Children and Their Development

Children and Their Development

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Demonstrates how research translates into practice. Reflecting the way scientists conduct research on children's development, Children and Their Development is organized topically, showing readers the way researchers actually study the discipline. The book's unique and effective pedagogy focuses on practice through its accessible writing, modular format, and application-based features. It explores the theory, research, and application of modern child development from conception through adolescence. Author Robert V. Kail is a well-known and respected research in the field of child development. Children and Their Development can be sold as a standalone, or packaged with Pearson's latest technologies: MyPsychLab. MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Kail program. Engaging activities and assessment provide a teaching and learning system that help students become scientific thinkers. With MyPsychLab, students can watch videos on psychological research and participate in virtual classic experiments. Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience- for you and your students. It: Personalized Learning with MyPsychLab: MyPsychLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Engaging Pedagogically-Driven Design: An effective pedagogy promotes students' learning. For examples, Learning Objectives in each chapter correspond to chapter summary materials. Explore Research and Theory: Fundamental developmental issues are used as a foundation for students' learning of research and theory in child development. Student learn how developmental science draws on many complementary research methods, each of which contributes uniquely to scientific progress. Understand Culture and Development: Students are shown how the findings from child-development research can improve children's lives. Support Instructors: Video embedded PowerPoints, MyTest, clicker questions, and an instructor's manual provide instructors with extensive materials to supplement the text. Note: this is the standalone book, if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below: 0134081501 / 9780134081502 Children and Their Development Plus NEW MyPsychLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133595684 / 9780133595680 Children and Their Development 0205206514 / 9780205206513 NEW MyPsychLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card
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Product details

  • Hardback | 592 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.86 x 25.4mm | 1,383.45g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • 0133595684
  • 9780133595680

About Robert V. Kail

Robert V. Kail is Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. His undergraduate degree is from Ohio Wesleyan University, and his Ph.D. is from the University of Michigan. Kail is editor of Child Development Perspectives and the editor emeritus of Psychological Science. 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 of the Association for Psychological Science. He has also written Scientific Writing for Psychology: Lessons in Clarity and Style. His research focuses on cognitive development during childhood and adolescence. Away from the office, he enjoys photography and working out. His Web site is: http://www2.psych.purdue.edu/~rk/home.html
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Table of contents

In This Section: I) Brief Table of Contents II)Detailed Table of Contents I) Brief Table of Contents Chapter 1. The Science of Child Development Chapter 2. Genetic Bases of Child Development Chapter 3. Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn Chapter 4. Growth and Health Chapter 5. Perceptual and Motor Development Chapter 6. Theories of Cognitive Development Chapter 7. Cognitive Processes and Academic Skills Chapter 8. Intelligence and Individual Differences in Cognition Chapter 9. Language and Communication Chapter 10. Emotional Development Chapter 11. Understanding Self and Others Chapter 12. Moral Understanding and Behavior Chapter 13. Gender and Development Chapter 14. Family Relationships Chapter 15. Influences Beyond the Family II) Detailed Table of Contents Chapter 1. The Science of Child Development 1.1 Setting The Stage 1.2 Foundational Theories Of Child Development 1.3 Themes In Child-Development Research 1.4 Doing Child-Development Research Chapter 2. Genetic Bases of Child Development 2.1 Mechanisms Of Heredity 2.2 Heredity, Environment, And Development Chapter 3. Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn 3.1 From Conception To Birth 3.2 Influences On Prenatal Development 3.3 Happy Birthday! 3.4 The Newborn Chapter 4. Growth and Health 4.1 Physical Growth 4.2 Challenges To Healthy Growth 4.3 The Developing Nervous System Chapter 5. Perceptual and Motor Development 5.1 Basic Sensory And Perceptual Processes 5.2 Complex Perceptual And Attentional Processes 5.3 Motor Development Chapter 6. Theories of Cognitive Development 6.1 Setting The Stage: Piaget's Theory 6.2 Modern Theories Of Cognitive Development 6.3 Understanding In Core Domains Chapter 7. Cognitive Processes and Academic Skills 7.1 Memory 7.2 Problem Solving 7.3 Academic Skills Chapter 8. Intelligence and Individual Differences in Cognition 8.1 What Is Intelligence? 8.2 Measuring Intelligence 8.3 Special Children, Special Needs Chapter 9. Language and Communication 9.1 The Road To Speech 9.2 Learning The Meanings Of Words 9.3 Speaking In Sentences 9.4 Using Language To Communicate Chapter 10. Emotional Development 10.1 Emerging Emotions 10.2 Temperament 10.3 Attachment Chapter 11. Understanding Self and Others 11.1 Who Am I? Self-Concept 11.2 Self-Esteem 11.3 Understanding Others Chapter 12. Moral Understanding and Behavior 12.1 Self-Control 12.2 Reasoning About Moral Issues 12.3 Helping Others 12.4 Aggression Chapter 13. Gender and Development 13.1 Gender Stereotypes 13.2 Differences Related To Gender 13.3 Gender Identity 13.4 Gender Roles In Transition Chapter 14. Family Relationships 14.1 Parenting 14.2 The Changing Family 14.3 Brothers And Sisters 14.4 Maltreatment: Parent-Child Relationships Gone Awry Chapter 15. Influences Beyond the Family 15.1 Peers 15.2 Electronic Media 15.3 Institutional Influences
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