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Overview

Help students understand how culture impacts development - and why it matters.

Through current research and examples from around the world, Arnett/Maynard’s Child Development provides students with a more accurate and practical understanding of how development works in the real world. Whether they travel the globe or remain in their home towns, students will benefit from being able to think culturally about human development and our culturally diverse and globalized world. New U.S. and international videos, shot in several countries, allow students to observe similarities and differences in human development across cultures.

MyDevelopmentLab is an integral part of the Arnett/Maynard program. Key learning applications include a personalized study plan, MyDevelopmentLab Video Series, and MyVirtualChild.

A better teaching and learning experience

The teaching and learning experience with this program helps to:

  • Personalize Learning – MyDevelopmentLab is online learning. MyDevelopmentLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors from course preparation to delivery and assessment.
  • Understand Culture and Diversity– Extensive cultural coverage is woven into the narrative and on vivid display in images.
  • Improve Critical Thinking – Students will learn to think critically about the influence of culture on development. Learning objectives, listed at the start of each chapter and within every section, help students better organize and understand the material.
  • Engage Students – Research and examples on the similarities and differences in child development across cultures will fascinate students.
  • Explore Research – Students are presented with current research and examples from around the world.
  • Support Instructors – All supplements were developed around the textbook’s carefully constructed learning objectives.

Child Development through Middle Childhood: A Cultural Approach is an abridged paperback version of Child Development: A Cultural Approach.

Click here to view a sample chapter! http://www.pearsonhighered.com/showcase/arnettmaynard/

020594972X / 9780205949724 Child Development Plus New MyDevelopmentLab with eText

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0205206522 / 9780205206520 NEW MyDevelopmentLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Well-Written and concepts are well explained. Cultural Approach is evident throughout.”

-Dr Wallace Smith, Union County College

“The writing style is engaging, especially in the opening stories and all concepts are clearly explained.”

-Colleen Fawcett, Palm Beach State College

“The writing style is engaging. It is straightforward, factual and descriptive without being overwhelming in the volume of concepts trying to be addressed. Sections connect to each other, using supporting features to link one to another. The author has gone out of the way to indicate where related concepts were discussed in previous chapters.”

-Carrie Dale, Eastern Illinois University

“Child Development: A Cultural Approach (chapter 7 only) provides the student with an overview of the development of children in middle childhood while comparing the development to children from other cultures and countries. The text is easy to read, making it easy for students to stay engaged and understand the content.”

-April Grace, Madisonville Community Colege

“I would seriously consider this book for my developmental psychology course which has as its focus birth through adolescence. This book appears to provide the element of culture which is absent from other text books.”

-Randolph Manning, Suffolk County Community College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205945986
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 11/5/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett is a Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He received his Ph.D. in developmental psychology in 1986 from the University of Virginia, and did 3 years of postdoctoral work at the University of Chicago. From 1992—1998 he was Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Missouri where he taught a 300-student life-span development course every semester. From 1998—2005 he was a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development at the University of Maryland. In the fall of 2005 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

His primary scholarly interest for the past 10 years has been in emerging adulthood. He coined the term, and has conducted research on emerging adults concerning a wide variety of topics, involving several different ethnic groups in American society. He is the editor of the Journal of Adolescent Research, and is on the Editorial Board of four other journals. He has published many theoretical and research papers on emerging adulthood in peer-reviewed journals, as well as the books Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach (2013, 5th edition, Pearson), and Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties (2004, Oxford University Press).

He lives in Worcester, Massachusetts, with his wife Lene Jensen and their twins, Miles and Paris. For more information on Dr. Arnett and his research, see www.jeffreyarnett.com.

Ashley E. Maynard is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she has been on the faculty since 2001. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology in 1999 from the University of California, Los Angeles and did two years of postdoctoral study in Anthropology and Cultural Psychology in the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA.

Her primary research interest since 1995 has been the impacts of cultural change at the macro-level, such as economic and sociodemographic shifts, on socialization and cognition in childhood. She also studies the development of teaching in childhood and sibling interactions. She works with her students in Mexico, Costa Rica, Switzerland, and Hawaii. She has won national awards for her research, including the James McKeen Cattell Award from the New York Academy of Sciences and the APA Division 7 (Developmental Psychology) Dissertation Award. She has published many articles on culture and human development in peer-reviewed journals, and an edited book Learning in Cultural Context: Family, Peers, and School (2005, Springer).

