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Feldman PH.D., Robert S. Child Development ISBN 13: 9780131829619

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For courses in Child Development, Child and Adolescent Development, and Developmental Psychology. Appealing to the many different backgrounds and career goals of students who take child development, this text offers a balanced coverage of theory and research-with a focus on the application. A chronological presentation filled with useful student learning tools. New to this edition is the Prentice Hall Observations in Child Development CD-ROM. This CD-ROM brings to life more than 30 key concepts discussed in the text. - Observations in Child Development CD-ROM - brings to life more than 30 key concepts discussed in the narrative of the text. - Reworked and expanded opening two chapters - features new information on the history and background of the field. - Applying Child Development feature - couples with a short bulleted Recap to conclude each major section within a chapter. - From Research to Practice boxes in each chapter, discuss research in child development and how it can be used both in terms of everyday child-rearing issues and for public policy-e.g., the accuracy of childrens memories and their admissibility in court proceedings; dealing with the dangers of cyberspace; and the problem of schoolyard bullies. - Informed Consumer of Development feature - expands on the chapters coverage by showing the relevance and application to everday situations. - Developmental Diversity sections - considers how cultural factors relevant to development both unite and diversity our contemporary, global society. - Careers in Child Development boxes appear in most chapters. - Child.Links connect students to the Companion Website via marginal icons throughout the text - Prologues and chapter-closing Epilogues - presents brief vignettes reflecting current events linked with critical-thinking application questions describing an individual or situation relevant to a specific developmental issue. - Extensive instructional framework guides students through the chapter material: Looking Ahead-previews the chapters contents and provides learning objectives; Looking Back-summarizes the chapters key points; Marginal Glossary-defines new terminology when first introduced. - Added and expanded topics and areas including; ethnography; brain development; cultural differences in autobiographical memories; emotional regulation and relational aggression; home schooling; teenage stress; alcohol consumption.

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ROBERT S. FELDMAN is a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he is Director of Undergraduate Studies and recipient of the College Outstanding Teacher Award. He was educated as an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, from which he graduated with High Honors, and received a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Among his more than 100 books, chapters, articles, and presentations, he has written Development Across the Life Span, edited Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Children (Springer-Verlag), Applications of Nonverbal Behavioral Theory and Research (Erlbaum), and coedited Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior (Cambridge University Press). He is the recipient of grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of the Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research, which have supported his research on the development of nonverbal behavior in children. A past Fulbright lecturer and research scholar, he is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and American Psychological Society.

During the course of nearly two decades as a college instructor, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, Virginia Commonwealth University, in addition to the University of Massachusetts.

Professor Feldman is an avid, if not particularly accomplished, pianist, and an excellent cook, despite his children's aversion to his experimentation with exotic cuisine. He lives with his three children and wife, a psychologist, in Amherst, Massachusetts, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range.

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  • PublisherPearson
  • Publication date2003
  • ISBN 10 0131829610
  • ISBN 13 9780131829619
  • BindingHardcover
  • Edition number3
  • Number of pages608
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