ISBN-10:
0471706493
ISBN-13:
9780471706496
Pub. Date:
01/03/2008
Publisher:
Wiley
Child Psychology: Development in a Changing Society / Edition 5

Child Psychology: Development in a Changing Society / Edition 5

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Child Psychology: Development in a Changing Society / Edition 5

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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ISBN-13: 9780471706496
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/03/2008
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 784
Sales rank: 1,144,961
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.50(d)

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 Authors
Frances  Waksler, Wheelock College
Alastair Younger, Imperial College
Lisa Comparini, Clark University
Vivian Carlson, St. Joseph's College
Jeannine Pinto, Lafayette College
Patricia Greenfield, UCLA
Katheryn Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University
Roberta Golinkoff, University of Delaware
Gail Rollins, University of Connecticut
Amy Miller, Public Policy Director
Caroline Johnston, University of Connecticut
Chloe Bland, New School for Social Research
Ronald P. Rohner, University of Connecticut
Abdul 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.

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