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Robert V. Kail is Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. His undergraduate degree is from Ohio Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. is from the University of Michigan. Kail is editor of Psychological Science. He received the McCandless Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association, was named the Distinguished Sesquicentennial Alumnus in Psychology by Ohio Wesleyan University, and is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. His research focuses on cognitive development during childhood and adolescence. He will be the editor of The Society for Research in Child Development's Child Development Perspectives from 1/1/12 through 12/31/17. Away from the office, he enjoys photography and working out. His web site is: http://www2.psych.purdue.edu/~rk/home.html.
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: The Science of Child Development.
Chapter 2: Genetic Bases of Child Development.
Chapter 3: Prenatal Development, Birth and the Newborn.
Chapter 4: Growth and Health.
Chapter 5: Perceptual and Motor Development.
Chapter 6: Theories of Cognitive Development.
Chapter 7: Cognitive Processes and Academic Skills.
Chapter 8: Intelligence and Individual Differences in Cognition
Chapter 9: Language and Communication.
Chapter 10: Emotional Development.
Chapter 11: Understanding Self and Others.
Chapter 12: Moral Understanding and Behavior.
Chapter 13: Gender and Development.
Chapter 14: Family Relationships.
Chapter 15: Influences beyond the Family.