Children's Personal And Social Development

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-11-11
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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This is one of a series of four books which form part of The Open University course Child Development. The series provides a detailed and thorough undergraduate-level introduction to the central concepts, theories, current issues and research evidence in developmental psychology. Children's Personal and Social Development gives an up-to-date and accessible account of work addressing an area of psychological enquiry that has grown rapidly in recent years, namely the study of childrenrs"s personal and social development. Each of the chapters focuses on a specific key issue or topic, for example parenting or gender identity, and discusses associated theories and research. The chapters have been prepared by leading researchers in relevant fields and members of The Open University course team. Children's Personal and Social Development is a course text for the Open University course ED209.

Author Biography

Sharon Ding is Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at The Open University.

Karen Littleton is Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at The Open University.

Table of Contents

Foreword 6(1)
Introduction: children's personal and social development 7(4)
Sharon Ding
Parenting and attachment
John Oates
Charlie Lewis
Michael E. Lamb
Disturbed and disturbing behaviour
Martin Woodhead
Sinead Rhodes
John Oates
Children's interactions: siblings and peers
Karen Littleton
Dorothy Miell
The early development of identity
Dorothy Miell
Sharon Ding
Gender identity and the development of gender roles
Robin Banerjee
National identities in children and young people
Martyn Barrett
Young consumers
Ann Phoenix
Themes and issues
Karen Littleton
Acknowledgements 270(1)
Name index 271(3)
Subject index 274

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