This popular, topically organized, and thoroughly updated child and adolescent development text presents you with the best theories, research, and practical advice that developmentalists have to offer today. Authors David R. Shaffer and Katherine Kipp provide you with a current and comprehensive overview of child and adolescent development, written in clear, concise language that talks "to" you rather than "at" you. The authors also focus on application showing how theories and research apply to real-life settings. As a result, you will gain an understanding of developmental principles that will help you in your roles as parents, teachers, nurses, day-care workers, pediatricians, psychologists, or in any other capacity by which you may one day influence the lives of developing persons. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
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Table of Contents
Part I: INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. 1. Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Its Research Strategies. Part II: BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT. 2. Hereditary Influences on Development. 3. Prenatal Development and Birth. 4. Infancy. 5. Physical Development: The Brain, Body, Motor Skills, and Sexual Development. Part III: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT. 6. Cognitive Development: Piaget's Theory and Vygotsky's Sociocultural Viewpoint. 7. Cognitive Development: Information-Processing Perspectives. 8. Intelligence: Measuring Mental Performance. 9. Development of Language and Communication Skills. Part IV: SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT. 10. Emotional Development, Temperament, and Attachment. 11. Development of the Self and Social Cognition. 12. Sex Differences and Gender-Role Development. 13. Aggression, Altruism, and Moral Development. Part V: THE CONTEXT OF DEVELOPMENT. 14. The Family. 15. Peers, School, and Media.