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.
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Teaching & Learning Experience
- Personalize Learning – MyPsychLab 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.
This Book a la Carte Edition is an unbound, three-hole punched, loose-leaf version of the textbook and provides students the opportunity to personalized their book by incorporating their own notes and taking the portion of the book they need to class – all at a fraction of the bound book price.
Table of Contents
Brief Table of Contents
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
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 FamilyChapter 15: Schooling, Culture, and Society: Living in a Multicultural World