She lives, teaches, and writes in Honolulu, Hawaii. For more information on Dr. Maynard and her research, please see www.ashleymaynard.com.

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Table of Contents

In this Section:
1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents


BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: A Cultural Approach to Child Development

Chapter 2: Genetics and Prenatal Development

Chapter 3: Birth and the Newborn Child

Chapter 4: Infancy

Chapter 5: Toddlerhood

Chapter 6: Early Childhood

Chapter 7: Middle Childhood


FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: A Cultural Approach to Child Development

Section 1: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT TODAY AND ITS ORIGINS

Humanity Today: A Demographic Profile

Variations Across Countries

Variations Within Countries

The Origins of Human Diversity

Evolution and the Birth of Culture

Human Evolution and Human Development Today

Section 2: theories of Human Development

Classic Theories

Psychodynamic Theories

Behaviorism and Learning Theories

Constructivist Theories

Recent Theories

Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Theory

A Stage Model for This Book

Section 3: How We Study Human Development

The Scientific Study of Human Development

The Five Steps of the Scientific Method

Ethics in Human Development Research

Methods and Designs in Research

Research Methods

Research Designs

Summing Up

CULTURAL FOCUS: Incredible India!

HISTORICAL FOCUS: Ancient Conceptions of Human Development

RESEARCH FOCUS: Darwin’s Diary

Chapter 2: Genetics and Prenatal Development

Section 1: GENETIC INFLUENCES ON DEVELOPMENT

Genetic Basics

Genotype and Phenotype

The Sex Chromosomes

Genes and Environment in Human Development

Principles of Behavior Genetics

Gene—Environment Interactions: Epigenesis and Reaction Ranges

The Theory of Genotype ® Environment Effects

Genes and Individual Development

Sperm and Egg Formation

Conception

Section 2: PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT AND PRENATAL CARE

Prenatal Development

The Germinal Period (First 2 Weeks)

The Embryonic Period (Weeks 3—8)

The Fetal Period (Week 9—Birth)

Prenatal Care

Prenatal Care in Traditional Cultures

Scientifically Based Prenatal Care

Teratogens

Section 3: PREGNANCY PROBLEMS

Risks in the Prenatal Period

Chromosomal Disorders

Prenatal Diagnosis

Infertility and Reproductive Technologies

Causes of Infertility

Infertility Treatments

Infertility Worldwide

Summing Up

Cultural Focus: Oskar and Jack: A Story of Genes, Environments, and Cultures

Historical Focus: How Are Babies Made?

RESEARCH FOCUS: The Human Genome Project

Chapter 3: Birth and the Newborn Child

Section 1: Birth and its Cultural Context

The Birth Process

Stages of the Birth Process

Birth Complications

Cultural and Historical Variations in Birth Beliefs and Practices

Variations in Birth Beliefs

Variations in Birth Practices

Variations on Birth in the West

Cultural Variations in Neonatal and Maternal Mortality

Section 2: The Neonate

The Neonate’s Health

Measuring Neonatal Health

Low Birth Weight

Physical Functioning of the Neonate

Neonatal Sleeping Patterns

Neonatal Reflexes

Neonatal Senses

Section 3: Caring for the Neonate

Nutrition: Is Breast Best?

Evolutionary and Historical Perspectives on Breast Feeding

Benefits of Breast Feeding

Social and Emotional Aspects of Neonatal Care

Crying and Soothing

Bonding: Myth and Truth

Postpartum Depression

Summing Up

Cultural Focus: Easing Birth Among the Cuna Indians

Historical Focus: The Tragic History of Doctor-Assisted Births in the 19th Century

Research Focus: How Much Does Breast Feeding Matter?

