Understanding Children's Development / Edition 5

Understanding Children's Development / Edition 5

by Peter K. Smith, Helen Cowie, Mark Blades
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405176016

ISBN-13: 9781405176019

Pub. Date: 10/18/2011

Publisher: Wiley

This leading child development text has been widely acclaimed for its international coverage and its rigorous research-based approach. It begins by introducing the ways in which psychologists study developmental processes before going on to consider all major aspects of development from conception through to adolescence.

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This leading child development text has been widely acclaimed for its international coverage and its rigorous research-based approach. It begins by introducing the ways in which psychologists study developmental processes before going on to consider all major aspects of development from conception through to adolescence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405176019
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/18/2011
Series:
Basic Psychology Series, #3
Pages:
830
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Fifth Edition xxi

Acknowledgments xxv

PART I THEORIES AND METHODS 1

CHAPTER 1 Studying Development 3

CHAPTER 2 Biological and Cultural Theories of Development 31

PART II PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT AND BIRTH 77

CHAPTER 3 Prenatal Development and Birth 79

PART III THE SOCIAL WORLD OF THE CHILD 105

CHAPTER 4 Parents and Families 107

CHAPTER 5 Siblings and the Peer Group 159

CHAPTER 6 Developing Emotional Intelligence and Social Awareness 197

CHAPTER 7 Play 229

CHAPTER 8 Children and Media 261

CHAPTER 9 Helping Others and Moral Development 293

CHAPTER 10 Social Dominance, Aggression and Bullying 339

PART IV CHILDREN’S DEVELOPING MINDS 375

CHAPTER 11 Perception 377

CHAPTER 12 Language 403

CHAPTER 13 Cognition: Piaget’s Theory 441

CHAPTER 14 Cognition: The Information Processing Approach 471

CHAPTER 15 Children’s Understanding of Mind 511

CHAPTER 16 Learning in a Social Context 543

CHAPTER 17 Intelligence and Attainment 581

CHAPTER 18 Deprivation and Enrichment: Risk and Resilience 609

PART V ADOLESCENCE 649

CHAPTER 19 Adolescence 651

References 695

Index 783

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