The Developing Child

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  • Edition: 10th
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  • Copyright: 2003-06-01
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Helen Bee continues to actively engage students with the ninth edition of The Developing Child, which contains her characteristic informal, personal, narrative writing style; students report that they enjoy reading the text! The text, presenting a balance between theory, research, and practical application, allows students to understand how theory and research are interconnected and how they apply to everyday life. The text is not limited to classical studies only, as Bee presents current thinking and research to introduce students to recent trends and topics in child development. The ninth edition continues to have Real World, Research Report, and Cultures and Contexts boxes that allow students to explore research and applications. A new organizational shift is the placement of the chapter on intelligence to after the discussion of cognitive structures, so that the discussion of developmental changes precedes the section on individual differences. Bee has also expanded and updated the Cultures and Contexts boxes and has built on the emphasis on cultural variations introduced in the seventh and eighth editions. Introduce yourself to the practical applications that are in Helen Bee's The Developing Child, Ninth Edition! Book jacket.

Table of Contents

To the Studentp. xxiii
To the Instructorp. xxv
Introductionp. 1
Basic Questionsp. 1
Nature and Nurture: An Ancient Debatep. 2
Interactions of Nature and Nurturep. 13
The Nature of Developmental Changep. 16
Theories of Developmentp. 17
Finding the Answers: Research on Developmentp. 23
Research Designp. 24
Research Methodsp. 30
Research Analysisp. 32
A Final Wordp. 33
Summaryp. 34
Research Report: How Do Behavior Geneticists Identify Genetic Effects?p. 6
Research Report: Resilience Among Children Growing Up in Povertyp. 14
Cultures and Contexts: An Example of a Cross-Cultural Comparison Studyp. 29
Research Report: Ethical Issues in Research on Developmentp. 32
The Beginnings of Lifep. 38
Prenatal Developmentp. 38
Conceptionp. 39
The Basic Genetics of Conceptionp. 39
Patterns of Genetic Inheritancep. 41
Twins and Siblingsp. 44
Genotypes and Phenotypesp. 45
Development from Conception to Birthp. 45
An Overview of Prenatal Developmentp. 50
Genetic Errorsp. 51
Teratogens: Diseases and Drugsp. 54
Other Influences on Prenatal Developmentp. 61
An Overview of Risks and Long-Term Consequences of Prenatal Problemsp. 64
Sex Differences in Prenatal Developmentp. 66
Social Class Differencesp. 67
Summaryp. 68
The Real World: Prenatal Diagnosis of Genetic Errorsp. 53
Research Report: Rh Factor: Another Type of Genetic Problemp. 55
Research Report: Streissguth's Study of Prenatal Alcohol Exposurep. 59
Birth and the Newborn Childp. 71
Birthp. 72
Adapting to the Newbornp. 82
The Newborn: What Can He Do?p. 82
The Daily Life of Infantsp. 90
Individual Differences Among Babiesp. 96
Summaryp. 99
The Real World: Postpartum Depressionp. 83
Cultures and Contexts: Sleeping Arrangements for Infantsp. 92
Research Report: Variations in Children's Criesp. 93
Cultures and Contexts: Cultural and Social Class Differences in Patterns of Breast-Feeding, and Their Consequencesp. 95
The Physical Childp. 102
Physical Developmentp. 102
Four Reasons for Studying Physical Developmentp. 103
Basic Sequences and Common Patternsp. 104
Development of Sexual Maturityp. 112
Using the Body: Motor Developmentp. 119
Variations in Rate of Developmentp. 119
Health and Illnessp. 122
Determinants of Growth: Explanations of Physical Developmentp. 132
Summaryp. 135
Research Report: Homosexuality Among Adolescentsp. 117
The Real World: Which Teenagers Get Pregnant?p. 118
The Real World: Sports for Childrenp. 121
Research Report: Child Abuse and Neglectp. 125
