Infants and Children: Prenatal Through Middle Childhood / Edition 6

Infants and Children: Prenatal Through Middle Childhood / Edition 6

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by Laura E. Berk
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205541615

ISBN-13: 9780205541614

Pub. Date: 07/30/2007

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

This textbook begins with a discussion of the theory and history of child development research, followed by coverage of the foundations of development, and stage-by-stage examinations of physical, cognitive, and emotional and social development. The major theories and research strategies are detailed and the interrelations between the types of development and the

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This textbook begins with a discussion of the theory and history of child development research, followed by coverage of the foundations of development, and stage-by-stage examinations of physical, cognitive, and emotional and social development. The major theories and research strategies are detailed and the interrelations between the types of development and the contributions of both biological and environmental factors are emphasized. Berk teaches psychology at Illinois State University. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205541614
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
07/30/2007
Series:
MyDevelopmentLab Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
8.49(w) x 10.78(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

I. Theory and Research in Child Development

1. History, Theory, and Research Strategies

The Field of Child Development

Basic Issues

Historical Foundations

Mid-Twentieth-Century Theories

Recent Theoretical Perspectives

Comparing Child Development Theories

Studying the Child

II. Foundations of Development

2. Biological and Environmental Foundations

Genetic Foundations

Reproductive Choices

Environmental Contexts for Development

Understanding the Relationship Between Heredity and Environment

3. Prenatal Development

Motivations for Parenthood

Prenatal Development

Prenatal Environmental Influences

Preparing for Parenthood

4. Birth and the Newborn Baby

The Stages of Childbirth

Approaches to Childbirth

Medical Interventions

Birth Complications

Precious Moments After Birth

The Newborn Baby's Capacities

The Transition to Parenthood

III. Infancy and Toddlerhood: The First Two Years

5. Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood

Body Growth

Brain Development

Influences on Early Physical Growth

Learning Capacities

Motor Development

Perceptual Development

6. Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood

Piaget's Cognitive-Developmental Theory

Information Processing

The Social Context of Early Cognitive Development

Individual Differences in Early Mental Development

Language Development

7. Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood

Erikson's Theory of Infant and Toddler Personality

Emotional Development

Temperament and Development

Development of Attachment

Self-Development

IV. Early Childhood: Two to Six Years

8. Physical Development in Early Childhood

Body Growth
Influences on Physical Growth and Health
Motor Development

9. Cognitive Development in Early Childhood

Piaget's Theory: The Preoperational Stage

Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory

Information Processing

Individual Differences in Mental Development

Language Development

10. Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood

Erikson's Theory: Initiative vs. Guilt

Self-Understanding

Emotional Development

Peer Relations

Foundations of Morality

Gender Typing

Child Rearing and Emotional and Social Development

V. Middle Childhood: Six to Eleven Years

11. Physical Development in Middle Childhood

Body Growth

Common Health Problems

Health Education

Motor Development and Play

12. Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood

Piaget's Theory: The Concrete Operational Stage

Information Processing

Individual Differences in Mental Development

Language Development

Children's Learning in School

13. Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood

Erikson's Theory

Self-Understanding

Emotional Development

Understanding Others: Perspective Taking

Moral Development

Peer Relations

Gender Typing

Family Influences

Some Common Problems of Development

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