Incorporating a solid research base with real-life applications, Child and Adolescent Development illustrates the cognitive, psychosocial, and physical development of children in the context of today's society. The Fifth Edition includes increased coverage of the role of adults in the lives of children with expanded discussions of the applied and practical implications of developmental research for parenting, teaching, nursing, etc.
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I. Studying Development 1. Introduction: Studying Human Development The Nature of Human Development Why Study Development? Past Understandings of Human Development Basic Issues in Developmental Study Methods of Studying Children and Adolescents Ethical Constraints on Studying Development Strengths and Limitations of Developmental Knowledge 2. Theories of Development The Nature of Developmental Theories Psychodynamic Developmental Theories Erickson's Psychosocial Theory Behavioral Learning and Social Cognitive Learning Developmental Theories Cognitive Developmental Theories Contextual Developmental Theories Development Theories Compared and Their Implications for the Student II. Beginnings 3. Genetics Mechanisms of Genetic Transmission Individual Genetic Expression Genetic Abnormalities Genetic Counseling and Prenatal Diagnosis Relative Influence of Heredity and Environment Genetics and Developmental Psychology 4. Prenatal Development and Birth Stages of Prenatal Development Prenatal Influences on the Child Birth From Biological to Psychological Development III. The First Two Years 5. Physical Development in the First Two Years Appearance of the Young Infant Development of the Nervous System Sensory Development Motor Development Nutrition During the First Two Years Impairments to Infant Growth Infancy: The Real End of Birth 6. Cognitive Development in the First Two Years Ways of Studying Perception and Cognition in Infants Infant Perception and Cognition Cognitive Change During Infancy: Piaget's Stage Theory Behavioral Learning in Infancy Classical Conditioning Operant Conditioning Language Acquisition The End of Infancy 7. Psychosocial Development During the First Two Years Early Social Relationships Emotions and Temperament in Infancy Attachment Formation Toddlerhood and the Emergence of Autonomy The Competent Toddler IV. Early Childhood 8. Physical Development in Early Childhood Influences on Normal Physical Development The Connection Between Health and Poverty Brain Development Other Bodily Changes Motor Skill Development Effects of Children's Physical Growth The Growing Child 9. Cognitive Development in Early Childhood Thinking in Preschoolers Language Acquisition in Early Childhood Language Variations Relationships Between Language and Thought Early Childhood Education 10. Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood Relationships with Family Relationships in an Expanding Social World Play in Early Childhood Gender Development Child Maltreatment The End of Early Childhood V. Middle Childhood 11. Physical Development in Middle Childhood Trends and Variations in Height and Weight Height Variations Due to Puberty Motor Development and Athletics in Middle Childhood Health and Illness in Middle Childhood Effects of Growth on Thinking and Feeling 12. Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood Piaget's Theory: Concrete Operational Skills Information-Processing Skills Language Development in Middle Childhood Defining and Measuring Intelligence School Influences Cognition and Social Development 13. Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood Psychosocial Challenges of Middle Childhood The Sense of Self The Age of Industry and Achievement Family Relationships Divorce and Its Effects on Children Peer Relationships Death, Loss, and Grieving During the School Years Beyond Childhood VI. Adolescence 14. Physical Development in Adolescence The Concept of Adolescence Growth in Height and Weight The Secular Trend Puberty The Development of Primary Sex Characteristics Psychological Effects of Physical Growth in Adolescence Health in Adolescence Finally Young Adults? 15. Cognitive Development in Adolescence General Features of Adolescent Thought Beyond Concrete Operational Thinking Moral Development: Beliefs About Justice and Care The Development of Social Cognition Information-Processing Features of Adolescent Thought Implications of the Information-Processing Viewpoint The Influence of School 16. Psychosocial Development in Adolescence Theories of Identity Development Family Relationships During Adolescence Social Relationships During Adolescence Sexuality During Adolescence Special Problems of Adolescence Juvenile Delinquency The Emerging Adult
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0395357942