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Child development and the brain : an introduction

Author: Rob Abbott; Esther Burkitt
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This accessibly written book explores how increasing knowledge of neuroscience and advances in methods of investigation are changing our understanding of child development. Examining key aspects of development such as emotion, memory, learning, perception, and language, as well as brain structure and neurodevelopmental disorders,
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Abbott; Esther Burkitt
ISBN: 9781447307051 1447307054 9781447307044 1447307046
OCLC Number: 907161558
Description: viii, 166 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction;Beginnings and Basics;Developing Visual Perception;The Development of Thinking;Emotional Development;Language Development;The Learning Brain;Neurodevelopmental Disorders;The Future.
Responsibility: by Rob Abbott and Esther Burkitt.

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Packed full of images, case studies, reflection points, this accessibly written textbook is designed to introduce undergraduate students on social science courses to the science behind the brain.  Read more...

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"The editors stress some deficits in information and common misconceptions about the brain...helpful aspects of the volume include the use of boldface for terminology, a good glossary, and section Read more...

 
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