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The Developing Child

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Pub. Date:
1/1/2010
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Summary

The Developing Child, Eleventh Edition, is a best-selling topical child development book known for its personal, conversational writing style; balanced coverage of both theory and application; and strong emphasis on culture. Helen Bee is a prominent author and researcher whose successful books on development, and whose devotion to this field has earned her a national reputation. Denise Boyd of Houston Community College System adds a refreshing voice to this popular, longstanding text, while adding outstanding pedagogy and activities that help students replicate classic research.

Table of Contents

To the Student xx
To the Instructor xxii
PART 1 Introduction
Basic Issues in the Study of Development
1(31)
Perspectives on Development
3(10)
Nature versus Nurture
3(1)
Stages and Sequences
4(1)
Internal and External Influences on Development
5(2)
Research Report How Do Behavior Geneticists Identify Genetic Effects?
7(3)
The Ecological Perspective
10(2)
Vulnerability and Resilience
12(1)
Theories of Development
13(1)
Psychoanalytic Theories
13(9)
Cognitive-Developmental and Information-Processing Theories
15(2)
Learning Theories
17(3)
Comparing Theories
20(2)
Finding the Answers: Research Designs and Methods
22(8)
Relating Goals to Methods
22(1)
Studying Age-Related Changes
23(2)
Identifying Relationships between Variables
25(2)
Cross-Cultural (or Cross-Context) Research
27(1)
The Real World Thinking Critically about Research
28(1)
Research Ethics
29(1)
Summary
30(1)
Key Terms
31(1)
See for Yourself
31(1)
PART 2 The Beginnings of Life
Prenatal Development
32(31)
Conception and Genetics
34(7)
The Process of Conception
34(2)
Research Report Assisted Reproductive Technology
36(1)
Genotypes, Phenotypes, and Patterns of Genetic Inheritance
37(4)
Development from Conception to Birth
41(6)
The Stages of Prenatal Development
41(4)
Sex Differences in Prenatal Development
45(1)
Prenatal Behavior
46(1)
Problems in Prenatal Development
47(14)
Genetic Disorders
47(2)
Chromosomal Errors
49(1)
The Real World Fetal Assessment and Treatment
50(1)
Teratogens: Maternal Diseases
51(3)
Teratogens: Drugs
54(2)
Other Teratogens and Maternal Factors
56(5)
Summary
61(1)
Key Terms
61(2)
See For Yourself
62(1)
Birth and Early Infancy
63(28)
Birth
65(9)
Birth Choices
65(2)
The Process of Birth
67(4)
Low Birth Weight
71(3)
Behavior in Early Infancy
74(10)
Reflexes and Behavioral States
74(3)
Research Report Variations in Infants' Cries
77(1)
Physical and Cognitive Abilities
78(3)
Temperament and Social Skills
81(3)
Health and Wellness in Early Infancy
84(5)
Nutrition, Health Care, and Immunizations
84(1)
The Real World Breast or Bottle?
85(1)
Illnesses
86(1)
Infant Mortality
87(2)
Summary
89(1)
Key Terms
90(1)
See For Yourself
90(1)
PART 4 The Physical Child
Physical Development
91(34)
The Brain and Nervous System
93(6)
Growth Spurts
93(1)
Synaptic Development
94(2)
Myelination
96(1)
Lateralization
97(2)
Bones, Muscles, and Motor Skills
99(4)
Patterns of Change in Size and Shape
99(1)
Bones
100(1)
Muscles and Fat
101(1)
Using the Body
102(1)
The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
103(6)
Hormones
103(1)
The Real World Sports for Children
104(2)
Sequence of Changes in Girls and Boys
106(2)
The Timing of Puberty
108(1)
Sexual Behavior in Adolescence
109(4)
Prevalence of Sexual Behavior
109(1)
Explaining Adolescent Sexual Behavior
110(1)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Sex Education
110(1)
Teenage Pregnancy
111(1)
Homosexuality
112(1)
Health and Wellness
113(10)
Health in Childhood
114(2)
Research Report Child Abuse and Neglect
116(2)
Adolescent Health
118(2)
Poverty and Health
120(1)
Mortality
121(2)
Summary
123(1)
Key Terms
124(1)
See For Yourself
124(1)
Perceptual Development
125(23)
Thinking about Perceptual Development
127(3)
Ways of Studying Early Perceptual Skills
127(1)
