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This book provided me with a great deal of insight about how people develop, and why we end up with the personalities that we have. This should be a suggested reading across the board for everone, not just Psychology or Teaching students.
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This popular, topically organized, and thoroughly updated child and adolescent development text presents you with the best theories, research, and practical advice that developmentalists have to offer today. Authors David R. Shaffer and Katherine Kipp provide you with a current and comprehensive overview of child and adolescent development, written in clear, concise language that talks "to" you rather than "at" you. The authors also focus on application?showing how theories and research apply to real-life settings. As a result, you will gain an understanding of developmental principles that will help you in your roles as parents, teachers, nurses, day-care workers, pediatricians, psychologists, or in any other capacity by which you may one day influence the lives of developing persons.
Table of Contents
|Theory And Research In The Development Sciencess|
|Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Its Research Strategies|
|Theories of Human Development|
|Foundations Of Development|
|Hereditary Influences on Development|
|Prenatal Development and Birth|
|Physical Development: The Brain, Body, Motor Skills, and Sexual Development|
|Language , Learning, And Cognitive Development|
|Cognitive Development: Piaget's Theory and Vygotsky's Sociocultural Viewpoint|
|Cognitive Development: Information-Processing Perspectives|
|Intelligence: Measuring Mental Performance|
|Development of Language and Communication Skills|
|Social And Personality Development|
|Emotional Development, Temperament, and Attachment|
|Development of the Self and Social Cognition|
|Sex Differences and Gender-Role Development|
|Aggression, Altruism, and Moral Development|
|The Ecology Of Development|
|The Context of Development|
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