Developmental Psychology: Childhood And Adolescence

Hardcover | February 12, 2009

byDavid R. Shaffer, Katherine Kipp, Teena Willoughby

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This popular, topically-organized, and thoroughly updated child and adolescent development text presents students with the best theories, research, and practical advice that developmentalists have to offer today.This outstanding team of authors provides you the essential knowledge you'll need as a future parent, teacher, nurse, child-care worker, pediatrician, and psychologist - or in literally any capacity where you will interact in the lives of developing children. Developmental Psychology guides you through the best theories, showing you how theories and current research apply to many real-life settings. This Third Canadian Edition features hundreds of new references, and new topics and research in every chapter.

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This popular, topically-organized, and thoroughly updated child and adolescent development text presents students with the best theories, research, and practical advice that developmentalists have to offer today.This outstanding team of authors provides you the essential knowledge you'll need as a future parent, teacher, nurse, child-c...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:792 pages, 11.25 × 8.75 × 1.13 inPublished:February 12, 2009Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176441824

ISBN - 13:9780176441821

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PART I: THEORY AND RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCESChapter 1: Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Its Research Strategies Chapter 2: Theories of Human Development PART II: FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENTChapter 3: Hereditary Influences on Development Chapter 4: Prenatal Development, Birth, and Newborn's Readiness for Life Chapter 5: Physical Development: The Brain, Body, Motor Skills, and Sexual Development PART III: LANGUAGE, LEARNING, AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTChapter 6: Early Cognitive Foundations: Sensation, Perception, and Learning Chapter 7: Cognitive Development: Piaget's Theory, Case's Neo-Piagetian Theory, and Vygotsky's Sociocultural Viewpoint Chapter 8: Cognitive Development: Information-Procession Perspectives and Connectionism Chapter 9: Intelligence: Measuring Mental Performance Chapter 10: Development of Language and Communication Skills PART IV: SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENTChapter 11: Emotional Development, Temperament and Attachment Chapter 12: Development of the Self and Social Cognition Chapter 13: Sex Differences and Similarities, Gender-Role Development, and Sexual Behaviour Chapter 14: Aggression, Altruism, and Moral Development PART V: THE ECOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENTChapter 15: The Family Chapter 16: Extrafamilial Influences: Television, Computers, School, and Peers