Developmental psychology manuals often adopt one of two approaches: one focusing on certain topics (physical, cognitive, affective, social, etc., development), the other following a chronological outline (infancy, childhood, adolescence). Both approaches, if undertaken strictly, entail problems. This volume implements a more detailed perspective that combines the two approaches, addressing each topic distinctly within each age group. This option is especially effective in offering a complete, up-to-date overview of the discipline. Third revised edition.
Contents: Introduction - Part One: Early Infancy - 1. The Prenatal Period and the Newborn - 2. Cognitive Development in Early Infancy - 3. Language Development in Early Infancy - 4. Development of the Self and Emotions in Early Infancy - 5. Social Development in Early Infancy - Part Two: Early Childhood - 6. Cognitive Development in Early Childhood - 7. Development of the Self, Emotions, and Morality in Early Childhood - 8. Social Development in Early Childhood - Part Three: Mid-Childhood - 9. Cognitive Development in Mid-Childhood - 10. Children Go to School - 11. Social Development in Mid-Childhood - Part Four: Adolescence - 12. Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence - 13. Social Development in Mid-Childhood - Bibliography - Index.
Anna Emilia Berti teaches Developmental Psychology in the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Bologna.
Anna Silvia Bombi teaches Developmental Psychology in the 2nd Faculty of Psychology of "La Sapienza" University in Rome.