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Current Issues in Developmental Psychology

Biopsychological Perspectives

  • A. F. Kalverboer
  • M. L. Genta
  • J. B. Hopkins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Hanuš Papoušek, Mechthild Papoušek, Lynne S. Koester
    Pages 27-51
  3. Albert Gramsbergen
    Pages 75-106
  4. Geert Savelsbergh, Raymond Wimmers, John Van Der Kamp, Keith Davids
    Pages 107-136
  5. Giuliana Giovanelli, Alessandra Sansavini, Alessandra Farneti
    Pages 137-159
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-190

About this book


This volume contains a number of contributions, which concern basic issues in the field of brain-behavioural development in the human, especially with regard to the young child. They have been written by distinguished scientists, active in this field, who have all been participating in an Erasmus teachers exchange program, entitled 'Biopsychology of Development' (ICP-NL-3026/14). This volume is the product of this cooperation. The book is intended for scientists in this and related fields as well as for graduate students and advanced undergraduates, as a means of updating their knowledge about human brain-behaviour development. It offers a contemporary review, methodologically and theoretically, of some basic issues in early human brain-behaviour development. Attention is paid to normal development and also to deviance as exemplified by discussions on child abuse and on early development of preterms and children of deaf mothers. For the title of the book we have choosen for the term 'Developmental Psychology' with as a subtitle 'biopsychological perspectives' in order to express our interest in the basic requirements in the organism for an optimal adaptation during ontogeny as well as in the mechanisms underlying maladaptive behaviour. The term may indicate that we are not just focusing on 'higher brain functions' which would be suggested by the term 'Developmental Neuropsychology' . Further, it is meant to express our interest in the integrated study of normal and deviant development, without a particular focus on abnormality, which would be suggested by the term 'Developmental Psychopathology'.


attention attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) biology development developmental psychology neuropsychology perception psychology visual attention

Editors and affiliations

  • A. F. Kalverboer
    • 1
  • M. L. Genta
    • 2
  • J. B. Hopkins
    • 3
  1. 1.Experimental Clinical PsychologyState University of GroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Developmental PsychologyUniversity of BolognaItaly
  3. 3.Developmental PsychologyUniversity of LancasterUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Current Issues in Developmental Psychology
  • Book Subtitle Biopsychological Perspectives
  • Editors A.F. Kalverboer
    M.L. Genta
    J.B. Hopkins
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-5902-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-7923-5983-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-4507-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 190
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology, general
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