Development of Children

ISBN-10: 1429202254

ISBN-13: 9781429202251

Edition: 6th 2009 (Revised)

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List price: $174.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/8/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 667
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.696
Language: English

Cynthia Lightfoot, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University. Her professional publications and presentations focus principally on sociogenetic and interpretive approaches to human development, with special reference to adolescent peer culture and identity processes. Foreword by Jaan Valsiner, Ph.D.

The Study of Human Development
Developmental Science Children, Society, and Science
The Central Issues of Developmental Science
Theories of Development Methods for Studying
Development Looking Ahead
Box: High-Tech Research on Brain Function
Box: Understanding the Causes and Correlations of Children’s Behavior and Development
In the Field
Probing the Mysteries of Learning
Part I
Biocultural Foundations
Inheriting Culture Biological Inheritance
The Coevolution of Culture and Biology Retracing the Laetoli Footsteps
In the Field: Doctor of Plain People
Box: Genetic Counseling
Prenatal Development and Birth
Periods of Prenatal Development
Environmental Conditions and Prenatal Development Teratogens
Environmental Sources of Birth Defects Birth
The Newborn's Condition Beginning the Parent–Child Relationship
In the Field: Reclaiming Birth—Midwifery in the Inuit Villages of Northern Canada
The First Three Months
Physical Growth
Brain Development Sensing the Environment
The Organization of Behavior Temperament
Becoming Coordinated with the Social World Summing Up the First 3 Months
In the Field: Baby-Friendly Hospitals
Box: Sleeping Arrangements
Box: Sudden Infant Death
Physical and Cognitive Development in the First Two Years
Physical Growth
Brain Development
Motor Development
Cognitive Development
The Great Debate Sensorimotor Development
Conceptual Development
The Growth of Attention and Memory Summary and Implications
Box: Brainy Babies
In the Field: The Diaper-Free Movement
Emotional and Social Development
During Infancy
The Nature of Infant Emotions and Emotional Expressions
The Infant–Caregiver Emotional Relationship
The Changing Nature of Communication
A Sense of Self Developing
Trust and Autonomy
Summary and Implications
Box: Attachment to Fathers
Box: Out-of-Home Care
A Threat to Attachment?
In the Field: Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder
Early Childhood
Language Acquisition
The Power of Language Keys to the World of Language
The Basic Domains of Language Acquisition
Explanations of Language Acquisition
Reconsidering the Keys of Language
Box: Children Creating a Language
Box: Bilingual Language Acquisition
In the Field: A Speech-Language Pathologist in Vietnam
Physical and Cognitive Development of Early Childhood
Physical and Motor Development Preoperational
Development Information-Processing Approaches to Cognitive Development
Cognitive Development in Privileged Domains
Cognitive Development and Culture Reconciling
Alternative Approaches
Box: Bearing Witness
Can Young Children Tell the Truth?
In the Field: Supporting Siblings of Children with Autism
Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood
Acquiring a Social and Personal Identity
A New Moral World Developing Self-Regulation
Understanding Aggression Developing Prosocial Behaviors
Taking One’s Place in the Social Group
In the Field: Coping with Illness
Box: Spanking
Contexts of Development
The Family Context
Nonparental Child Care
Neighborhoods and Communities Media Contexts
Contexts, Risks, and Resilience
Box: Fathers
In the Field: Swamp Nurse
Box: Children and War
Middle Childhood
Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
Physical and Motor Development
Concrete Operational Development Information-Processing
Approaches to Cognitive Development
The Role of Social and Cultural Contexts
Individual Differences in Cognitive Development
Reconsidering the Cognitive Changes in Middle Childhood
In the Field: The Edible Schoolyard
Thinking Outside the Lunchbox
School as a Context for Development
The Co
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