Child Development A Thematic Approach

ISBN-10: 061833338X

ISBN-13: 9780618333387

Edition: 5th 2004

Authors: Danuta Bukatko, Marvin W. Daehler

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Child Development covers all ages through adolescence, focusing on a distinct domain of developmental psychology in every chapter and emphasizing theory and research. In order to help students think like researchers, the authors present a thematic approach that consistently ties findings to the six themes underlying the study of human developmentthe role of nature and nurture; the influence of sociocultural context; the active role of the child; continuous vs. stage-like development; the interaction of various domains of development; and the prominence of individual differences in development.
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List price: $307.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/10/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 8.78" wide x 10.87" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 4.158
Language: English

Danuta (Diane) Bukatko (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is Professor of Psychology and currently holds the Joseph H. Maguire Professorship in Education at Holy Cross College. She has a long-standing interest in cognitive and gender-role development in children, as well as the teaching of psychology. Her current research focuses on children's understanding of gender and power.

Marvin W. Daehler is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a Fellow in Division 7 (Developmental Psychology) of the American Psychological Association as well as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. He has been Associate Editor for the journal CHILD DEVELOPMENT and the MONOGRAPHS OF THE SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT, a reviewer for research articles submitted to numerous other developmental publications, and has served on grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Education. He has also served as Associate Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of Undergraduate Studies for various periods while a member of the Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts. His research activities, supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health, have been concerned with understanding the development of basic representational abilities, memory, and transfer in problem solving in very young children.

Note: Each chapter concludes with a Chapter Recap
Themes and Theories
What Is Development?
Six Major Themes in Developmental Psychology
The Study of the Child: Historical Perspectives
Learning Theory Approaches
Cognitive-Developmental Approaches
Information-Processing Approaches
Erikson's Psychosocial Approach
Contextual Approaches
What Develops?
Studying Child Development Research
Methods in Developmental Psychology
Ethical Issues in Developmental Research
Genetics and Heredity
Principles of Hereditary
Transmission Gene and Chromosomal Abnormalities
Genetic Counseling
Developmental and Behavioral Genetics
The Prenatal Period and Birth
The Stages of Prenatal Development
Environmental Factors
Influencing Prenatal Development
Birth and the Perinatal Environment
Newborn Assessment and States
Brain, Motor Skill, and Physical Development
The Brain and Nervous System
Motor Skill Development
Body Growth and Development
Physical Maturity
Basic Learning and Perception
Basic Learning Processes in Infancy and Childhood
Sensory and Perceptual Capacities
Perceptual Development Throughout Childhood
The Course of Language
Acquisition Explaining Language
The Functions of Language
Cognition: Piaget and Vygotsky
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
Concept Development
Understanding Psychological States
Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory of Cognitive Development
Cognition:Information Processing
The Information-Processing Approach
The Development of Attention
The Development of Memory
The Development of Problem-Solving Skills
What Is Intelligence?
Measuring Intelligence
Factors Related to Intelligence
Emotion What Are Emotions?
Expressing, Understanding, and Regulating Emotions
Variations in Emotional Development
Attachment: Emotional Relationships with Others
Self and Values
The Concept of Self
Self-regulation and Self-control
Moral Development
Prosocial Behavior
Gender Stereotypes Versus Actual Sex Differences
Theories of Gender-Role Development
The Socialization of Gender Roles
Alternative Conceptualizations of Gender
The Family
Understanding the Family
Parents and Socialization
Relationships with Mothers, Fathers, and Siblings
Families in Transition
Peers Developmental Changes in Peer Relations
Peer Group Dynamics
Peers as Agents of Socialization
Peer Popularity and Social Competence
Children's Friendships
Beyond Family and Peers
School Neighborhoods
Name Index
Subject Index
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