In my view, development is best understood as a fusion of biological, social and psychological processes interacting in the unique medium of human culture. I have thus tried to show not only the role each of these factors plays but also how they interact in diverse cultural context to yield this striking similarities and important differences in individual children’s development because development involves transformations that take place overtime. I have adopted a chronological approach in our presentation. I begin with conception and trace the sequence of developmental changes from that instant in to infancy, childhood and adolescence.
The Contents includes:
• Scientific Study of Behaviour • Factors in Development • Physical and Motor Development • Socialization • Learning and Perception • Emotions and Motivation • Language • Cognitive Stage • Intelligence • Social Behaviour•MoralDevelopment • Personality • Self • Adolescence • The Child, Home, School & Peer Group
• Appendix : The Nursery School • Glossary • Selected Bibliography