Child Psychology: Development in a Changing Society / Edition 5 available in Hardcover
In this comprehensive overview, readers will gain a better understanding of the various theories, perspectives, and research that characterize contemporary themes in child development. The book uses a contextual approach to examine the biological, cognitive, social, and emotional foundations of child development. Special attention is paid throughout to the contexts in which development occurs, including families and the larger culture, and how these intersect with our changing society.
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About the Author
Robin Harwood is a Research Scientist at the University ofConnecticut, Department of Anthropology, and a Faculty Associate,Psychology Department, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany.
Scott A. Miller is a Professor at the University ofFlorida. He is a member of the American Psychological Association -Division of Developmental Psychology.
Contributing AuthorsFrances Waksler, Wheelock CollegeAlastair Younger, Imperial CollegeLisa Comparini, Clark UniversityVivian Carlson, St. Joseph's CollegeJeannine Pinto, Lafayette CollegePatricia Greenfield, UCLAKatheryn Hirsh-Pasek, Temple UniversityRoberta Golinkoff, University of DelawareGail Rollins, University of ConnecticutAmy Miller, Public Policy DirectorCaroline Johnston, University of ConnecticutChloe Bland, New School for Social ResearchRonald P. Rohner, University of ConnecticutAbdul Khaleque, University of Connecticut
Table of Contents
Part I. Understanding the Contexts of Child Development.
1. Frameworks for Development.
2. Studying Child Development and its Contexts.
3. The Biological Context of Development.
Part II. Contexts of Physical Development.
4. Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn.
5. Early Capacities in Infancy.
6. The Brain, Physical Growth, and Health.
Part III Contexts of Cognitive Development.
7. Piaget and Vygotsky.
8. Information Processing and Core Knowledge Approaches.
9. Intelligence and Schooling.
10. Language and Communication.
Part IV. Contexts of Social and Emotional Development.
11. Social and Emotional Worlds of Infants and YoungChildren.
12. Self and Identity.
13. Sex Differences and Gender Role Development.
14. Moral Development.
15. Relationships with Peers.
16. Families and Society.