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Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence
An Active Learning Approach

Second Edition
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March 2019 | 744 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Chronologically organized, Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence, Second Edition presents topics within the field of child development through unique and highly engaging Active Learning opportunities. The Active Learning features integrated within the print text and digital program foster a dynamic and personal learning process for students. Within each chapter, authors Laura E. Levine and Joyce Munsch introduce students to a wide range of real-world applications of psychological research to child development. The in-text pedagogical features and the accompanying digital components help students discover the excitement of studying child development and equip them with skills they can use long after completing the course.

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List of Active Learning
 
List of Journey of Research
 
Preface
 
About the Authors
 
PART I: UNDERSTANDING DEVELOPMENT: WHY AND HOW WE STUDY CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
 
CHAPTER 1. ISSUES AND THEMES IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Why Study Childhood?  
Understanding How Development Happens  
Contexts of Development  
Being a Smart Consumer of Information About Development  
Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
 
CHAPTER 2. THEORY AND RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENT
Why Theories of Development are Important  
Theories of Child and Adolescent Development  
Psychoanalytic Theory  
Learning Theories  
Theories of Cognitive Development  
Evolutionary Theory: Ethology  
Ecological Theory  
Dynamic Systems Theory  
The Impact of Biology and Culture on Child Development Theory and Research  
Comparison of Developmental Theories  
Research Methods  
Ethics in Research With Children and Adolescents  
Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
 
PART II : FOUNDATIONS OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT
 
CHAPTER 3. NATURE THROUGH NURTURE: GENES AND ENVIRONMENT
The Study of Genes and Behavior  
Molecular Genetics: Chromosomes, Genes, and DNA  
Genetic Disorders  
Behavioral Genetics  
The Interaction of Genes and Environment  
Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
 
CHAPTER 4. PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT, THE NEWBORN, AND THE TRANSITION TO PARENTHOOD
The Three Stages of Prenatal Development  
Health and Risks in Pregnancy  
The Birth Experience  
The Newborn  
The Transition to Parenthood  
Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
 
PART III : INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD
 
CHAPTER 5. PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD
Brain Development  
Sensation and Perception  
Infant Body Growth and Motor Development  
Health and Nutrition  
Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
 
CHAPTER 6. COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD
Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development  
Theory of Core Knowledge  
Learning  
Cognitive Processes  
Individual Differences in Cognitive Abilities  
Language Development  
Threats to and Support for Cognitive and Language Development  
Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
 
CHAPTER 7. SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD
Emotions and Temperament: Universality and Difference  
The Self in Infants and Toddlers  
Attachment  
Contexts of Development  
Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
 
PART IV: EARLY CHILDHOOD
 
CHAPTER 8. PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
Body Growth and Changes  
Body Awareness, Body Image, and Sexuality  
Brain Development  
Health and Nutrition  
Illnesses and Threats to Health  
Child Maltreatment  
Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
 
CHAPTER 9. COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development: The Preoperational Stage (2–7 Years)  
Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory of Cognitive Development  
Cognitive Processes  
Play and Cognitive Development  
Language Development in Early Childhood  
Preacademic Skills: Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic  
Risk Factors and Supports for Cognitive and Language Development in Early Childhood  
Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
 
CHAPTER 10. SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
Emotional Development  
Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Self-Control  
Development of Gender Identity  
Moral Development  
Family Relationships  
Peer Relationships and the Role of Play  
Risks, Resources, and Resilience  
Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
 
PART V: MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
 
CHAPTER 11. PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
Body Growth and Changes  
Brain Development  
Health and Well-Being  
Physical Activity  
Children and the Natural World  
Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
 
CHAPTER 12. COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
Piaget’s Stage of Concrete Operations (7–12 Years)  
Cognitive Processes  
Language Development  
Intelligence  
Cognitive Deficits and Intellectual Gifts  
Academic Achievement  
Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
 
CHAPTER 13. SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
The Self and Identity in School-Age Children  
Emotional Development and Emotional Problems  
Family Relationships  
Diversity in Family Life  
Peer Relationships  
Stress, Coping, and Resilience  
Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
 
PART VI: ADOLESCENCE
 
CHAPTER 14. PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN ADOLESCENCE
Brain Development  
Body Growth and Changes  
Teens and Sexuality  
Health and Nutrition  
Stress and Coping  
Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
 
CHAPTER 15. COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN ADOLESCENCE
Piaget’s Stage of Formal Operations (12 Years and Older)  
Cognitive Processes  
Moral Judgment  
The Language of Teenagers  
Adolescent Cognitive Development in Context  
Risk and Success in Secondary Education  
Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
 
CHAPTER 16. SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ADOLESCENCE
The Self in Adolescence  
Emotions  
Family Relationships  
Peer Relationships  
Beyond Parents and Peers: Important Nonparental Adults  
The Daily Lives of Adolescents  
Emerging Adulthood  
Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Name Index
 
Subject Index

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