This second edition includes research on contemporary issues such as the effects of daycare, single parent families and the effects of poverty on child development. It explores the links between temperament and personality over the lifespan.
The second edition of this classic and renowned text retains the features of the previous edition with its comprehensive coverage of physical/cognitive development and social personality development for each stage of life. The book features exceptional coverage of lifespan across cultures and cross-ethnic research and also incorporates an expanded section on the biological explanations and theories of development. *Expanded section on biological explanations and theories of development *Increased emphasis on the emotional aspects of development *Expanded section on the theories of ageing *Includes new references and marginal thinking questions