Children and Their Development / Edition 4

Children and Their Development / Edition 4

by Robert V. Kail
     
 

Illustrating both the splendor of child development and the strides that researchers have made in understanding developmental psychology, this volume presents the core research, theory and application of this field in a clear and engaging style. Written by a noted researcher in cognitive development using a modular format, readers are encouraged to focus on the main… See more details below

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Illustrating both the splendor of child development and the strides that researchers have made in understanding developmental psychology, this volume presents the core research, theory and application of this field in a clear and engaging style. Written by a noted researcher in cognitive development using a modular format, readers are encouraged to focus on the main concepts through the use of real case studies, outlines, objectives, study questions, special features and other pedagogical devices. Kail's approach ensures that readers understand the key issues developmental psychologists study today without overwhelming them with details. Readers benefit from a book that is both research-oriented and accessible.This overview of child development examines the science of child development, research in child development, genetic bases of child development, prenatal development, birth, and the newborn, growth and health, sensory and perceptual development, Piaget's theory of cognitive development, information-processing approaches to cognitive development, intelligence and individual differences in cognition, language and communication, emotional development, understanding self and others, moral understanding and behavior, gender and development, as well as family relationships and influences beyond the family.For those involved with child development.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131949119
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1The Science of Child Development1
Ch. 2Genetic Bases of Child Development31
Ch. 3Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn51
Ch. 4Physical and Motor Development83
Ch. 5Sensory and Perceptual Development113
Ch. 6Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development141
Ch. 7Information-Processing Approaches to Cognitive Development167
Ch. 8Intelligence and Individual Differences in Cognition195
Ch. 9Language and Communication223
Ch. 10Emotional Development249
Ch. 11Understanding Self and Others273
Ch. 12Moral Understanding and Behavior301
Ch. 13Gender Roles331
Ch. 14Family Relationships359
Ch. 15Peers, Media, and Schools389

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