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Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Usha Goswami

November 2014

ISBN: 9780199646593

152 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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This Very Short Introduction tracks child development from birth to early adolescence. Exploring the process of attachment and psychological relationships, as well as methods of active learning, including language and reasoning, Usha Goshwami explains how children develop as they do and how we can understand developmental differences.

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This Very Short Introduction tracks child development from birth to early adolescence. Exploring the process of attachment and psychological relationships, as well as methods of active learning, including language and reasoning, Usha Goshwami explains how children develop as they do and how we can understand developmental differences.

  • Looks at cutting-edge research about child psychology and development
  • Incorporates information from various areas of psychology to demonstrate how children develop
  • Considers the influence of friendships, families, and the imagination
  • Explores how children learn in different ways, in relation to genetics and the workings of the brain
  • Explains how children develop self-awareness and an understanding of the physical, biological, and social worlds
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions - over six million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Usha Goswami, Professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience and Director, Centre for Neuroscience in Education, University of Cambridge, and Fellow, St John's College, Cambridge

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 Forum Senior Investigator Prize in Neuroeducation, New York Academy of Sciences; and the Norman Geschwind-Rodin Prize for dyslexia research from Sweden. Goswami has written and edited a number of textbooks on child psychology, and has also written books on reading development and reasoning by analogy. She is a Fellow of the British Academy.

Table of Contents

    1:Babies and what they know
    2:Learning about the outside world
    3:Learning language
    4:Friendships, famillies, pretend play and the imagination
    5:Going to school
    6:The learning brain
    7:Theories and neurobiology of development
    Further reading
    Index