Developing Child

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Copyright: 1997-08-01
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Table of Contents

Basic Issues in the Study of Development
Perspectives on Development
Theories of Development
Finding the Answers: Research Designs and Methods
The Beginnings of Life
Prenatal Development
Conception and Genetics
Development from Conception to Birth
Problems in Prenatal Development
Birth and Early Infancy
Behavior in Early Infancy
Health and Wellness in Early Infancy
The Physical Child
Physical Development
The Brain and Nervous System
The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
Sexual Behavior in Adolescence
Other Body Systems
Health and Wellness
Perceptual Development
Thinking About Perceptual Development
Sensory Skills
Perceptual Skills
The Object Concept
Perception of Social Signals
The Thinking Child
Cognitive Development I: Structure and Process
Piaget's Basic Ideas
The Preschool Years
The School-Aged Child
Development of Information-Processing Skills
Cognitive Development II: Individual Differences in Cognitive Abilities
Measuring Intellectual Power
Explaining Individual Differences in IQ Scores
Explaining Group Differences in IQ Scores
Alternative Approaches to Intelligence
The Development of Language
Before the First Word: The Prelinguistic Phase
Learning Words and Word Meanings
Learning the Rules: The Development of Grammar and Pragmatics
Explaining Language Development
Individual and Group Differences in Language Development
Learning to Read and Write
The Social Child
Personality Development: Alternate Views
Defining Personality
Genetic and Biological Explanations
Learning Explanations
Psychoanalytic Explanations
A Possible Synthesis
Concepts of Self, Gender, and Sex Roles
The Concept of Self
The Development of Gender and Sex-Role Concepts
Cultures and Contexts: Sex Role Stereotypes Around the World
The Development of Social Relationships
Relationships with Parents
Variations in the Quality of Attachments
Relationships with Peers
Behavior with Peers
Thinking About Relationships: Social-Cognitive and Moral Development
The Development of Social Cognition
Moral Development
The Whole Child
The Ecology of Development: The Child Within the Family System
Bronfenbrenner's Bioecological Approach
Dimensions of Family Interaction
Patterns of Child Rearing
Other Aspects of Family Dynamics
Family Structure, Divorce, and Parental Employment
Beyond the Family: The Impact of the Broader Culture
Nonparental Care
The Impact of Schools
The Impact of the Entertainment Media
Macrosystem Effects: The Impact of the Larger Culture
Atypical Development
Understanding Atypical Development
Attention Problems and Externalizing Problems
Internalizing Problems
Atypical Intellectual and Social Development
Schooling for Atypical Children
Putting It All Together: The Developing Child
Transitions, Consolidations, and Systems
From Birth to 18 Months
The Preschool Years
The Elementary School Years
A Return to Some Basic Questions
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