The Development of Children

The Development of Children

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ISBN-13: 9781464178863
Publisher: Worth Publishers
Publication date: 03/30/2018
Edition description: Eighth Edition
Pages: 667
Sales rank: 471,939
Product dimensions: 9.32(w) x 11.09(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

Cynthia Lightfoot is Professor and Head of Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine. Her published works focus on the sociocultural contexts of child and adolescent development, most recently, on teen pregnancy.
 
Michael Cole is an all-University of California Professor of Psychology, Communication, and Human Development. His home base is University of California, San Diego, where he is the Director of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition. For many years he spent his afternoons participating with children and undergraduates in development-enhancing after-school programs. He is an editor of the journal Mind, Culture and Activity. He has published widely on the role of culture and schooling in development, for which he has been awarded honorary degrees at Copenhagen University and the University of Helsinki. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academies of Education (of the United States and Russia).  Dr. Cole is the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Contributions to Cultural and Contextual Factors in Child Development Award.
 

Sheila Cole is a former journalist who specialized in writing about families, children, development, and education. She is also a children's writer. Her most recent book offers a history of American childhood and is written for young people. She has also authored picture books, historical fiction, and novels for young adults. She participates in literacy programs for homeless adolescents.

 

Table of Contents

1. The Study of Human Development


Part I In the Beginning
2. Biocultural Foundations
3. Prenatal Development and Birth


Part II Infancy
4. The First Three Months
5. Physical and Cognitive Development in the First Two Years
6. Emotional and Social Development during Infancy


Part III Early Childhood
7. Language Acquisition
8. Physical and Cognitive Development of Early Childhood
9. Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood
10. Contexts of Development


Part IV Middle Childhood
11. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
12. School as a Context for Development
13. Social and Emotional Developments in Middle Childhood


Part V Adolescence
14. Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
15. Social and Emotional Development during Adolescence

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