Understanding Children's Development

ISBN-10: 0631228233

ISBN-13: 9780631228233

Edition: 4th 2003 (Revised)

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Description: This leading child development text, widely acclaimed for its international coverage and its rigorous research-based approach, has been thoroughly revised and updated: Provides international coverage. Takes a rigorous research-based approach. Now includes an additional chapter on prenatal development and birth. Student-friendly features include detailed case studies, suggestions for further reading, and ideas for classroom discussion. Useful online support material, including multiple choice questions, to accompany this text is available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/ucd.

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Book details

List price: $78.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/21/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

Anthony D. Pellegrini, PhD, is Professor of Psychological Foundations of Education in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His primary interest is in the development of play and dominance. He also has research interests in methodological issues in the general area of human development, with specific interest in direct observations. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Spencer Foundation, and the W. T. Grant Foundation. Dr. Pellegrini is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and has been awarded a Fellowship from the British Psychological Society. Peter K. Smith, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Head of the Unit for School and Family Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His research interests are in social development, play, bullying in school, and evolutionary theory. Dr. Smith is coauthor of [i]Understanding Children's Development[/i] and coeditor of [i]The Nature of School Bullying[/i] and the [i]Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development[/i]. He has written widely on children's play, particularly on pretend play training and rough-and-tumble play. Dr. Smith is also a Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

List of Plates and Box Plates
List of Figures and Box Figures
List of Tables and Box Tables
Series Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Acknowledgements
Theories and Methods
Studying Development
Biological and Cultural Theories of Development
The Social World of the Child
Prenatal Development and Birth
Parents and Families
The Peer Group
Becoming Socially Aware
Play
Helping Others and Moral Development
Adolescence
Children's Developing Minds
Perception
Language
Cognition: Piaget's Theory
Cognition: the Information Processing Approach
Children's Understanding of Mind
Learning in a Social Context
Intelligence and Attainment
Deprivation and Enrichment: Risk and Resilience
Ethical Principles for Conducting Research with Human Participants
Careers in Psychology
References
Index
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