Child Development (Case bound) Plus NEW MyPsychLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

by ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 2013-05-22
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Purchase Benefits
List Price: $245.06
We're Sorry.
No Options Available at This Time.


ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products.



Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase.


Used or rental books

If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code.


Access codes

Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase.



Help students understand how culture impacts development - and why it matters.


Through current research and examples from around the world, Arnett/Maynard’s Child Development provides students with a more accurate and practical understanding of how development works in the real world. Whether they travel the globe or remain in their home towns, students will benefit from being able to think culturally about human development and our culturally diverse and globalized world. New U.S. and international videos, shot in several countries, allow students to observe similarities and differences in human development across cultures.


MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Arnett/Maynard program. Key learning applications include a personalized study plan, MyPsychLab Video Series, and MyVirtualChild.


A better teaching and learning experience

The teaching and learning experience with this program helps to:

  • Personalize Learning – MyPsychLab is online learning. MyPsychLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors from course preparation to delivery and assessment.
  • Understand Culture and Diversity– Extensive cultural coverage is woven into the narrative and on vivid display in images.
  • Improve Critical Thinking – Students will learn to think critically about the influence of culture on development. Learning objectives, listed at the start of each chapter and within every section, help students better organize and understand the material.
  • Engage Students – Research and examples on the similarities and differences in child development across cultures will fascinate students.
  • Explore Research – Students are presented with current research and examples from around the world.
  • Support Instructors – All supplements were developed around the textbook’s carefully constructed learning objectives.
  • Child Development through Middle Childhood: A Cultural Approach is an abridged paperback version of Child Development: A Cultural Approach.

Click here to view a sample chapter! http://www.pearsonhighered.com/showcase/arnettmaynard/  

Table of Contents

In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


Chapter 1: A Cultural Approach to Child Development

Chapter 2: Genetics and Prenatal Development

Chapter 3: Birth and the Newborn Child

Chapter 4: Infancy

Chapter 5: Toddlerhood

Chapter 6: Early Childhood

Chapter 7: Middle Childhood

Chapter 8: Adolescence

Chapter 9: Emerging Adulthood


Chapter 1: A Cultural Approach to Child Development


Humanity Today: A Demographic Profile

Variations Across Countries

Variations Within Countries

The Origins of Human Diversity

Evolution and the Birth of Culture

Human Evolution and Human Development Today

Section 2: theories of Human Development

Classic Theories

Psychodynamic Theories

Behaviorism and Learning Theories

Constructivist Theories

Recent Theories

Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Theory

A Stage Model for This Book

Section 3: How We Study Human Development

The Scientific Study of Human Development

The Five Steps of the Scientific Method

Ethics in Human Development Research

Methods and Designs in Research

Research Methods

Research Designs

Summing Up

CULTURAL FOCUS: Incredible India!

HISTORICAL FOCUS: Ancient Conceptions of Human Development

RESEARCH FOCUS: Darwin’s Diary


Chapter 2: Genetics and Prenatal Development


Genetic Basics

Genotype and Phenotype

The Sex Chromosomes

Genes and Environment in Human Development

Principles of Behavior Genetics

Gene—Environment Interactions: Epigenesis and Reaction Ranges

The Theory of Genotype ® Environment Effects

Genes and Individual Development

Sperm and Egg Formation



Prenatal Development

The Germinal Period (First 2 Weeks)

The Embryonic Period (Weeks 3—8)

The Fetal Period (Week 9—Birth)

Prenatal Care

Prenatal Care in Traditional Cultures

Scientifically Based Prenatal Care



Risks in the Prenatal Period

Chromosomal Disorders

Prenatal Diagnosis

Infertility and Reproductive Technologies

Causes of Infertility

Infertility Treatments

Infertility Worldwide

Summing Up

Cultural Focus: Oskar and Jack: A Story of Genes, Environments, and Cultures

Historical Focus: How Are Babies Made?

