How Children Develop

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Macmillan, 2006 - Psychology - 635 pages
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In its first edition, this highly anticipated textbook for the topically-organized child development course provided a fresh, non-encyclopedic approach, offering the latest, straight-from-the-research understanding of child development without overwhelming the student with inessential detail.

The new edition brings those hallmark features forward, again providing a thoroughly contemporary, streamlined introduction to the study of child development that emphasizes fundamental principles, enduring themes, and important recent studies.  Student-friendly pedagogy, a new chapter on gender, and an enhanced media and supplements package further enrich this accessible, engaging, and informative text.
 

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Contents

An Introduction to Child Development
10
Prenatal Development and the Newborn Period
40
The Newborn Infant
70
Biology and Behavior
82
Brain Development
102
Chapter Summary
124
Theories of Cognitive Development
126
Piagets Theory
130
Ethnic Identity
436
The Family
452
Mothers Fathers and Siblings
468
Peer Relationships
492
Peers in Groups
508
Chapter Summary
528
Moral Development
530
Antisocial Tendencies
552

InformationProcessing Theories
144
CoreKnowledge Theories
156
Seeing Thinking and Doing in Infancy
168
Review
194
Chapter Summary
208
Development of Language and Symbol Use
210
Chapter Summary
252
Conceptual Development
254
Chapter Summary
290
Intelligence and Academic Achievement
292
IQ Scores as Predictors of Important Outcomes
302
Alternative Perspectives on Intelligence
314
Theories of Social Development
332
Review
349
Emotional Development
372
Individual Differences in Emotion and Its Regulation
391
Attachment to Others and Development of Self
412
Chapter Summary
568
Gender Development
570
Gender Comparisons
589
Conclusions
604
Children Play Active Roles in Their Own Development
610
Mechanisms of Developmental Change
616
The Sodocultural Context Shapes Development
621
ChildDevelopment Research Can Improve Childrens Lives
628
Glossary
639
257
10
275
28
335
34
References
51
Name Index NI1
97
610
101
Subject Index SI1
113
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Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Social Development, Arizona State University.

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