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Child Psychology: A Contemporary View Point,9780073012315
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Child Psychology: A Contemporary View Point

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780073012315

ISBN10:
0073012319
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
7/15/2005
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Table of Contents

Child Development: Themes, Theories, and Methods
Themes of Development Theoretical Perspectives on Development
Developmental Themes and Theoretical Perspectives: An Overview Making the Connections
Research Methods in Child Psychology Making the Connections
Summary Explore and Discuss
Heredity and the Environment
The Process of Genetic Transmission Genetic Influences on Development Genetic Counseling and Genetic Engineering Heredity-Environment Interactions Heredity, Environment, and Individual Differences Making the Connections
Summary Explore and Discuss
Prenatal Development and Birth
Stages of Prenatal Development
Risks in the Prenatal Environment
Birth and the Beginnings of Life
Vulnerability and Resilience in Children at Risk
Making the Connections
Summary Explore and Discuss
Infancy: Sensation, Perception, and Learning
The Newborn
The Infant's Sensory and Perceptual Capacities
Early Learning and Memory
Making the Connections
Summary Explore and Discuss
The Child's Growth: Brain, Body, Motor Skills, and Sexual
Maturation Brain Development in Infancy Motor Development Physical Growth Sexual Maturation
Making the Connections
Summary Explore and Discuss
Emotional Development and Attachment
Early Emotional Development
Recognizing Emotions in Others
The Beginnings of Specific Emotions
Learning to Regulate Emotions
How Children Think about Emotions
The Development of Attachment
The Nature and Quality of Attachment
Making the Connections
Summary Explore and Discuss
Language and Communication
The Components of Language: Phonology, Semantics, Grammar, and Pragmatics
Theories of Language Development
The Antecedents of Language Development
Semantic Development: The Power of Words
The Acquistion of Grammar: From Words to Sentences
Learning the Social and Creative Uses of Language
Metalinguistic Awareness: Knowing About Language Bilingualism and Language Development
Making the Connections
Summary Explore and Discuss
Cognitive Development: Piaget and Vygotsky Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
Piaget's Main Tenet: The Child Actively Seeks Knowledge
The Stages of Cognitive Development
Evaluation of Piaget's Theory Vygotsky's Sociocultual Theory of Cognitive Development
Evaluation of Vygotsky's Theory
Making the Connections
Summary Explore and Discuss
Cognitive Development: The Information-Processing Approach Information
Processing Thoery Developmental Changes in Some Significant Cognitive Abilities Metacognition
Making the Connections
Summary Explore and Discuss
Intelligence and Achievement Theories of Intelligence
The Traditional Approach: Testing Intelligence
Why do People Differ in Measured Intelligence?
Achievement Motivation and Intellectual Performance Ethnicity, Social Class, and Intellectual Performance Cognitive Intervention Studes Beyond the Norms: Giftedness and Mental Retardation Creativity
Making the Connections
Summary Explore and Discuss
The Family
The Family System Social Class, Ethnicity, and Socialization
The Changing American Family Child Abuse with the Family
Making the Connections
Summary Explore and Discuss
Expanding the Social World: Peers and Friends
How Peer Interactions Begin: Developmental Patterns Peers as Socializers Peer Acceptance Promoters of Peer Acceptance: Parents and Teachers When Peers become Friends Parents, Peers, or Both?
From Dyads to Groups Peer Groups in Different Cultures Making the Connections
Summary Explore and Discuss
Gender Roles and Gender Differences Defining Sex and Gender
Gender-Role Standards and Stereotypes Biological Factors in
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