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A Child's Odyssey


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Acknowledgements. PART ONE: PROSPECTS FOR PERSONHOOD. 1. The Study Of Child And Adolescent Development. Child Development: A Look at the Mystery. Recurring Themes and Issues in Child and Adolescent Development. Discovery: Research in Developmental Psychology. Ethical Considerations in Research. Developmental Psychology: What's in It for Me? The Plan of This Book The Child in the 21st Century: Immigration, Custom, and Misunderstandings. The Child in the 21st Century: Talking About Our Generation. Action/Reaction: Scott: On and Off the Timetable. Action/Reaction: It's My Right to Watch What I Want. 2. Perspectives On Child Development. Could You Predict Their Reactions? Theoretical Perspectives on Child Development. Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development. Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory. Erikson's Psychosocial Theory. The Behavioral Approach. Social Learning Theory. The Information Processing Approach. Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Theory. Developmental Theory: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. The Child in the 21st Century: Chaos Theory. Action/Reaction: Give Her Back. Action/Reaction: The Temper Tantrum. 3. Mechanisms Of Change: Genetic And Environmental Interaction. Questions Without Easy Answers. Genetic Transmission. Determining Genetic Contribution. Physical Characteristics. Temperament. Behavioral Traits and Psychopathology. Shared and Unshared Environments: How Can Siblings Be So Different? Rate of Development. Intelligence. Genetic Influence on Disease. Models of Genetic Influence. The New Reality. The Child in the 21st Century: The Bell Curve: The Most Controversial Book of Our Time. The Child in the 21st Century: The New Genetics: Premises, Promises and Problems. Action/Reaction: Determining the Gender of Your Child. Action/Reaction: A Secret to Keep. Action/Reaction: Aggressive Genes? 4. Prenatal Development And Birth. The First Odyssey. Prenatal Development. Current Issues. Birth. Pre-maturity: Born at Risk. Looking Ahead. The Child in the 21st Century: Reproductive Surrogacy. The Child in the 21st Century: The Mystery of Pre-maturity: Not Just Poverty. Action/Reaction: Too Old to Start? Action/Reaction: Does the Child Need to Know? Action/Reaction: Under Pressure. Action/Reaction: What if Something Happens? PART TWO: INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD. 5. Physical Development In Infancy And Toddlerhood. I Need an Instruction Book! The Newborn at a Glance. How the Infant Experiences the World. Infant States. Learning. Refle

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