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.
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