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ISBN-13: 9780495897408
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David F. Bjorklund is Professor of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University, where he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in developmental psychology since 1976. He received a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts in 1971, an M.A. degree in psychology from the University of Dayton in 1973, and a Ph.D. degree in developmental psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976. He has received numerous teaching and research awards from Florida Atlantic University, and is the recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award. He has co-authored several books. Bjorklund has served as Associate Editor of CHILD DEVELOPMENT, published by the Society for Research in Child Development, has served on the editorial boards of DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, DEVELOPMENTAL REVIEW, COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY REVIEW, JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY, JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT, JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY, and SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY QUARTERLY, and has served as a contributing editor to PARENTS MAGAZINE. He has published more than 100 scholarly articles on various topics relating to child development and has received financial support for his research from the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the German Research Foundation. His current research interests include children's cognitive development, cognitive developmental primatology, and evolutionary developmental psychology.

Carlos Hernández Blasi earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from the Universitat de Barcelona in 1986 and his Ph.D. from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in1993. Since 1997, he has been Associate Professor at the University Jaume I in Castellon, Spain, where he teaches developmental psychology through the Department of Psychology and the College of Education. His primary field of research is cognitive development, particularly memory development in children, although his interests have become increasingly focused on how contemporary biological approaches (neurosciences, behavioral genetics, and, especially, evolutionary theory) can improve our understanding of psychological development. Professor Hernández-Blasi has been a visiting professor and invited lecturer at different US and European research institutions, including Florida Atlantic University, the Max-Planck Institute in Munich, Germany, and Aalborg University in Denmark. He has been awarded several research grants in Spain and currently serves as an Associate Editor of Infancia y Aprendizaje, the leading Spanish-language journal on child development. His other books (all in Spanish) include Contexts for Psychological Development and Education, and Developmental Psychology: An Historical and Conceptual Approach. He lives in Castellon, on the Mediterranean coast, and loves the arts, especially film and music, as well as traveling, swimming, and watching sports.

Table of Contents

PART I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT. 1. Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development. 2. Theories and Contexts of Development. 3. Genetics, Prenatal Development, and the Neonate. 4. Physical Development. PART II: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT: BECOMING A PROBLEM SOLVER. 5. What Do Infants Know and When and How do They Know It? 6. The Symbolic Child: Piaget's Theory and Beyond. 7. Understanding Self and Others. 8. Becoming Self-Directed Thinkers: Problem Solving and Memory. 9. Language Development. 10. Intelligence and School Achievement. PART III: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: BECOMING A SOCIAL BEING. 11. Emotion, Temperament, and Personality Development. 12. Attachment and Early Parent-Child Care. 13. The Family and Other Contexts for Socialization. 14. Competing and Cooperating with Peers. 15. The Development of Sexuality and Gender Identity. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

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