Students attracted to both developmental psychology and social psychology often find that these have now become two almost independent disciplines.
However, increasing numbers of researchers have begun to forge stronger connections between them, and the result is the now rapidly expanding developmental social psychology.
This book is the first to synthesise this exciting new area for undergraduates.
Taking a topic-based approach, it emphasises the social contexts of development and the developmental aspects of social reasoning and social behaviour.
Topical events and contemporary social issues are integrated into the text to emphasise the connections between research and the real world.
The book provides a unique synthesis of literatures in developmental and social psychology from North America, Europe and Australasia.