RESEARCH FOCUS: The Human Genome Project


Chapter 3: Birth and the Newborn Child

Section 1: Birth and its Cultural Context

The Birth Process

Stages of the Birth Process

Birth Complications

Cultural and Historical Variations in Birth Beliefs and Practices

Variations in Birth Beliefs

Variations in Birth Practices

Variations on Birth in the West

Cultural Variations in Neonatal and Maternal Mortality

Section 2: The Neonate

The Neonate’s Health

Measuring Neonatal Health

Low Birth Weight

Physical Functioning of the Neonate

Neonatal Sleeping Patterns

Neonatal Reflexes

Neonatal Senses

Section 3: Caring for the Neonate

Nutrition: Is Breast Best?

Evolutionary and Historical Perspectives on Breast Feeding

Benefits of Breast Feeding

Social and Emotional Aspects of Neonatal Care

Crying and Soothing

Bonding: Myth and Truth

Postpartum Depression

Summing Up

Cultural Focus: Easing Birth Among the Cuna Indians

Historical Focus: The Tragic History of Doctor-Assisted Births in the 19th Century

Research Focus: How Much Does Breast Feeding Matter?


Chapter 4: Infancy

Section 1: Physical Development

Growth and Change in Infancy

Bodily Growth

Brain Development

Sleep Changes

Infant Health

Nutritional Needs

Infant Mortality

Baby on the Move: Motor and Sensory Development

Motor Development

Sensory Development

Section 2: Cognitive Development

Piaget’s Sensorimotor Stage

The Sensorimotor Substages

Object Permanence

Evaluating Piaget’s Sensorimotor Theory

Information Processing in Infancy



Assessing Infant Development

Approaches to Assessing Development

Can Media Enhance Cognitive Development? The Myth of “Baby Einstein”

The Beginnings of Language

First Sounds and Words

Infant-Directed (ID) Speech

Section 3: Emotional and Social Development


Conceptualizing Temperament: Three Approaches


Infants’ Emotions

Primary Emotions

Infants’ Emotional Perceptions

The Social World of the Infant

Cultural Themes of Infant Social Life

The Foundation of Social Development: Two Theories

Summing Up

Cultural Focus: Infant Care in Rural Turkey

Historical Focus: Protecting Infants the Puritan Way

Research Focus: Measuring Temperament


Chapter 5: Toddlerhood

Section 1: physical development

Growth and Change in Years 2 and 3

Bodily Growth

Brain Development

Sleep and (More) Teething

Motor Development

Socializing Physical Functions: Toilet Training and Weaning

Toilet Training


Section 2: cognitive development

Cognitive Development Theories

Cognitive Development in Toddlerhood: Piaget’s Theory

Vygotsky’s Cultural Theory of Cognitive Development

Language Development

The Biological and Evolutionary Bases of Language

Milestones of Toddler Language: From First Words to Fluency

Learning Language in a Social and Cultural Context

Section 3: emotional and social development

Emotional Development in Toddlerhood

Toddlers’ Emotions

The Birth of the Self

Gender Identity and the Biology of Gender Development

One Special Person: Attachment Theory and Research

Attachment Theory

Quality of Attachment

Critiques of Attachment Theory

The Social World of the Toddler

The Role of Fathers

The Wider Social World: Siblings, Peers, and Friends

Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Disruption in Social Development

Media Use in Toddlerhood

Summing Up

CULTURAL FOCUS: Toddlerhood in Aboriginal Australia

Historical Focus: The History of Toilet Training

RESEARCH FOCUS: Early Child Care and Its Consequences


Chapter 6: Early Childhood


Growth from Age 3 to 6

Bodily Growth

Brain Development and “Infantile” Amnesia

Health and Safety in Early Childhood

Motor Development

Gross and Fine Motor Skills



Theories of Cognitive Development

Piaget’s Preoperational Stage of Cognitive Development

Understanding Thinking: The Development of “Theory of Mind”

Cultural Learning in Early Childhood

Early Childhood Education

The Importance of Preschool Quality

Cross-National Variations

Preschool as a Cognitive Intervention

Language Development

Advances in Vocabulary and Grammar

Pragmatics: Social and Cultural Rules of Language


Emotional Regulation and Gender Socialization

Emotional Regulation

Moral Development

Gender Development


Parenting “Styles”

