Current Readings in Child Development

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-03-16
  • Publisher: Pearson

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There is nothing so fascinating as the mysterious and miraculous process of child development. The articles in this book serve to make this process seem a little less mysterious, but no less miraculous. This book is designed to introduce readers to some of the most interesting and important current research in the field of child development as well as society in general. The author has carefully selected timely topics that are important to the study of child development, but are also subjects of general societal concern. As a result of careful market research, the recent articles featured have been chosen for their lucid writing style and accessibility. Each reading is accompanied by helpful introductions that explain technical details and place the work in context. If appropriate, the introduction may mention follow-up research conducted since the article's reprinting. Child psychologists, developmental scientists and psychologists, educators, and parents.

Table of Contents

Article 1 Children of the Garden Island
Emmy E. Werner
Article 2 Cultural Variation in Infants' Sleeping Arrangements: Questions of Independence
Gilda A. Morelli
Barbara Rogoff
David Oppenheim
Denise Goldsmith
Article 3 Mothers' Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy: Effects on Spatial-Visual Reasoning in 14-Year-Old Children
Earl Hunt
Ann P. Streissguth
Beth Kerr
Heather Carmichael Olson
Article 4 The Improvising Infant: Learning about Learning to Move
Esther Thelen
Article 5 Early Experience and Emotional Development: The Emergence of Wariness of Heights
Joseph J. Campos
Bennett I. Bertenthal
Rosanne Kermoian
Article 6 Nutrition and Child Development: More Food for Thought
Marian Sigman
Article 7 How Do Infants Learn About the Physical World?
Renee Baillargeon
Article 8 The Credible Shrinking Room: Very Young Children's Performance With Symbolic and Nonsymbolic Relations
Judy S. DeLoache
Kevin F. Miller
Karl S. Rosengren
Article 9 The Development of Children's Knowledge about Inner Speech
John H. Flavell
Frances L. Green
Eleanor R. Flavell
James B. Grossman
Article 10 The Psychological and Social Origin of Autobiographical Memory
Katherine Nelson
Article 11 "I Hardly Cried When I Got My Shot!" Influencing Children's Reports about a Visit to Their Pediatrician
Maggie Bruck
Stephen J. Ceci
Emmett Francoeur
Ronald Barr
Article 12 Becoming a Native Listener
Janet F. Werker
Article 13 Babbling in the Manual Mode: Evidence for the Ontogeny of Language
Laura Ann Petitto
Paula F. Marentette
Article 14 Temperament and the Reactions to Unfamiliarity
Jerome Kagan
Article 15 Maternal Representations of Attachment During Pregnancy Predict the Organization of Infant-Mother Attachment at One Year of Age
Peter Fonagy
Howard Steele
Miriam Steele
Article 16 Developmental Change in Children's Assessment of Intellectual Competence
Deborah Stipek
Douglas Mac Iver
Article 17 Children's Reasoning about Interpersonal and Moral Conflicts
Judith G. Smetana
Melanie Killen
Elliot Turiel
Article 18 Gender and Relationships: A Developmental Account
Eleanor E. Maccoby
Article 19 Gender Stereotypes During Adolescence: Developmental Changes and the Transition to Junior High School
Thomas Alfieri
Diane N. Ruble
E. Tory Higgins
Article 20 Externalizing in Preschoolers and Early Adolescents: A Cross-Study Replication of a Family Model
Nancy B. Miller
Philip A. Cowan
Carolyn Pape Cowan
E. Mavis Hetherington
W. Glenn Clingempeel
Article 21 Socialization and Development in a Changing Economy: The Effects of Paternal Job and Income Loss on Children
Vonnie C. McLoyd
Article 22 Facts, Fantasies and the Future of Child Care in the United States
Sandra Scarr
Deborah Phillips
Kathleen McCartney
Article 23 A Developmental Perspective on Antisocial Behavior
G.R. Patterson
Barbara D. DeBaryshe
Elizabeth Ramsey
Article 24 Peer Rejection: Origins and Effects on Children's Development
John D. Coie
Antonius H.N. Cillessen
Article 25 Changes in Adolescents' Daily Interactions With Their Families from Ages 10 to 18: Disengagement and Transformation
Reed W. Larson
Maryse H. Richards
Giovanni Moneta
Grayson Holmbeck
Elena Duckett

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