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B> This book uses a chronological organization to teach principles of development and encourages readers to reflect on their own personal experience of development. The authors believe that development follows a transactional approach where the process of human development is shaped by the continuous interplay, or transactions, between individuals and their environments. The book stresses the dynamic role of the environment, as well as biology and culture, in the developmental context. The theme of the diversity is interwoven throughout. Critical thinking is also stressed. While the book is research based, the tone is warm and personal with plenty of examples to which readers can relate. The book is organized in seven parts, each consisting of two chapters: Part I covers the field of developmental psychology, including overviews of historical foundations, general theories, and the scientific method. Part II contains two chapters on the genetic and environmental bases for prenatal development, birth, and neonatal development. Parts III-VII each integrate a chapter on physical and cognitive development and a chapter on social and emotional development during specific stages of growth from infancy to late adolescence. For anyone interested in child and adolescent development.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205193660
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 7/19/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 604
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.21 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

All chapters include "In Research Focus," "At Issue," and "In Everyday Life" features and conclude with "Chapter Summary," "Key Terms and Concepts," and "Activities and Applications."

To the Student.

To the Instructor.

I. INTRODUCTION TO CHILD DEVELOPMENT.

1. Introduction to the Study of Children's Development.
What Is Child Development?
What Are Some Critical Issues in the Study of Child Development?
What Are the Historical Roots of the Study of Child Development?
What Changes in Contemporary American Life Influence the Study of Child Development?
What Is the Conceptual Basis for This Book?
Activities and Applications Relating to Child Development.

2. Understanding Development.
How Do Theories Explain Child Development?
What Are the Major Biology-Based Theories of Child Development?
What Are the Major Psychoanalytic Theories of Child Development?
What Are the Major Environment-Based Theories of Child Development?
What Are the Major Cognition-Based Theories of Child Development?
What Are the Major Contextual Theories of Child Development?
How Is Child Development Studied?
Activities and Applications Relating to Child Development.
Grasping the Whole.

II. PRENATAL AND NEONATAL DEVELOPMENT.

3. Genetics and Prenatal Development.
How Do Genes Influence Development?
What Are Common Chromosomal Abnormalities?
How Are Genetic Diseases Detected?
How Does Prenatal Development Proceed?
What Conditions InfluencePregnancy and Prenatal Development?
Activities and Applications Relating to Pregnancy and Prenatal Development.

4. Birth and Neonatal Development.
How Is a Baby Born?
How Is Childbirth Experienced?
What Are the Characteristics of a Newborn?
How Does Early Brain Development Proceed?
How Do Neonates Perceive Their Worlds?
Why Are Some Newborns at Risk?
Activities and Applications Relating to Pregnancy and Neonates.
Grasping the Whole.

III. INFANT AND TODDLER DEVELOPMENT.

5. Physical and Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood.
How Do Infants and Toddlers Develop Physically?
What Factors Influence Infant Health and Safety?
How Do Infants' Perceptual Abilities Develop?
How Do Infants and Toddlers Learn and Remember?
How Do Cognitive Abilities Develop During the Sensorimotor Period?
How Do Infants and Toddlers Develop Language Skills?
How Is Children's Language Acquisition Explained?
Activities and Applications Relating to Infants and Toddlers.

6. Social and Emotional Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood.
How Do Emotions Develop During Infancy and Toddlerhood?
How Does Temperament Influence Development During Infancy and Toddlerhood?
How Do Parent-Infant Attachments Influence Development?
How Does Day Care Influence Infants' and Toddlers' Development?
Why Are Children Abused and Neglected?
Activities and Applications Relating to Infants and Toddlers.
Grasping the Whole.

IV. EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT.

7. Physical, Cognitive, and Language Development in Early Childhood.
How Do Children's Bodies and Motor Skills Develop During Early Childhood?
What Are the Nutritional and Health Issues for Young Children?
How Do Young Children Think and Solve Problems?
What Changes Occur in Young Children's Language Development During Early Childhood?
Activities and Applications Relating to Young Children.

8. Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood.
How Does Self-Awareness Change During Early Childhood?
How Do Young Children Develop a Concept of Gender?
What Are the Contemporary Theories of Gender Development?
How Do Emotions Develop During Early Childhood?
How Do Parenting Behaviors Influence Young Children's Development?
How Does Divorce Affect Young Children's Development?
How Do Peer and Sibling Relationships Develop During Early Childhood?
How Does Television Influence Young Children's Emotional and Social Development?
Activities and Applications Relating to Young Children.
Grasping the Whole.

V. LATE CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT.

9. Physical, Cognitive, and Language Development in Late Childhood.
How Do Children Develop Physically During Late Childhood?
How Do Older Children Think and Solve Problems?
How Do Language and Literacy Develop During the School Years?
What Characteristics Define Children's Intelligence and Creativity?
How Do Older Children Understand the Social World?
How Does Schooling Influence Children's Cognitive Development?
How Do Schools Address Students' Special Needs?
How Do Family and Culture Influence Children's Intellectual Development?
Activities and Applications Relating to Older Children.

10. Social and Emotional Development in Late Childhood.
How Do Emotions Develop During Late Childhood?
What Emotional and Psychological Disturbances Affect Children in Late Childhood?
How Do Children's Family Relationships Change During Late Childhood?
What Factors Influence Older Children's Peer Relationships?
How Does School Affect Older Children's Social and Emotional Development?
What Changes Take Place in Moral Development During Late Childhood?
Activities and Applications Relating to Older Children.
Grasping the Whole.

VI. EARLY ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT.

11. Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adolescence.
What Is Early Adolescence?
How Do Physical Growth and Sexual Maturation Occur During Early Adolescence?
What Are Health Concerns for Young Adolescents?
How Do Young Adolescents Think and Solve Problems?
How Does School Influence Early Adolescent Development?
Activities and Applications Relating to Young Adolescents.

12. Social and Emotional Development in Early Adolescence.
How Do Young Adolescents View Themselves?
How Do Adolescents Form an Identity?
How Do Family Relationships Change During Early Adolescence?
What Are the Characteristics of Early Adolescent Peer Relationships?
How Do Mass Media Influence Young Adolescents' Development?
Activities and Applications Relating to Young Adolescents.
Grasping the Whole.

VII. LATE ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT.

13. Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adolescence.
What Are the Health and Safety Issues During Late Adolescence?
What Changes Occur in Older Adolescents' Thinking and Reasoning?
What Gender Differences Are Found in Adolescents' Cognitive Abilities and Achievement?
What Factors Contribute to Dropping Out of School?
Activities and Applications Relating to Older Adolescents.

14. Social and Emotional Development in Late Adolescence.
How Do Older Adolescents Develop Autonomy?
How Does Sexuality Change During Late Adolescence?
What Types of Behavior Problems Occur During Late Adolescence?
How Does Employment Affect Older Adolescents?
What Factors Influence Adolescents' Vulnerability and Resiliency?
Activities and Applications Relating to Older Adolescents.
Grasping the Whole.

Development Time Line.

References.

Glossary.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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