How Children Develop:
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With How Children Develop, students get an up-to-date, topically-organized introduction to child development, presented by researchers and teachers who themselves are guiding the field into new directions. The authors emphasize fundamental principles, enduring themes, and important recent studies, avoiding excessive detail and making typically difficult topics easier to grasp. This thoroughly updated edition welcomes new co-author Jenny Saffran, and is accompanied by an expanded media package. What's in the LaunchPad
1. An Introduction To Child Development: History, Themes, and Research Methods2. Prenatal Development, Birth, and The Newborn Period3. Biology and Behavior: Genetics, Brain Development, and Physical Development4. Theories of Cognitive Development: Piagetian, Core-Knowledge, Information Processing, and Sociocultural5. Seeing, Thinking, and Doing Infancy6. Development of Language and Symbol Use7. Conceptual Development8. Intelligence and Academic Achievement9. Theories of Social Development: Psychoanalytic, Learning, Social Cognition, and Ecological10. Emotional Development11. Attachment to Others and Development of Self12. The Family 13. Peer Relationships14. Moral Development15. Gender Development16. Conclusions: Integrating Current Understanding Around the Seven Major Themes