Developing Child, The, 13/e / Edition 13

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The Developing Child, 13e gives students the tools they need to organize, retain, and apply information from the broad field of child psychology, while offering balanced coverage of theory and application.

Through The Developing Child, 13e Helen Bee and Denise Boyd generate excitement about scientific inquiry by connecting research with applications. All integrated features within the text are designed to engage students and provide them with the support they need to understand, learn, and apply the material. Interactive resources like MyDevelopmentLab and MyVirtualChild offer students additional support and the ultimate hands-on learning experience.

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0205865291 / 9780205865291 Developing Child and NEW MyDevelopmentLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card Package

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Editorial Reviews

A revised and updated introductory text that balances theory, research, and real-world applications to lead students to a better understanding of child and adolescent development. This edition features expanded coverage of cultural comparisons throughout, including the addition of a new chapter, Beyond the Family: The Impact of Broader Cultures. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205922109
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 592

Meet the Author

Denise Boyd received her Ed.D. in educational psychology from the University of Houston and has been a psychology instructor in the Houston Community College System since 1988. From 1995 until 1998, she chaired the psychology, sociology, and anthropology department at Houston Community College—Central. She has coauthored multiple Pearson texts: with Helen Bee, Lifespan Development (Sixth Edition) and The Growing Child (First Edition); and with Genevieve Stevens, Current Readings in Lifespan Development. A licensed psychologist, she has presented a number of papers at professional meetings, reporting research in child, adolescent, and adult development. She has also presented workshops for teachers whose students range from preschool to college.

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Table of Contents

To the Student
To the Instructor
Pt. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Basic Questions, Major Theories 3
Pt. 2 The Beginnings of Life 43
Ch. 2 Prenatal Development 45
Ch. 3 Birth and the Newborn Child 89
Pt. 3 The Physical Child 125
Ch. 4 Physical Development 127
Ch. 5 Perceptual Development 169
Pt. 4 The Thinking Child 205
Ch. 6 Cognitive Development I: Cognitive Power 207
Ch. 7 Cognitive Development II: Structure and Process 245
Ch. 8 The Development of Language 295
Pt. 5 The Social Child 337
Ch. 9 Personality Development: Alternative Views 339
Ch. 10 The Concept of Self in Children 375
Ch. 11 The Development of Social Relationships 411
Ch. 12 Thinking About Relationships: The Development of Social Cognition 455
Pt. 6 The Whole Child 489
Ch. 13 The Ecology of Development: The Impact of Families, Schools, and Culture 491
Ch. 14 Atypical Development 533
Ch. 15 Putting It All Together: The Developing Child 569
Glossary 599
References 605
Picture Credits 635
Author Index 637
Subject Index 645
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