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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Psychology is a fascinating subject for me, and this book deals specifically with child psychology, which is even better. Actually, the only reason I bought this textbook was because I took a class in ... Read full review

Contents

An Introduction to Child Development
2
Ways Is It Discontinuous?
13
Correlation and Causation
28
Prenatal Development and the Newborn Period
40
The First Sex Differences
46
The Newborn Infant
70
Biology and Behavior
82
Brain Development
102
Culture and Childrens Emotional Development
402
Chapter Summary
410
Attachment to Others and Development of Self
412
12
420
Ethnic Identity
436
In Review
449
The Family
452
13
458

3
107
Chapter Summary
124
Theories of Cognitive Development
126
Piagets Theory
130
Seeing Thinking and Doing in Infancy
168
Seeing Thinking and Doing in Infancy
182
Learning
194
Chapter Summary
208
Development of Language and Symbol
210
7
218
Chapter Summary
252
Conceptual Development
254
Time
280
Chapter Summary
290
Intelligence and Academic Achievement
295
IQ Scores as Predictors of Important Outcomes
302
Alternative Perspectives on Intelligence
314
Theories of Social Development
332
10
351
Emotional Development
372
11
381
Mothers Fathers and Siblings
468
Adolescents as Parents
474
Lesbian and Gay Parents
481
Peer Relationships
492
14
499
Peers in Groups
508
Chapter Summary
528
Moral Development
532
SchoolBased Interventions for Promoting Prosocial
554
The Fast Track Intervention
566
Chapter Summary
568
Review
588
Conclusions
604
The Sociocultural Context Shapes Development
621
Child Development Research Can Improve Childrens Lives
628
Glossary
1
15
9
References
51
Glossary
1
Subject Index
1
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