Description : Work more effectively and gauge your progress along the way! This Study Guide that is designed to accompany Vasta’s Child Psychology, 4th Edition contains chapter outlines, learning objectives, key terms, application exercises, critical thinking exercises, self-test questions, and practice exams. This guide was prepared by Alastair Younger of the University of Ottawa. Building on the strengths that have made it successful through three editions, this new Fourth Edition of Child Psychology presents a topical approach with an up-to-date, accurate, and balanced treatment of child psychology. The text captures the themes and emphases that characterize contemporary thinking in the field. In every respect--organization, emphases, and new material--this edition represents the most thorough revision of Child Psychology yet. In this Fourth Edition, new coauthor Shari Ellis brings her expertise on the sociocultural perspective on development. Together, Shari Ellis and Scott Miller continue Ross Vasta's vision for the text.
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Description : Mind over matter. Interest in psychology extends well beyond the walls of academia. Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and William James are just a few examples of the many people in psychology whose works remain popular sellers, demonstrating an ongoing vast interest in this field. From students looking for a comprehensive resource to those looking for a self-help book, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Psychology, Fourth Edition provides an easy-to-understand look at both the history and modern practice of psychology. *Comprehensive, but pays extra attention to contemporary issues such as: fear/anxiety, child psychology, healthpsychology, mood altering drugs, and forensics *Author is an award-winning, practicing clinical psychologist *The Princeton Review identifies psychology as the ninth most popular college degree in the United States Download a sample chapter.
Description : The definitive reference in the field--now significantly revised with 75% new material--this volume examines typical and atypical development from birth to the preschool years and identifies what works in helping children and families at risk. Foremost experts explore neurobiological, family, and sociocultural factors in infant mental health, with a major focus on primary caregiving relationships. Risk factors for developmental problems are analyzed, and current information on disorders and disabilities of early childhood is presented. The volume showcases evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention and describes applications in mental health, primary care, child care, and child welfare settings. New to This Edition: *Chapters on genetic and epigenetic processes, executive functions, historical trauma, and neglect. *Chapters on additional clinical problems: hyperactivity and inattention, sensory overresponsivity, and relationship-specific disorder. *Chapters on additional interventions: attachment and biobehavioral catch-up, video-feedback intervention to promote positive parenting and sensitive discipline, parent–child interaction therapy, and home visiting programs. *Existing chapters all rewritten or revised to reflect a decade's worth of empirical and clinical advances.
Description : For courses in Early Childhood Development. While arranged in the conventional ages-and-stages format, the 4th edition of Early Childhood Development: A Multicultural Perspective by Jeffrey Trawick-Smith diverges from convention to take a multicultural approach to all facets of development in children from birth to age 8. Every topic is examined through the lens of diversity--from intellectual development to attachment patterns, from peer relations to motor skills--which is essential for our increasingly diverse student population. Coverage of atypical development and the challenges of special education is woven seamlessly through each chapter. Case studies and examples provide future teachers with a hands-on guide to how children develop, how children's skills develop, and how that development should inform sensitive, successful teaching practice. Key changes to this edition include: an expanded discussion of play and literacy in every developmental level, an expanded discussion on social policy issues (poverty, government initiatives, etc.), and a new feature--Advocacy and Public Policy Box--found in Chapters 2-17.