This book is the first to synthesise this exciting new area for undergraduates. Taking a topic–based approach, it emphasises the social contexts of development and the developmental aspects of social reasoning and social behaviour. Topical events and contemporary social issues are integrated into the text to emphasise the connections between research and the real world. The book provides a unique synthesis of literatures in developmental and social psychology from North America, Europe and Australasia.
2. Social Life and Infancy.
3. Attachment to Others.
4. Family and Peers.
5. The Development of Gender.
6. Language Development I: Origins and Course.
7. Language Development II: Social Dimensions of Acquisition and Use.
8. The Development of Non–verbal Communication.
9. Social Cognition I: Understanding the Social World.
10. Social Cognition II: Social Reasoning and Societal Knowledge.
11. Social Cognition III: Social Interaction and Cognitive Development.
12. The Development of Aggression.
13. The Development of Prosocial Behaviour.
14. Moral Development.
15. Adolescence I: Transitions.
16. Adolescence II: Entering the Adult World.
17. Adolescence III: Problems.
18. Adulthood I: Development, Relationships and Roles.
19. Adulthood II: Middle Age and the Later Years.