9780534572143

Developmental Psychology Childhood and Adolescence (with InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534572143

  • ISBN10:

    0534572146

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/21/2001
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This best-selling, topically organized child and adolescent development text covers the major theories and research of the field. It is known to be a scholarly developmental text that is interesting, accurate, up-to-date, and written clearly and concisely. The author stresses the processes that underlie developmental change so that students come away from the course with a solid understanding of the causes and complexities of human development. Finally, the author connects the theory and research to a number of real-life settings to prepare students for their future roles as parents, teachers, nurses, or psychologists.

Table of Contents

Part I Theory and Research in the Developmental Sciences
Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Its Research Strategies
1(34)
Theories of Human Development
35(33)
Part II Foundations of Development
Hereditary Influences on Development
68(36)
Prenatal Development, Birth, and Newborns' Readiness for Life
104(39)
The Physical Self: Development of the Brain, the Body, and Motor Skills
143(37)
Part III Language, Learning, and Cognitive Development
Early Cognitive Foundations: Sensation, Perception, and Learning
180(37)
Cognitive Development: Piaget's Theory and Vygotsky's Sociocultural Viewpoint
217(41)
Cognitive Development: Information-Processing Perspectives
258(42)
Intelligence: Measuring Mental Performance
300(38)
Development of Language and Communication Skills
338(38)
Part IV Social and Personality Development
Emotional Development and the Establishment of Intimate Relationships
376(41)
Development of the Self and Social Cognition
417(38)
Sex Differences and Gender-Role Development
455(34)
Aggression, Altruism, and Moral Development
489(47)
Part V The Ecology of Development
The Family
536(39)
Extrafamiliar Influences--Television, Schools, and Peers
575(43)
Epilogue: Fitting the Pieces Together
618

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