Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Child, Adolescent and Family Development

3rd Edition


  • Date Published: January 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107402164

£ 74.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Request inspection copy

Lecturers may request a copy of this title for inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • The third edition of Child, Adolescent and Family Development provides a comprehensive, readable study of human development from conception to adulthood. It explores the foundations of modern developmental thought, incorporating the latest in international research set within a cultural and historical context. Richly illustrated and enhanced by a range of practical teaching resources, this clear and engaging text is intended to reach students across a range of teaching, psychology, social science and health science disciplines. By employing a thematic approach within the chronologically ordered chapters, this text offers a systematic and intuitive structure for both learning and teaching. This new edition features a set of fully updated case studies that consider current trends and issues in developmental theory and practice, as well as end-of-chapter sections that address important stages in the family life cycle.

    • Incorporates the latest in international research and modern thinking about child and adolescent development
    • Richly illustrated, with a range of practical teaching resources
    • Offers a systematic, thematic approach within chronologically ordered chapters, ideal for teaching and learning
    • Features extensive companion website, which includes multiple-choice questions, observation activities, worksheets and an easy guide to research design and techniques
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: January 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107402164
    • length: 640 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.13kg
    • contains: 145 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Study of Human Development:
    1. Seeing children in context
    2. Concepts of development
    3. Theoretical foundations of child development
    Part II. Conception and Birth:
    4. Prenatal development
    5. Birth and the newborn child
    Part III. Infancy:
    6. Physical development in infancy
    7. Cognitive development in infancy
    8. Social and emotional development in infancy
    Part IV. Toddlerhood:
    9. Physical development of toddlers
    10. Cognitive development of toddlers
    11. Social and emotional development of toddlers
    Part V. The Pre-school Years:
    12. Physical development of pre-schoolers
    13. Cognitive development of pre-schoolers
    14. Social and emotional development of pre-schoolers
    Part VI. Middle Childhood:
    15. Physical development in middle childhood
    16. Cognitive development in middle childhood
    17. Social and emotional development in middle childhood
    Part VII. Adolescence:
    18. Adolescent physical development and health issues
    19. Cognitive development in adolescence
    20. Social and emotional development in adolescence
    Part VIII. Studying Human Development:
    21. Towards a life span perspective.

  • Resources for

    Child, Adolescent and Family Development

    Phillip T. Slee, Marilyn Campbell, Barbara Spears

    General Resources

    Find resources associated with this title

    Type Name Unlocked * Format Size

    Showing of

    Back to top

    This title is supported by one or more locked resources. Access to locked resources is granted exclusively by Cambridge University Press to lecturers whose faculty status has been verified. To gain access to locked resources, lecturers should sign in to or register for a Cambridge user account.

    Please use locked resources responsibly and exercise your professional discretion when choosing how you share these materials with your students. Other lecturers may wish to use locked resources for assessment purposes and their usefulness is undermined when the source files (for example, solution manuals or test banks) are shared online or via social networks.

    Supplementary resources are subject to copyright. Lecturers are permitted to view, print or download these resources for use in their teaching, but may not change them or use them for commercial gain.

    If you are having problems accessing these resources please contact

  • Authors

    Phillip T. Slee, Flinders University of South Australia

    Marilyn Campbell, Queensland University of Technology
    Dr Marilyn Campbell is a professor in the School of Learning and Professional Studies, Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology. She currently lectures in the Masters of Education program preparing teachers for school counselling and in the Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology program, preparing psychologists to work in a range of educational and developmental positions. Dr Campbell has worked as a teacher and psychologist in early childhood, primary and secondary schools. She has also been a teacher-librarian, school counsellor and supervisor of school counsellors. Her research interests are in behavioural and emotional problems in children and adolescents. Her recent work has included research into anxiety prevention and intervention, as well as the effects of bullying and especially cyberbullying in schools. She is the author of the Worrybusters series of books for anxious children.

    Barbara Spears, University of South Australia

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.