Perceptual Developmentp. 138
Ways of Studying Early Perceptual Skillsp. 139
Basic Sensory Skillsp. 140
Complex Perceptual Skills: Preferences, Discriminations, and Patternsp. 143
Ignoring Perceptual Information: The Perceptual Constanciesp. 151
The Object Conceptp. 152
Perception of Social Signalsp. 155
Individual Differences in Perception: Speed and Efficiencyp. 157
Explanations of Perceptual Developmentp. 158
Perceptual Development: A Summing-Upp. 160
Summaryp. 160
Research Report: Langlois' Studies of Babies' Preferences for Attractive Facesp. 146
Research Report: Babies Even Learn Sound Patterns in Uterop. 149
Cultures and Contexts: Object Permanence in Zambian Infantsp. 155
The Thinking Childp. 162
Cognitive Development I: Structure and Processp. 162
Three Views of Intelligencep. 163
Piaget's Perspectivep. 164
Infancyp. 167
The Preschool Yearsp. 172
The School-Age Childp. 180
Cognitive Development in Adolescencep. 187
Preliminary Conclusions and Questionsp. 191
Information Processing in Childrenp. 192
Summaryp. 195
Research Report: Piaget's Clever Researchp. 165
The Real World: Young Children's Playp. 173
Cultures and Contexts: Understanding of Appearance and Reality in Other Culturesp. 177
Research Report: Memory and the Child as Witnessp. 184
Cognitive Development II: Individual Differences in Cognitive Abilitiesp. 198
Measuring Intellectual Power: IQ Tests and Other Measuresp. 199
Stability and Predictive Value of IQ Testsp. 203
An Alternative View: Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligencep. 207
Explaining Differences in IQ Scoresp. 208
Interaction of Heredity and Environmentp. 217
Group Differences in IQ Scoresp. 217
The Measurement of Intelligence: A Last Lookp. 222
Individual Differences in Information Processingp. 222
Cognitive Development: Putting the Three Approaches Togetherp. 223
Summaryp. 225
The Real World: Performance Tests: A New Way to Measure School Achievementp. 204
Cultures and Contexts: Maternal "Responsiveness" in Different Culturesp. 212
Research Report: Later Schooling and IQ Scoresp. 216
Research Report: Stereotype Threat: Another Possible Factor in Poorer Minority Performancep. 218
Cultures and Contexts: How Asian Teachers Teach Math and Science So Effectivelyp. 220
The Development of Languagep. 227
What Is Language Anyway?p. 228
Before the First Word: The Prelinguistic Phasep. 229
The First Wordsp. 231
Speaking in Sentences: The Development of Grammarp. 235
The Development of Word Meaningp. 239
Using Language: Communication and Self-directionp. 243
Explaining Language Developmentp. 244
Innateness Theoriesp. 247
Individual Differences in Language Developmentp. 251
An Application of the Basic Knowledge: Learning to Readp. 254
Summaryp. 255
Research Report: Early Gestural "Language" in the Children of Deaf Parentsp. 231
Cultures and Contexts: Early Words by Children in Many Culturesp. 234
The Real World: Bilingual Childrenp. 240
Research Report: The Importance of Reading To the Childp. 247
Cultures and Contexts: Universals and Variations in Early Languagep. 248
The Social Childp. 258
Personality Development: Alternative Viewsp. 258
Defining Personality in Adultsp. 260
Defining Personality in Childrenp. 261
Genetic and Biological Explanationsp. 264
Learning Explanationsp. 269
Psychoanalytic Explanationsp. 274
A Possible Synthesisp. 283
Summaryp. 285
Cultures and Contexts: Cultural Differences in Infant Temperamentp. 264
Research Report: The Inheritance of Personality Patterns: Evidence from Adultsp. 266
Research Report: Temperament and Behavior Problemsp. 268
The Real World: Applying Learning Principles at Homep. 271
The Real World: The Effects of Divorce: One Test of Psychoanalytic Theoryp. 282
The Concept of Self in Childrenp. 287
The Development of the Concept of Selfp. 288
Self-esteemp. 299
The Self-concept: A Summing-Upp. 303
The Development of Gender and Sex-Role Conceptsp. 303