Explanations of Perceptual Development
128(2)
Sensory Skills
130(3)
Seeing
130(1)
Hearing and Other Senses
131(2)
Perceptual Skills
133(7)
Looking
133(2)
Research Report Langlois's Studies of Babies' Preferences for Attractive Faces
135(1)
Listening
136(1)
Combining Information from Several Senses
137(1)
Ignoring Perceptual Information
138(1)
Individual Differences in Perceptual Skills
139(1)
The Object Concept
140(3)
Object Perception
140(2)
Object Permanence
142(1)
Perception of Social Signals
143(3)
Early Discrimination of Emotional Expressions
143(1)
Cross-Cultural Commonalities and Variations
144(1)
The Real World Infant Responses to Maternal Depression
145(1)
Summary
146(1)
Key Terms
147(1)
See For Yourself
147(1)
PART 4 The Thinking Child
Cognitive Development!: Structure and Process
148(34)
Piaget's Basic Ideas
150(3)
Schemes
150(1)
Assimilation and Accommodation
151(1)
Equilibration
151(1)
Causes of Cognitive Development
152(1)
Infancy
153(4)
Piaget's View of the Sensorimotor Period
153(2)
Challenges to Piaget's View of Infancy
155(2)
The Preschool Years
157(7)
Piaget's View of the Preoperational Stage
157(1)
Challenges to Piaget's View of Early Childhood
158(1)
Theories of Mind
159(2)
False Belief and Theory of Mind across Cultures
161(1)
Alternative Theories of Early Childhood Thinking
162(2)
The School-Aged Child
164(3)
Piaget's View of Concrete Operations
164(2)
A Different Approach to Concrete Operational Thought
166(1)
Adolescence
167(4)
Piaget's View of Formal Operations
167(2)
Post-Piagetian Work on Adolescent Thought
169(2)
Development of Information-Processing Skills
171(9)
Research Report Elkind's Adolescent Egocentrism
172(1)
Changes in Processing Capacity and Efficiency
173(1)
The Real World The Child as Witness
174(1)
Metamemory and Metacognition
175(1)
Memory Strategies
176(3)
Expertise
179(1)
Summary
180(1)
Key Terms
181(1)
See For Yourself
181(1)
Cognitive Development II: Individual Differences in Cognitive Abilities
182(31)
Measuring Intellectual Power
184(8)
The First IQ Tests
184(2)
Modern IQ Tests
186(3)
Stability of Test Scores
189(1)
The Real World Using Standardized Tests to Improve Schools
190(1)
What IQ Scores Predict
190(2)
Explaining Individual Differences in IQ Scores
192(8)
Evidence for the Importance of Heredity
193(1)
Evidence for the Importance of Environment
193(4)
School Experience and Special Interventions
197(2)
Interactions of Heredity and Environment
199(1)
Explaining Group Differences in IQ or Achievement Test Scores
200(6)
Racial Differences
200(1)
Cross-Cultural Differences
201(1)
Research Report Stereotype Threat
202(2)
Sex Differences
204(2)
Alternative Views of Intelligence
206(4)
Information-Processing Theory
206(2)
Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
208(1)
Gardner's Multiple Intelligences
209(1)
Summary
210(1)
Key Terms
211(2)
See For Yourself
212(1)
The Development of Language
213(31)
Before the First Word: The Prelinguistic Phase
215(3)
Early Perception of Language
216(1)
Early Sounds and Gestures
216(1)
Receptive Language
217(1)
Learning Words and Word Meanings
218(5)
Characteristics of the First Words
218(1)
The Naming Explosion
219(1)
Later Word Learning
220(1)
Extending the Class
221(1)
Constraints on Word Learning
222(1)
Learning the Rules: The Development of Grammar and Pragmatics
223(5)
Holophrases
223(1)
First Sentences
223(1)
The Grammar Explosion
224(2)
Later Grammar Learning
226(1)
Pragmatics
227(1)
Language and Self-Control
227(1)
Explaining Language Development
228(4)
Imitation and Reinforcement
228(1)
Newer Environmental Theories
228(2)
Nativist Theories
230(1)
Constructivist Theories
231(1)
An Eclectic Approach
231(1)
Individual and Group Differences in Language Development
232(3)
Differences in Rate
232(2)
Cross-Cultural Differences in Language Development
234(1)
Learning to Read and Write
235(6)
The Early Foundation: Phonological Awareness
235(1)
Research Report African American Vernacular English
236(1)
Becoming Literate in School
237(1)
Learning a Second Language
238(1)
The Real World One Language or Two?
