• RRP: £28.99
  • You Save: £0.20 (1%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Introducing Child Psychol... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Introducing Child Psychology Paperback – 9 Oct 2003

4.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
£28.79
£25.98 £3.10
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover


Frequently bought together

  • Introducing Child Psychology
  • +
  • Children's Minds
  • +
  • Introducing Child Psychology: A Practical Guide
Total price: £44.24
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Blackwell; Second ed. edition (9 Oct. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0631216286
  • ISBN-13: 978-0631216285
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 2.1 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 339,695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product description

Review

"This is a splendid book written with great clarity, it presents the core issues, ideas and evidence on the development of children, and captures the excitement of recent research. It raises the key questions that make the study of children so exciting, and is always judicious in its weighing of the evidence to answer them. A wonderful book accessible, enjoyable, and wise to be recommended for students at all levels and for teachers." Judy Dunn, Institute of Psychiatry, London <!––end––>

"This book provides an engaging, detailed and informative introduction to child psychology. Whilst obviously scholarly, the book is eminently accessible and readers should have no trouble in appreciating the different approaches to child psychology or in getting to grips with some of the more difficult concepts. The author himself states that children are fascinating and important and this is obvious throughout the text. Each chapter explores a specific area allowing the reader to develop real insight into the world of children. The judicious use of text boxes and insets helps clarify specific issues and points. This comprehensive book should prove to be indispensable to all readers who want to work with and understand children." Bernie Carter, Professor of Children′s Nursing, University of Central Lancashire

"This is an excellent introduction to the methods, theories and main concepts used by psychologists to describe our current systematic understanding of children and their development from conception to early adulthood. The treatment is comprehensive and crystal clear reflecting the author′s vast experience and authority in the field. Schaffer′s scientific rigour is matched with his fascination with and delight in children which illuminate every chapter. His measured conclusions will be invaluable to a wide range of professionals who work with and promote our understanding of children." Professor Charles Desforges, School of Education, University of Exeter

"Schaffer has written an accessible book which succinctly describes and evaluates concepts, perspectives, and research findings in child psychology and relates them to matters of practical importance in the care of children. It provides an excellent introduction for students new to the subject and to those embarking on university courses." Pamela Calder, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, South Bank University

"The book assumes no previous knowledge, but at the same time is rich and penetrating: its style is engaging, and research findings are reported clearly ... as well as communicating the excitement of the field as a whole ... The book is beautifully presented, and is a pleasure to use ... Introducing Child Psychology is a book to enjoy, and to recommend both to trainees and to experienced psychologists." Peter Appleton, Clinical Psychology

Synopsis

Introducing Child Psychology is for all those who want to find out what psychology can tell us about the nature and development of children. Assuming no prior knowledge, it is designed to suit students of psychology at school or university, those training to work with children in a variety of different professional roles, or general readers who are interested in what makes a child 'tick'. The book begins with an explanation of the aims and principles of child psychology as a scientific discipline, and describes the methods used to obtain knowledge about children. It then goes on to present the major topics of development that have been investigated by psychologists, paying particular attention to the most recent research findings. Throughout, psychological knowledge is consistently related to practical issues, showing what psychology has to offer in real-life situations involving children.

See all Product description


Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 18 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

12 September 2013
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
18 March 2018
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
14 April 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
27 April 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
21 May 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
23 July 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
8 August 2013
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
15 February 2013
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?