Child Development

Child Development : Through Time and Transition

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For freshman/sophmore courses in Child Development and Developmental Psychology (including adolescence) at two and four year schools taught in psychology, human ecology, human development, and early childhood education.To bring to life the colorful, fascinating and sometimes puzzling process of developmental psychology, this text uses the lives of famous individuals to illustrate development in action and introduce each chapter's content. Through an analysis of the young lives of these individuals, students will come to understand how heredity and environment interact to mold development.Two main themes flow throughout the text: The child within his or her culture and the child within the family. Using these themes this text covers the main theories, research and applications of developmental psychology and illustrates how society, culture and the family interact with heredity to shape physical, cognitive, and social development. An engaging writing style, lots of solid practical information and interesting examples grab the student's interest and further illuminate this subject.
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  • Hardback | 616 pages
  • 215.9 x 271.78 x 22.86mm | 1,338.09g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0131316818
  • 9780131316812

Table of contents

1. The Study of the Child. Studying Children. Child Psychologists in the Context of Their Times. Studying Human Development Today. Above All, Do No Harm: The Ethics of Research.2. Theories of Child Development. Biological Theories. Psychoanalytic Theories. Family Systems Theory: Biology plus Psychoanalysis. Behavioral Theories: Objective Psychology. Cognitive Theory: Comprehending the World.3. Prenatal Development. Conception to Birth. Heredity: The Genetic Transmission of Traits. The Environment and Prenatal Development. The Nature-Nurture Debate.4. Physical Development in Infancy. Getting Born. The Neonate. Physical Development. Perceptual Development.5. Cognitive Development in Infancy. Cognition in Infancy. Infant Memory. Infant Communication.6. Social and Emotional Development in Infancy. Becoming Attached. The Development of Self-Awareness and Personality. Emotional Development and Socialization.7. The Physical World of Early Childhood. The Growing, Changing Baby. Motor Activity. Health and Development.8. Cognitive Development In Early Childhood. Thinking in Early Childhood. Information Processing. Language Development. Early Childhood Education Programs.9. Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood. Development of the Self. The Child in the Family. The Self-Controlled Child. Childhood Friendships.10. The Physical World of Middle Childhood. Physical Growth and Development. Health and Safety in Middle Childhood. Motor Activity and Development. Stress and Coping.11. The Cognitive World of Middle Childhood. Cognitive Development. Information Processing. Intelligence. Cognitive Development and the School Experience.12. Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood. A Sense of Self in Middle Childhood. Family Life and Its Effect on Development. Child Maltreatment. Disorders of Middle Childhood.13. Physical Development in Adolescence. The Physical Changes of Puberty. Health Concerns of Adolescence. Adolescent Sexuality.14. Cognitive Development in Adolescence. Jean Piaget and Formal Operations. Information Processing. Moral Development. Educating the Adolescent.15. Psychosocial Development in Adolescence. Self-Concept in Adoloscence. The Adolescent in the Family. The Social World of Adolescence. The Bridge to Adulthood.Glossary. References. Credits. Name Index. Subject Index.
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