Developing Child

ISBN-10: 0205474535

ISBN-13: 9780205474530

Edition: 11th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Denise Boyd, Helen Bee

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The Developing Child, Eleventh Edition, is a best-selling topical child development book known for its personal, conversational writing style; balanced coverage of both theory and application; and strong emphasis on culture. Helen Bee is a prominent author and researcher whose successful books on development, and whose devotion to this field has earned her a national reputation. Denise Boyd of Houston Community College System adds a refreshing voice to this popular, longstanding text, while adding outstanding pedagogy and activities that help students replicate classic research.
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List price: $139.93
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

To the Student
To the Instructor
Basic Issues in the Study of Development
Perspectives on Development
Nature versus Nurture
Stages and Sequences
Internal and External Influences on Development
Research Report: How Do Behavior Geneticists Identify Genetic Effects?
The Ecological Perspective
Vulnerability and Resilience
Theories of Development
Psychoanalytic Theories
Cognitive-Developmental and Information-Processing Theories
Learning Theories
Comparing Theories
Finding the Answers: Research Designs and Methods
Relating Goals to Methods
Studying Age-Related Changes
Identifying Relationships between Variables
Cross-Cultural (or Cross-Context) Research
The Real World: Thinking Critically about Research
Research Ethics
Key Terms
See for Yourself
The Beginnings of Life
Prenatal Development
Conception and Genetics
The Process of Conception
Research Report: Assisted Reproductive Technology
Genotypes, Phenotypes, and Patterns of Genetic Inheritance
Development from Conception to Birth
The Stages of Prenatal Development
Sex Differences in Prenatal Development
Prenatal Behavior
Problems in Prenatal Development
Genetic Disorders
Chromosomal Errors
The Real World: Fetal Assessment and Treatment
Teratogens: Maternal Diseases
Teratogens: Drugs
Other Teratogens and Maternal Factors
Key Terms
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Birth and Early Infancy
Birth Choices
The Process of Birth
Low Birth Weight
Behavior in Early Infancy
Reflexes and Behavioral States
Research Report: Variations in Infants' Cries
Physical and Cognitive Abilities
Temperament and Social Skills
Health and Wellness in Early Infancy
Nutrition, Health Care, and Immunizations
The Real World: Breast or Bottle?
Infant Mortality
Key Terms
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The Physical Child
Physical Development
The Brain and Nervous System
Growth Spurts
Synaptic Development
Bones, Muscles, and Motor Skills
Patterns of Change in Size and Shape
Muscles and Fat
Using the Body
The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
The Real World: Sports for Children
Sequence of Changes in Girls and Boys
The Timing of Puberty
Sexual Behavior in Adolescence
Prevalence of Sexual Behavior
Explaining Adolescent Sexual Behavior
Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Sex Education
Teenage Pregnancy
Health and Wellness
Health in Childhood
Research Report: Child Abuse and Neglect
Adolescent Health
Poverty and Health
Key Terms
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Perceptual Development
Thinking about Perceptual Development
Ways of Studying Early Perceptual Skills
Explanations of Perceptual Development
Sensory Skills
Hearing and Other Senses
Perceptual Skills
Research Report: Langlois's Studies of Babies' Preferences for Attractive Faces
Combining Information from Several Senses
Ignoring Perceptual Information
Individual Differences in Perceptual Skills
The Object Concept
Object Perception
Object Permanence
Perception of Social Signals
Early Discrimination of Emotional Expressions
Cross-Cultural Commonalities and Variations
The Real World: Infant Responses to Maternal Depression
Key Terms
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The Thinking Child
Cognitive Development I: Structure and Process
Piaget's Basic Ideas
Assimilation and Accommodation
Causes of Cognitive Development
Piaget's View of the Sensorimotor Period
Challenges to Piaget's View of Infancy
The Preschool Years
Piaget's View of the Preoperational Stage
Challenges to Piaget's View of Early Childhood
Theories of Mind
False Belief and Theory of Mind across Cultures
Alternative Theories of Early Childhood Thinking
The School-Aged Child
Piaget's View of Concrete Operations
A Different Approach to Concrete Operational Thought
Piaget's View of Formal Operations
Post-Piagetian Work on Adolescent Thought
Development of Information-Processing Skills
Research Report: Elkind's Adolescent Egocentrism
Changes in Processing Capacity and Efficiency
The Real World: The Child as Witness
Metamemory and Metacognition
Memory Strategies
Key Terms
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Cognitive Development II: Individual Differences in Cognitive Abilities
Measuring Intellectual Power
The First IQ Tests
Modern IQ Tests
Stability of Test Scores
The Real World: Using Standardized Tests to Improve Schools
What IQ Scores Predict
Explaining Individual Differences in IQ Scores
Evidence for the Importance of Heredity
Evidence for the Importance of Environment
School Experience and Special Interventions
Interactions of Heredity and Environment
Explaining Group Differences in IQ or Achievement Test Scores
Racial Differences
Cross-Cultural Differences
Research Report: Stereotype Threat
Sex Differences
Alternative Views of Intelligence
Information-Processing Theory
Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
Gardner's Multiple Intelligences
Key Terms
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The Development of Language
Before the First Word: The Prelinguistic Phase
Early Perception of Language
Early Sounds and Gestures
Receptive Language
Learning Words and Word Meanings
Characteristics of the First Words
The Naming Explosion
Later Word Learning
Extending the Class
Constraints on Word Learning
Learning the Rules: The Development of Grammar and Pragmatics
First Sentences
The Grammar Explosion
Later Grammar Learning
Language and Self-Control
Explaining Language Development
Imitation and Reinforcement
Newer Environmental Theories
Nativist Theories
Constructivist Theories
An Eclectic Approach
Individual and Group Differences in Language Development
