Child Psychology Development in a Changing Society

ISBN-10: 0471706493
ISBN-13: 9780471706496
Edition: 5th 2008
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Description: In this comprehensive overview, readers will gain a better understanding of the various theories, perspectives, and research that characterize contemporary themes in child development. The book uses a contextual approach to examine the biological,  More...

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Book details

List price: $215.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/3/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 784
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.202
Language: English

In this comprehensive overview, readers will gain a better understanding of the various theories, perspectives, and research that characterize contemporary themes in child development. The book uses a contextual approach to examine the biological, cognitive, social, and emotional foundations of child development. Special attention is paid throughout to the contexts in which development occurs, including families and the larger culture, and how these intersect with our changing society.

Understanding the Contexts of Child Development
Frameworks for Development
Studying Child Development and its Contexts
The Biological Context of Development
Contexts of Physical Development
Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn
Early Capacities in Infancy
The Brain, Physical Growth, and Health
Contexts of Cognitive Development
Piaget and Vygotsky
Information Processing and Core Knowledge Approaches
Intelligence and Schooling
Language and Communication
Contexts of Social and Emotional Development
Social and Emotional Worlds of Infants and Young Children
Self and Identity
Sex Differences and Gender Role Development
Moral Development
Relationships with Peers
Families and Society

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