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Child psychology : a contemporary viewpoint. 7th ed (9780073382685) MWU-0207.

Author: Ross D Parke
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Offering a topically-organized introduction to child development, this book incorporates multiple perspectives in exploring the processes of child development.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ross D Parke
ISBN: 007338268X 9780073382685
OCLC Number: 1027893960
Contents: Chapter 1 Child Development: Themes, Theories, and MethodsThemes of DevelopmentTheoretical Perspectives on DevelopmentDevelopmental Themes and Theoretical Perspectives: An OverviewResearch Methods in Child PsychologyChapter 2: Heredity and the EnvironmentThe Process of Genetic TransmissionGenetic Influences on DevelopmentGenetic Counseling and Genetic EngineeringHeredity-Environment InteractionsHeredity, Environment, and Individual DifferencesChapter 3: Prenatal Development and BirthStages of Prenatal DevelopmentRisks in the Prenatal EnvironmentBirth and the Beginnings of LifeVulnerability and Resilience in Children at RiskChapter 4: Infancy: Sensation, Perception, and LearningThe NewbornThe Infant's Sensory and Perceptual CapacitiesEarly Learning and MemoryChapter 5: The Child's Growth: Brain, Body, Motor Skills, and Sexual MaturationBrain Development in InfancyMotor DevelopmentPhysical GrowthSexual MaturationChapter 6: Emotional Development and AttachmentEarly Emotional DevelopmentThe Beginnings of Specific EmotionsLearning to Regulate EmotionsHow Children Think About EmotionsThe Development of AttachmentThe Nature and Quality of AttachmentChapter 7: Language and CommunicationThe Components of Language: Phonology, Semantics, Grammar, and PragmaticsTheories of Language DevelopmentThe Antecedents of Language DevelopmentSemantic Development: The Power of WordsThe Acquisition of Grammar: From Words to SentencesLearning the Social and Creative Uses of LanguageChapter 8: Cognitive Development: Piaget and VygotskyPiaget's Theory of Cognitive DevelopmentPiaget's Main Tenet: The Child Actively Seeks KnowledgeThe Stages of Cognitive DevelopmentEvaluation of Piaget's TheoryVygotsky's Sociocultural Theory of Cognitive DevelopmentEvaluation of Vygotsky's TheoryChapter 9: Cognitive Development: The Information-Processing ApproachInformation-Processing TheoryDevelopmental Changes in Some Significant Cognitive AbilitiesMetacognitionChapter 10: Intelligence and AchievementTheories of IntelligencesThe Traditional Approach: Testing IntelligenceWhy Do People Differ In Measured IntelligenceAchievement, Motivation, and Intellectual PerformanceEthnicity, Social Class, and Intellectual PerformanceCognitive Intervention StudiesBeyond the Norms: Giftedness and Mental RetardationCreativityChapter 11: The FamilyThe Family SystemSocial Class, Ethnicity, and SocializationThe Changing American FamilyChild Abuse Within the FamilyChapter 12: Expanding the Social World: Peers and FriendsHow Peer Interactions Begin: Developmental PatternsPeers as SocializersPeer AcceptancePromoters of Peer Acceptance: Parents and TeachersWhen Peers Become FriendsParents, Peers, or BothFrom Dyads to GroupsPeer Groups in Different CulturesChapter 13: Gender Roles and Gender DifferencesDefining Sex and GenderGender-Role Standards and StereotypesGender Differences in DevelopmentBiological Factors in Gender DifferencesCognitive Factors in Gender TypingInfluence of the Family in Gender TypingExtrafamilial Influences on Gender RolesAndrogynyChapter 14: Morality, Altruism, and AggressionAn Overview of Moral DevelopmentCognitive Theories of Moral DevelopmentThe Behavioral Side of Moral DevelopmentThe Evolution of Prosocial and Altruistic BehaviorsThe Development of AggressionChapter 15: Developmental PsychopathologyThe Developmental Approach to PsychopathologyWhat is Abnormal?Classifying Child PsychopathologySome Psychological Disorders that Affect ChildrenTreating and Preventing Child Psychological Disorders


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