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Child Development

Myths and Misunderstandings

by Jean A. Mercer; Jean Mercer


'With its emphasis on critical thinking about child development, Mercer’s text is unique and timely…Mercer has done an admirable job in selecting and tackling the topics that she does' - Nancy Dye, Humboldt College

'A wonderful way to look more deeply into issues in child development' - Sarah Jane Anderson, Mount Ida College

In Child Development: Myths and Misunderstandings, intriguing vignettes and questions about children and families encourage readers to think critically about the logic of common beliefs and about the implications of relevant psychological research. It reviews 51 common beliefs or myths about child development and discusses their logic and whether there is good research evidence to support them.

Readers can use Child Development: Myths and Misunderstandings to learn how to tell child development facts from child development myths-on their own, in the classroom, or in association with 'distance learning' courses.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2010
ISBN-13 9781412956468
ISBN-10 1412956463
Class Copyright
Publisher SAGE Publications Incorporated
Subject Psychology
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 296
Shelf No. JV554