The Developing Child

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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The Developing Childgives students the tools they require to organize, retain and apply information from the broad field of child psychology, while offering balanced coverage of theory and application, with a strong emphasis on culture. Prenatal Development; Birth and Early Infancy; Physical Development; Perceptual Development; Cognitive Development; Development of Language; Personality Development; Development of Social Relationships; Family System; Atypical Development. For individuals seeking to understand to better understand children. Want to learn more about MyVirtualChild?Visit www.mydevelopmentlab.com and click on the ls"watch this videors" link to learn about MyVirtualChild. MyDevelpmentLab with MyVirtualChildis available at www.mydevelopmentlab.com .

Table of Contents

Basic Issues in the Study of Development
Issues in the Study of Development
Two Key Questions Influences on Development
The Ecological Perspective Vulnerability and Resilience
Three Kinds of Change Theories of Development Psychoanalytic Theories
Cognitive Theories
Learning Theories
Comparing Theories
Finding the Answers: Research Designs and Methods The Goals of Developmental Science Studying Age-Related Changes Descriptive Methods Experimental Methods Cross-Cultural Research Research Ethics
Think Critically Conduct Your Own Research
Summary Key Terms
Thinking About
Research: Responding to Media Reports of Research
Developmental Science In
The Real World: Helping Children
Who Are Afraid to Go to School
The Next Step
The Beginnings of Life
Prenatal Development Conception and Genetics
The Process of Conception Genotypes, Phenotypes, and Patterns of Genetic
Inheritance Development from Conception to Birth
The Stages of Prenatal Development
Sex Differences in Prenatal Development
Prenatal Behavior Problems in Prenatal Development
Genetic Disorders
Chromosomal Errors
Teratogens: Maternal Diseases
Teratogens: Drugs Other Teratogens and Maternal Factors
Think Critically Conduct Your Own Research
Key Terms
Thinking About
Research: Assisted Reproductive Technology
Developmental Science In
The Real World: Fetal Assessment and Treatment
The Next Step
Birth and Early Infancy Birth
Birth Choices
The Process of Birth
Low Birth Weight Behavior in Early Infancy
Reflexes and Behavioral States Motor, Sensory, and Perceptual
Abilities Learning Temperament and Social Skills Health and Wellness in Early Infancy

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