The World of Children, Books a la Carte Edition, 3rd Edition

By Greg Cook, Joan Littlefield Cook

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 26, 2013

Description

Helping students make connections between science and practice

 

The World of Children helps students connect the science and the practice of child development in a way that can positively change lives. The third edition features an active learning system that exposes students to real people facing real world child development challenges. It encourages readers to think critically about issues from multiple perspectives. The World of Children is a chronological child development text.

 

MyPsychLab is available with World of Children, 3e. Through MyPsychLab, students have access to MyVirtualChild, an interactive web-based simulation that allows students to raise a child from birth to age 18 and monitor the effects of their parenting decisions over time.

 

A better teaching and learning experience

The teaching and learning experience with this program helps to:

  • Personalize Learning— The new MyPsychLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructions achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking—Prompts throughout each chapter jumpstart readers’ critical thinking process.
  • Engage Students— Real-life cases encourage students apply what they are learning. Also, students can raise a child through MyVirtualChild.
  • Explore Research— With over 600 new research citations, this new edition reflects the latest research in the field of child psychology.
  • Understand Different Perspectives– Several perspectives are included in the reading to help students think about the content from different points of view.
  • Support Instructors— New MyPsychLab Video Series. These cross-cultural videos feature original footage filmed in the United States, Mexico, and Botswana. Guided by series editor Ashley Maynard (University of Hawaii, Manoa), they show how culture impacts child development. Videos are available in multiple formats: on an instructor’s DVD, tied to quizzes in MyPsychLab, and called out in the chapter with “Watch” icons.  

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

In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 


 

1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Part One: Beginnings

Chapter 1: Exploring Child Development

Chapter 2: Heredity and the Environment

Chapter 3: Prenatal Development and Birth

Part Two: Infants and Toddlers: The First Years (Birth through 2 years)

Chapter 4: Physical Development in Infants and Toddlers

Chapter 5: Cognitive Development in Infants and Toddlers

Chapter 6: Socioemotional Development in Infants and Toddlers

Part Three: Early Childhood: The Playful Years (3 through 6 Years)

Chapter 7: Physical Development in Early Childhood

Chapter 8: Cognitive Development in Early Childhood

Chapter 9: Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood

Part Four: Middle Childhood: The School Years (7 through 11 Years)

Chapter 10: Physical Development in Middle Childhood

Chapter 11: Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood

Chapter 12: Socioemotional Development in Middle Childhood

Part Five: Adolescence: The Transition toward Adulthood (12 Years and beyond)

Chapter 13: Physical Development in Adolescence

Chapter 14: Cognitive Development in Adolescence

Chapter 15: Socioemotional Development in Adolescence

 



2.  FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Part One: Beginnings

Chapter 1: Exploring Child Development

Defining the Field

Theories of Child Development

Using the Scientific Method: Research in Child Development

Applications of Child Development Research and Careers Related to Children

Chapter 2: Heredity and the Environment

Genes and Human Reproduction

How Traits and Genetic Abnormalities Are Inherited

How Genes and Environments Interact

Behavior Genetics: Measuring the Heritability of Traits

Chapter 3: Prenatal Development and Birth

Prenatal Development

Teratogens: Health Risks for the Baby

The Process of Birth

Becoming a Family: Psychological Adjustments to Having a Newborn

 

Part Two: Infants and Toddlers: The First Years (Birth through 2 years)

Chapter 4: Physical Development in Infants and Toddlers

Infants at Risk: Prematurity and Infant Mortality

Growth of the Body and Brain

Sensory Capabilities

Motor Development

Chapter 5: Cognitive Development in Infants and Toddlers

Perceptual Development

Explaining Cognitive Development: Piaget’s Constructivist View

Learning to Communicate

Chapter 6: Socioemotional Development in Infants and Toddlers

Attachment

Temperament and Emotion

Social Relations and Play

 

Part Three: Early Childhood: The Playful Years (3 through 6 years )

Chapter 7: Physical Development in Early Childhood

Growth of the Body and Brain

Motor Development and Physical Activity

Health and Safety Issues

Chapter 8: Cognitive Development in Early Childhood

Piaget’s Stage 2: Preoperational Thought

Vygotsky’s Sociocultural View of Cognitive Development

Information Processing

Language Development

Early Childhood Education and Kindergarten Readiness

Chapter 9: Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood

The Social and Emotional Self

Parenting

Friends and Play

 

Part Four: Middle Childhood: The School Years (7 through 11 Years)

Chapter 10: Physical Development in Middle Childhood

Growth of the Body and Brain

Motor Development and Physical Activity

Health and Safety Issues

Children with Exceptional Needs

Chapter 11: Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood

Piaget’s Stage 3: Concrete Operational Thought (Ages 7 through 11)

Information Processing: Memory Development

Information Processing: Knowledge, Strategies, and New Approaches

Learning to Communicate: Language in Middle Childhood

Cognition in Context

Chapter 12: Socioemotional Development in Middle Childhood

The Social and Emotional Self

Families

Play, Friends, and Peer Popularity

Schools and the Media

 

Part Five: Adolescence: The Transition toward Adulthood (12 Years and beyond)

Chapter 13: Physical Development in Adolescence

Growth of the Body and Brain during Adolescence

Sexual Activity during Adolescence

Special Concerns about Teenage Sexual Activity

Adolescent Health Issues

Chapter 14: Cognitive Development in Adolescence

Piaget’s Stage 4: Formal Operational Thought (12 Years and Above)

Recent Sociocultural Views of Cognitive Development

Intelligence

Learning to Communicate: Language in Adolescence

Cognition in Context: Adolescents Making Decisions

Chapter 15: Socioemotional Development in Adolescence

Who Am I? Adolescents’ Understanding of Themselves

Social Relationships: Family

Social Relationships: Peers

Contexts of Development

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