Child Psychology / Edition 4

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Building on the strengths that have made it successful through three editions, this new Fourth Edition presents a topical approach with an up-to-date, accurate, and balanced treatment of child psychology. The text captures the themes and emphases that characterize contemporary thinking in the field. In every respect--organization, emphases, and new material--this edition represents the most thorough-going revision of Child Psychology yet.
In this Fourth Edition, new coauthor Shari Ellis brings her expertise on the sociocultural perspective on development. Together, Shari Ellis and Scott Miller continue Ross Vasta's vision for the text.
* New author, Dr. Shari Ellis, highlights the sociocultural perspective on development.
* An even stronger emphasis on cultural diversity and the cultural context for development. This emphasis helps students appreciate that development always occurs within a cultural context, and that this context--and also some aspects of development--may be different from what they are familiar with in their own culture.
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New edition of a textbook that emphasizes the contextualist view of human development. Covers theories of child development, genetics as the context of behavior, prenatal development, cognitive development, language development, early social and emotional development, moral development, peer relations, and gender role development and sex differences. This edition features an increased emphasis on cross- and multi-cultural research and more real-world applications. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471149958
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/14/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 784
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. Background and Theories
  2. Research Methods
  3. Genetics: The Biological Context of Development
  4. Prenatal Development
  5. Physical Development: Birth, Motor Skills, and Growth
  6. Sensory and Perceptual Development
  7. Cognitive Development: The Piagetian Approach
  8. Cognitive Development: The Information-Processing Approach
  9. Cognitive Development: The Sociocultural Approach
  10. Intelligence and Schooling
  11. Language Development
  12. Early Social and Emotional Development
  13. Development of the Self
  14. Moral Development
  15. Gender-Role Development and Sex Differences
  16. Families and Peers
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    Posted December 21, 2007

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    This book is very interesting and well organized. Key terms are printed in bold and defined in the margins.

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