This chronologically organized introduction to child and adolescent development introduces students to the theories, research, and applications of the field. Illustrating both the commonalties and diversities of our contemporary multicultural society, it shows the immediate relevance of the subject matter to everyday life. Exceptionally user-friendly, it features a variety of pedagogical tools that make the field of development engaging and accessible-including practical, take-home information that students can use now and in the future.
- Hardback | 574 pages
- 218.44 x 279.4 x 27.94mm | 1,587.57g
- 01 Jul 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 2nd edition
Table of contents
I. BEGINNINGS. 1. An Introduction to Child Development. An Orientation to Child Development. Theoretical Perspectives. Research Methods.2. The Start of Life: Genetics and Prenatal Development. Heredity. The Interaction of Heredity and Environment. Prenatal Growth and Change.3. Birth and the Newborn Infant. Birth. Birth Complications. The Competent Newborn.II. INFANCY. 4. Physical Development in Infancy. Growth and Stability. Motor Development. The Development of the Senses.5. Cognitive Development in Infancy. Piaget's Approach to Cognitive Development. Information-Processing Approaches to Cognitive Development. The Roots of Language.6. Social and Personality Development in Infancy. Forming the Roots of Sociability. Forging Relationships. Differences among Infants.III. THE PRESCHOOL YEARS. 7. Physical Development in the Preschool Years. Physical Growth. Health and Wellness. Motor Development.8. Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years. Intellectual Development. The Growth of Language. Schooling and Society.9. Social and Personality Development in the Preschool Years. Forming a Sense of Self. Preschoolers' Social Lives. Moral Development and Aggression.IV. MIDDLE CHILDHOOD. 10. Physical Development in Middle Childhood. The Growing Body. Motor Development and Safety. Children with Special Needs.11. Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood. Intellectual and Language Development. Schooling: The Three Rs (and More) of Middle Childhood. Intelligence: Determining Individual Strengths.12. Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood. The Developing Self. Relationships: Building Friendship in Middle Childhood. Family Life.V. ADOLESCENCE. 13. Physical Development in Adolescence. Physical Maturation. Stress and Coping. Threats to Adolescents' Well-Being.14. Cognitive Development in Adolescence. Intellectual Development. Moral Development. School Performance and Cognitive Development. Picking an Occupation: Choosing Life's Work.15. Social and Personality Development in Adolescence. Identity: Asking "Who Am I?" Relationships: Family and Friends. Dating, Sexual Behavior, and Teenage Pregnancy.Glossary. References. Acknowledgements. Name Index. Subject Index.
About Robert S. Feldman
ROBERT S. FELDMAN is a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he is Director of Undergraduate Studies and recipient of the College Outstanding Teacher Award. He was educated as an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, from which he graduated with High Honors, and received a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.Among his more than 100 books, chapters, articles, and presentations, he has written Development Across the Life Span, edited Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Children (Springer-Verlag), Applications of Nonverbal Behavioral Theory and Research (Erlbaum), and coedited Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior (Cambridge University Press). He is the recipient of grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of the Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research, which have supported his research on the development of nonverbal behavior in children. A past Fulbright lecturer and research scholar, he is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and American Psychological Society.During the course of nearly two decades as a college instructor, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, Virginia Commonwealth University, in addition to the University of Massachusetts.Professor Feldman is an avid, if not particularly accomplished, pianist, and an excellent cook, despite his children's aversion to his experimentation with exotic cuisine. He lives with his three children and wife, a psychologist, in Amherst, Massachusetts, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range.