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What is Developmental Psychology?

Writing in their introduction to developmental psychology book, Alan Slater and Gavin Bremner define developmental-psychology as "The discipline that attempts to describe and explain the changes that occur over time in the thought, reasoning and functioning of a person due to biological, individual and environmental influences".

The authors note further that developmental psychology involves the study of children's development as well as the development of human behavior across the lifespan.

Learn About Developmental Psychology

George Mason University's Online Resources for Developmental Psychology, is an organized, accessible, and expert reviewed collection of useful websites for teaching and learning about human development.

All the links and information resources are arranged into categories for easy access. Namely:

  • Theories of Development
  • Developmental Research Methods
  • Prenatal Development & Birth
  • Social & Emotional Development
  • Cognitive Development & Intelligence
  • Language Development
  • Physical Development
  • Moral Development
  • Parenting & The Family
  • Education
  • Children With Special Needs
  • Adolescence
  • Adult Development & Aging
  • Death & Dying
  • Applied Issues
  • General Development Resources
  • Student Resources

  • Click Here To Access This Comprehensive Resource.

    Developmental Psychology Podcasts
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    Series of very informative podcasts taken from the lectures of Lori Markson from the University of Berkeley, California.

    The podcasts explore the development of children from birth to adolescence, in a wide range of areas including biological, cognitive, linguistic, social, and personality development. It also covers the effects of genes, experience, and social context on children's development.

    Click Here to access all the podcast lectures for free via iTunes.

    Recommended Reading

    An Introduction to Developmental-Psychology by Alan Slater & Gavin Bremner

    Book Description

    An Introduction to Developmental Psychology is a representative and authoritative 'state of the art' account of human development from conception to adolescence. The text is organised chronologically and also thematically and written by renowned experts in the field. This is a truly international account of theories, findings and issues in human development.

    See following link for more details:

    An Introduction to Developmental Psychology

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