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Even for those of you that aren't psychologically minded!
on 8 November 2000
This book is ideal for those people that haven't got a clue what child development is all about, and/or those that need further grounding on it.
The first few chapters build up a little background knowledge to psychology in general and the history of child delevopment, so those of you that know relatively nothing aren't thrown in at the deep end.
It is both comprehendible and quite easy to read. Jargon is explained and psychological models are illustrated clearly and plainly. It lacks nothing. All areas are covered in sufficient depth and reference to interesting research has been included to keep your attention focused.
All in all; worth buying.
Other relevant reads:
Child Developement: Laura Berk
The Blackwell reader in development: Slater and Muirer