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Child Development An Active Learning Approach

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ISBN-10: 1452216797

ISBN-13: 9781452216799

Edition: 2nd 2014

Authors: Laura E. (Ellen) Levine, Joyce A. Munsch

List price: $121.00
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This innovative text engages students by demonstrating the wide range of real-world applications of psychological research to child development. In particular, the distinctive a'ctive learning' features incorporated throughout the book foster a dynamic and personal learning process for students. The authors cover the latest topics shaping the field of child developmentùincluding a focus on neuroscience, diversity and cultureùwithout losing the interest of undergraduate students. The pedagogical features in this text and the accompanying ancillaries package help students discover the excitement of studying child development, enhance their learning, and equip them with tools they can use long after theáclass ends.This text is geared towards undergraduate courses in child development, child psychology, and developmental psychology.
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Book details

List price: $121.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/31/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 728
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.498

Laura E. Levine received her PhD in developmental and clinical psychology from the University of Michigan. After working with children and families at the Chil�drenrsquo;s Psychiatric Hospital and in private practice in Ann Arbor for 10 years, she moved to Connecticut and was a stay-at-home mother of her two children for 6 years. She returned to academia in 1994 and has been teach�ing child psychology and life span human development for over 15 years at Central Connecticut State University, where she is currently a professor in the Department of Psychology. She has received two teaching awards, and her research on the social development of young children and on the relation of media use to attention difficulties has appeared in journals such as Developmental Psychology, the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Infant Mental Health Journal, Infant and Child Development, Computers and Education, and CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.Dr. Levine has been very active in promoting excellence in college teaching. She was involved in the creation of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Leadership Develop�ment at Central Connecticut State University and served on the board of the Connecti�cut Consortium to Enhance Learning and Teaching. She created numerous programs for faculty both at her university and at regional and national conferences. Her work on the scholarship of teaching and learning can be found in New Directions for Teaching and Learning, College Teaching, and the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Joyce Munsch received her PhD in human development and family studies from Cornell University. She was a faculty member in human development and family stud�ies at Texas Tech University for 14 years, where she also served as associate dean for research in the College of Human Sciences for 2 years. In 2002, Dr. Munsch came to California State University at Northridge as the found�ing chair and professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development.Dr. Munschrsquo;s research has focused on adolescent stress and coping and social network research. Her work has been published in the Journal of School Psychology, Adolescence, The Journal of Early Adolescence, the Journal of Research on Adolescence, and the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Throughout her career, Dr. Munsch has administered grants that support community-based programs. She was the codirector of the Early Head Start program at Texas Tech University and condash;principal investigator for three Texas Youth Commission (Department of Juvenile Justice) grants. At Cal State Northridge, she has administered the Jumpstart program for over 7 years. Her commitment to community service learning was recognized in 2005 when she was awarded the CSUN Visionary Community Service Learning Award. At Texas Tech, she was the College of Human Sciences nominee for the Hemphill-Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award, the Barnie E. Rushing Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award, the El Paso Energy Foundation Faculty Achievement Award, and the Presidentrsquo;s Excellence in Teaching Award, and she received the Kathryn Burleson Faculty Service Award and the College of Human Sciences Outstanding Researcher Award.