Book Title: Developmental Psychology: A Canadian Perspective

Author: Dinesh Ramoo

Book Description: This book introduces you to the basic concepts of developmental psychology from a lifespan perspective. It presents development as a lifelong process that can be understood from physical, cognitive, and psychosocial dimensions. It also incorporates information relevant to the Canadian context with ideas derived from indigenous knowledge and experiences. In each chapter, up-to-date research findings describe and explain biological, psychological, and social development across the life course. Research is presented in an accessible and engaging manner that allows students to situate their own experience within the lifespan view of psychology.

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This textbook begins with a comprehensive review of the major theoretical approaches that shape our understanding of development from conception to death. What is the difference between chronological age and social age? What is the difference between a generation and a life stage? How do differences in life experiences with respect to cultural and economic resources shape development? How do genes and environments interact to influence development? Do people change or remain the same across the life course? The theoretical approaches that address these big picture questions carry through the textbook as themes that guide empirical research on processes of development.

This book introduces you to the basic concepts of developmental psychology from a lifespan perspective. It presents development as a lifelong process that can be understood from physical, cognitive, and psychosocial dimensions. It also incorporates information relevant to the Canadian context with ideas derived from indigenous knowledge and experiences. In each chapter, up-to-date research findings describe and explain biological, psychological, and social development across the life course. Research is presented in an accessible and engaging manner that allows students to situate their own experience within the lifespan view of psychology. In each chapter, up-to-date research findings describe and explain biological, psychological, and social development across the life course. Research is presented in an accessible and engaging manner that allows students to situate their own experience within the lifespan view of psychology.

This open textbook, Developmental Psychology – A Canadian Perspective, by Dinesh Ramoo (Brandon University) is an adaptation of Lifespan Development – A Psychological Perspective by Martha Lally and Suzanne Valentine-French, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This version was built from the adoption for PSYC 333 Fundamentals of Lifespan Development by Erin Barker at Concordia University, Montreal. Erin Barker’s adoption included H5P activities to which Dinesh Ramoo added further activities. Dinesh Ramoo’s adoption was supported by Campus Manitoba.

Author

Dinesh Ramoo

Subject

Child, developmental and lifespan psychology

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Title
Developmental Psychology: A Canadian Perspective
Author
Dinesh Ramoo
Editor
Jessica Antony
Primary Subject
Child, developmental and lifespan psychology
Institution
Brandon University
Publisher
Campus Manitoba
Publication Date
August 15, 2022
Ebook ISBN
978-1-7777612-9-5