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Deconstructing developmental psychology

Deconstructing developmental psychology

Author: Erica Burman
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Erica Burman interrogates the assumptions and practices surrounding the psychology of child development, providing a critical evaluation of the role and contribution of developmental psychology within social practice.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erica Burman
ISBN: 9780415395618 0415395615 9780415395625 0415395623 0203946162 9780203946169 9781280971297 1280971290
OCLC Number: 85862513
Description: x, 356 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Origins --
Researching infancy --
Attributing sociality --
Discourses of the child --
Models and muddles : dilemmas of childhood --
Familiar assumptions --
Bonds of love, dilemmas of attachment --
Involving fathers --
Language talk --
Discourses of caregiving talk --
Language and power in developmental research --
Piaget, Vygotsky, and developmental psychology --
Child-centred education : shifts and continuities --
Morality and the goals of development.
Responsibility: Erica Burman.
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