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Summary: Incorporating a solid research base with real-life applications, Child and Adolescent Development illustrates the cognitive, psychosocial, and physical development of children in the context of today's society.
The Fifth Edition includes increased coverage of the role of adults in the lives of children with expanded discussions of the applied and practical implications of developmental research for parenting, teaching, nursing, etc. This edition also contai ...show morens new and expanded coverage of the social construction of knowledge in the context of children's lives. For example, discussions of the influence of school on development now appear in the cognitive development chapters (previously in psychosocial). ...show less
Seifert, Kelvin L. : The University of Manitoba
Hoffnung, Robert J. : University of New Haven
I. Studying Development
1. Introduction : Studying Human Development
The Nature of Human Development
Why Study Development?
Past Understandings of Human Development
Basic Issues in Developmental Study
Methods of Studying Children and Adolescents
Ethical Constraints on Studying Development
Strengths and Limitations of Developmental Knowledge
2. Theories of Development
The Nature of Developmental Theories
Psychodynamic Developmental Theories
Erickson's Psychosocial Theory
Behavioral Learning and Social Cognitive Learning Developmental Theories
Cognitive Developmental Theories
Contextual Developmental Theories
Development Theories Compared and Their Implications for the Student
Mechanisms of Genetic Transmission
Individual Genetic Expression
Genetic Counseling and Prenatal Diagnosis
Relative Influence of Heredity and Environment
Genetics and Developmental Psychology
4. Prenatal Development and Birth
Stages of Prenatal Development
Prenatal Influences on the Child
From Biological to Psychological Development
III. The First Two Years
5. Physical Development in the First Two Years
Appearance of the Young Infant
Development of the Nervous System
Nutrition During the First Two Years
Impairments to Infant Growth
Infancy : The Real End of Birth
6. Cognitive Development in the First Two Years
Ways of Studying Perception and Cognition in Infants
Infant Perception and Cognition
Cognitive Change During Infancy : Piaget's Stage Theory
Behavioral Learning in Infancy
The End of Infancy
7. Psychosocial Development During the First Two Years
Early Social Relationships
Emotions and Temperament in Infancy
Toddlerhood and the Emergence of Autonomy
The Competent Toddler
IV. Early Childhood
8. Physical Development in Early Childhood
Influences on Normal Physical Development
The Connection Between Health and Poverty
Other Bodily Changes
Motor Skill Development
Effects of Children's Physical Growth
The Growing Child
9. Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
Thinking in Preschoolers
Language Acquisition in Early Childhood
Relationships Between Language and Thought
Early Childhood Education
10. Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood
Relationships with Family
Relationships in an Expanding Social World
Play in Early Childhood
The End of Early Childhood
V. Middle Childhood
11. Physical Development in Middle Childhood
Trends and Variations in Height and Weight
Height Variations Due to Puberty
Motor Development and Athletics in Middle Childhood
Health and Illness in Middle Childhood
Effects of Growth on Thinking and Feeling
12. Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
Piaget's Theory : Concrete Operational Skills
Language Development in Middle Childhood
Defining and Measuring Intelligence
Cognition and Social Development
13. Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood
Psychosocial Challenges of Middle Childhood
The Sense of Self
The Age of Industry and Achievement
Divorce and Its Effects on Children
Death, Loss, and Grieving During the School Years
14. Physical Development in Adolescence
The Concept of Adolescence
Growth in Height and Weight
The Secular Trend
The Development of Primary Sex Characteristics
Psychological Effects of Physical Growth in Adolescence
Health in Adolescence
Finally Young Adults?
15. Cognitive Development in Adolescence
General Features of Adolescent Thought
Beyond Concrete Operational Thinking
Moral Development : Beliefs About Justice and Care
The Development of Social Cognition
Information-Processing Features of Adolescent Thought
Implications of the Information-Processing Viewpoint
The Influence of School
16. Psychosocial Development in Adolescence
Theories of Identity Development
Family Relationships During Adolescence
Social Relationships During Adolescence
Sexuality During Adolescence
Special Problems of Adolescence
The Emerging Adult
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