Differences in Rate
Cross-Cultural Differences in Language Development
Learning to Read and Write
The Early Foundation: Phonological Awareness
Research Report: African American Vernacular English
Becoming Literate in School
Learning a Second Language
The Real World: One Language or Two?
Key Terms
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The Social Child
Personality Development: Alternative Views
Defining Personality
The Big Five
Links to Temperament
Dimensions of Temperament
Genetic and Biological Explanations of Personality
The Biological Argument
Critique of Biological Theories
Learning Explanations of Personality
The Learning Argument
The Real World: Role Models in Life and in the Media
Critique of Learning Models
Psychoanalytic Explanations of Personality
The Psychoanalytic Argument
Some Differences between Freud and Erikson
Freud's Psychosexual Stages
Erikson's Psychosocial Stages
Bowlby's Model of Attachment
Evidence and Applications
Research Report: Adoption and Development
Critique of Psychoanalytic Theories
A Possible Synthesis
Key Terms
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Concepts of Self, Gender, and Sex Roles
The Concept of Self
The Subjective Self
The Objective Self
The Emotional Self
Self-Concept at School Age
Self-Concept and Identity in Adolescence
Ethnic and Racial Identity in Adolescence
The Real World: Adolescent Rites of Passage
The Development of Self-Esteem
Consistency of Self-Esteem over Time
The Development of the Concepts of Gender and Sex Roles
Developmental Patterns
Research Report: A Troublesome Cluster of Traits
Sex-Role Concepts and Stereotypes
Explaining Sex-Role Development
Biological Approaches
Key Terms
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The Development of Social Relationships
Relationships with Parents
Attachment Theory: Concepts and Terminology
The Parent's Bond to the Child
The Child's Attachment to the Parent
Parent-Child Relationships in Adolescence
Variations in the Quality of Attachments
Internal Working Models of Attachment
Secure and Insecure Attachments
Stability and Long-Term Consequences of Attachment Quality
Temperament and Attachment
Does Quality of Attachment Matter in Adulthood?
Relationships with Peers
Peer Relationships in Infancy and the Preschool Years
Peer Relationships at School Age
Social Status
Peer Relationships in Adolescence
Sibling Relationships
Behavior with Peers
Prosocial Behavior
The Real World: Rearing Helpful and Altruistic Children
Research Report: Bullies and Victims
Trait Aggression
Key Terms
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Thinking about Relationships: Social-Cognitive and Moral Development
The Development of Social Cognition
Some General Principles and Issues
Describing Other People
The Real World: Learning and Unlearning Racial Prejudice
Reading Others' Feelings
Research Report: An Intervention to Increase Children's Emotional Competence
Describing Friendships
Understanding Rules and Intentions
Moral Development
Dimensions of Moral Development
Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development
Causes and Consequences of Moral Development
Alternative Views
Key Terms
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The Whole Child
The Ecology of Development: The Child within the Family System
Bronfenbrenner's Bioecological Approach
Dimensions of Family Interaction
The Emotional Tone of the Family
Methods of Control
Communication Patterns
Research Report: To Spank or Not to Spank?
Patterns of Child Rearing
Parenting Styles
A Research Example: The Work of Steinberg and Dornbusch
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Parenting Styles
Adding Up What Is Known about Parenting Style
Other Aspects of Family Dynamics
The Child's Characteristics
Differential Treatment of Siblings
The Parents' Characteristics
Family Structure, Divorce, and Parental Employment
Family Structure
Understanding the Effects of Family Structure and Divorce
The Real World: When Divorce Is Unavoidable
Parents' Jobs
Social Support for Parents
Key Terms
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Beyond the Family: The Impact of the Broader Culture
Nonparental Care
Difficulties in Studying Nonparental Care
Who Is Taking Care of the Children?
Effects of Nonparental Care on Cognitive Development
Effects of Nonparental Care on Personality
Effects of Nonparental Care on Attachment
Interpreting Research on Nonparental Care
The Real World: Choosing a Day-Care Center
Before- and After-School Care
The Impact of Schools
Schooling and Cognitive Development
Fitting In and Adapting to School
School Transitions
Engagement in and Disengagement from Secondary School
Research Report: The Effects of Teenaged Employment
The Impact of Entertainment Media
Effects of Television on Learning
Television and Aggression
Parents' Regulation of Television Viewing
The Effects of Video Games
Macrosystem Effects: The Impact of the Larger Culture
Economic Variations: Social Class and Poverty
Race and Ethnicity
The Culture as a Whole
Key Terms
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Atypical Development
Understanding Atypical Development
Developmental Psychopathology
Vulnerability and Resilience
Research Report: Why Are Boys More Vulnerable?
Types and Frequency of Problems
Attention Problems and Externalizing Problems
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The Real World: Knowing When to Seek Professional Help
Conduct Disorder
Internalizing Problems
Eating Disorders
Adolescent Suicide
Atypical Intellectual and Social Development
Mental Retardation
Learning Disabilities
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Schooling for Atypical Children
Key Terms
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Epilogue: Putting It All Together: The Developing Child
Transitions, Consolidations, and Systems
From Birth to 18 Months
Central Processes
Influences on the Basic Processes
The Preschool Years
Central Processes
Influences on the Basic Processes
The Elementary School Years
The Transition between 5 and 7
Central Processes
Influences on the Basic Processes: The Role of Culture
Early and Late Adolescence
Central Processes and Their Connections
Influences on the Basic Processes
A Return to Some Basic Questions
What Are the Major Influences on Development?
Does Timing Matter?
What Is the Nature of Developmental Change?
What Is the Significance of Individual Differences?
A Final Point: The Joy of Development
Photo Credits
Name Index
Subject Index
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