Child development and personality

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Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1979, Vol 24(9), 726. Reviews the book, Child development and personality (5th ed.) by Paul Henry Mussen, John Janeway Conger, and Jerome Kagan (1979). In the fifth edition of this well-known text, the authors have, as in previous editions, attempted to present a balanced view of the psychological, social, and biological influences on personality, social, and cognitive development at each stage of development from prenatal life through adolescence. The text is appropriate for introductory courses in child or developmental psychology. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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