Parenting in Other Cultures

Discipline and Punishment

The Child’s Expanding Social World

Siblings and “Only Children”

Peers and Friends

Media Use in Early Childhood

Summing Up

Cultural Focus: Shyness in China and Canada

Historical Focus: Beat a Child, Save a Soul

Research Focus: The Montessori Preschool Program


Chapter 7: Middle Childhood

Section 1: physical development

Growth in Middle Childhood

Physical Growth and Sensory Development

Nutrition and Malnutrition

Illness and Injuries

Motor Development

Gross Motor Development Fine

Motor Development

Section 2: cognitive development

Theories of Cognitive Development

Concrete Operations

Information Processing

Intelligence and Intelligence Tests

Learning the Cognitive Skills of School: Reading and Mathematics

Language Development

Vocabulary, Grammar, and Pragmatics


School in Middle Childhood

Cultural Variations in School Experiences

Learning the Cognitive Skills of School: Reading and Mathematics

Section 3: emotional and social development

Emotional and Self-Development

Smooth Sailing: Advances in Emotional Self-Regulation


Gender Development

The Social and Cultural Contexts of Middle Childhood

Family Relations

Friends and Peers


Media Use

Summing Up

Cultural Focus: School Socialization in Guatemala

Historical Focus: Work Among British Children in the 19th Century

Research Focus: TV or Not TV


Chapter 8: Adolescence

Section 1: physical development

The Metamorphosis: Biological Changes of Puberty

The Physical Changes of Puberty

The Timing of Puberty

Cultural Responses: Puberty Rituals

Health Issues in Adolescence

Eating Disorders

Substance Use

Section 2: cognitive development

Piaget’s Theory of Formal Operations

Hypothetical-Deductive Reasoning

Critiques of Piaget’s Theory of Formal Operations

Other Changes in Adolescent Thinking

Information Processing: Selective Attention and Metamemory

Social Cognition: The Imaginary Audience and the Personal Fable

Culture and Cognition

Adolescent Education and Work

Schools: Secondary Education around the World

Adolescent Work

Section 3: emotional and social development

Emotional and Self-Development

Emotionality in Adolescence: Storm and Stress?

Self-Development in Adolescence

Gender Intensification

Cultural Beliefs: Morality and Religion

Moral Development

Religious Beliefs

The Social and Cultural Contexts of Adolescence

Family Relationships

Peers and Friends

Love and Sexuality

Media Use

Problems and Resilience

Crime and Delinquency


Resilience in Adolescence

Summing Up

CULTURAL FOCUS: Apprenticeships in Europe

Historical Focus: From Fasting Saints to Anorexic Girls

RESEARCH FOCUS: The Daily Rhythms of Adolescents’ Family Lives


Chapter 9: Emerging Adulthood

Section 1: Physical Development

The Emergence of Emerging Adulthood

Five Features

The Cultural Context of Emerging Adulthood

Physical Changes of Emerging Adulthood

The Peak of Physical Functioning

Sleep Patterns and Deficits

Risk Behavior and Health Issues

Injuries and Fatalities: Automobile Accidents

Substance Use and Abuse

Section 2: Cognitive Development

Postformal Thinking


Reflective Judgment

Tertiary Education: College, University, and Training Programs

Cultural Variations in Tertiary Education

The Benefits of Tertiary Education

Section 3: Emotional and Social Development

Emotional and Self-Development


Identity Development

Gender Development: Cultural Beliefs and Stereotypes

Cultural Beliefs

Religious Development

Political Development

The Social and Cultural Contexts of Emerging Adulthood

Family Relationships


Love and Sexuality

Finding Adult Work

Social Uses of Media

Summing Up

Cultural Focus: The Young Men of Truk Island

Historical Focus: Gender and Cognitive Development in Emerging Adulthood

RESEARCH FOCUS: Graduated Driver Licensing


Practice Tests Answer Key




Name Index

Subject Index

Rewards Program

Reviews for Child Development (Case bound) Plus NEW MyPsychLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package (9780205987733)