Infants and Children : Prenatal Through Middle Childhood

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Berkrs"s signature storytelling style invites students to actively learn beside the textrs"s "characters" who share their influential experiences and developmental milestones. Students are provided with an exceptionally clear and coherent understanding of child development, emphasizing the interrelatedness of all domainsphysical, cognitive, emotional, and socialthroughout the text narrative and in special features. Focusing on education and social policy as critical pieces of the dynamic system in which the child develops, Berk pays meticulous attention to the most recent scholarship in the field. Berk helps students connect their learning to their personal and professional areas of interest and their future pursuits as parents, educators, heath care providers, social workers, and researchers.Theory and Research in Child Development, Foundations of Development, Infancy and Toddlerhood: the First Two years, Early Childhood: Two to Six Years, Middle Childhood: Six to Eleven Years.Child Development

Table of Contents

Theory and Research in Child Development
History, Theory, and Research Strategies
The Field of Child Development
Basic Issues
Historical Foundations
Mid-Twentieth-Century Theories
Recent Theoretical Perspectives
Comparing Child Development Theories
Studying the Child
Foundations of Development
Biological and Environmental FoundationsGenetic FoundationsReproductive ChoicesEnvironmental Contexts for DevelopmentUnderstanding the Relationship Between Heredity and Environment
Prenatal DevelopmentMotivations for ParenthoodPrenatal DevelopmentPrenatal Environmental InfluencesPreparing for Parenthood
Birth and the Newborn BabyThe Stages of ChildbirthApproaches to ChildbirthMedical InterventionsBirth ComplicationsPrecious Moments After BirthThe Newborn Baby's CapacitiesThe Transition to Parenthood
Infancy and Toddlerhood: The First Two Years
Physical Development in Infancy and ToddlerhoodBody GrowthBrain DevelopmentInfluences on Early Physical GrowthLearning CapacitiesMotor DevelopmentPerceptual Development
Cognitive Development in Infancy and ToddlerhoodPiaget's Cognitive-Developmental TheoryInformation ProcessingThe Social Context of Early Cognitive DevelopmentIndividual Differences in Early Mental DevelopmentLanguage Development
Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and ToddlerhoodErikson's Theory of Infant and Toddler PersonalityEmotional DevelopmentDevelopment of TemperamentDevelopment of AttachmentSelf-Understanding
Early Childhood: Two to Six Years
Physical Development in Early ChildhoodBody GrowthBrain DevelopmentFactors Affecting Physical Growth and HealthMotor Development
Cognitive Development in Early ChildhoodPiaget's Theory: The Preoperational StageVygotsky's Sociocultural TheoryInformation ProcessingIndividual Differences in Mental DevelopmentLanguage Development
Emotional and Social Development in Early ChildhoodErikson's Theory: Initiative vs. GuiltSelf-UnderstandingEmotional DevelopmentPeer RelationsFoundations of MoralityGender TypingChild Rearing and Emotional and Social Development
Middle Childhood: Six to Eleven Years
Physical Development in Middle ChildhoodBody GrowthCommon Health ProblemsHealth EducationMotor Development and Play
Cognitive Development in Middle ChildhoodPiaget's Theory: The Concrete Operational StageInformation ProcessingIndividual Differences in Mental DevelopmentLanguage DevelopmentChildren's Learning in School
Emotional and Social Development in Middle ChildhoodErikson's TheorySelf-UnderstandingEmotional DevelopmentUnderstanding Others: Perspective TakingMoral DevelopmentPeer RelationsGender TypingFamily InfluencesSome Common Problems of Development
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