Originally published in 1984, this book is a developmental psychology text with substantial evolutionary and cross-cultural work. It presents cognitive developmental issues, as well as personality, social and socialization issues, with an emphasis on culture. It also includes education-related research, such as material on schools, reading, mathematics, and IQ.

Preface.  Acknowledgments.  1. Theories and Methods of Developmental Psychology  2. Evolution, Culture, and Socialization  3. Personality Development  4. Social Development  5. Cognitive Development and Social Cognition  6. Language, Intelligence, and Symbol Use  7. Socialization: Schools, Television, and Family  8. Recapitulation.  References.  Author Index.  Subject Index.