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Human Development 09/10

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ISBN-10: 0078127777

ISBN-13: 9780078127779

Edition: 38th 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Karen L. Freiberg, Karen Freiberg

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Annual Editionsis a series of over 65 volumes, each designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today.Annual Editionsare updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of over 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers, and commentators writing for a general audience. TheAnnual Editionsvolumes have a number of common organizational features designed to make them particularly useful in the classroom: a general introduction; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; an annotated listing of selected World…    
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List price: $44.00
Edition: 38th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 2/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

AE: Human Development 09,10 (2001update), 38
Correlation Guide
Topic Guide
Internet References
Genetic and Prenatal Influences on Development Unit Overview
Genetic Influences
The Identity Dance
Psychology Today,March/April 2004 Identical twins are clones with the samegenetic profiles
Life experience, therefore, must matter if identical twins develop unlikeemotions, health problems,andpersonalities
This article reports scientific evidence that genes have the equivalent of �molecular "switches" that can be turned on or off byprenataland postnatal �environmental factors
Several unlike identical twins are described
The Power to Divide
National Geographic,July 2005 The United tates under Bush limits federal funding of research onstem cells.Some states (e.g., California) and several countries (e.g., Singapore, Korea, U.K.) are making progress in therapeutic cloning of cells needed by diabetics, heart attack patients, and others. Some people with regenerated cells are already thriving
Willethicistsallow this research to continue? Should they?
Prenatal Influences
The Mystery of Fetal Life: Secrets of the Womb
Washingtonian,September 2001 Environment affectsprenatal development.This article reviews known dangers (e.g.,alcohol and drug use,viral infections) and recently discovered endocrine disrupters (e.g., chemicals in our air, food, and water)
The author gives advice onexercise, nutrition,andhealth maintenanceto optimize thephysical and cognitive statusof the offspring
Fat, Carbs and the Science of Conception
Newsweek,December 10, 2007 Pregnancyis adversely affected by age, disease,stress,and environmental toxins
New research derived from computertechnologyusing 32 years of data from Harvard''s Nurses'' Health Study shows thatnutritionandexerciseenhance it
This article �explains how to choose high quality fats and carbs and optimally balance glycemic load
The Hunt for Golden Eggs
Washingtonian,July 2007 As explained in this article, thousands of infertile couples becomepregnanteach year with eggs donated by healthy youngwomenwith desirablegeneticprofiles
Theethicsof donating ova for in vitro fertilization are being questioned for religious reasons, and for the prices paid
Tall, blonde, educated donors may earn the most. Donors say they want to help. There are no current regulations for donations in the United States
The Curious Lives of Surrogates
Newsweek,April 7, 2008 Technologyhas made surrogate motherhood safer and more successful
The United States has about 1,000 surrogatepregnancieseach year
Thewomencarry the fetuses to term, then give the babies to their biologicalparents
This article describes multiplemotivationsandethicalconcerns. Gestational carriers report empowerment andself-esteemas well as financial gains
Development During Infancy and Early Childhood Unit Overview
HHS Toned Down Breast-Feeding Ads: Formula Industry Urged �Softer Campaign
The Washington Post,August 31, 2007 Solid scientific evidence confirms the benefits of breastfeeding for human infants
It helps avert ear infections, gastrointestinal problems, respiratory problems, and is �associated with lower rates of diabetes, leukemia, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and obesity
Despite the knownhealthandnutritional advantages,breastfeeding is declining in the United States, and its practice falls far below that of other nations
This article explains one reason for this enigma
Reading Your Baby''s Mind
Newsweek,August 15, 2005 This article reports earlier ages for mostinfancymilestones than previously reported, as evidenced by sophisticatedbrainimaging
The mostintelligentbabies are the happy ones
They learn more from lovingcaregiversthan fromTV
Cognition, language, social,andemotionalskills are all enhanced by love and one-on-one attention
20 Ways to Boost Your Baby''s Brain Power
Scholastic Parent & Child,February/March 2004 This article tells how to combine lovingparentingwith other environmental enrichments to enhance thebrain''sconnections, which are established ininfancy
Language,games, responsiveness, touching, and books are all suggested for stimulatingbabies
Early Childhood
Long-Term Studies of Preschool: Lasting Benefits Far Outweigh Costs
This article summarizes three research studies showing the long-lasting benefits ofearly childhood education(e.g., higher education, career success, stable marriage, moral living) for preschool children living in poverty at the time of intervention
Each of the programs had extensiveparentinginvolvement and encouragedattachmentbonds
The authors argue that offering high quality, taxpayer-funded preschool today would greatly benefit U.S. society
Accountability Comes to Preschool: Can We Make It Work for Young Children?
The author suggests playful ways to effectively teach numbers and letters to youngchildren
Early childhood educationrequires active interaction; questions and answers that seize teaching moments
Physical, emotional,andsocialwell-being should be emphasized in early childhood education, as they directly affect later academic learning
Positivepeerrelationships promote better problem-solving skills inschool
Development During Childhood: Cognition and Schooling Unit Overview
Informing the ADHD Debate
Scientific American Special Edition,June 2007 Research using imagingtechnologyhas shownbrain development(cerebellum, frontal, parietal and temporal lobes) to be different inchildrenwith ADHD
Cognitiveglitches and low dopamine contribute to their weak impulse control and distractibility
Medication plus behavior therapy improvesself-esteem