1. An Introduction To Child Development.- 2. Prenatal Development and The Newborn Period.- 3. Biology and Behavior.-4. Theories of Cognitive Development.- 5. Seeing, Thinking, and Doing Infancy.- 6. Development of Language and Symbol Use.- 7. Conceptual Development.- 8. Intelligence and Academic Achievement.- Theories of Social Development.- 10. Emotional Development.- 11. Attachment to Others and Development of Self.- 12. The Family.- 13. Peer Relationships.- 14. Moral Development.- 15. Gender Development.- 16. Conclusions.
How Children Develop has established itself as the textbook teachers and researchers trust for the most up-to-date perspectives on child development. The authors, each a well-known scientist and educator—have earned that trust by introducing core concepts and impactful discoveries with an unparalleled integration of theory, cultural research, and applications, all in a style that is authoritative yet immediately comprehensible and relevant to students.
The new edition has been rigorously updated and welcomes co-author Elizabeth Gershoff (The University of Texas at Austin), who brings a breadth of research and teaching experience to the discussions of social and emotional development.
The book can also be purchased with the breakthrough online resource, LaunchPad, which offers innovative media content, curated and organised for easy assignability. LaunchPad's intuitive interface presents quizzing, flashcards, animations and much more to make learning actively engaging.
- Provides students with a common pathway through each chapter by continually referring to seven themes of development: Nature and Nurture, The Active Child, Continuity/Discontinuity, Mechanisms of Development, The Sociocultural Context, Individual Differences, and Research and Children´s Welfare
- "A Closer Look" and "Applications" features appear throughout the book, highlighting exciting new research and applications in the field
- 'Up' Series Videos: adopters have exclusive access to videos from Michael Apted's acclaimed documentary series that has been tracking the lives of a group of British citizens at seven-year intervals for nearly half a century