9780135189030

Children and Their Development

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  • ISBN13:

    9780135189030

  • ISBN10:

    0135189039

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/1/1997
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
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Summary

This book presents the "big picture" of modern child development. While it reflects the complexities of the subject, it is also designed to help readers understand, appreciate, and learn the fundamental concepts. Several modules within each chapter address the major topics and contain one of four features. These four features include Spotlight on Research; Cultural Perspectives; Real Children; and Making Children's Lives Better. Boxes that summarize key points from the surrounding text is provided on nearly half the pages in the book. The book also suggests additional, outside resources.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
The Science of Child Development
1(30)
Genetic Bases of Child Development
31(20)
Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn
51(32)
Physical and Motor Development
83(30)
Sensory and Perceptual Development
113(28)
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
141(26)
Information-Processing Approaches to Cognitive Development
167(28)
Intelligence and Individual Differences in Cognition
195(28)
Language and Communication
223(26)
Emotional Development
249(24)
Understanding Self and Others
273(28)
Moral Understanding and Behavior
301(30)
Gender Roles
331(28)
Family Relationships
359(30)
Peers, Media, and Schools
389

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