In this entirely revised and updated edition, Burman’s Deconstructing Developmental Psychology, 3rd Edition, (PDF) interrogates the assumptions and practices around the psychology of child development, offering a critical evaluation of the role and contribution of developmental psychology within social practice.
After the second edition was published, there have been many major changes. This ebook addresses how changes in advanced capitalism have produced new understandings of children and a new (and more corrective) range of institutional responses to children. It connects with the paradoxes of childhood in an age when young adults are more and more economically dependent on their families and in a political context of increased insecurity. The new edition includes the latest review of developments in psychological theory (in attachment, theory of mind, evolutionary psychology, cultural-historical approaches), along with updating and reflecting upon the changed focus on fathers and fathering. It provides new perspectives on the connections between Piaget and Vygotsky and now links much more closely with discussions from the sociology of childhood and critical educational research. Coverage has been extended to include more material on child rights debates, and a new chapter addresses practice dilemmas around child protection, which connects even more with the “raced” and gendered effects of current policies involving children.
This accessible and engaging textbook provides key resources to inform better professional practice in education, social work, and health contexts. It provides critical insights into the politics and procedures that have shaped developmental psychological knowledge. It will be significant reading for anyone working with children or related to policies around children and families. It will also be of interest to students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across a range of practitioner and professional groups, in addition to parents and policymakers.
NOTE: This sale only includes the ebook Deconstructing Developmental Psychology 3e in PDF. Access codes NOT included.