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Child Development

Price: 9.99 USD

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Author Name: Feldman, Robert S.

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type Book

Edition 2

Publisher U.S.A. Prentice Hall 2000

ISBN Number 0130873063 / 9780130873064

Seller ID 024636

Written in a direct, conversational voice as a dialogue between author and reader, this book provides a balanced, chronologically-organized overview of the field of child and adolescent development--theories, research, and applications. Illustrating both the commonalties and diversities of our contemporary multicultural society, it shows the "immediate" relevance of the subject matter to everyday life. Each chapter is filled with frequent vignettes (and photos) of real children and adults--drawn from current news items, timely world events, and contemporary uses of child development. Links to sources on the World Wide Web are interspersed throughout. Covers "the full range" of childhood and adolescence--from the prenatal period, through infancy and toddlerhood, the preschool years, middle childhood, and adolescence. Within these periods, the focus is on "physical, cognitive," and "social and personality" development." Each chapter features special boxes and sections, such as, "From Research to Practice; Developmental Diversity; Speaking of Development" (an interview with a person working in a field that uses the findings of child and adolescent development); "Informed Consumer of Development" (with practical, hands-on information readers can use in their everyday lives.) Highlights "contemporary, in-the-news topics" such as behavioral genetics, cloning, evolutionary approaches, and Vygotsky; ethnography, gene therapy, new breast-feeding guidelines, automaticity in information processing, the NICHD study on infant care, memory and eyewitness testimony of children, use of Prozac and childhood depression, emotional intelligence, adolescent Web surfing, the downside of self esteem, racialand ethnic identity formation. For anyone interested in Child and Adolescent Development or Developmental Psychology.

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