Volume 37 of the Advances in Child Development and Behavior series includes 8 chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in developmental and educational psychology.

A wide array of topics are discussed in detail, including the role of dyadic communication in infant social-cognitive development; space, number and the atypically developing brain; development from a behavioral genetics perspective; nonhuman primate studies of individual differences in pathways of lifespan development; the development of autobiographical memory: origins and consequences; the maturation of cognitive control and the adolescent brain; the developmental origin of naïve psychology; and children’s reasoning about traits. Each chapter provides in-depth discussions of various developmental psychology specializations. This volume serves as an invaluable resource for psychology researchers and advanced psychology students.

Key Features

*Goes in depth to address 10 different developmental and educational psychology topics *A necessary resource for both psychology researchers and students


Developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students.

Table of Contents

1. The role of dyadic communication in infant social-cognitive development 2. Space, Number and the Atypically Developing Brain: Insights From Studying Parietal Lobe Function in Fragile X and Autism 3. Development from a Behavioral Genetics Perspective 4. Nonhuman Primate Studies of Individual Differences in Pathways of Lifespan Development 5. The Development of Autobiographical Memory: Origins and Consequences 6. The Maturation of Cognitive Control and the Adolescent Brain 7. The Developmental Origin of Naïve Psychology 8. Children’s Reasoning About Traits


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About the editor

Patricia Bauer

Affiliations and Expertise

Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA