Developmental Psychology: Childhood And Adolescence by David R. Shaffer

Developmental Psychology: Childhood And Adolescence

byDavid R. Shaffer, Katherine Kipp, Teena Willoughby

Hardcover | February 12, 2009

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This interesting, accurate, and up-to-date fourth edition provides an overview of child and adolescent development that reflects the best theories, research, and practical advice that developmentalists have to offer. Stressing the processes that underlie developmental change, the authors continue to explore the causes and complexities of development, challenging readers to think about the fascinating process of human development, to share in the excitement of this dynamic discipline, and to acquire a knowledge of developmental principles that will serve them well in their roles as parents, teachers, nurses, child care workers, pediatricians, psychologists, academics, or in any other capacity in which they may one day influence the lives of developing individuals.

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Title:Developmental Psychology: Childhood And AdolescenceFormat: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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Table of Contents

Part One: Theory and Research in the Development SciencesChapter 1: Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Its Research Strategies Chapter 2: Theories of Human Development Part Two: Foundations of DevelopmentChapter 3: Hereditary Influences on Development Chapter 4: Prenatal Development Chapter 5: Birth and the Newborns' Readiness of Life Chapter 6: Physical Development: the Brain, Body, Motor Skills and Sexual Development Part Three: Language, Learning, and Cognitive DevelopmentChapter 7: Early Cognitive Foundations: Sensation, Perception, and Learning Chapter 8: Cognitive Development: Piaget's Theory, Case's Neo-Piagetian Theory, and Vygotsky's Sociocultural Viewpoint Chapter 9: Cognitive Development: Information-Processing Perspectives and Connectionism Chapter 10: Intelligence: Measuring Mental Performance Chapter 11: Development of Language and Communication Skills Part Four: Social and Personality DevelopmentChapter 12: Emotional Development, Temperament, and Attachment Chapter 13: Development of the Self and Social Cognition Chapter 14: Sex Differences and Similarities, Gender-Role Development, and Sexual Behaviour Chapter 15: Aggression, Altruism, and Moral Development Part Five: The Ecology of DevelopmentChapter 16: The Family Chapter 17: Extrafamilial Influences: Television, Computers, Schools, and Peers