Child Development

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1996-10-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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Child Development is to provide a textbook that meets the instructional goals of the course as well as the varied needs of students. A text that is intellectually stimulating, that includes depth as well as breadth of coverage, and that portrays the complexities of child development in a way that captures student interest while helping them learn.

Table of Contents

THEORY And Research in Child Development
History, Theory, and Applied Directions
The Field of Child Development
Basic Issues
Historical Foundations
Mid-Twentieth-Century Theories
Recent Theoretical Perspectives
Comparing Child Development Theories
Applied Directions: Child Development and Social Policy
Research Strategies
From Theory to Hypothesis
Common Methods Used to Study Children
Reliability and Validity: Keys to Scientifically Sound Research
General Research Designs
Designs for Studying Development
Ethics in Research on Children
Foundations of Development
Biological Foundations, Prenatal Development, and Birth
Genetic Foundations
Reproductive Choices
Prenatal Development
Prenatal Environmental Influences
Approaches to Childbirth
Birth Complications
Heredity, Environment, and Behavior: A Look Ahead
Infancy: Early Learning, Motor Skills, and Perceptual Capacities
The Organized Newborn
Motor Development in Infancy
Perceptual Development in Infancy
Early Deprivation and Enrichment: Is Infancy a Sensitive Period of Development?
Physical Growth
The Course of Physical Growth
Brain Development
Factors Affecting Physical Growth
Puberty: The Physical Transition to Adulthood
The Psychological Impact of Pubertal Events
Puberty and Adolescent Health
Cognitive and Language Development
Cognitive Development: Piagetian, Core Knowledge, and Vygotskian Perspectives
Piaget's Cognitive-Developmental Theory
The Sensorimotor Stage (Birth to 2 Years)
The Preoperational Stage (2 to 7 Years)
The Concrete Operational Stage (7 to 11 Years)
The Formal Operational Stage (11 Years and Older)
Piaget and Education
Overall Evaluation of Piaget's Theory
The Core Knowledge Perspective
Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory
Vygotsky and Education
Evaluation of Vygotsky's Theory
Cognitive Development: An Information-Processing Perspective
The Information-Processing Approach
General Models of Information Processing
Developmental Theories of Information Processing
Applications of Information Processing to Academic Learning
Evaluation of the Information-Processing Approach
Definitions of Intelligence
Recent Advances in Defining Intelligence
Measuring Intelligence
What Do Intelligence Tests Predict, and How Well?
Ethnic and Socioeconomic Variations in IQ
Explaining Individual and Group Differences in IQ
Early Intervention and Intellectual Development
Giftedness: Creativity and Talent
Language Development
Components of Language
Theories of Language Development
Prelinguistic Development: Getting Ready to Talk
Phonological Development
Semantic Development
Grammatical Development
Pragmatic Development
Development of Metalinguistic Awareness
Bilingualism: Learning Two Languages in Childhood
Personality and Social Development
Emotional Development
The Functions of Emotions
Development of Emotional Expression
Understanding and Responding to the Emotions of Others
Temperament and Development
Development of Attachment
Attachment, Parental Employment, and Child Care
Self and Social Understanding
Emergence of Self and Development of Self-Concept
Self-Esteem: The Evaluative Side of Self-Concept
Constructing an Identity: Who Should I Become?
Thinking About Other People
Thinking About Relations Between People: Understanding Conflict
Moral Development
Morality as Rooted in Human Nature
Morality as the Adoption of Societal Norms
Morality as Social Understanding
Moral Reasoning of Young Children
Development of Morally Relevant Self-Control
The Other Side of Self-Control: Development of Aggression
Development of Sex Differences and Gender Roles
Gender Stereotypes and Gender Roles
Influences on Gender Stereotyping and Gender-Role Adoption
Gender Identity
To What Extent Do Boys and Girls Really Differ in Gender-Stereotyped Attributes?
Developing Non-Gender-Stereotyped Children
Contexts for Development
The Family
Evolutionary Origins
Functions of the Family
The Family as a Social System
Socialization Within the Family
Family Lifestyles and Transitions
Vulnerable Families: Child Maltreatment
Peers, Media, and Schooling
The Importance of Peer Relations
Development of Peer Sociability
Influences on Peer Sociability
Peer Acceptance
Peer Groups
Peer Pressure and Conformity
How Well Educated Are North American Young People?
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