Child Psychology: Development in a Changing Society

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Child Psychology: Development in a Changing Society

Format:  Hardcover,

573 pages

Publisher: Thorndike Pr

Publish Date: Oct 2012

ISBN-13: 9781410451620

ISBN-10: 1410451623

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In this comprehensive overview, readers will gain a better understanding of the various theories, perspectives, and research that characterize contemporary themes in child development. The book uses a contextual approach to examine the biological, cognitive, social, and emotional foundations of child development. Special attention is paid throughout to the contexts in which development occurs, including families and the larger culture, and how these intersect with our changing society.

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Publish Date: Jan 2008
ISBN-13: 9780471706496
ISBN-10: 0471706493
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 665
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.72
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.69 x 1.2 x 11.12

Chapter outline

Understanding the Contexts of Child Development
Frameworks for Development
Studying Child Development and its Contexts
The Biological Context of Development
Contexts of Physical Development
Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn
Early Capacities in Infancy
The Brain, Physical Growth, and Health
Contexts of Cognitive Development
Piaget and Vygotsky
Information Processing and Core Knowledge Approaches
Intelligence and Schooling
Language and Communication
Contexts of Social and Emotional Development
Social and Emotional Worlds of Infants and Young Children
Self and Identity
Sex Differences and Gender Role Development
Moral Development
Relationships with Peers
Families and Society

Book description

In this comprehensive overview, readers will gain a better understanding of the various theories, perspectives, and research that characterize contemporary themes in child development. The book uses a contextual approach to examine the biological, cognitive, social, and emotional foundations of child development. Special attention is paid throughout to the contexts in which development occurs, including families and the larger culture, and how these intersect with our changing society.

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