Informative rather than analytical

How the Child’s Mind Develops (3rd edn) by David Cohen (Routledge; Pb £19.99) reviewed by Anita Cleare.

If you are looking for an overview of key issues and ideas in developmental psychology, How the Child’s Mind Develops is a great choice. This is an immensely readable book that covers huge ground in a level of detail ideal for those with a professional or academic interest in children but without deep knowledge of cognitive development theories.

Cohen kicks off with a pithy summary of the methodological difficulties in studying developmental psychology. How can we research babies’

 

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