Book published: Developmental Psychology: from Infancy to Adulthood
  • White, F. A., Hayes, B., & Livesey, D. (2009). Developmental psychology: From Infancy to adulthood (2nd Ed.). Sydney: Pearson Education Australia.

    Developmental Psychology: from Infancy to Adulthood, 2nd Edition, continues to bring together a balanced focus on Australian and international research contributions in developmental psychology. Students and lecturers alike will find this text addresses the issues of lifespan development in a rigorous and challenging way using a thematic rather than chronological approach.

    International and national research on graduate attributes consistently identifies critical thinking as one of the most important skills for psychology students. The inclusion of a new Critical Thinking Question feature at the end of each chapter is designed to encourage students in the development of this key skill. These questions help students develop the ability to engage in discussions on truth and validity and evaluate the relative importance of ideas and data.

    Students learn by doing, and this is encouraged through interactive features such as Quick Think Questions and Research Focus Boxes which engage them in group discussion and challenge them to delve into complex and cross-domain analysis of lifespan development