ISBN-10:
0072892919
ISBN-13:
2900072892917
Pub. Date:
05/28/2004
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Children / Edition 8

Children / Edition 8

by John W. Santrock

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ISBN-13: 2900072892917
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 613
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches educational psychology every year at the undergraduate level. In 2006, John received the University of Texas at Dallas Excellence in teaching award. His research has included publications in the Journal of Educational Psychology that focus on the contextual aspects of affectively-toned cognition and children's self-regulatory behavior as well as teachers' perceptions of children from divorced families. He has been a member of the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology and Child Development. His publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: Child Development, 13th Ed; Life-Span Development, 14th Edition; Adolescence, 14th Edition; Psychology, 7th Edition; and Educational Psychology, 4th Edition.

Table of Contents

Contents

Section 1 THE NATURE OF CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION

WHY IS CARING FOR CHILDREN IMPORTANT?

WHAT ARE SOME HISTORICAL VIEWS OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT?

WHAT CHARACTERIZES DEVELOPMENT?

HOW IS CHILD DEVELOPMENT A SCIENCE?

REACH YOUR LEARNING GOALS


APPENDIX: CAREERS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Section 2 BEGINNINGS

Chapter 2: BIOLOGICAL BEGINNINGS

WHAT IS THE EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE?

WHAT ARE THE GENETIC FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT?

WHAT ARE SOME REPRODUCTIVE CHALLENGES AND CHOICES?

HOW DO HEREDITY AND ENVIRONMENT INTERACT? THE NATURE-NUTURE DEBATE

REACHNURTURELEARNING GOALS

Chapter 3: PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT

WHAT IS THE COURSE OF PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT?

WHAT ARE SOME IMPORTANT STRATEGIES THAT ENHANCE THE EXPECTANT MOTHER'S HEALTH AND PRENATAL CARE?

WHAT ARE SOME POTENTIAL HAZARDS TO PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT?

REACH YOUR LEARNING GOALS

Chapter 4: BIRTH

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE BIRTH PROCESS?

WHAT ARE SOME MEASURES OF NEONATAL HEALTH AND RESPONSIVENESS?

HOW DO LOW BIRTH WEIGHT AND PRETERM INFANTS DEVELOP?

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE POSTPARTUM PERIOD?

REACH YOUR LEARNING GOALS


Section 3 INFANCY

Chapter 5: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY

HOW DO INFANTS GROW AND DEVELOP PHYSICALLY?

HOW DO INFANTS DEVELOP MOTOR SKILLS?

HOW CAN INFANTS’ SENSORY AND PERCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT BE CHARACTERIZED?

REACH YOUR LEARNING GOALS

Chapter 6: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY

WHAT IS PIAGET’S THEORY OF INFANT DEVELOPMENT?

HOW DO INFANTS LEARN, REMEMBER, AND CONCEPTUALIZE?

HOW ARE INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN INFANCY ASSESSED, AND DO THESE ASSESSMENTS PREDICT INTELLIGENCE?

WHAT ARE SOME EARLY ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON INTELLIGENCE?

WHAT IS THE NATURE OF LANGUAGE, AND HOW DOES IT DEVELOP IN INFANCY?

REACH YOUR LEARNING GOALS

Chapter 7: SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY

HOW DO EMOTIONS AND PERSONALITY DEVELOP IN INFANCY?

HOW DO SOCIAL ORIENTATION/UNDERSTANDING AND ATTACHMENT DEVELOP IN INFANCY?

HOW DO SOCIAL CONTEXTS INFLUENCE SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY?

REACH YOUR LEARNING GOALS


Section 4 EARLY CHILDHOOD

Chapter 8: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

HOW DOES A YOUNG CHILD’S BODY AND BRAIN GROW AND CHANGE?

HOW DO YOUNG CHILDREN’S MOTOR SKILLS DEVELOP?

WHAT ARE SOME IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN’S HEALTH?

REACH YOUR LEARNING GOALS

Chapter 9: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

WHAT ARE THREE VIEWS OF THE COGNITIVE CHANGES THAT OCCUR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD?

HOW DO YOUNG CHILDREN DEVELOP LANGUAGE?

WHAT ARE SOME IMPORTANT FEATURES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION?

REACH YOUR LEARNING GOALS

Chapter 10: SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

EMOTIONAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT

FAMILIES

PEER RELATIONS, PLAY, AND TELEVISION

REACH YOUR LEARNING GOALS


Section 5 MIDDLE AND LATE CHILDHOOD

Chapter 11: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE AND LATE CHILDHOOD

WHAT CHANGES TAKE PLACE IN BODY GROWTH, THE BRAIN, AND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT?

WHAT ARE THE CENTRAL ISSUES IN CHILDREN’S HEALTH?

WHAT ARE THE PREVALENT DISABILITIES IN CHILDREN?

REACH YOUR LEANING GOALS

Chapter 12: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE AND LATE CHILDHOOD

WHAT IS PIAGET’S THEORY OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE AND LATE CHILDHOOD?

WHAT IS THE NATURE OF CHILDREN’S INFORMATION PROCESSING?

HOW CAN CHILDREN’S INTELLIGENCE BE DESCRIBED?

WHAT CHANGES IN LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT OCCUR IN MIDDLE AND LATE CHILDHOOD?

WHAT CHARACTERIZES CHILDREN’S ACHIEVEMENT?

REACH YOUR LEARNING GOALS

Chapter 13: SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE AND LATE CHILDHOOD

WHAT IS THE NATURE OF EMOTIONAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE AND LATE CHILDHOOD?

WHAT ARE SOME CHANGES IN PARENTING AND FAMILIES IN MIDDLE AND LATE CHILDHOOD?

WHAT CHANGES CHARACTERIZE PEER RELATIONSHIPS IN MIDDLE AND LATE CHILDHOOD?

WHAT ARE SOME IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF SCHOOLS?

REACH YOUR LEARNING GOALS


Section 6 ADOLESCENCE

Chapter 14: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN ADOLESCENCE

WHAT IS THE NATURE OF ADOLESCENCE?

WHAT ARE THE PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF PUBERTY?

WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS OF ADOLESCENT SEXUALITY?

HOW CAN ADOLESCENTS' HEALTH AND HEALTH-ENHANCING ASSETS BE CHARACTERIZED?

REACH YOUR LEARNING GOALS

Chapter 15: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN ADOLESCENCE

HOW DO ADOLESCENTS THINK AND PROCESS INFORMATION?

WHAT CHARACTERIZES ADOLESCENTS’ VALUES, MORAL EDUCATION, AND RELIGION?

WHAT IS THE NATURE OF SCHOOLS FOR ADOLESCENTS?

HOW DO ADOLESCENTS EXPERIENCE CAREER DEVELOPMENT?

REACH YOUR LEARNING GOALS

Chapter 16: SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ADOLESCENCE

WHAT CHARACTERIZES EMOTIONAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT IN ADOLESCENCE?

WHAT IS THE NATURE OF PARENT-ADOLESCENT RELATIONSHIPS?

WHAT ASPECTS OF PEER RELATIONSHIPS ARE IMPORTANT IN ADOLESCENCE?

WHY IS CULTURE AN IMPORTANT CONTEXT FOR ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT?

WHAT ARE SOME SOCIOEMOTIONAL PROBLEMS IN ADOLESCENCE?

REACH YOUR LEARNING GOALS


Glossary

References

Credits

Name Index

Subject Index

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