Summaryp. 314
Cultures and Contexts: Adolescent Initiation Ritualsp. 297
Cultures and Contexts: Sex-Role Stereotypes Around the Worldp. 306
The Real World: Sex Stereotyping on TV and in Children's Booksp. 310
The Development of Social Relationshipsp. 317
Attachment Theory: Concepts and Terminologyp. 318
The Parents' Bond to the Childp. 320
The Baby's Attachment to the Parentp. 322
Variations in the Quality of Infants' Attachmentsp. 328
Relationships with Peers: Playmates and Friendsp. 334
Behavior with Peers: Prosocial Behavior and Aggressionp. 342
Individual Differences in Peer Relationshipsp. 345
Summaryp. 349
The Real World: Failure of Parental Bonding: Causes and Consequencesp. 322
Cultures and Contexts: Attachment in a Very Different Cultural Systemp. 323
Cultures and Contexts: Secure and Insecure Attachments in Different Culturesp. 330
Research Report: Intergenerational Transmission of Secure and Insecure Attachmentp. 331
The Real World: Sibling Relationshipsp. 335
Research Report: Are African-American Adolescents More Susceptible to Peer Influence?p. 340
The Real World: Rearing Helpful and Altruistic Childrenp. 344
Research Report: Bullies and Victimsp. 346
Thinking About Relationships: The Development of Social Cognitionp. 352
Some General Principles and Issuesp. 353
Reading Others' Feelingsp. 354
Describing Other Peoplep. 358
Describing Friendshipsp. 359
Making Moral Judgmentsp. 360
Social Cognition and Behaviorp. 369
Social Cognition and General Cognitive Developmentp. 372
Summaryp. 374
Research Report: An Intervention to Increase Children's Emotional Competencep. 356
The Real World: Application of Kohlberg's Theory to Educationp. 373
The Whole Childp. 376
The Ecology of Development: The Child Within the Family Systemp. 376
Theoretical Approachesp. 377
Dimensions of Family Interactionp. 379
Patterns or Styles of Child Rearingp. 385
Other Aspects of Family Dynamicsp. 390
Some Exosystem Effects: Parents' Work and Social Supportp. 401
Summaryp. 404
The Real World: To Spank or Not to Spankp. 383
Cultures and Contexts: China's One-Child Policyp. 392
Cultures and Contexts: The Benefits of Extended Familiesp. 396
Cultures and Contexts: Explaining the High Rate of Single Parenthood Among African Americansp. 397
The Real World: Softening the Effects of Divorcep. 400
Beyond the Family: The Impact of the Broader Culturep. 406
Child Carep. 407
The Impact of Schoolsp. 414
Joining the Work World: The Impact of Jobs on Teenagersp. 420
The Impact of the Mass Mediap. 423
Macrosystem Effects: The Impact of the Larger Culturep. 427
Summaryp. 440
The Real World: Latchkey Childrenp. 413
Research Report: Family Viewing Patternsp. 424
The Real World: Children in Dangerp. 431
Cultures and Contexts: Child Rearing and Family Values in West Africap. 434
Research Report: Asian and U.S. Teenagers and Their Parents Define a "Bad Kid"p. 438
Atypical Developmentp. 442
Frequency of Problemsp. 443
Developmental Psychopathology: A New Approachp. 444
The Psychopathologies of Childhoodp. 446
Intellectually Atypical Developmentp. 457
Schooling for Atypical Childrenp. 462
Sex Differences in Atypical Developmentp. 465
A Final Pointp. 466
Summaryp. 467
Cultures and Contexts: Problem Behaviors Among Children in Kenya and Thailandp. 444
Research Report: Delinquency Among Girlsp. 449
The Real World: Adolescent Suicide and Its Preventionp. 451
The Real World: The Impact of the Atypical Child on the Familyp. 464
Putting It All Together: The Developing Childp. 469
Transitions, Consolidations, and Systemsp. 470
From Birth to 18 Monthsp. 470
The Preschool Yearsp. 475
The Elementary School Yearsp. 477
Adolescencep. 480
Returning to Some Basic Questionsp. 485
Individual Differencesp. 491
A Final Point: The Joy of Developmentp. 492
Summaryp. 493
Glossaryp. 495
Referencesp. 503
Creditsp. 547
Name Indexp. 549
Subject Indexp. 565
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