Current Directions in Developmental Psychology

ISBN-10: 0205597505

ISBN-13: 9780205597505

Edition: 2nd 2009

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This new and exciting reader includes over 20 articles that have been carefully selected for the undergraduate audience, and taken from the very accessibleCurrent Directions in Psychological Sciencejournal. These timely, cutting-edge articles allow instructors to bring their students real-world perspective from a reliable sourceabout todayrsquo;s most current and pressing issues in developmental psychology.
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List price: $61.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction: Sampling and Integrating Research in Developmental Psychology
Biological Foundations
Environmental and Behavioral Influences on Gene Activity (Vol. 9, No. 3, 2000, pp. 93-97)
Three Laws of Behavior Genetics and What They Mean (Vol. 9, No. 5, 2000, pp. 160-164)
The Role of Prenatal Maternal Stress in Child Development (Vol. 13, No. 2, 2004, pp. 71-74)
Behavior in Adulthood and During Aging Is Affected by Contaminant Exposure in Utero (Vol. 12, No. 6, 2003, pp. 212-217)
Biological Bases of Maternal Attachment (Vol. 10, No. 3, 2001, pp. 79-83)
Critical Thinking Questions
Infant Processes
An Epigenetic Perspective on the Development of Self-Produced Locomotion and Its Consequences (Vol. 3, No. 5, 1994, pp. 140-145)
Why Faces Are Not Special to Newborns: An Alternative Account of the Face Preference (Vol. 13, No. 1, 2004, pp. 5-8)
Memories From the Cradle (Vol. 12, No. 2, 2003, pp. 62-65)
Baby Wordsmith: From Associationist to Social Sophisticate (Vol. 15, No. 1, 2006, pp. 30-33)
Category Representation in Young Infants (Vol. 11, No. 2, 2002, pp. 66-70)
Critical Thinking Questions
Cognitive Development
Beyond What Develops When: Neuroimaging May Inform How Cognition Changes With Development (Vol. 15, No. 1, 2006, pp. 24-29)
Language and Children's Understanding of Mental States (Vol. 14, No. 2, 2005, pp. 69-73)
Early Understanding and Use of Symbols: The Model Model (Vol. 4, No. 4, 1995, pp. 109-113)
Young Natural-Number Arithmeticians (Vol. 15, No. 4, 2006, pp. 193-197)
What and When of Cognitive Aging (Vol. 13, No. 4, 2004, pp. 140-144)
Critical Thinking Questions
Family Environments
The Interplay Between Genotypes and Family Relationships: Reframing Concepts of Development and Prevention (Vol. 14, No. 3, 2005, pp. 139-143)
Mutually Responsive Orientation Between Mothers and Their Young Children: A Context for the Early Development of Conscience (Vol. 11, No. 6, 2002, pp. 191-195)
The Quality of Early Child Care and Children's Development (Vol. 13, No. 4, 2004, pp. 165-168)
Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents (Vol. 15, No. 5, 2006, pp. 241-244)
Siblings' Direct and Indirect Contributions to Child Development (Vol. 13, No. 3, 2004, pp. 124-126)
Critical Thinking Questions
Social Groups
Children's Search for Gender Cues: Cognitive Perspectives on Gender Development (Vol. 13, No. 2, 2004, pp. 67-70)
Developmental Intergroup Theory: Explaining and Reducing Children's Social Stereotyping and Prejudice (Vol. 16, No. 3, 2007, pp. 162-166)
Children's Social and Moral Reasoning About Exclusion (Vol. 16, No. 1, 2007, pp. 32-36)
Peer Victimization in School: Exploring the Ethnic Context (Vol. 15, No. 6, 2006, pp. 317-321)
Understanding Popularity in the Peer System (Vol. 14, No. 2, 2005, pp. 102-105)
Critical Thinking Questions
Cultural Contexts
Culture and Cognitive Development (Vol. 9, No. 2, 2000, pp. 37-40)
Cognitive Development in Social and Cultural Context (Vol. 7, No. 6, 1998, pp. 188-192)
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging and Culture (Vol. 15, No. 3, 2006, pp. 105-108)
Parental School Involvement and Children's Academic Achievement: Pragmatics and Issues (Vol. 13, No. 4, 2004, pp. 161-164)
Children of the Affluent: Challenges to Well-Being (Vol. 14, No. 1, 2005, pp. 49-53)
Critical Thinking Questions
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