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By Robert V. Kail

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 21, 2002

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. Language.

7. Social Behavior and Personality in Infants and Toddlers.

Emotions. Relationships with Others. Self-Concept. Temperament.

8. Physical Growth in Preschool Children.

Physical Growth. Motor Development. Health and Wellness. Child Neglect and Maltreatment.

9. Cognitive Development in Preschool Children.

Cognitive Processes. Language. Communicating with Others. Early Childhood Education.

10. Social Behavior and Personality in Preschool Children.

Self. 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.

Self-Esteem. Relationships with Peers. Helping Others. Aggression. Families at the Turn of the Century.

14. Physical Growth in Adolescents.

Pubertal Changes. Sexuality. Health.

15. Cognitive Processes in Adolescents.

Cognition. 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.


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