Child Development: A Thematic Approach by Danuta BukatkoChild Development: A Thematic Approach by Danuta Bukatko

Child Development: A Thematic Approach

byDanuta Bukatko, Marvin W. Daehler

Hardcover | March 16, 2011

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Bukatko/Daehler's CHILD DEVELOPMENT: A THEMATIC APPROACH provides a comprehensive, topically organized, up-to-date picture of development from conception to adolescence. Most important, it draws students' attention to the themes that replay themselves throughout the course of development, fundamental issues that resurface continually and that provide coherence to sometimes seemingly disparate research. The themes can serve as frameworks to help students further understand and remember the multitude of facts about child development. Bukatko/Daehler's sixth edition text draws on five themes, Nature and Nurture, Sociocultural Influence, Continuity/Discontinuity, Interaction among Domains, and Risk/Resilience. By drawing on these themes, the authors hope to stimulate readers to think about the process of development, or why it proceeds as it does. Through new For Your Review and Reflection sections, the authors also hope students will engage with the text and become more adept critical thinkers, who are more likely to appreciate the ramifications of theory and research for applied issues such as parenting practices, education, and social policy for children, which are ultimately concerns for us all.
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 fo...
Title:Child Development: A Thematic ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:752 pages, 11 × 8.6 × 1.2 inPublished:March 16, 2011Publisher:Wadsworth PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0618608656

ISBN - 13:9780618608652

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Table of Contents

1. Themes and Theories.2. Studying Child Development.3. Genetics and Heredity.4. The Prenatal Period and Birth.5. Brain, Motor Skill, and Physical Development.6. Basic Learning and Perception.7. Language.8. Cognition.9. Social Cognition.10. Achievement.11. Emotion.12. Self and Values.13. Gender.14. The Family.15. Peers.16. Beyond Family and Peers.