Child Development Principles and Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0205494064
ISBN-13: 9780205494064
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Book details

List price: $247.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 8.55" wide x 10.80" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

This topically organized book uses a student-friendly writing style, intuitive design, and an active learning system to help students critically explore the many perspectives on child development. Prenatal through Adolescent physical, emotional, and cognitive development Child Development

Exploring Child Development
Defining The Field
What Develops?
What Drives Development? Nature, and Nurture, and Reciprocal Relationships
Theories Of Child Development
What Is a Theory, and Why Are Theories Useful?
Psychoanalytic Theories
Behavioral and Social Learning Theories
Cognitive Theories
Biological Theories
Contextual and Systems Theories
Using the Scientific Method: Research in Child Development
Descriptive Research Methods
Correlational Research Methods: Measuring Associations
Experimental Research Methods: Determining Cause and Effect
Methods for Assessing Development
Ethics in Research with Children
Applications of Child Development Research and Careers Related to Children
Practical Applications of Child Development Research
Personal Perspective "Meet First-Time Expectant Parents"
Social Policy Perspective: "Every Day in America"
Careers Related to Children
Professional Perspective: "Career Focus: Meet a School Social Worker"
Heredity and the Environmentgenes and Human Reproduction
Genes and the Magical Four-Letter CodeSocial Policy Perspective: "Protecting the Genetic Privacy of Citizens"
Human Reproduction and Cell Division
Personal Perspective: "Meet a Couple Who Used Artificial Insemination "
How Traits and Genetic Abnormalities are Inherited
Dominant Recessive TraitsChromosome Abnormalities
Prenatal Screening and Genetic Testing
Professional Perspective: "Career Focus: Meet a Genetic Counselor"
How Genes and Environments Interact
Range of Reaction
CanalizationNiche-Picking: I Gotta Be Me ...Probabilistic Epigenesis: Activating Your Genes
Behavior Genetics: Measuring the Heritability of Traits
Behavior Genetics, Heritability, and Shared and Nonshared Environments
How Is Heritability Estimated?
Heritability of Complex Characteristics
Prenatal Development and Birthprenatal Development
ConceptionStages of Prenatal Development
Teratogens: Health Risks for the Baby
Alcohol
Personal Perspective: "Meet a Family Who Adopted a Child with FAS"
Cocaine
Cigarette SmokingSocial Policy Perspective: "The Case of Malissa Ann Crawley"
Maternal Health
Maternal AgeCritical Periods
The Role of Fathers
The Process of Birth
Stages of Birth
Options in Giving Birth: Choices and Alternatives
Professional Perspective: "Career Focus: Meet a Certified Nurse Midwife."
Drugs during Labor and Delivery
The Partner's Role: Helping During Birth
Birthing Complications: Something Isn't Right
Here's the Newborn!
Infants At Risk: Prematurity and Infant Mortality
What Is Prematurity?
Infant Mortality
Prenatal Care: Having a Healthy Baby
Becoming A Family: Psychological Adjustments to Having a Newborn
The Transition to ParenthoodBecoming the Big Brother or Sister
Physical Development: Body, Brain, and Perception
Physical Growth and the Development of Motor Coordination
Physical Growth
Reflexes: The Infant's First Coordinated Movements
Voluntary Movements: The Motor Milestones
Professional Perspective: "Career Focus: Meet a Physical Therapist
"Nutrition and Eating-Related Problems
Development of the Brain and Nervous System
Structure of the Brain and Nervous System
Forming the Brain and Nervous System
The Role of Experience in Brain Development
Social Policy Perspective: "Can Mozart Stimulate Neural Connections in Infants?"
Neural Plasticity and Sensitive Periods
Larger Developmental Patterns in the Bra

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