238(3)
Summary
241(1)
Key Terms
242(2)
See For Yourself
243(1)
PART 5 The Social Child
Personality Development: Alternative Views
244(29)
Defining Personality
247(5)
The Big Five
247(3)
Links to Temperament
250(1)
Dimensions of Temperament
250(2)
Genetic and Biological Explanations of Personality
252(3)
The Biological Argument
252(3)
Critique of Biological Theories
255(1)
Learning Explanations of Personality
255(5)
The Learning Argument
256(2)
The Real World Role Models in Life and in the Media
258(1)
Critique of Learning Models
259(1)
Psychoanalytic Explanations of Personality
260(8)
The Psychoanalytic Argument
260(1)
Some Differences between Freud and Erikson
261(1)
Freud's Psychosexual Stages
261(2)
Erikson's Psychosocial Stages
263(2)
Bowlby's Model of Attachment
265(1)
Evidence and Applications
266(1)
Research Report Adoption and Development
267(1)
Critique of Psychoanalytic Theories
268(1)
A Possible Synthesis
268(3)
Summary
271(1)
Key Terms
272(1)
See For Yourself
272(1)
Concepts of Self, Gender, and Sex Roles
273(28)
The Concept of Self
275(12)
The Subjective Self
276(1)
The Objective Self
276(2)
The Emotional Self
278(1)
Self-Concept at School Age
279(1)
Self-Concept and Identity in Adolescence
280(3)
Ethnic and Racial Identity in Adolescence
283(3)
The Real World Adolescent Rites of Passage
286(1)
Self-Esteem
287(2)
The Development of Self-Esteem
287(1)
Consistency of Self-Esteem over Time
288(1)
The Development of the Concepts of Gender and Sex Roles
289(10)
Developmental Patterns
289(1)
Research Report A Troublesome Cluster of Traits
290(2)
Sex-Role Concepts and Stereotypes
292(2)
Explaining Sex-Role Development
294(4)
Biological Approaches
298(1)
Summary
299(1)
Key Terms
299(2)
See For Yourself
300(1)
The Development of Social Relationships
301(34)
Relationships with Parents
303(8)
Attachment Theory: Concepts and Terminology
304(1)
The Parent's Bond to the Child
305(1)
The Child's Attachment to the Parent
306(3)
Parent-Child Relationships in Adolescence
309(2)
Variations in the Quality of Attachments
311(6)
Internal Working Models of Attachment
311(1)
Secure and Insecure Attachments
311(3)
Stability and Long-Term Consequences of Attachment Quality
314(2)
Temperament and Attachment
316(1)
Does Quality of Attachment Matter in Adulthood?
316(1)
Relationships with Peers
317(10)
Peer Relationships in Infancy and the Preschool Years
318(1)
Peer Relationships at School Age
318(2)
Social Status
320(2)
Peer Relationships in Adolescence
322(4)
Sibling Relationships
326(1)
Behavior with Peers
327(5)
Prosocial Behavior
327(1)
The Real World Rearing Helpful and Altruistic Children
328(1)
Aggression
329(1)
Research Report Bullies and Victims
330(1)
Trait Aggression
331(1)
Summary
332(1)
Key Terms
333(2)
See For Yourself
334(1)
Thinking about Relationships: Social-Cognitive and Moral Development
335(26)
The Development of Social Cognition
337(9)
Some General Principles and Issues
337(1)
Describing Other People
338(1)
The Real World Learning and Unlearning Racial Prejudice
339(1)
Reading Others' Feelings
340(2)
Research Report An Intervention to Increase Children's Emotional Competence
342(2)
Describing Friendships
344(1)
Understanding Rules and Intentions
345(1)
Moral Development
346(12)
Dimensions of Moral Development
346(4)
Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development
350(4)
Causes and Consequences of Moral Development
354(2)
Alternative Views
356(2)
Summary
358(1)
Key Terms
359(2)
See For Yourself
360(1)
PART 6 The Whole Child
The Ecology of Development: The Child within the Family System
361(29)
Bronfenbrenner's Bioecological Approach
363(2)
Dimensions of Family Interaction
365(4)
The Emotional Tone of the Family
365(1)
Methods of Control
366(1)
Communication Patterns
367(1)
Research Report To Spank or Not to Spank?
