Child Development : An Active Learning Approach

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  • Copyright: 2010-09-16
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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                                              Engage - Inspire - ActivateWithin each chapter of this innovative, topical text, the authors engage students by demonstrating the wide range of real-world applications of psychological research to child development. In particular, the distinctive Active Learning features incorporated throughout the book foster a dynamic and personal learning process for students. The authors cover the latest topics shaping the field of child development-including a focus on neuroscience, diversity, and culture-without losing the interest of undergraduate students. The pedagogical features in this text and the accompanying ancillaries package help students discover the excitement of studying child development, enhance their learning, and equip them with tools they can use long after the class ends.Early Praise for Child Development: An Active Learning Approach'I really like the approach/perspective of this book. I like the idea of 'active learning to engage students in understanding development through the lens of scientific research.'' -Amanda R. Lipko, The College at Brockport, State University of New York

Table of Contents

Understanding Development: Why and how we Study Children and Adolescents
Issues in Child Development
Why we study the development of children and adolescents
How we study the development of children and adolescents
How we apply child development knowledge to support optimal development
Theories of Development
Basic principles and applications
Theories of child and adolescent development
How Do We Study Children and Adolescents?
The scientific method
Ethics in research with children and adolescents
Finding and assessing information about development
How Children Develop: Nature Through Nurture
The study of genetics and behavior
The interaction of genes and environment
The study of culture and behavior
Prenatal Development, Birth and the Newborn
Prenatal development
The birth experience
The newborn
Building Blocks of Development: How Children Grow
Physical Development: The Body and the Brain
Brain development
Motor development
Sensation and perception
Body growth and changes
Cognitive Development
What is cognitive development?
Theories of cognitive development
Intelligence and Academic Achievement
Academic achievement
Language Development
Aspects of language
Theories of language development
Language and the brain
Stages of language development
Bilingualism and bilingual education
Language disorders
Emotional Development and Attachment
Emotions: Universality and difference
Development of emotions
Emotions and emotional problems of childhood and adolescence
Self, Identity and Moral Development
Development of self-concept
Development of gender identity
Development of self-control
Moral development
Social Development: Parents, Peers and Beyond
Social cognition
Interactions with parents
Interaction with peers
Beyond parents and peers
Contexts for Development
Play, Extracurricular Activities, and Media Use
The daily lives of children and adolescents
The role of play
Extracurricular activities
Media use
What constitutes a family?
How do families function?
Interventions for a better family life
Health, Well-Being and Resilience
Stress and coping
Illnesses and other health threats
The impact of poverty
Child abuse and neglect
Racial stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination
Mental health and mental disorders
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