Child Psychology: A Contemporary View Point

Child Psychology: A Contemporary View Point

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By (author) Ross D. Parke, By (author) Mary Gauvain

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  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • Format: Hardback | 720 pages
  • Dimensions: 221mm x 274mm x 30mm | 1,678g
  • Publication date: 27 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 007338268X
  • ISBN 13: 9780073382685
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition

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This classic text once again provides a compelling topically-organized introduction to child development. Parke et al incorporate multiple perspectives in exploring the processes of child development. With recurring pedagogical features to ensure students see the interrelatedness of chapters and concepts and the chronological development of children, the authors have also taken care to further their student-friendly presentation by shortening the text in this edition. This has been accomplished without cutting the book's highly-regarded child psychopathology chapter.

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Ross D. Parke is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and director of the Center for Family Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He is a past President of Division 7, the Developmental Psychology Division, of the American Psychological Association, and in 1995 received the g. Stanley Hall Award from this APA division. Park was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1997. He is currently editor of the Journal of Family Psychology and has served as editor of Developmental Psychology and as associate editor of Child Development. Parke is author of Fatherhood; co-author of The Throwaway Father, with Armin Brott; and co-editor of Family-Peer Relationships: In Search of the Linkages, with Gary Ladd, Children in Time and Place, with Glen Elder and John Modell, and Exploring Family Relationships with other Social Contexts, with Sheppard Kellam. Parke's research has focused on early social relationships in infancy and childhood. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and is well known for his early work on the effects of punishment, aggression, and child abuse and for his work on the father's role in infancy and early childhood. His current work focuses on the link between family and peer social systems and on the impact of economic stress on families of diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Table of contents

1 Child Development: Themes, Theories, and Methods 2: Heredity and the Environment 3: Prenatal Development and Birth 4: Infancy: Sensation, Perception, and Learning 5: The Child's Growth: Brain, Body, Motor Skills and Sexual Maturation 6: Emotional Development and Attachment 7: Language and Communication 8: Cognitive Development: Piaget and Vygotsky 9: Cognitive Development: The Information-Processing 10: Intelligence and Achievement 11: The Family 12: Expanding the Social World: Peers and Friends 13: Gender Roles and Gender Differences 14: Morality, Altruism, and Aggression 15: Developmental Psychopathology