368(1)
Patterns of Child Rearing
369(6)
Parenting Styles
369(2)
A Research Example: The Work of Steinberg and Dornbusch
371(2)
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Parenting Styles
373(1)
Adding Up What Is Known about Parenting Style
374(1)
Other Aspects of Family Dynamics
375(4)
The Child's Characteristics
375(3)
Differential Treatment of Siblings
378(1)
The Parents' Characteristics
379(1)
Family Structure, Divorce, and Parental Employment
379(9)
Family Structure
379(4)
Divorce
383(1)
Understanding the Effects of Family Structure and Divorce
384(1)
The Real World When Divorce Is Unavoidable
385(1)
Parents' Jobs
385(2)
Social Support for Parents
387(1)
Summary
388(1)
Key Terms
388(2)
See For Yourself
389(1)
Beyond the Family: The Impact of the Broader Culture
390(35)
Nonparental Care
392(7)
Difficulties in Studying Nonparental Care
392(1)
Who Is Taking Care of the Children?
393(1)
Effects of Nonparental Care on Cognitive Development
393(1)
Effects of Nonparental Care on Personality
394(1)
Effects of Nonparental Care on Attachment
395(2)
Interpreting Research on Nonparental Care
397(1)
The Real World Choosing a Day-Care Center
397(1)
Before- and After-School Care
398(1)
The Impact of Schools
399(9)
Schooling and Cognitive Development
399(1)
Fitting In and Adapting to School
400(1)
School Transitions
401(2)
Engagement in and Disengagement from Secondary School
403(1)
Research Report The Effects of Teenaged Employment
404(3)
Homeschooling
407(1)
The Impact of Entertainment Media
408(5)
Effects of Television on Learning
408(1)
Television and Aggression
409(2)
Parents' Regulation of Television Viewing
411(1)
The Effects of Video Games
411(2)
Macrosystem Effects: The Impact of the Larger Culture
413(10)
Economic Variations: Social Class and Poverty
413(4)
Race and Ethnicity
417(4)
The Culture as a Whole
421(2)
Summary
423(1)
Key Terms
424(1)
See For Yourself
424(1)
Atypical Development
425(31)
Understanding Atypical Development
427(5)
Developmental Psychopathology
427(1)
Vulnerability and Resilience
428(1)
Research Report Why Are Boys More Vulnerable?
429(1)
Types and Frequency of Problems
430(2)
Attention Problems and Externalizing Problems
432(7)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
432(1)
The Real World Knowing When to Seek Professional Help
433(3)
Conduct Disorder
436(3)
Internalizing Problems
439(5)
Eating Disorders
439(2)
Depression
441(2)
Adolescent Suicide
443(1)
Atypical Intellectual and Social Development
444(7)
Mental Retardation
444(2)
Learning Disabilities
446(1)
Giftedness
447(2)
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
449(2)
Schooling for Atypical Children
451(3)
Summary
454(1)
Key Terms
455(1)
See For Yourself
455(1)
Epilogue: Putting It All Together: The Developing Child
456(24)
Transitions, Consolidations, and Systems
457(1)
From Birth to 18 Months
457(5)
Central Processes
459(2)
Influences on the Basic Processes
461(1)
The Preschool Years
462(2)
Central Processes
463(1)
Influences on the Basic Processes
464(1)
The Elementary School Years
464(3)
The Transition between 5 and 7
464(2)
Central Processes
466(1)
Influences on the Basic Processes: The Role of Culture
467(1)
Adolescence
467(5)
Early and Late Adolescence
467(3)
Central Processes and Their Connections
470(1)
Influences on the Basic Processes
471(1)
A Return to Some Basic Questions
472(8)
What Are the Major Influences on Development?
472(2)
Does Timing Matter?
474(3)
What Is the Nature of Developmental Change?
477(1)
What Is the Significance of Individual Differences?
478(1)
A Final Point: The Joy of Development
479(1)
Glossary 480(8)
References 488(49)
Photo Credits 537(2)
Name Index 539(19)
Subject Index 558


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