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Child Development: A Topical Approach

By Robert S. Feldman

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 26, 2013

Description

The Big Picture of Child Development.

 

The exciting first edition of Child Development: A Topical Approach is arranged in a way that helps students to see the “big picture” of development across the entire span of childhood and adolescence. Offering a modular approach, this text provides a broad overview of the field of child development. It covers major topics such as physical development, cognitive development, and social and personality development.

Child Development captures the discipline of Child Development in a way that excites readers about the field and draws them into its way of looking at the world. The text is rich in examples and illustrates the applications that can be derived from the research and theory of child developmentalists.

 

MyPscyhLab is an integral part of the Feldman program. Key learning applications include, MyVirtualChild, MyPsychLab video series, and Flashcards.

 

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Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize LearningMyPsychLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance.
  • Improve Critical Thinking -- Review, Check, and Apply Sections – Interspersed throughout each chapter are short recaps of the chapters’ main points, followed by questions designed to provoke mastery of the material and critical thinking.
  • Engage Students– Many chapters include an interview with a person working in a field that uses the findings of child and adolescent development. Among those interviewed are a counselor for a treatment center serving teenagers confronting substance abuse, a childcare provider, a neonatal nurse, and a preschool teacher.
  • Understand Diversity – “Developmental Diversity and Your Life” sections that highlight issues relevant to today’s multicultural society.
  • Explore Research – “From Research to Practice” boxes describe current developmental research or research issues, applied to everyday problems.
  • Support Instructors– All supplements were developed around the textbook’s carefully constructed learning objectives. 

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

 

Introduction

Chapter 1:                 An Orientation to Child Development

Chapter 2:              Research in Child Development

 

Foundations of Development

Chapter 3:               Genetics and Prenatal Development

Chapter 4:               Birth and the Newborn Infant

Chapter 5:               Physical Growth and Health

 

Cognitive Development

Chapter 6:              Cognitive Development: Piaget and Vygotsky

Chapter 7:               Cognitive Development: Information Processing

Chapter 8:               Language Development

Chapter 9:              Intelligence

 

Social and Personality Development

Chapter 10:             Social and Emotional Development

Chapter 11:            Development of the Self

Chapter 12:            Gender

Chapter 13:             Moral Development and Aggression

 

Living with Others

Chapter 14:            Friends and Family

Chapter 15:            Schooling, Culture, and Society: Living in a Multicultural World

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Package ISBN-13: 9780205941933

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ISBN-10: 0-205-92349-6

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-92349-6

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