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Child Development,9780072347951

Child Development

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780072347951

ISBN10:
0072347953
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
11/27/2007
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Child Development brings the research to life through stories.What prompted researcher Virginia Apgar to develop what became the Apgar Test on newborns? Who knew that psychologist Eleanor Gibson' famous "visual cliff" experiment was inspired by her own toddler's experience of hesitation in approaching the edge of the Grand Canyon? These stories help students appreciate the relevance of theory, helping them internalize research-intensive material. Through integrating such stories, this text provides the scientific rigor of Berk's child development books from Allyn & Bacon with the accessibility of Worth's Berger.

Table of Contents

Beginnings
Introduction to Child Development
Basic Concepts and Issues in Child Development
Historical Views of Childhood Theoretical Perspectives Research in Child Development
Critical Thinking
Heredity, Environment, and Prenatal Development
Genetics and Heredity Process of Conception Stages of Prenatal Development
Environmental Influences on Prenatal Development
Birth and the Newborn
Infant Process of Childbirth
Medical Techniques
During Labor and Delivery Birth Complications
Characteristics of the Newborn
The Newborn Infant in the Family
Infancy And The Toddler Years
Physical Development and Health
During Infancy and the Toddler Years
Physical Growth Motor Development
Sensory and Perceptual Development
Basic Needs Health and Safety Concerns
Cognitive and Language Development
During Infancy and the Toddler Years
Piaget's Cognitive Developmental Theory Contemporary
Perspectives on Early Cognitive Development
Individual Differences in Early Cognitive Development
The Beginnings of Language
Social and Emotional Development
During Infancy and the Toddler Years
How Infants and Toddlers
Experience and Express Emotions
Infant and Toddler Temperament
Development of Attachment Relationships
Development of Self-Awareness and Autonomy
Child Maltreatment Early Childhood
Physical Growth and Health
During Early Childhood Growth of the Body
Brain Development
Motor Development
Health and Wellness
Cognitive Development
During Early Childhood
Advances in Children's Thinking:Representational Skill and Pretend
Play Information Processing Approaches Vygotsky's
Sociocultural Approach Individual Differences in Cognitive Development
Social and Emotional Development
During EarlyChildhood Development of Self-Understanding
Growth of Emotional Self-Regulation
Gender and the Self Parent-Child Realtionships
Peer and Sibling Relationships
Agression, Prosocial Behavior, and Self-Control Middle Childhood
Physical Growth and Health in Middle Childhood
Growth of the Body Health and Wellness Motor Development
Children with Special Needs
Cognitive Development
During Middle Childhood Piaget's
Theory: Concrete Operational Thought Information processing
Approaches Intelligence Language Development Schooling and Cognitive Development
Social and Emotional Development
During Middle Childhood Development of Self-Concepts Family Influences on Social Development
Growth of Peer Relations Environments of Social Development Adolescence
Physical Development and Health
During Adolescence What is Adolescence?
Physical Maturation Adolescent Sexuality Health and Safety Concerns
Growth of Peer Relations Environments of Social Development Common Problems
During Middle Childhood
Cognitive Development
During Adolescence Piaget's Theory: Formal Operational Thought
Recent Approaches to Adolescent Cognitive Development
Moral Development
Schools and schooling
Social and Emotional Development
During Adolescence Self and Identity Family contexts of Social and Emotional Development
Peer Contexts of Social and Emotional Development
Risks and Problems Moving Toward Adulthood
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