Child Development: Its Nature and Course
Sophisticated, articulate, contextual, and solidly based in research, DeHart, Sroufe and Cooper provide a coherent and captivating introduction to the multifaceted world of child development, its theories, its themes, and contexts. The fourth edition features the most current research and theoretical findings available, and includes the trademark vignettes about three children who students follow throughout the text. The text emphasizes diversity, a balance between research and applications, and coverage of the latest developments within the discipline.
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The Nature of Development
THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON DEVELOPMENT
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