Life-Span Developmental Psychology

  • ID: 2240048
  • Book
  • 536 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Developmental Psychology examines human developmental processes and transitions in infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Renowned international contributors systematically present the theoretical paradigms and current methods relating to the many subfields of developmental psychology, including: the biological bases of development perceptual and motor development cognitive development communication and language development social development personality and emotional development moral development and wisdom developmental psychopathology This book?s critical viewpoint, broad coverage and emphasis on processes and dynamic interactions, rather than plain states and stages, will be of wide appeal to undergraduate students of developmental and educational psychology. It will also be highly relevant to postgraduate students and specialists in psychology and education requiring a comprehensive, up–to–data account of the various subfields of developmental psychology.
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History and Systems of Developmental Psychology (F. Weinert & S. Weinert).

The Growing and Aging Brain: Life–span Changes in Brain and Cognitive Functioning (M. van der Molen & K. Ridderinkhof).

Perceptual and Motor Development (G. Butterworth).

Communication and Language Development (J. Bernicot).

Cognitive Development (A. Demetriou).

Social Development (C. van Lieshout & W. Doise).

Morality, Wisdom and the Life–span (H. Haste, et al.).

The Development of Motivation (A. Fontaine).

Personality Development (D. Kohnstamm & I. Mervielde).

Developmental Psychopathology (C. Braet & L. Verhofstadt–Deneve).

Key Concepts: A Quick Reference.

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Andreas Demetriou born Andreas Panteli Demetriou on 15 August 1950) is a Greek Cypriot developmental psychologist and former Minister of Education and Culture of Cyprus. After graduating from Pancyprium Gymnasium, the oldest secondary school in Cyprus, he went to Thessaloniki, Greece, where he studied psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He received a PhD in psychology in 1983. He was a professor of Developmental Psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki until 1996. He then moved to the University of Cyprus, where he was a professor of psychology until he became the Minister of Education and Culture. Currently he is professor of psychology and President of the University of Nicosia Research Foundation. He is also President of the Pancyprian Association of Psychologists.
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