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Overview

A revision of our best selling,market leading,chronologically organized,sixteen chapter text which serves as an introduction to child development. The book covers theories and issues of child development,hereditary and environmental influences on development,prenatal development,the birth process as well as physical,health,cognitive,personality,and social development from infancy through adolescence. The text includes stories of Vicky and Jason,two children who the reader follows throughout the text. The seventh edition is extensively udpated to include not only the latest statistics,but the most recent research trends and finding in this rapidly evolving area of science study.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073531977
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/26/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

As a professor, Diane E. Papalia has taught thousands of undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her bachelor’s degree, majoring in psychology, from Vassar College and both her master’s degree in child development and family relations and her Ph.D. in life-span developmental psychology from West Virginia University. She has published numerous articles in such professional journals as Human Development, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, Sex Roles, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology and Journal of Gerontology. Most of these papers have dealt with her major research focus, cognitive development from childhood through old age.

Ruth Duskin Feldman is an award-winning writer and educator. With Diane E. Papalia and Sally Wendkos Olds, she coauthored the fourth and the seventh through the twelfth editions of Human Development and the eighth through the twelfth editions of A Child's World. She also is coauthor, with Dr. Papalia, Harvey Sterns and Cameron J. Camp, of Adult Development and Aging. A former teacher, she has developed educational materials for all levels from elementary school through college and has prepared ancillaries to accompany the Papalia-Olds books. She is author or coauthor of four books addressed to general readers, including Whatever Happened to the Quiz Kids? Perils and Profits of Growing Up Gifted. She has written for numerous newspapers and magazines and has lectured extensively and made national and local media appearances throughout the United States on education and gifted children. She received her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, where she was graduated with highest distinction and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

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Table of Contents

List of Boxes
Preface
Introduction: About a Child's World 1
Ch. 1 A Child's World: Theories, Issues, and Methods for Studying It 11
Ch. 2 Heredity and Environment 63
Ch. 3 Prenatal Development 101
Ch. 4 Birth and the Newborn Baby 135
Ch. 5 Physical Development and Health in Infancy and Toddlerhood 165
Ch. 6 Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood 207
Ch. 7 Personality and Social Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood 253
Ch. 8 Physical Development and Health in Early Childhood 303
Ch. 9 Cognitive Development in Early Childhood 337
Ch. 10 Personality and Social Development in Early Childhood 379
Ch. 11 Physical Development and Health in Middle Childhood 429
Ch. 12 Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood 457
Ch. 13 Personality and Social Development in Middle Childhood 505
Ch. 14 Physical Development and Health in Adolescence 551
Ch. 15 Cognitive Development in Adolescence 587
Ch. 16 Personality and Social Development in Adolescence 625
Bibliography B-0
Acknowledgments A-1
Indexes I-0
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