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Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence- Vantage Learning Platform

Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence- Vantage Learning Platform
An Active Learning Approach

Third Edition

January 2023 | SAGE Publications, Inc

About Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence - Vantage Learning Platform, Third Edition

An intuitive learning platform you (and your students) will actually love.

Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence: An Active Learning Approach, Third Edition is offered in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support.

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Part I: Understanding Development: Why and How We Study Children and Adolescents
Chapter 1: Issues and Themes in Child Development
Chapter 2: Theory and Research in Development
Part II: Foundations of Child Development
Chapter 3: Nature Through Nurture: Genes and Environment
Chapter 4: Prenatal Development, the Newborn, and the Transition to Parenthood
Part III: Infancy and Toddlerhood
Chapter 5: Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Chapter 6: Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Chapter 7: Social and Emotional Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Part IV: Early Childhood
Chapter 8: Physical Development in Early Childhood
Chapter 9: Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
Chapter 10: Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood
Part V: Middle Childhood
Chapter 11: Physical Development in Middle Childhood
Chapter 12: Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
Chapter 13: Social and Emotional Development in Middle Childhood
Part VI: Adolescence
Chapter 14: Physical Development in Adolescence
Chapter 15: Cognitive Development in Adolescence
Chapter 16: Social and Emotional Development in Adolescence

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  • Critical Thinking Checks and Chapter Quizzes provide summative assessments at the end of each chapter to measure progress and long-term retention.
  • Assignable multimedia activities with assessment—including video activities—build critical thinking while consistently engaging students in an interactive application of text content. Focused feedback on correct and incorrect answers eliminates any guesswork in the learning journey.
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New to this Edition:
  • Approximately 1,100 new references reflect cutting-edge topics such as the COVID pandemic’s effects on children and their parents, early intervention to promote cognitive development, electronic media use, development of sexual orientation, custody arrangements following divorce, racial differences in maternal and infant mortality, and no-nonsense parenting.
  • A streamlined organization of cognitive development chapters provides more continuity in the coverage of the basic cognitive processes: attention, memory, executive function, and social cognition.
  • Updated use of person-first language to ensure that all children are viewed with equity and respect.
  • Increased focus on positive psychology and positive youth development aligns with the field’s movement toward a model that looks more closely at the strengths and protection factors in development, which has influenced how professionals work with children and families.
Key Features:
  • A hallmark active learning approach engages students in personal, real-world applications of research and theory throughout each chapter.
  • Chapter-opening Test Your Knowledge assessments, revisited within the chapter, help students address common misconceptions about the field.
  • Journey of Research sections illuminate how research evolves and informs new ideas on key child development topics.
  • Active Learning print and video content demonstrates a wide range of activities, from actions students can try themselves to interactions with infants, children, and adolescents.
  • Critical thinking questions at the end of each section prompt students to apply and integrate what they’ve read in order to expand their understanding of the material beyond memorization.

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