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Child Development - Vantage Learning Platform

Child Development - Vantage Learning Platform
An Active Learning Approach

Fourth Edition

March 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2124-4

About Child Development, Fourth Edition

In the topically organized Child Development, Fourth Edition, authors Laura E. Levine and Joyce Munsch take students on an active journey toward understanding children and their development. Active Learning activities integrated throughout the text capture student interest and turn reading into an engaged learning process.

About Child Development, Fourth Edition - Vantage Digital Option


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In the topically organized Child Development, authors Laura E. Levine and Joyce Munsch take students on an active journey toward understanding children and their development. Active Learning activities integrated throughout the text capture student interest and turn reading into an engaged learning process. Child Development – Vantage Digital Option, Fourth Edition delivers trusted content from Levine and Munsch's text on Sage Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative.

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Part I. Understanding Development: Why and How We Study Children and Adolescents
1. Issues and Themes in Child Development
2. Theories of Development
3. How We Study Development
Part II. Biological Beginnings and Physical Development
4. Nature Through Nurture: Genes and Environment
5. Prenatal Development, the Newborn, and the Transition to Parenthood
6. Physical Development: The Brain and the Body
Part III. Cognitive Development
7. Theories of Cognitive Development
8. Intelligence and Academic Achievement
9. Language Development
Part IV. Social and Emotional Development
10. Emotional Development and Attachment
11. Identity: The Self, Gender, and Moral Development
12. Social Development: Social Cognition and Peer Relationships
Part V. Contexts for Development
13. Families
14. Activities, Media, and the Natural World
15. Health, Well-Being, and Resilience


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  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 
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  • New Critical Thinking questions stimulate higher-level learning, including integration and evaluation of topics.
  • New and revised True/False questions better challenge students’ misperceptions about development.
  • Carefully refined information relating to cultural concepts such as individualism and collectivism reflect the most recent research in this area.
  • Call-outs and alerts to material from previous and forthcoming chapters enhance continuity between content.
  • Additional tables give students clear summaries of data to help them organize and retain key points detailed in the text.
  • Approximately 1,400 new or updated references bring the content up to date.
  • An active learning approach that integrates dynamic activities throughout each chapter engages students in personal, real-world applications of research and theory.
  • Learning Questions give students specific goals toward mastering the most important material.
  • Test Your Knowledge assessments at the beginning of each chapter help students identify and dispel any misconceptions in the field through answering true/false questions.
  • Journey of Research pedagogy illuminates how research evolves and shapes new ideas for key topics in child development.
  • Check Your Understanding questions at the end of each section allow students to check on their mastery of the material before moving on to the next topic.
  • Coverage of cutting-edge topics include children in the natural world; homelessness; trauma and toxic stress; sex trafficking of children; generalist genes; cultural neuroscience; preverbal language perception and brain development; fuzzy trace theory; false belief understanding in very young children; and concussions and other sports injuries.

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