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January 2, 1954

Developmental Psychology

JAMA. 1954;154(1):97. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940350099036

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A detailed outline of the changes that take place in human beings from conception to death is the principal content of this volume. In an easy and interesting style the entire developmental process is outlined for each age. Though this is essentially a treatise on psychology and the emotional and social changes accompanying each life period, there is also a brief but reasonably complete description of the changes in physical structure and functions that underlie the changes in psychological development.

After an introduction entitled "Growth and Decline," the general plan of the book is developed in chapters entitled "How Life Begins," "Infancy," "Babyhood," "Early Childhood," "Late Childhood," "Puberty," "Early Adolescence," "Late Adolescence," "The 'Mature' Adult," "Adulthood," and "Old Age." Within each of these physical development, motor skills, emotions, social behavior, interests, religious attitudes and behavior, sex interests and behavior, moral behavior, family relationships, and personality are discussed. Constant reference is

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