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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Zooming In and Zooming Out
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Depression and the Brain
A CASE TO STUDY: Plasticity and My Nephew David
Applying the Scientific Method
Cautions from Science
Chapter 2. Theories of Development
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: What’s a Mother For?
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: My Beautiful, Hairless Babies
Useful Application of Theories
Chapter 3. Heredity and Environment
The Genetic Code
Sex, Multiple Births, and Fertility
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: IVF and Multiple Births
From One Cell to Many
Genotype and Phenotype
Chromosomal and Genetic Abnormalities
Genetic Counseling and Testing
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Genetic Testing for Psychological Disorders
Chapter 4. Prenatal Development and Birth
From Zygote to Newborn
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Jail Those Drunken Women?
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: "What Do People Live to Do?"
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: "You’d Throw Him in a Dumpster"
Chapter 5. The First Two Years: Biosocial Development
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Plasticity and Deprivation
Sensation and Movement
Public Health Measures
Chapter 6. The First Two Years: Cognitive Development
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Object Permanence Revisited
Information Processing Language: What Develops in the First Two Years?
Chapter 7. The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: Parents on Autopilot
Theories About Infant Psychosocial Development
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: "Let’s Go to Grandma’s"
The Development of Social Bonds
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: The Still-Face Technique
Conclusions in Theory and Practice
Chapter 8. Early Childhood: Biosocial Development
Injuries and Abuse
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: "My Baby Swallowed Poison"
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: A Series of Suspicious Events
Chapter 9. Early Childhood: Cognitive Development Piaget and Vygotsky
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: Mommy the Brat
Chapter 10. Early Childhood: Psychosocial Development
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Planning Punishment
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: Berger and Freud
Chapter 11. The School Years: Biosocial Development
A Healthy Time
Children with Special Needs
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE:: Billy: Dynamo or Dynamite?
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Overdosing and Underdosing
Chapter 12. The School Years: Cognitive Development
Building on Theory
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: SES and Language Learning
Teaching and Learning
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: International Achievement Tests
13. The School Years: Psychosocial Development The Peer Group
Families and Children
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: I Always Dressed One in Blue Stuff
The Nature of the Child
14. Adolescence: Biosocial Development Puberty Begins
The Transformations of Puberty
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: What Were You Thinking?
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Calculus at 8 a.m.?
15. Adolescence: Cognitive Development Adolescent Thinking
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: Bethany and Jim
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Teenage Religion
Teaching and Learning
16. Adolescence: Psychosocial Development Identity
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: The Berger Daughters Seek Peer Approval
Sadness and Anger
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: He Kept His Worries to Himself
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: A Feminist Looks at the Data
NEW: Epilogue: Emerging Adulthood
Appendix A Supplemental Charts, Graphs, and Tables
Appendix B More About Research Methods
Appendix C Suggestions for Research Assignments