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Essays in Developmental Psychology

Series Editor: Claire Hughes, Michelle Ellefson

Essays in Developmental Psychology is designed to meet the need for rapid publication of brief volumes in developmental psychology.

The series defines developmental psychology in its broadest terms and covers such topics as social development, cognitive development, developmental neuropsychology and neuroscience, language development, learning difficulties, developmental psychopathology and applied issues.

Each volume in the series makes a conceptual contribution to the topic by reviewing and synthesizing the existing research literature, by advancing theory in the area, or by some combination of these missions.

Authors in this series provide an overview of their own highly successful research program, but they also include an assessment of current knowledge and identification of possible future trends in research.

Each book is a self-contained unit supplying the advanced reader with a coherent review of important research as well as its context, theoretical grounding and implications.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 20 results in Essays in Developmental Psychology
  1. Social Understanding and Social Lives

    From Toddlerhood through to the Transition to School

    By Claire Hughes

    Series: Essays in Developmental Psychology

    Winner of the British Psychological Society Book Award (Academic Monograph category) 2013! Over the past thirty years, researchers have documented a remarkable growth in children’s social understanding between toddlerhood and the early school years. However, it is still unclear why some children’s...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Psychology Press

  2. Reading Acquisition and Developmental Dyslexia

    By Liliane Sprenger-Charolles, Pascale Colé, Willy Serniclaes

    Series: Essays in Developmental Psychology

    Most studies on reading have been conducted with English-speaking subjects. It is crucial to also examine studies conducted in different languages, in order to highlight which aspects of reading acquisition and dyslexia appear to be language-specific, and which are universal. Reading Acquisition...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Psychology Press

  3. Children's Knowledge, Beliefs and Feelings about Nations and National Groups

    By Martyn Barrett

    Series: Essays in Developmental Psychology

    This book provides a state-of-the-art account of how people's subjective sense of national identity, and attitudes towards countries and national groups, develop through the course of childhood and adolescence. It offers a comprehensive review of the research which has been conducted into: ....

    Published January 14th 2013 by Psychology Press

  4. Young Children's Thinking about Biological World

    By Giyoo Hatano, Kayoko Inagaki

    Series: Essays in Developmental Psychology

    Presents research on the topic of young children's naive biology, examining such theoretical issues as processes, conditions and mechanisms in conceptual development using the development of biological understanding as the target case....

    Published November 28th 2012 by Psychology Press

  5. The Resilience of Language

    What Gesture Creation in Deaf Children Can Tell Us About How All Children Learn Language

    By Susan Goldin-Meadow

    Series: Essays in Developmental Psychology

    Imagine a child who has never seen or heard any language at all. Would such a child be able to invent a language on her own? Despite what one might guess, the children described in this book make it clear that the answer to this question is 'yes'. The children are congenitally deaf and cannot learn...

    Published April 5th 2005 by Psychology Press

  6. Language Development and Social Interaction in Blind Children

    By Miguel Perez-Pereira, Gina Conti-Ramsden

    Series: Essays in Developmental Psychology

    This book provides an up-to-date account of blind children's developing communicative abilities with particular emphasis on social cognition and language acquisition from infancy to early school age. It purports to foster dialogue between those interested in the study of typically developing...

    Published September 9th 1999 by Psychology Press

  7. The Foundation of Literacy

    The Child's Acquisition of the Alphabetic Principle

    By Brian Byrne

    Series: Essays in Developmental Psychology

    This monograph brings together important research that the author and his colleagues at the University of New England have been conducting into the early stages of reading development, and makes a valuable contribution to the debate about literacy education. It should appeal to a broad audience...

    Published February 23rd 1998 by Psychology Press

  8. Security of Attachment and the Social Development of Cognition

    By Elizabeth Meins

    Series: Essays in Developmental Psychology

    Security of Attachment and the Social Development of Cognition investigates how children's security of attachment in infancy is related to various aspects of their cognitive development over the preschool years. The book thus constitutes an ambitious attempt to build bridges between the domains of...

    Published June 30th 1997 by Psychology Press

  9. Knowing Children

    Experiments in Conversation and Cognition

    By Michael Siegal

    Series: Essays in Developmental Psychology

    It has often been maintained that young children's knowledge is limited to perceptual appearances. In this "preoperational" stage of development, there are profound conceptual limitations in that they have little understanding of numerical and causal relations and are incapable of insight into the...

    Published May 9th 1997 by Psychology Press

  10. Parenting Behaviour and Children's Cognitive Development

    By Sara Meadows

    Series: Essays in Developmental Psychology

    The association between parents' behaviour and children's cognitive development is at the meeting place of several prominent theories of psychological development and a range of complex methodological and conceptual issues. On the one hand there are theories which argue that the impetus of...

    Published October 7th 1996 by Psychology Press

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Social Brain in Adolescence
    By Eveline Crone
    To Be Published July 14th 2015
  2. Poetry Out Loud and Learning to Read
    By Kate Prentice, Usha Claire Goswami
    To Be Published October 31st 2015
  3. Imitation
    By Meredith Gattis
    To Be Published November 30th 2015
  4. Learning About Objects in Infancy
    By Amy Needham
    To Be Published November 30th 2015

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