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Infants and Children in Context
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Infants and Children in Context

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May 2020 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Like children themselves, development is dynamic. In the chronologically organized Infants and Children in Context, award-winning author Tara L. Kuther frames development research in real-life contexts, including gender, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and more. Kuther presents highly relatable examples, vivid cross-cultural stories, and case studies of real individuals, consistently prompting students to reflect on chapter content with What do you think? critical thinking questions. The book emphasizes three core themes: the centrality of context, the importance of research, and the applied value of developmental science; students will come away with an understanding of these themes that they will immediately be able to apply to their own lives and future careers.

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Looking for more coverage for your child and adolescence course? Kuther’s Child and Adolescent Development in Context covers development from infancy through adolescence. Learn more.

Also of Interest: Case Studies in Lifespan Development by Stephanie M. Wright presents a series of 12 case studies shaped by the contributions of real students to build immersive examples that readers can relate to and enjoy. Bundle Case Studies in Lifespan Development with Infants and Children in Context for only $5 more!  
 
Foundations of Child and Adolescent Development
 
1. Understanding Human Development: Approaches and Theories
 
2. Biological and Environmental Foundations of Development
 
3. The Prenatal Period, Birth, and the Newborn
 
Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
4. Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
5. Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
6. Socioemotional Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
Early Childhood
 
7. Physical Development in Early Childhood
 
8. Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
 
9. Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood
 
Middle Childhood
 
10. Physical Development in Middle Childhood
 
11. Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
 
12. Socioemotional Development in Middle Childhood

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“Infants and Children in Context is an introductory text for child development that focuses on application of the information, an emphasis on context including culture, and also incorporates updated research on how the brain develops and influences development.”

Cassendra M. R. Bergstrom
University of Northern Colorado

“Tara L. Kuther has written a textbook that captures the most current aspects of developmental science with its emphasis on context and both current and classic studies of human development while managing to include opportunities for students to apply this new knowledge to their own lives. The textbook is visually engaging and will also help students learn the material with several helpful meta-cognitive features, such as Thinking in Context and Apply Your Knowledge.”

Dawn K. Kriebel
Immaculata University

“An easily understandable text that engages students in active learning.”

Debra L. Schwiesow
Creighton University

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