The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology, Two-volume Set

Philip David Zelazo
Pub date
Apr 2013
Oxford Library of Psychology
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Research in developmental psychology-which examines the history, origins, and causes of behavior and age-related changes in behavior-seeks to construct a complex, multi-level characterization of behavior as it unfolds across a range of time scales, from the milliseconds of reaction time to the days and weeks of childhood, the decades of the human lifespan, and even beyond, to multiple generations. Behavior, in this view, is embedded within what is essentially a dynamic system of relations extending deep within individuals. Thorough and engaging, The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology explores the impact of this research on what is now known about psychological development, from birth to biological maturity, and it highlights the extent to which the most cutting-edge developmental science reflects a new kind of intellectual synthesis: one that reveals how cultural, social, cognitive, neural, and molecular processes work together to yield human behavior and changes in human behavior. With insightful contributions from more than 50 of the world's leading developmental scientists, these two volumes will serve as an influential and informed text for students and as an authoritative desk reference for years to come.


1. Developmental Psychology: A New Synthesis
Philip David Zelazo
2. History of Research in Developmental Psychology
W. Andrew Collins and Willard W. Hartup
3. Research Design and Methods: Towards a Cumulative Developmental Science
J. Steven Reznick
4. Biological Development: Theoretical Approaches, Techniques, and Key Findings
Robert Lickliter
5. Behavioral Genetics, Genetics, and Epigenetics
David Moore
6. Postnatal Brain Development
Julie C. Markant and Kathleen M. Thomas
7. Sex and Sex Differences
Melissa Hines
8. Sensitive Periods in Visual Development
Daphne Maurer and Terri L. Lewis
9. Perceptual-motor Relations in Obvious and Non-obvious Domains: A History and Review
Mark A. Schmuckler
10. Visual Development
Janette Atkinson and Oliver Braddick
11. Auditory and Musical Development
Laurel J Trainor and Chao He
12. Development of Face Processing Ability in Childhood
Kang Lee, Paul C. Quinn, Olivier Pascalis, and Alan Slater
13. Object Perception
Scott P. Johnson
14. The Development of Reaching Actions
Geert Savelsbergh, John van der Kamp, and Margot van Wersmerskerken
15. The Road to Walking: What Learning to Walk Tells Us About Development
Karen E. Adolph and Scott Robinson
16. Cognitive Development: On Overview
David F. Bjorklund
17. Computational Models in Developmental Psychology
Thomas R. Shultz
18. Memory
Patricia J. Bauer
19. Concepts in Development
Susan A. Gelman
20. Spatial Development
Nora S. Newcombe, David H. Uttal, and Megan Sauter
21. Categorization
David H. Rakison and Chris A. Lawson
22. Causality
Alison Gopnik
23. Imitation: Social, Cognitive, and Theoretical Perspectives
Andrew N. Meltzoff and Rebecca A. Williamson
24. Development of Attentional Networks
M. Rosario Rueda and Michael I. Posner
25. Executive Function
Stephanie M. Carlson, Philip David Zelazo, and Susan Faja
26. Reasoning
Deanna Kuhn
27. The History of Intelligence: New Spectacles for Developmental Psychology
James R. Flynn and Clancy Blair
28. Imagination
Marjorie Taylor
29. Moral Development: The Social Domain Theory View
Judith G. Smetana
30. From Coo to Code: A Brief Story of Language Development
Julia Parish-Morris, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, and Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek
31. Speech Perception in Infancy: A Foundation for Language Acquisition
Janet F. Werker and Judit Gervain
32. Syntax Acquisition
Jill de Villiers and Peter de Villiers
33. Gesture's Role in Learning and Development
Susan Goldin-Meadow and Martha W. Alibali
34. Symbols and Symbolic Thought
Tara Callaghan
1. Developmental Psychology: A New Synthesis
Philip David Zelazo
2. Personality and Emotional Development: Overview
Nathan A. Fox, Bethany C. Reeb-Sutherland, and Kathryn A. Degnan
3. The Development of Stress Reactivity: A Neurobiological Perspective
Megan R. Gunnar and Adriana M. Herrera
4. The Development of Emotion Regulation: Integrating Normative and Individual Differences through Developmental Neuroscience
Marc D. Lewis
5. The Developing Moralities: A Cognitive Neuroscience Approach
R. J. R. Blair
6. The Structure of Temperament and Personality Traits: A Developmental Perspective
Rebecca L. Shiner and Colin G. DeYoung
7. Temperamental Contributions to Inhibited and Uninhibited Profiles
Jerome Kagan
8. Social Development
Carol S. Dweck
9. Attachment Theory and Research: Precis and Prospect
Ross A. Thompson
10. A Neural Networks, Information Processing Model of Joint Attention and Social-Cognitive Development
Peter Mundy
11. Peer Relationships in Childhood
Kenneth H. Rubin, Julie C. Bowker, Kristina L. McDonald, and Melissa Menzer
12. Play
Anthony D. Pellegrini
13. Prosocial Development
Nancy Eisenberg, Tracy L. Spinrad, and Amanda S. Morris
14. Gender Development During Childhood
Campbell Leaper
15. Self-conceptualizing in Development
Philippe Rochat
16. Theory of Mind: Self-Reflection and Social Understanding
Janet Wilde Astington and Claire Hughes
17. Sociocultural Contexts of Development
Mary Gauvain
18. An Overview of Developmental Psychopathology
Dante Cicchetti
19. Modularity and Developmental Disorders
Michael S. C. Thomas, Harry R. M. Purser, and Fiona M. Richardson
20. Aggression and Anti-Social Behavior: A Developmental Perspective
Jean R. Seguin
21. The Social Environment and the Development of Psychopathology
Kirby Deater-Deckard
22. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Towards a Developmental Synthesis
Edmund J S Sonuga-Barke
23. Risk and Resilience in Development
Ann S. Masten

About the author: 

Philip David Zelazo, Ph.D., is the Nancy M. and John E. Lindahl Professor at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota.

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