Developmental Psychology : Childhood and Adolescence

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-07-06
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Learn developmental psychology the easy way with DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE! Written in a clear, concise language, this psychology text presents you with the best theories, research, and practical advice that developmentalists have to offer today. With a focus on application, you will form an understanding of developmental principles that you can apply to your own life such as the most effective way to discipline children. Studying is made easy with tools such as chapter outlines, concept checks, a running glossary, key terms, web resources, and narrative summaries found throughout the text.

Table of Contents

Theory and Research In the Developmental Sciences
Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Its Research Strategies
Theories of Human Development
Foundations of Development
Hereditary Influences on Development
Prenatal Development and Birth
The Physical Self: Development of the Brain, the Body, and Motor Skills
Language, Learning, and Cognitive Development
Cognitive Development: Piaget's The ory and Vygotsky's Sociocultural Viewpoint
Cognitive Development: Information-Processing Perspectives
Intelligence: Measuring Mental Performance
Development of Language and Communication Skills
Social and Personality Development
Emotional Development and the Establishment of Intimate Relationships
Development of the Self and Social Cognition
Sex Differences and Gender-Role Development
Aggression, Altruism, and Moral Development
The Ecology of Development
The Family
Extrafamilial Influences: Television, Schools, and Peers
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