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Children (Text Only)

Children (Text Only) - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130857637

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ISBN13: 978-0130857637
ISBN10: 0130857637
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

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Children (Text Only) - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130857637

Robert Kail

ISBN13: 978-0130857637
ISBN10: 0130857637
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No

This solid, research-oriented overview of the field of child development provides chronological coverage on the subject. The well-organized volume is designed to make it easier for students to learn with a module-based format and six different kinds of features highlighting a specific aspect of child development and child-development research fully integrated with the volume. The volume addresses foundations of child development, the physical growth, cognition, social behavior and personality of infants and toddlers, preschool children, school-age children and adolescents. For those involved with and interested in child development.

Author Bio

Kail, Robert V. :

Robert V. Kail is Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. His undergraduate degree is from Ohio Wesleyan University and he received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Kail has served as Associate Editor of the journal Child Development and is currently Editor of the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. He received the McCandless Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association and was named a fellow in the American Psychological Society. He was also named the Distinguished Sesquicentennial Alumnus in Psychology by Ohio Wesleyan University. His research interests are in the area of cognitive development and focus on the causes and consequences of developmental change in the speed of information processing. Kail has also written The Development of Memory in Children, and, with John C. Cavanaugh, Human Development. Away from the office, he enjoys flying his Cessna 172, playing soccer with his daughter, and working out.

Table of Contents

(NOTE: All chapters conclude with Chapter Critical Review, See For Yourself, For More Information About, Key Terms, and Summary.)

1. The Science of Child Development

Using This Book
Theories of Child Development
Themes in Child-Development Research

2. Research in Child Development

Doing Child-Development Research
Child Development Research and Family Policy

3. Genetic Bases of Child Development

Mechanisms of Heredity
Genetic Disorders
Heredity Is Not Destiny

4. Prenatal Development and Birth

From Conception to Birth
Influences on Prenatal Development
Happy Birthday!

5. Physical Development in Infants and Toddlers

Healthy Growth
The Developing Nervous System
Motor Development
Sensory and Perceptual Processes

6. Cognition in Infants and Toddlers

Piaget's Theory
Information Processing

7. Social Behavior and Personality in Infants and Toddlers

Relationships with Others

8. Physical Development in Preschool Children

Physical Growth
Motor Development
Health and Wellness
Child Neglect and Maltreatment

9. Cognitive Development in Preschool Children

Cognitive Processes
Communicating with Others
Early Childhood Education

10. Social Behavior and Personality in Preschool Children

Relationships with Parents
Relationships with Siblings and Peers
Moral Development: Learning to Control One's Behavior

11. Physical Development in School-Age Children

Growth of the Body
Motor Development
Children with Special Challenges

12. Cognitive Development in School-Age Children

Cognitive Processes
The Nature of Intelligence
Individual Differences in Intellectual Skills
Academic Skills
Effective Schools

13. Social Behavior and Personality in School-Age Children

Relationships with Peers
Helping Others
Families at the Turn of the Century

14. Physical Growth in Adolescents

Pubertal Changes

15. Cognitive Processes in Adolescents

Reasoning About Moral Issues
The World of Work

16. Social and Personality Development in Adolescents

Identity and Self-Esteem
Relationships with Parents and Peers
The Dark Side
Name Index
Subject Index