Child Development: Perspectives in Developmental Psychology

4 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780195432985: Child Development: Perspectives in Developmental Psychology
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The first of its kind in Canada, Child Development: Perspectives in Developmental Psychology is a new topical introduction to child development, focusing on the psychological development of infants and children, with some treatment of adolescents. Written by Canadian professor M.D. Rutherford, the text covers all of the classic areas of developmental psychology, including a historical look at developmental psychology, important theories and methods (past and present), perceptual development, cognitive development, language development, moral development, and social development.

In addition, the text provides a comprehensive introduction that places a greater emphasis, although not an exclusive one, on evolutionary perspectives, drawing parallels and contrasts with an evolutionary perspective on developmental psychology, highlighting research that is consistent with what is known about evolution by natural selection.

Unique to this text is a critical discussion deconstructing the 'nature versus nurture' question in developmental psychology. Although the question is a classic question, dating back to the earliest writings about human development, our current thinking about development makes the 'nature versus nurture' question unanswerable: nature and nurture necessarily work together in development. As M.D. Rutherford states, 'Without genes there is nothing that develops, and without the necessary environmental input, there is nothing that develops; every person and every trait of every person is a result of a genetic and environmental interaction'.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


Dr. M.D. Rutherford is Canada research chair in social perceptual development and associate professor in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University.

Review:

"I view this textbook as better than the competitors. I'm excited about the overall organization and treatment. . . . The author raises studies, research, points with a reason-the book takes research seriously. One advantage of the book is that it is completely unlike any other introductory
book for developmental psychology."

--Ori Friedman, University of Waterloo

"Child Development: Perspectives in Developmental Psychology discusses the most recent research on cognitive, social, and gender development and makes it clear that the current state of developmental psychology is no longer whether some ability is shaped by nature or nurture, but rather how it
is shaped jointly by both . . . I am really excited about this textbook."

--FangFang Li, University of Lethbridge

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rutherford, M. D.
Published by Oxford University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0195432983 ISBN 13: 9780195432985
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110195432983

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Rutherford, M. D.
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195432983 ISBN 13: 9780195432985
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0195432983 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0977843

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

M. D. Rutherford
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2011)
ISBN 10: 0195432983 ISBN 13: 9780195432985
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0195432983

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 62.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

M. D. Rutherford
Published by Oxford University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0195432983 ISBN 13: 9780195432985
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0195432983

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 77.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Rutherford, M. D.
ISBN 10: 0195432983 ISBN 13: 9780195432985
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VU-9780195432985

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 107.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

M. D. Rutherford
Published by Oxford University Press, Canada, Canada (2011)
ISBN 10: 0195432983 ISBN 13: 9780195432985
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, Canada, Canada, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The first of its kind in Canada, Child Development: Perspectives in Developmental Psychology is a new topical introduction to child development, focusing on the psychological development of infants and children, with some treatment of adolescents. Written by Canadian professor M.D. Rutherford, the text covers all of the classic areas of developmental psychology, including a historical look at developmental psychology, important theories and methods (past and present), perceptual development, cognitive development, language development, moral development, and social development. In addition, the text provides a comprehensive introduction that places a greater emphasis, although not an exclusive one, on evolutionary perspectives, drawing parallels and contrasts with an evolutionary perspective on developmental psychology, highlighting research that is consistent with what is known about evolution by natural selection. Unique to this text is a critical discussion deconstructing the nature versus nurture question in developmental psychology. Although the question is a classic question, dating back to the earliest writings about human development, our current thinking about development makes the nature versus nurture question unanswerable: nature and nurture necessarily work together in development. As M.D. Rutherford states, Without genes there is nothing that develops, and without the necessary environmental input, there is nothing that develops; every person and every trait of every person is a result of a genetic and environmental interaction . Seller Inventory # BZV9780195432985

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 144.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

M. D. Rutherford
Published by Oxford University Press, Canada, Canada (2011)
ISBN 10: 0195432983 ISBN 13: 9780195432985
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, Canada, Canada, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The first of its kind in Canada, Child Development: Perspectives in Developmental Psychology is a new topical introduction to child development, focusing on the psychological development of infants and children, with some treatment of adolescents. Written by Canadian professor M.D. Rutherford, the text covers all of the classic areas of developmental psychology, including a historical look at developmental psychology, important theories and methods (past and present), perceptual development, cognitive development, language development, moral development, and social development. In addition, the text provides a comprehensive introduction that places a greater emphasis, although not an exclusive one, on evolutionary perspectives, drawing parallels and contrasts with an evolutionary perspective on developmental psychology, highlighting research that is consistent with what is known about evolution by natural selection. Unique to this text is a critical discussion deconstructing the nature versus nurture question in developmental psychology. Although the question is a classic question, dating back to the earliest writings about human development, our current thinking about development makes the nature versus nurture question unanswerable: nature and nurture necessarily work together in development. As M.D. Rutherford states, Without genes there is nothing that develops, and without the necessary environmental input, there is nothing that develops; every person and every trait of every person is a result of a genetic and environmental interaction . Seller Inventory # BZV9780195432985

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 151.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Rutherford, M. D.
Published by Oxford Univ Pr (2011)
ISBN 10: 0195432983 ISBN 13: 9780195432985
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 514 pages. 11.00x8.75x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk0195432983

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 177.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

M. D. Rutherford
Published by Oxford University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0195432983 ISBN 13: 9780195432985
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0195432983n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 326.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds