9780133485257

Child Development

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  • ISBN13:

    9780133485257

  • ISBN10:

    0133485250

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/1/1997
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
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Summary

Appealing to the many different backgrounds and career goals of individuals interested in child development, this book offers the most current, balanced coverage of theory and researchwith a focus on the application of that researchwoven into a rich chronological presentation filled with useful learning tools. Feldman's unique approach illustrates the scope and diversity of the field of child and adolescent psychology and capitalizes on readers' inherent interest in the subject by asking them to relate what they are learning to their own experience as developing humans. A lively conversational writing style exists among the many chapter topics including behavioral genetics, ethnography, brain development, cultural differences in autobiographical memories, emotional intelligence, emotional regulation and relational aggression, home schooling, teenage stress, alcohol consumption, use of Prozac and childhood depression, adolescent Web surfing, and the downside of self-esteem. For individuals with careers and an interest in the field of child development.

Table of Contents

PART 1 - BEGINNINGS 4(112)
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Child Development
4(40)
Chapter 2 The Start of Life: Prenatal Development
44(38)
Chapter 3 Birth and the Newborn Infant
82(34)
PART 2 - INFANCY 116(106)
Chapter 4 Physical Development in Infancy
116(36)
Chapter 5 Cognitive Development in Infancy
152(36)
Chapter 6 Social and Personality Development in Infancy
188(34)
PART 3 - THE PRESCHOOL YEARS 222(96)
Chapter 7 Physical Development in the Preschool Years
222(28)
Chapter 8 Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years
250(32)
Chapter 9 Social and Personality Development in the Preschool Years
282(36)
PART 4 - MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 318(96)
Chapter 10 Physical Development in Middle Childhood
318(24)
Chapter 11 Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
342(40)
Chapter 12 Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood
382(32)
PART 5 - ADOLESCENCE 414
Chapter 13 Physical Development in Adolescence
414(30)
Chapter 14 Cognitive Development in Adolescence
444(30)
Chapter 15 Social and Personality Development in Adolescence
474

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