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Child Development - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205253548

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ISBN13: 978-0205253548
ISBN10: 0205253547
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 12
Publisher: Pearson
Published: 2012
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Child Development - 6TH 12 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205253548

Robert S. Feldman

ISBN13: 978-0205253548
ISBN10: 0205253547
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 12
Publisher: Pearson

Published: 2012
International: No
Summary

Most balanced presentation of research and applications

Feldman'sChild Development, 6eoffers students a balanced and up-to-date study of theory and research with a focus on application to students' personal lives and future careers.

Child Development 6eintroduces students to the theories, research, and applications of child and adolescent development. Organized chronologically, the book features a variety of student-focused tools that make the study of development interesting and engaging. It highlights the interrelationships between theory, research, and application, accentuating the scope and diversity of the field. It also illustrates how child developmentalists use theory, research, and applications to help solve significant social problems. An emphasis on practical, take-home information provides students with lessons they can use both now and in the future.

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning -The new MyDevelopmentLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Apply Developmental Science and Engage Students -A strong balance of research and applications maintains student interest throughout every section in the text.
  • Improve Critical Thinking- Reflective questions included within MyVirtualChild encouraging students to think critically and apply chapter content to real life situations as they raise their own virtual child.

Author Bio



Robert S. Feldman is Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A recipient of the College Distinguished Teacher Award, he teaches psychology classes ranging in size from 15 to nearly 500 students. During the course of more than two decades as a college instructor, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, Virginia Commonwealth University, in addition to the University of Massachusetts.

Feldman, who initiated the Minority Mentoring Program at the University of Massachusetts, also has served as a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and Senior Online Teaching Fellow. He also is actively involved in promoting the field of psychology. He is on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences, and also is on the Board of the Foundation for the Advancement of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

A Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, Feldman received a B.A. with High Honors from Wesleyan University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Feldman is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award, and he has written more than 100 books, book chapters, and scientific articles. He has edited Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Children, Applications of Nonverbal Behavioral Theory and Research, and co-edited Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior. He is also author of Development Across the Life Span, Understanding Psychology, and P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life. His books have been translated into many languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese.

His research interests include honesty and deception in everyday life. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.

Feldman loves music, is an enthusiastic, if not-exactly-expert, pianist, and he enjoys cooking and traveling. He has three children, and he and his wife, a psychologist, live in western Massachusetts in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Ch. 1 An Introduction to Child Development 4
Ch. 2 The Start of Life: Prenatal Development 44
Ch. 3 Birth and the Newborn Infant 82
Ch. 4 Physical Development in Infancy 116
Ch. 5 Cognitive Development in Infancy 152
Ch. 6 Social and Personality Development in Infancy 188
Ch. 7 Physical Development in the Preschool Years 222
Ch. 8 Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years 250
Ch. 9 Social and Personality Development in the Preschool Years 282
Ch. 10 Physical Development in Middle Childhood 318
Ch. 11 Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood 342
Ch. 12 Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood 382
Ch. 13 Physical Development in Adolescence 414
Ch. 14 Cognitive Development in Adolescence 444
Ch. 15 Social and Personality Development in Adolescence 474

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