An Introduction to Child Development
- Thomas Keenan - Niagara College
- Subhadra Evans - Deakin University, Australia
Child Development | Developmental Psychology
Thoroughly updated, An Introduction to Child Development, Second Edition offers readers a comprehensive survey of the main areas of child development, from infancy to adolescence. Like the First Edition, the text equips students with an appreciation of critical issues in the field in a readily accessible format. Author Thomas Keenan and Subhadra Evans provide a balanced coverage of topics and theoretical perspectives.
Key Features of the Second Edition
- Includes more information on the biological foundations of development
- Contains new chapters on moral development and applied developmental psychology
- Incorporates enhanced pedagogy throughout the book
- Accompanied by a companion Web site with resources for both students and instructors
This introductory text is designed for students in psychology and related disciplines studying child development
This excellent book provides comprehensive coverage of topics in child development. It presents contemporary evidence in an authoritative and accessible way that draws the reader into this fascinating area from the outset. An essential companion for psychology and education-related courses
Leeds Metropolitan University
A very useful introduction to child development covering a range of important topics
Professor of Childhood, Development and Learning, The Open University
A clear and easily navigated introduction to the key areas of developmental psychology
Dr Sarah E Henderson
School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University
This is a useful general text which will be relevant to first year students, I like the way that recent research evidence is presented clearly and concisely.
This is a basic introduction to child development, but I am looking for something that discusses critical and contemporary issues relating to development.
A well written and structured texts covering the key concepts and theory. Provides a good overview with a strong theoretical focus which is often lacking for students
A very good introduction to Developmental Psychology. Well written and at a high scientific level.
I liked the layout. Are there Power Points available?
Did not provide the type of material I was looking for for the class that I am going to be teaching.
Very useful test your knowledge sections support students to acknowledge what they have read - and understood.
This book covers some of the key aspects of child development but would benefit from some illustrated examples to aid the students understanding
A good text for those who are new to child development. I have found that educators especially benefit from this easy to read text. The questions at the end of each unit are also helpful to reflect on the knowledge gained.
The Second Edition includes features including:
- learning points
- section & chapter summaries,
- end-of-chapter glossaries
- suggestions for further reading
- sample multiple choice questions
- sidebars featuring in depth discussions of key research findings or points of debate within the field of child development.
The text comes with a dedicated website with resources for both students and instructors.