Infancy and Childhood

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Infancy and Childhood brings the research to life through stories. What prompted researcher Virginia Apgar to develop what became the Apgar Test on newborns? Who knew that psychologist Eleanor Gibson' famous "visual cliff" experiment was inspired by her own toddler's experience of hesitation in approaching the edge of the Grand Canyon? These stories help students appreciate the relevance of theory, helping them internalize research-intensive material. Through integrating such stories, this text blends scientific rigor with accessibility. This text covers child development from infancy through pre-adolescence.

Author Biography

Charlotte J. Patterson is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, where she teaches an introductory course in child development every year.

Table of Contents

Beginningsp. 1
Introduction to Child Developmentp. 2
Heredity, Environment, and Prenatal Developmentp. 46
Birth and the Newborn Infantp. 88
Infancy and the Toddler Yearsp. 127
Physical Development and Health During Infancy and the Toddler Yearsp. 128
Cognitive and Language Development During Infancy and the Toddler Yearsp. 168
Social and Emotional Development During Infancy and the Toddler Yearsp. 212
Early Childhoodp. 249
Physical Growth and Health in Early Childhoodp. 250
Cognitive Development During Early Childhoodp. 280
Social and Emotional Development During Early Childhoodp. 322
Middle Childhoodp. 361
Physical Growth and Health in Middle Childhoodp. 362
Cognitive Development in Middle Childhoodp. 394
Social and Emotional Development During Middle Childhoodp. 430
Glossaryp. 471
Referencesp. 481
Name Indexp. 541
Subject Indexp. 556
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