This hugely popular textbook has established itself as the topically organized textbook teachers and researchers trust for the most up-to-date perspectives on child and adolescent 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 this is delivered in a style that is authoritative yet immediately understandable and relevant.
The new edition includes a robust and carefully curated video program in LaunchPad, called out within the margins of the text.
Robert Siegler is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University.
Jenny R. Saffran is the College of Letters & Science Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Nancy Eisenberg is Regents' Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University.
Judy DeLoache is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia.
Elizabeth Gershoff is Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.
1. An Introduction to Child Development.- 2. Prenatal Development and the Newborn Period.- 3. Biology and Behavior.- 4. Theories of Cognitive Development.- 5. Perception, Action, and Learning in Infancy.- 6. Development of Language and Symbol Use.- 7. Conceptual Development.- 8.Intelligence and Academic Achievement.- 9. 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 most up-to-date resource on child development. The authors introduce core concepts and impactful discoveries with an unparalleled integration of theory, cultural research, and applications.
Organized around seven enduring themes, this text is presented in a style that is authoritative yet immediately understandable and relevant. The book is filled with pictures that illustrate and enliven the concepts, and tables that summarize key points. Critical Thinking prompts throughout the chapter and self-assessment quizzes at the end ensure your understanding of the material.
The book is also more interactive than ever before, with richer integration between the book and its interactive study features in LaunchPad.
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