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Mass Communication Theories: Explaining Origins, Processes, and Effects

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There is nothing so fascinating as the mysterious and miraculous process of child development. The articles in this book serve to make this process seem a little less mysterious, but no less miraculous. This book is designed to introduce readers to some of the most interesting and important current research in the field of child development as well as society in general. The author has carefully selected timely topics that are important to the study of child development, but are also subjects of general societal concern. As a result of careful market research, the recent articles featured have been chosen for their lucid writing style and accessibility. Each reading is accompanied by helpful introductions that explain technical details and place the work in context. If appropriate, the introduction may mention follow-up research conducted since the article's reprinting. Child psychologists, developmental scientists and psychologists, educators, and parents.

Table of Contents

Children of the Garden Island
Cultural Variation in Infants' Sleepng Arrangements: Questions of Independence
Mothers' Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy: Effects on Spatial-Visual Reasoning in 14-Year-Old Children
The Improvising Infant: Learning about Learning to Move
Early Experience and Emotional Developement: The Emergence of Wariness of Heights
Nutrition and Child Developement: More Food for Thought
How Do Infants Learn About the Physical World?
The Credible Shrinking Room: Very Young Children's Performance With Symbolic and Nonsymbolic Relations
The Developement of Children's Knowledge about Inner Speech
The Psychological and Social Orgin of Autobiographical Memory
“I harldy Cried When I Got My Shot!” Influencing Children's Reports about a Visit to Their Periatrician
Becoming a Native Listener
Babbling in the Manual Mode: Evidence for the Ontogeny of Language
Temperment and the Reactionsto Unfamiliarity
Maternal Representations of Attachment During Pregnancy Predict the Organization of Infant-Mother Attachment at One Year of Age
Developemental Change in Children's Assessment of Intellectual Competence
Children's Reasoning About Interpersonal and Moral Conflicts
Gender and Relationships: A Developmental Account
Gender Stereotypes During Adolescence: Developmental Changes and the Transition to Junior High School
Externalizing in Preschoolers and Early Adolescents: A Cross-Study Replication of a Family Model
Socialization and Developement in a Changing Economy: The Effects of Paternal Job and Income Loss on Children
Facts, Fantasies and the Future of Child Care in the United States
A Developmental Perspective on Antisocial behavior
Peer Rejection: Origins and Effects on Children's Developement,John D. Coie and Antonius H. N. Cillessen25.Changes in Adolescents' Daily Interactions With Their Families from Ages 10 to 18: Disengagement and Transformation
Answers to Self Help Questions
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