Developing Difference

Paperback | January 3, 2014

byWendy Johnson

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Why do we develop differently? Where does our individuality come from? What do we inherit from our genes, and how does that engage with our environment in influencing our behaviour?

Developing Difference is the first book of its kind to draw developmental and individual differences psychology together to investigate these fascinating questions.

Key features:
* draws on neuroscience and psychology to integrate the evolutionary, genetic, social and behavioural aspects of how we become who we are
* integrates the very latest genetic research
* considers the unanswered questions that still face differential and developmental psychologists

Developing Difference is essential reading for students studying developmental psychology and individual differences.

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Why do we develop differently? Where does our individuality come from? What do we inherit from our genes, and how does that engage with our environment in influencing our behaviour?Developing Difference is the first book of its kind to draw developmental and individual differences psychology together to investigate these fascinating qu...

Wendy Johnson is Reader in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Her research focuses on individual differences and development of mental abilities and personality, emphasising transactions between genetic and environmental influences.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 11.1 × 6.27 × 0.7 inPublished:January 3, 2014Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230303447

ISBN - 13:9780230303447

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Table of Contents

1. The Importance of Individual Differences in Development2. Evolution

3. Brain Neuroanatomy and Genetics

4. Stress Response, Coping Capacity, and Resilience

5. Gestation: The Developmental Foundation

6. Infancy: Building a Brain

7. Childhood: Emerging as a Person

8. Adolescence: Transition to Physical Adulthood

9. Young Adult Development: Finding a Place in the World

10. Adult Development: Balancing Work and Family

11. Ageing and Longevity: Managing Decline

12. Conclusion: Historical Context