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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.

New Features:

  • Box feature A Closer Look at will expand on a special interest topic related to the content discussed in each chapter
  • Over 350 new citations from 1997 onward
  • Pedagogy - "Questions to Think About" critical thinking questions and end of chapter review questions
  • Contemporary design includes a brand new art and photo program, to enhance and strengthen the overall visual appeal of the text
Proven Features:
  • Well known and highly respected author team, this book has always been known for solid psychological research
  • Unique chapter on the contexts of development which presents a clear and straightforward overview of the topical issues or contexts which will be discussed in each age/stage of development
  • Opening Vignettes - each part begins and ends with three narratives profiling three diverse children and their families, these founded on solid research and are referred to throughout the chapter as illustrative examples of key concepts
  • Epilogues – Fbased on the vignettes and found at the end of each part, this unique feature specifically embraces the task of integration between the various aspects of development. In addition, the epilogues are used for discussion of cross-cutting issues, such as the interplay between child and environment
  • Time to Grow Tele-course guide includes useful review material and ideas on what to look for and think about while watching the program for the televised course
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072420012
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 613
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Ganie B. DeHart is associate professor of psychology at the State University of New York at Geneseo. She has taught undergraduate courses in child and adolescent development, applied developmental psychology, social development, atypical development, and cross-cultural psychology. Her research interests lie at the intersection of language, cognitive, and social development, especially the roles played by family and school as contexts for children's development. Her publications have focused on preschoolers' sibling interaction, conflict, and pretend play. Dr. DeHart graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University in 1972, received her M.S. in education of exceptional children from The Johns Hopkins University in 1980, and received a Ph.D. from the Institute of Child development ant the University of Minnesota in 1990.

L. Alan Sroufe is William Harris Professor of Child Psychology at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota (and professor f psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School). He has taught undergraduate child psychology classes for over 30 years and is internationally recognized as an expert on attachment, emotional development, and developmental psychopathology, having published three books and more than 90 articles on these and related topics in psychology, child development, and psychiatry journals. Dr. Sroufe graduated with highest honors from Whittier College in 1963 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1967. From 1984 to 1985, he was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford..

Robert G. Cooper is professor of psychology at San Jose State University. He has taught undergraduate and graduate classes in developmental psychology and cognitive development for over 25 years. His major research in the area of cognitive development, which has been supported by NIMH and NIE, concerns the development of mathematical concepts. Dr. Cooper graduated cum laude from Pomona College in 1968 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1973.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Nature of DevelopmentPart One: Beginnings Chapter 2: The Contexts of Development Chapter 3: Heredity and Prenatal Development Part Two: Infancy Chapter 4: First Adaptations Chapter 5: Infant Cognitive Development Chapter 6: Infant Social and Emotional Development Part Two Epilogue: Infancy Part Three: Toddlerhood Chapter 7: Toddler Language and Thinking Chapter 8: Toddler Social and Emotional Development Part Three Epilogue: Toddlerhood Part Four: Early Childhood Chapter 9: Cognitive Development in Early Childhood Chapter 10: Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood Part Four Epilogue: Early Childhood Part Five: Middle Childhood Chapter 11: Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood Chapter 12: Social and Emotional Development in Middle Childhood Part Five Epilogue: Middle Childhood Part Six: Adolescence Chapter 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence Chapter 14: Social and Emotional Development in Adolescence (and more...)
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