Applied child study: a developmental approach
The importance of the development and upbringing of children has been recognized since the era of Plato. We have often used the study of children to help us better understand ourselves and our society. In this second edition, basic theories of learning and development are outlined and applied to dimensions of children's social, cognitive, and linguistic development. Pellegrini takes his readers through some of the main issues in studying development, and then introduces a range of research methods, such as observational methodology which can be used to describe typical behavior patterns of young children. The author also highlights the advantages and shortcomings of each approach; for example, how experimental research has benefits in the control achieved, but is also lacking in terms of ecological validity. Both qualitative (ethological and ethnographic) and quantitative (tests and experiments) methods of studying children are discussed, broadening the scope even further for those involved in child study.
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WHAT 15 DEVELOPMENTAL?
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