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Child Psychology: Development in a Changing Society, 5th Edition



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In this comprehensive overview, readers will gain a better understanding of the various theories, perspectives, and research that characterize contemporary themes in child development. The book uses a contextual approach to examine the biological, cognitive, social, and emotional foundations of child development. Special attention is paid throughout to the contexts in which development occurs, including families and the larger culture, and how these intersect with our changing society.

Author Biography

Robin Harwood is a Research Scientist at the University of Connecticut, Department of Anthropology, and a Faculty Associate, Psychology Department, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany.

Scott A. Miller is a Professor at the University of Florida. He is a member of the American Psychological Association - Division of Developmental Psychology.

Frances  Waksler, Wheelock College
Alastair Younger, Imperial College
Lisa Comparini, Clark University
Vivian Carlson, St. Joseph's College
Jeannine Pinto, Lafayette College
Patricia Greenfield, UCLA
Katheryn Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University
Roberta Golinkoff, University of Delaware
Gail Rollins, University of Connecticut
Amy Miller, Public Policy Director
Caroline Johnston, University of Connecticut
Chloe Bland, New School for Social Research
Ronald P. Rohner, University of Connecticut
Abdul Khaleque, University of Connecticut

Table of Contents

Understanding the Contexts of Child Development
Frameworks for Development
Studying Child Development and its Contexts
The Biological Context of Development
Contexts of Physical Development
Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn
Early Capacities in Infancy
The Brain, Physical Growth, and Health
Contexts of Cognitive Development
Piaget and Vygotsky
Information Processing and Core Knowledge Approaches
Intelligence and Schooling
Language and Communication
Contexts of Social and Emotional Development
Social and Emotional Worlds of Infants and Young Children
Self and Identity
Sex Differences and Gender Role Development
Moral Development
Relationships with Peers
Families and Society
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