Child Development

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Appealing to the many different backgrounds and career goals of individuals interested in child development, this book offers current and balanced coverage of theory and research--with a focus on theapplicationof that research. This chronologically arranged text is filled with useful learning tools. Feldman's unique approach illustrates the scope and diversity of the field of child and adolescent psychology and capitalizes on readers'inherent interest in the subject by asking them to relate what they are learning to their own experiences. A lively conversational writing style helps to create dynamic and engaging coverage of many chapter topics, including: behavioral genetics, ethnography, brain development, cultural differences in autobiographical memories, emotional intelligence, emotional regulation and relational aggression, home schooling, teenage stress, alcohol consumption, use of Prozac and childhood depression, adolescent Web surfing, and the downside of self-esteem. For individuals with careers and/or an interest in the file of child and adolescent development.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Child Development
An Orientation to Child Development
Children: Past, Present and Future
Theoretical Perspectives and Research: Asking and Answering Questions on Children's Development
Perspectives on Children
The Scientific Method and ResearchResearch Strategies and Challenges
The Start of Life: Genetics and Prenatal Development
The Interaction of Heredity and Environment
Prenatal Growth and Change
Birth and the Newborn Infant
Birth Complications
The Competent Newborn
Physical Development in Infancy
Growth and Stability
Motor Development
The Development of the Senses
Cognitive Development in Infancy
Piaget's Approach to Cognitive Development
Information-Processing Approaches to Cognitive Development
The Roots of Language
Social and Personality Development in Infancy
Forming the Roots of Sociability
Forging RelationshipsDifferences among Infants
Physical Development in the Preschool Years
Physical Growth
Health and Wellness
Motor Development
Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years
Intellectual Development
The Growth of Language
Schooling and Society
Social and Personality Development in the Preschool Years
Forming a Sense of Self
Preschoolers' Social Lives
Moral Development and Aggression
Physical Development in Middle Childhood
The Growing Body
Motor Development and Safety
Children with Special Needs
Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
Intellectual and Language Development
Schooling: The Three Rs (and More) of Middle Childhood
Intelligence: Determining Individual Strengths
Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood
The Developing Self
Relationships: Building Friendship in Middle Childhood
Family Life in Middle Childhood
Physical Development in Adolescence
Physical Maturation
Stress and Coping
Threats to Adolescents' Well-Being
Cognitive Development in Adolescence
Intellectual Development
Moral Development
School Performance and Cognitive Development
Picking an Occupation: Choosing Life's Work
Social and Personality Development in Adolescence
Identity: Asking "Who Am I?"
Relationships: Family and Friends
Dating, Sexual Behavior, and Teenage Pregnancy
Name Index
Subject Index
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