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Teresa M. McDevitt is a psychologist with specializations in child development and educational psychology. She received a Ph.D. and M.A. in child development from Stanford University's Psychological Studies in Education program, an Ed.S. in educational evaluation from Stanford University and a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Since 1985 she has served the University of Northern Colorado in a variety of capacities—in teaching courses in child and adolescent psychology, human development, educational psychology, program evaluation, and research methods; in advisement of graduate students; in administration and university governance; and in research and grant writing. Her research interests include children's listening and communication skills, families, teacher education, and science education. She has published articles in such journals as Child Development, Learning and Individual Differences, Child Study Journal, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, Youth and Society, and Science Education, among others. She has gained extensive practical experience with children, including raising two children with her husband and working in several capacities with children—as an early childhood teacher of toddlers and preschool children, an early childhood special education teacher, a scout leader, and a volunteer in school and community settings. When she has the chance, Teresa enjoys traveling internationally with her family, and spending time with her children and husband.
Jeanne Ellis Ormrod holds a B.A. degree in psychology from Brown University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in educational psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. For more than twenty years she was a faculty member at the University of Northern Colorado, where she taught courses in learning and cognition, educational psychology, measurement, and research methods; she is currently Professor Emerita of Psychological Sciences at UNC. Dr. Ormrod has published numerous research articles but is probably best known for this book and several other textbooks: Human Learning (7th ed., 2016); Educational Psychology: Developing Learners (8th ed., 2014); Essentials of Educational Psychology (4th ed., 2015); and Our Minds, Our Memories: Enhancing Thinking and Learning at All Ages (2011).
Part 1 Foundations in Child Development
Chapter 1 Making a Difference in the Lives of Children and Adolescents
Chapter 2 Research and Assessment
Chapter 3 Family, Culture, and Community
Part 2 Biological Development
Chapter 4 Biological Beginnings
Chapter 5 Physical Development
Part 3 Cognitive Development
Chapter 6 Cognitive Development: Piaget and Vygotsky
Chapter 7 Cognitive Development: Cognitive Processes
Chapter 8 Intelligence
Chapter 9 Language Development
Chapter 10 Development in the Academic Domains
Part 4 Social and Emotional Development
Chapter 11 Emotional Development
Chapter 12 Development of Self and Social Understandings
Chapter 13 Self-Regulation and Motivation
Chapter 14 Moral Development
Chapter 15 Peers, Schools, and Society