Table of contents for Understanding human development : biological, social, and psychological processes from conception to adult life / Stephanie Thornton.


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Theoretical background * PART 1: BIRTH TO 18 MONTHS: FROM CONCEPTION TO PERSON * The development of the brain * The development of perception, inference and understanding * Becoming a social being * The development of personality in infancy and childhood * PART 2: LEARNING TO THINK: FROM INFANCY TO ADOLESCENCE * Language * Reasoning and understanding * Storing and retrieving information * Knowing about knowing * Applying intelligence * PART 3: MASTERING SOCIAL RELATIONS: FROM INFANCY TO ADOLESCENCE * Developing a theory of mind * The development of personality * Social interactions through childhood * The development of moral reasoning * PART 4: ENGAGING THE EVERYDAY WORLD * School and the 'real' world * Understanding politics and economics * Health, illness and death * PART 5: EXPLAINING DEVELOPMENT * Why does development happen? * Conclusion
Theoretical background * PART 1: BIRTH TO 18 MONTHS: FROM CONCEPTION TO PERSON * The development of the brain * The development of perception, inference and understanding * Becoming a social being * The development of personality in infancy and childhood * PART 2: LEARNING TO THINK: FROM INFANCY TO ADOLESCENCE * Language * Reasoning and understanding * Storing and retrieving information * Knowing about knowing * Applying intelligence * PART 3: MASTERING SOCIAL RELATIONS: FROM INFANCY TO ADOLESCENCE * Developing a theory of mind * The development of personality * Social interactions through childhood * The development of moral reasoning * PART 4: ENGAGING THE EVERYDAY WORLD * School and the 'real' world * Understanding politics and economics * Health, illness and death * PART 5: EXPLAINING DEVELOPMENT * Why does development happen? * Conclusion



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Child development.
Developmental psychology.