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Child Development Principles and Perspectives

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ISBN-10: 0205314112

ISBN-13: 9780205314119

Edition: 2005

Authors: Joan Littlefield Cook, Greg Cook

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List price: $96.20
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

ml 11/14/03 EDITOR
ISBN: 0-205-31411-2 Priority: AAA Discount code: K Previous
Edition ISBN: n/a Title & Edition: Child Development: Principles and Perspectives, 1/e
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Data: ?2005, 8 ? x 10 7/8, 688 pp, Paper (P-01) Course codes: SP0202
Child Development SM0201
Child Development SE0502
Child Development SE0104
Child Development
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Designed for courses in Child Development, organized topically
Summary 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
Child Development: Principles and Perspectives encourages students to take an active role in their learning and to think about children''s development from a variety of perspectives
Through interviews, cases, and vignettes, students gain a broad understanding of the viewpoints of people who work with, live with, and care for children, bringing this dynamic field to life! From the start of each chapter, students actively engage in reading, questioning, and connecting information to their everyday lives and the lives of others
The text''s features uniquely work together as an integrated system to optimize student learning and memory
Child Development is accompanied by MyDevelopmentLab, and exciting new learning and teaching tool designed to increase student success in the classroom, and provide instructors with every resource needed to teach and administer their course
The text plus MyDevelopmentLab is a complete recipe for student success! Features Unique perspectives theme invites students to consider child development from many different viewpoints and helps students understand why they should study child development and how it impacts their lives
Numerous features tie into this theme, including: A Perspective to Think About case study, which immediately engages students with a story about someone who is in a difficult or vulnerable situation
A Professional Perspective, presented as an interview, allows students to meet a child development professional (such as a genetic counselor, social worker, or juvenile probation officer) and read about the challenges these professionals face and the unique ways they approach these challenges
A Personal Perspective, also presented as an interview, shows students how real people parents, children, or adolescents relate to child development issues
A Social Policy Perspective highlights the ways programs, laws, regulations, and other governing aspects of society can affect children, and asks students to think about the impact of social policies on children
Your Perspective Notes, found in the margins throughout the text, ask students to think about how the material they have just read applies to their own lives
Study aids throughout each chapter are designed as part of a complete active learning system, with each component being visually linked to the others for navigational ease and reinforcement
This unique learning system includes: Preview Questions at the start of each major section orient students'' thinking toward the material to follow
Let''s Review Questions (a combination of multiple-choice and true-false questions) appear at the end of each major section, with answers provided below and upside down, so in just a few seconds students receive quick feedback on their understanding of the material
A Chapter Review in a question-and-answer format concludes each chapter, reminding students about the main questions addressed in the chapter and offering a quick summary of the most important concepts
A running glossary appears in the margin, providing students with easy-to- access definitions of key terms
The situation described in A Perspective to Think About is revisited throughout the chapter with marginal Thinking Of notes (which ask students to provide advice or solutions to the opening situation), and reviewed at the end of the chapter with Thinking Back (which offers a number of suggestions on how the chapter content could be used to advise the characters described in A Perspective to Think About), integrating the case study thoroughly and enabling student to relate chapter content to a real situation
Beautiful illustrations throughout the book help to make the content fun, colorful, diverse, engaging, and contemporary. Strong diversity coverage, integrated throughout the book, rather than relegated to a sidebar or boxed feature, promotes students'' understanding and appreciation of our multicultural, modern society
Technology Advantage ?
MyDevelopmentLab is an interactive and instructive solution for developmental psychology
Designed to be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture course, or to completely administer an online course, MyDevelopmentLab combines multimedia, tutorials, video, audio, simulations, animations, and controlled assessments to engage students
A separate chapter on atypical development (Ch. 14) covers behavioral, emotional, developmental, and learning problems, and abuse and neglect
The chapter juxtaposes the two ends of the developmental spectrum, allowing student to compare (for example) developmental problems with giftedness, showing how children at both ends need thoughtful consideration. Research statistics and the human experience are woven together, creating a purposeful and engaging balance for students
Exploring Child Development
Defining the Field
Theories about Child Development
Using the Scientific Method: Research in Child Development
Applications of Child Development Research and Careers Related to Children
Genes and Heredity
Genes and Human Reproduction
How Human Traits and Genetic Abnormalities Are Inherited
How Genes and Environments Interact
Behavior Genetics: Measuring the Heritability of Traits
Prenatal Development and Birth
Prenatal Development
Teratogens: Hazardous to the Baby''s Health
The Process of Birth
Options in Giving Birth: Choices and Alternatives
Prematurity and Infant Mortality: Infants at Risk
Physical Development: Body, Brain, and Perception
Physical Growth and the Development of Motor Coordination
Development of the Brain and Nervous System
Perceptual Development
Cognitive Development: Piagetian and Sociocultural Views
Piaget''s Constructivist View of Cognitive Development
Piaget''s Stages of Cognitive Development
Vygotsky''s Sociocultural View of Cognitive Development Recent Sociocultural Views of Cognitive Development
Information Processing: The Development of Memory and Thought
Information Processing and Cognitive Development
Memory Development
The Development of Knowledge and Strategies
The Development of Metacognition
Newer Approaches to Understanding Cognitive Development
Intelligence and Academic Skills
Theories of Intelligence
Assessing Intelligence
Development of Academic Skills
Language Development
What is Language? Theories of Language Development
The Development