Exploring Developmental Psychology: Understanding Theory and Methods

Author Margaret Harris. Edition First. Publisher Sage. Pages 360. Price £70.00/£24.99. ISBN 9781412903349/3356.

May 22, 2008

Here, Margaret Harris has challenged the usual format of textbooks and readers. Her book contains two introductory chapters, and these are followed by four further lengthy chapters that each contain three or four published articles. Most of the pages contain one or more short annotations/comments about the research article. As is written in the preface, students who want to read original articles often find this type of commentary extremely useful. Given the prevalent moan about "they don't read journals like they did in my day", this book is to be very much welcomed.

Who is it for? Undergraduates and postgraduates interested in developmental psychology.

Presentation - Black and white, but lively use of formatting.

Would you recommend it? Much more useful than a conventional reader; the articles could provide topics for discussion in seminars.

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

James Fryer illustration (27 July 2017)

It is not Luddism to be cautious about destroying an academic publishing industry that has served us well, says Marilyn Deegan

Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

Hand squeezing stress ball
Working 55 hours per week, the loss of research periods, slashed pensions, increased bureaucracy, tiny budgets and declining standards have finally forced Michael Edwards out
Kayaker and jet skiiers

Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia

hole in ground

‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns