Description : This outstanding new textbook presents a comprehensive introduction to developmental psychology that is engaging, yet detailed and thorough. Covering all the major topics in child development, the book offers a grounding in the principles which govern research and theory in contemporary child development, and surveys those theories and research methods which are essential to developing a firm knowledge of the field. Some key features include: · Coverage of the child's 'theory of mind' under the rubric of social development; · an introduction to 'emotion regulation' in the chapter on emotional development; · Coverage of some key theories such as 'dynamic systems theory' and 'evolutionary psychology’
Description : Provides an illustrated quick-reference guide to child development from 0-16 years written specifically for Early Years students and practitioners.
Description : UNDERSTANDING CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 10th Edition, introduces pre-service and inservice teachers to the unique qualities of young children from infants to age eight, and demonstrates how to work with each child in ways that correspond with their developmental level, and their social and cultural environment. Now organized into 15 chapters, the book includes learning theories and research as well as information about the importance of play and technology in a young child's learning process. Learning objectives and specific NAEYC Program Standards, Accreditation Criteria, and Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) are highlighted at the beginning of each chapter. Other topics covered include readiness, assessment, working with children and families from diverse cultures, working with children with special needs, and the early stages of reading, writing, and general cognitive development. Throughout the text, real-life examples and anecdotes bring theory and research to life Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Writing expressly for this book, the foremost innovators in child development today have contributed state-of-the-art chapters that summarize current trAnds in the field and point the way to the future. Each author examines a major topic and reveals what we know, how to interpret this knowledge, what requires further research, and how we may resolve some of the remaining questions.
Description : Cengage Learning is pleased to welcome the author team of Carol Lynn Martin and Richard Fabes, and to offer their Discovering Child Development in a new edition aligned with our robust technology program. With targeted pedagogy, an unsurpassed illustration program that appeals to visual learners, and an emphasis on linking critical thinking about the issues to the real world, this text is ideally structured for chronological child development courses. The authors demonstrate the ways in which people, contexts, and experiences affect development, and why this stage of life is so unique. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : 'With its emphasis on critical thinking about child development, Mercer’s text is unique and timely…Mercer has done an admirable job in selecting and tackling the topics that she does' - Nancy Dye, Humboldt College 'A wonderful way to look more deeply into issues in child development' - Sarah Jane Anderson, Mount Ida College In Child Development: Myths and Misunderstandings, intriguing vignettes and questions about children and families encourage readers to think critically about the logic of common beliefs and about the implications of relevant psychological research. It reviews 51 common beliefs or myths about child development and discusses their logic and whether there is good research evidence to support them. Readers can use Child Development: Myths and Misunderstandings to learn how to tell child development facts from child development myths-on their own, in the classroom, or in association with 'distance learning' courses.
Description : This single-volume resource provides detailed information on current large-scale and longitudinal research studies focusing on early childhood development--the situations and experiences of young American children. Twenty-eight studies are profiled addressing such issues as early childhood interventions for children in poverty, neighborhood characteristics and residence patterns of children and their families, the role of fathers in families, school readiness and the transition to school, and maternal employment issues including child care and welfare reform.