Chapter 4: Infancy

Section 1: Physical Development

Growth and Change in Infancy

Bodily Growth

Brain Development

Sleep Changes

Infant Health

Nutritional Needs

Infant Mortality

Baby on the Move: Motor and Sensory Development

Motor Development

Sensory Development

Section 2: Cognitive Development

Piaget’s Sensorimotor Stage

The Sensorimotor Substages

Object Permanence

Evaluating Piaget’s Sensorimotor Theory

Information Processing in Infancy

Attention

Memory

Assessing Infant Development

Approaches to Assessing Development

Can Media Enhance Cognitive Development? The Myth of “Baby Einstein”

The Beginnings of Language

First Sounds and Words

Infant-Directed (ID) Speech

Section 3: Emotional and Social Development

Temperament

Conceptualizing Temperament: Three Approaches

Goodness-of-Fit

Infants’ Emotions

Primary Emotions

Infants’ Emotional Perceptions

The Social World of the Infant

Cultural Themes of Infant Social Life

The Foundation of Social Development: Two Theories

Summing Up

Cultural Focus: Infant Care in Rural Turkey

Historical Focus: Protecting Infants the Puritan Way

Research Focus: Measuring Temperament

Chapter 5: Toddlerhood

Section 1: physical development

Growth and Change in Years 2 and 3

Bodily Growth

Brain Development

Sleep and (More) Teething

Motor Development

Socializing Physical Functions: Toilet Training and Weaning

Toilet Training

Weaning

Section 2: cognitive development

Cognitive Development Theories

Cognitive Development in Toddlerhood: Piaget’s Theory

Vygotsky’s Cultural Theory of Cognitive Development

Language Development

The Biological and Evolutionary Bases of Language

Milestones of Toddler Language: From First Words to Fluency

Learning Language in a Social and Cultural Context

Section 3: emotional and social development

Emotional Development in Toddlerhood

Toddlers’ Emotions

The Birth of the Self

Gender Identity and the Biology of Gender Development

One Special Person: Attachment Theory and Research

Attachment Theory

Quality of Attachment

Critiques of Attachment Theory

The Social World of the Toddler

The Role of Fathers

The Wider Social World: Siblings, Peers, and Friends

Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Disruption in Social Development

Media Use in Toddlerhood

Summing Up

CULTURAL FOCUS: Toddlerhood in Aboriginal Australia

Historical Focus: The History of Toilet Training

RESEARCH FOCUS: Early Child Care and Its Consequences

Chapter 6: Early Childhood

Section 1: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Growth from Age 3 to 6

Bodily Growth

Brain Development and “Infantile” Amnesia

Health and Safety in Early Childhood

Motor Development

Gross and Fine Motor Skills

Handedness

Section 2: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Theories of Cognitive Development

Piaget’s Preoperational Stage of Cognitive Development

Understanding Thinking: The Development of “Theory of Mind”

Cultural Learning in Early Childhood

Early Childhood Education

The Importance of Preschool Quality

Cross-National Variations

Preschool as a Cognitive Intervention

Language Development

Advances in Vocabulary and Grammar

Pragmatics: Social and Cultural Rules of Language

Section 3: EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Emotional Regulation and Gender Socialization

Emotional Regulation

Moral Development

Gender Development

Parenting

Parenting “Styles”

Parenting in Other Cultures

Discipline and Punishment

The Child’s Expanding Social World

Siblings and “Only Children”

Peers and Friends

Media Use in Early Childhood

Summing Up

Cultural Focus: Shyness in China and Canada

Historical Focus: Beat a Child, Save a Soul

Research Focus: The Montessori Preschool Program

Chapter 7: Middle Childhood

Section 1: physical development

Growth in Middle Childhood

Physical Growth and Sensory Development

Nutrition and Malnutrition

Illness and Injuries

Motor Development

Gross Motor Development Fine

Motor Development

Section 2: cognitive development

Theories of Cognitive Development

Concrete Operations

Information Processing

Intelligence and Intelligence Tests

Learning the Cognitive Skills of School: Reading and Mathematics

Language Development

Vocabulary, Grammar, and Pragmatics

Bilingualism

School in Middle Childhood

Cultural Variations in School Experiences

Learning the Cognitive Skills of School: Reading and Mathematics

Section 3: emotional and social development

Emotional and Self-Development

Smooth Sailing: Advances in Emotional Self-Regulation

Self-Understanding

Gender Development

The Social and Cultural Contexts of Middle Childhood

Family Relations

Friends and Peers

Work

Media Use

Summing Up

Cultural Focus: School Socialization in Guatemala

Historical Focus: Work Among British Children in the 19th Century

Research Focus: TV or Not TV

Cultural Focus: The Young Men of Truk Island

Historical Focus: Gender and Cognitive Development in Emerging Adulthood

RESEARCH FOCUS: Graduated Driver Licensing

Epilogue

Practice Tests Answer Key

Glossary

References

Credits

Name Index

Subject Index

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