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A Student's Guide To Developmental Psychology

RRP $460.99

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This major new undergraduate textbook provides students with everything they need when studying developmental psychology.

Guiding students through the key topics, the book provides both an overview of traditional research and theory as well as an insight into the latest research findings and techniques. Taking a chronological approach, the key milestones from birth to adolescence are highlighted and clear links between changes in behaviour and developments in brain activity are made. Each chapter also highlights both typical and atypical developments, as well as discussing and contrasting the effects of genetic and environmental factors.

The book contains a wealth of pedagogical features to help students engage with the material, including:

  • Learning objectives for every chapter

  • Key term definitions

  • Over 100 colour illustrations

  • Chapter summaries

  • Further reading

  • Suggested essay questions.

A Student's Guide to Developmental Psychology is supported by a companion website, featuring a range of helpful supplementary resources including exclusive video clips to illustrate key developmental concepts.

This book is essential reading for all undergraduate students of developmental psychology. It will also be of interest to those in education, healthcare and other subjects requiring an up-to-date and accessible overview of child development.


Development In Infancy

RRP $511.99

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The fifth edition of this topically-organized introduction to infancy provides a comprehensive overview of infant development with a strong theoretical and research base. The authors goal is to help readers gain a clear understanding of infant development and the related issues and problems that will most likely be the focus of significant advances in the future.

The new edition reflects the enormous changes that have occurred in infant development over the past decade. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised to reflect the field s current thinking and research emphasizing work from the 21st century, although the most classic references have also been retained. All aspects of infant development are reviewed including contextual, methodological, neurological, physical, perceptual, cognitive, communicative, emotional, and social development. With the addition of new co-author Martha Arterberry, this edition, features a more accessible style and enhanced pedagogical program, making this edition an ideal text in classes at all levels, undergraduate and graduate, as well as in various disciplinary contexts.

This extensively revised edition features a number of changes:

New co-author, Martha Arterberry, added a number of new pedagogical tools and rewrote certain sections making the book attractive to students from diverse academic backgrounds.
Enhanced pedagogical program including the addition of orienting questions at the beginning of each chapter and boldfaced key terms when first introduced and listed at the end of the chapter and defined in the end of text glossary to help facilitate understanding and learning.
Two new boxes in each chapter Science in Translation illustrating applied issues and Set for Life illustrating the significance of infancy for later functioning.
A greater emphasis on practical applications and social policy.
Many more graphs, tables, and photos that explain important concepts and findings.
Literature reviews that are thoroughly updated to reflect contemporary research.
All new Instructor and student resources area available on the book s website.

Intended for beginning graduate or advanced undergraduate courses on infant (and toddler) development or infancy or early child development taught in departments of psychology, human development & family studies, education, sociology, social work, and anthropology, this book also appeals to social service providers, policy makers, and clergy who work with community institutions.


Development And The Law

RRP $257.99

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A gap has long existed between construction professionals (such as architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, mechanical and electrical engineers, environmental consultants and others) and the property development process. The underlying development structures, expressed in terms of legal obligation and accountability, are all too little understood. This practical guide by a highly experienced lawyer identifies the role of the professional in its wider context, and looks beyond their relationship with their immediate employer. This encourages them to appreciate the concerns and interests of people such a joint venture partners, bankers, funders, landowners with an interest is the outcome, and tenants. The development professional needs to understand the pattern or web of relationships between a variety of principals, both in terms of contractual obligation and duty of care.


Black Sheep Caught In A Cobweb

RRP $27.50

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"Normal families make fewer enemies, but dysfunctional families make better memories."

Mirabelle Pereira shares twenty vignettes featuring her family, which has caught the attention of law enforcement and airport authorities around the globe (but you'll have to read part two of her memoirs to learn why, which is coming soon).

In each anecdote, self-assuredness is suppressed by unfortunate circumstances leading to both humiliation and epiphany.

Disclaimer: The reader must not take themselves too seriously as this could lead to the author being potentially put in a home in the countryside.

Join Pereira on a humorous and unforgettable ride that celebrates the confusion and dysfunction of a large family in a self-deprecating manner in Black Sheep Caught in a Cobweb.


Mathematical Modelling For Sustainable Development

RRP $35.00

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Many people are convinced that Sustainable Development and Mathematics are completely unrelated. Sustainable Development, in its role of a value laden imperative for polluting and over-consuming societies, seems to be totally unconnected to mathematical reasoning and ignorant of the values behind its symbols. Still, they are not only connected: they need each other. Mathematics needs Sustainable Development. When science was gradually reinvented in European medieval societies, it was legitimised as contributing to the disclosure of God s divine creation. The conflicts that emerged became well known as a result of the clash between Galileo and the Church. Science found a new legitimacy through recognition that it was a powerful force against superstition. In the Enlightenment the argument was pushed forward by attributing Progress to the advancement of science: science could produce a better world by promoting rationality. In our modern society, science has become intimately linked to technology. Science for its own sake unfortunately rarely has positive outcomes in terms of research grant applications. Meanwhile, science and technology, and the progress they are supposed to produce, meet with wide scale scepticism. We all know of the current global problems: climate change, resource depletion, a thinning ozone layer, space debris, declining biodiversity, malnutrition, dying ecosystems, global inequity, and the risk of unprecedented nuclear wars. Science has to engage with these problems or lose its legitimacy."



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