Child and Adolescent Development for Educators, Second Edition

Child and Adolescent Development for Educators, Second Edition

by Christine B. McCormick PhD, David G. Scherer PhD

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462534685
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 850,367
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Christine B. McCormick, PhD, is Professor in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in human growth and development, educational psychology, learning and cognition, and classroom assessment. She was Dean of the College of Education from 2005 to 2016. Previously, Dr. McCormick was a faculty member and held administrative roles at the University of New Mexico and the University of South Carolina. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Educational Psychology and Educational Psychology Review and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. McCormick is author or coauthor of many publications on a variety of topics in child development and education and has coauthored several textbooks.
David G. Scherer, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Previously, he was a faculty member at the University of New Mexico and the University of South Carolina. Dr. Scherer is a family systems theorist and therapist and an advocate for developmental and multisystemically informed treatment models. His research publications and clinical work focus on how adolescents develop autonomy in the family context, how adolescents and parents make important medical and research participation decisions, and innovative models of psychotherapy for troubled and substance-abusing adolescents. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in adolescent psychology; psychology and public policy; professional issues and ethics; psychopathology; and child, adolescent, and family psychotherapy.

Table of Contents

I. Theoretical Perspectives in Child Development
1. Introduction to Child Development and Education
2. Biological Development
3. Cognitive Development: Piaget’s Stage Theory
4. Cognitive Development: Information-Processing Theory
5. Social Theories of Development and Learning
6. Sociocultural Theories of Development and Education
II. Key Topics in Child Development and Education
7. Language Development and Linguistic Diversity
8. Intelligence and Individual Differences in Academic Competence
9. The Development of Academic Motivation
10. Family and Peer Relationships
11. Gender Role Development
12. Recognizing and Understanding Student Mental Health Problems
13. Integrative Review of Major Concepts


Instructors and graduate students in education, child and family studies, and school psychology. Serves as a text in graduate-level Child and Adolescent Development courses.

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