Children and Their Development

Children and Their Development

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For undergraduate, Topically Organized courses in Child Development offered in departments of Psychology, Human Ecology, Education, Early Childhood Education, Nursing and Social Work.

Illustrating both the splendor of child development and the strides that researchers have made in understanding developmental psychology, this text presents the core research, theory and application of this field in a clear and engaging style. Written by a noted researcher in cognitive development using a modular format, students are encouraged to focus on the main concepts through the use of real case studies, outlines, objectives, study questions, special features and other pedagogical devices. Kail's approach ensures that students understand the key issues developmental psychologist's study today without overwhelming them with details. Students benefit from a text that is both research-oriented and accessible.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 506 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 25.4mm | 1,360.77g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130867659
  • 9780130867650

Table of contents

1. The Science of Child Development.

2. Genetic Bases of Child Development.

3. Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn.

4. Physical and Motor Development.

5. Sensory and Perceptual Development.

6. Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development.

7. Information-Processing Approaches to Cognitive Development.

8. Intelligence and Individual Differences in Cognition.

9. Language and Communication.

10. Emotional Development.

11. Understanding Self and Others.

12. Moral Understanding and Behavior.

13. Gender and Development.

14. Family Relationships.

15. Influences Beyond the Family.
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About Robert V. Kail

ROBERT V. KAIL is Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. His undergraduate degree is from Ohio Wesleyan University, and he received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Kail is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology and coeditor of Advances in Child Development and Behavior. He received the McCandless Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association, was named the Distinguished Sesquicentennial Alumnus in Psychology by Ohio Wesleyan University, and is a fellow in the American Psychological Society. His research interests are in the area of cognitive development and focus on the causes and consequences of developmental change in the speed of information processing. Kail has also written The Development of Memory in Children and, with John C Cavanaugh, Human Development: A Lifespan View. Away from the office, he enjoys flying, working out, playing soccer with his daughter, and watching his young adult sons on stage.
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