Child and Adolescent Development
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|Format:||Hardback, 588 pages|
|Other Information: ||col. Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 02 October 1996|
This broad, comprehensive introduction to development combines chronological and topical approaches by discussing the major topics of development under two major age divisions: childhood and adolescence. Using clear prose and an attractive, colorful design, it offers an eclectic perspective, reflecting many developmental theories, the latest research results, and an abundance of practical applications to everyday life.* Uses a solid research base - citing more than 2,000 references - over one-third from 1991-1993, and 133 from 1993-1995. * Provides real-life anecdotes, examples, cases, and personalized questions to make the material personally relevant to students lives. * Emphasizes individual differences and cultural influences in physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development. * Contains numerous special discussion sections: * Parenting Issues - present practical problems in rearing children and adolescents. * Living Issues - highlight everyday problems and issues faced by adolescents. * Focus sections - include research findings, opinions, and viewpoints about specific subjects and issues that need to be clarified. * Includes important contemporary topics: * Emotional development in each age division. * Development of conscience, morals, and internalization of values. * The familys changing role in the socialization of children: the fathers role, effects of maternal employment on children, the grandparents role, sibling relationships and rivalry. * Women and child care issues: women and employment and the influences of various types of substitute child care on children. * The effects of divorce on children. * womens issues: empowerment of adolescent girls, and the development of identity and self-esteem. * The development of physically handicapped children and those with learning disabilities. * Human sexuality and the sex education of children. * Learning to read as well as learning to speak. * Reproductive technology: the latest development in alternative means of conception in the treatment of infertility, and advancements in neonatal care of small and preterm infants. * Inherited disorders. * Considers contemporary adolescent issues: * Identity. * Education for abstinence. * The body image. * Achievement and dropouts. * Self-esteem. * Teens who kill. * AIDS. * Teen pregnancy. * Parent-teen relationships. * Each chapter contains: * Detailed outlines. * Summary. * List of key terms. * Questions for discussion. * Suggested readings. * Variety of photographs, diagrams, graphs, and tables.
Table of Contents
I. THE STUDY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT. 1. A Developmental Perspective. 2. Theories of Development. II. THE BEGINNINGS OF HUMAN LIFE. 3. Heredity, Environmental Influences, and Prenatal Development. 4. Childbirth and the Neonate. III. CHILD DEVELOPMENT. 5. Perspectives on Child Development. 6. Physical Development: Growth, Motor Skills, the Disabilities. 7. Physical Development: Nutrition, Sleep, Health Care, Sexual Development, and Sex Education. 8. Cognitive Development: Perception, Language, Reading, and a Piagetian Perspective. 9. Cognitive Development: Information Processing, Intelligence, and School. 10. Emotional Development: Attachment, Trust, and Security. 11. Emotional Development: Emotions, Temperament, and the Self. 12. Social Development: The Family, Society, and Socialization. 13. Social Development: Peer Relationships, Television, Gender Roles, and Moral Development. IV. ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT. 14. Perspectives on Adolescent Development: Meaning, Psychic Disequilibrium, Identity, Developmental Tasks, Anthropologists, Views. 15. Physical Development: Endocrine Glands, Sexual Maturation and Education, Physical Growth, Body Image, and Nutrition. 16. Cognitive Development: Formal Operational Thought, Scholastic Aptitude, and School. 17. Emotional Development: Emotions, the Self, and Behavior. 18. Social Development: Family, Social Relationships, Sexual Behavior, and Morality. Glossary. Bibliography. Photo Credits. Index.
|Publisher: ||Pearson US Imports & PHIPEs|
|Dimensions: ||28.0 x 22.0 x 2.0 centimeters (1.47 kg)|