Child Development: An Introduction

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-07-18
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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In this topically organized introduction to child development, John Santrock balances the content instructors want with the and pedagogy students need. Child Development 9th edition continues Santrock's tradition of presenting cutting edge research and offering strong, integrated coverage of culture, ethnicity and gender, and school related issues. An expert consultant reviewed each chapter to ensure that the latest research is reflected. For students, the text's highly praised pedagogical system has been enhanced to improve understanding of how all of the material fits together.

Table of Contents

Section 1: The Nature of Child Development

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Science of Child Development

Section 2: Biological Processes, Physical Development, and Perceptual Development

Chapter 3: Biological Beginnings

Chapter 4: Prenatal Development and Birth

Chapter 5: Physical Development in Infancy

Chapter 6: Physical Development in Childhood and Adolescence

Section 3: Cognition and Language Development

Chapter 7: Cognitive Developmental Approaches

Chapter 8: Information Processing

Chapter 9: Intelligence

Chapter 10: Language Development

Chapter 11: Emotional Development

Section 4: Socioeconomic Development and the Self

Chapter 12: The Self and Identity

Chapter 13: Gender

Chapter 14: Moral Development

Section 5: Social Contexts of Development

Chapter 15: Families

Chapter 16: Peers

Chapter 17: Schools and Achievement

Chapter 18: Culture

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