, and Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education at Cambridge. She has received a number of career awards, including the British Psychology Society's Spearman Medal (1992) and President's Award (2011); the Aspen Brain For...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.31 inPublished:November 11, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199646597

ISBN - 13:9780199646593

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1. Babies and what they know2. Learning about the outside world3. Learning language4. Friendships, famillies, pretend play and the imagination5. Going to school6. The learning brain7. Theories and neurobiology of developmentFurther readingIndex