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Developing Person Through Childhood / Edition 8

Developing Person Through Childhood / Edition 8

by Kathleen Stassen BergerKathleen Stassen Berger


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Examine childhood and adolescent developement and get a stronger picture of this maturing area of study through the cross-cultural, real-life examples and research presented in Developing Person Through Childhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781319061647
Publisher: Worth Publishers
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Edition description: Eighth Edition
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 708,054
Product dimensions: 9.05(w) x 10.72(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction
Defining Development
Zooming In and Zooming Out
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Depression and the Brain
A CASE TO STUDY: Plasticity and My Nephew David
Applying the Scientific Method
Cautions from Science

Chapter 2. Theories of Development
Grand Theories
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: What’s a Mother For?
Emergent Theories
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: My Beautiful, Hairless Babies
Useful Application of Theories

Chapter 3. Heredity and Environment
The Genetic Code
Sex, Multiple Births, and Fertility
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: IVF and Multiple Births
From One Cell to Many
Genotype and Phenotype
Chromosomal and Genetic Abnormalities
Genetic Counseling and Testing
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Genetic Testing for Psychological Disorders

Chapter 4. Prenatal Development and Birth
From Zygote to Newborn
Risk Reduction
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Jail Those Drunken Women?
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: "What Do People Live to Do?"
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: "You’d Throw Him in a Dumpster"

Chapter 5. The First Two Years: Biosocial Development
Body Changes
Brain Development
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Plasticity and Deprivation
Sensation and Movement
Public Health Measures

Chapter 6. The First Two Years: Cognitive Development
Sensorimotor Intelligence
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Object Permanence Revisited
Information Processing Language: What Develops in the First Two Years?

Chapter 7. The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: Parents on Autopilot
Emotional Development
Theories About Infant Psychosocial Development
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: "Let’s Go to Grandma’s"
The Development of Social Bonds
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: The Still-Face Technique
Conclusions in Theory and Practice

Chapter 8. Early Childhood: Biosocial Development
Body Changes
Brain Development
Injuries and Abuse
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: "My Baby Swallowed Poison"
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: A Series of Suspicious Events

Chapter 9. Early Childhood: Cognitive Development
Piaget and Vygotsky
Children’s Theories
Early-Childhood Education

Chapter 10. Early Childhood: Psychosocial Development
Emotional Development
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Planning Punishment

Chapter 11. The School Years: Biosocial Development
A Healthy Time
Brain Development
Children with Special Needs
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE:: Billy: Dynamo or Dynamite?
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Overdosing and Underdosing

Chapter 12. The School Years: Cognitive Development
Building on Theory
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: SES and Language Learning
Teaching and Learning
A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: International Achievement Tests

13. The School Years: Psychosocial Development
The Peer Group
Families and Children
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: I Always Dressed One in Blue Stuff
The Nature of the Child

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