Table of Contents

Introduction: Developmental Psychology Lecture Videos
1. RESEARCH IN CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

Section 1: Physical development
2. GENES AND THE ENVIORNMENT
3. PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT, BIRTH AND THE NEWBORN
4. HEALTHY GROWTH AND NUTRITION
5. NEUROLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

Section 2: Cognitive development
6. PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT
7. LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
8. THEORIES OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
9. INTELLIGENCE AND SKILLS TESTING
10. MEMORY AND ACADEMIC SKILLS

Section 3: Social Development
11. EMOTIONS, TEMPERAMENT, AND ATTACHMENT
12. PARENTING
13. SELF-CONCEPT AND MORALITY
14. SIBLINGS, PEERS, AND GROUPS
15. MEDIA AND CULTURAL EFFECTS


This site is the companion website to your Child Psychology Primer [link to Paperback or Kindle edition]. The primer covers the basics of child psychology and provides just the bare essentials: the key concepts, methods, and findings that you simply have to know. This site takes things to the next level, by providing helpful links to my lecture videos, the latest in cutting-edge research, as well as applications to what you read about in the book. You also will find some a few embarrassing pictures of me as a child, links to student contributed examples, and a few reflective surveys and quizzes designed to solidify your learning.

This primer is a living document, we are always looking to make it even more useful to you, so please comment below with any thoughts, suggestions for additions, or typos (in the book or here).

The Author, Dr. George Hollich, is an award-winning Teacher and Researcher in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. Dr. Hollich received the University’s 2014 Charles B. Murphy Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence and the Class of 1922 Outstanding Innovation in Helping Students Learn Award. His published research is on child language acquisition, including how infants perceive speech, learn words and come to understand the meaning of grammar. Dr. Hollich was the recipient of the 2006 International Society on Infant Studies Distinguished Early Career Contribution Award and the 2007 Boyd McCandless Award given by Division 7 of APA to recognize “a young scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to the dissemination of developmental science.

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