AUTHORS: Shaffer, David R. - ©2009
Why are some people outgoing while others are reserved? How can children from the same family be so different from one another? Discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions with SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT. Author David Shaffer’s balanced and engaging book features clearly written, current coverage that will help you understand the causes, processes, and complexities that underlie developmental change. With SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT, you will learn why biological and environmental factors—as well as contextual factors such as cross-cultural, familial, neighborhood, school, and peer-group influences—cause change in children. Armed with this knowledge, you will be able to develop effectively as a parent, teacher, nurse, pediatrician, psychologist—or in any other capacity where you influence the lives of developing children.
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