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Child Development
An Active Learning Approach

Third Edition
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January 2017 | 760 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

In the Third Edition of the topically organized Child Development: An Active Learning Approach, authors Laura E. Levine and Joyce A. Munsch invite students to take an active journey toward understanding the latest findings from the field of child development. Using robust pedagogical tools built into the chapter narratives, students are challenged to confront myths and misconceptions, participate in real-world activities with children and independently, and utilize video resources and research tools to pursue knowledge and develop critical thinking skills on their own. This new edition covers the latest findings on developmental neuroscience, positive youth development, the role of fathers, and more, with topics of diversity and culture integrated throughout. More than a textbook, this one-of-a-kind resource will continue to serve students as they go on to graduate studies, to work with children and adolescents professionally, and to care for children of their own.

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Preface
 
About the Authors
 
PART I. UNDERSTANDING DEVELOPMENT: WHY AND HOW WE STUDY CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
 
1. Issues and Themes in Child Development
Why Study Child Development?  
Understanding How Development Happens  
Contexts of Development  
Being a Smart Consumer of Information About Development  
 
2. Theories of Development
Basic Principles and Applications  
Theories of Child and Adolescent Development  
The Impact of Biology and Culture on Child Development Theory and Research  
 
3. How We Study Development
The Scientific Method  
How Research Is Designed  
Interpreting and Communicating the Results of a Study  
Ethics in Research With Children and Adolescents  
 
PART II. BIOLOGICAL BEGINNINGS AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
 
4. How Children Develop: Nature Through Nurture
The Study of Genetics and Behavior  
Molecular Genetics: Chromosomes, Genes, and DNA  
Genetic Disorders  
Behavioral Genetics  
The Interaction of Genes and Environment  
 
5. Prenatal Development, the Newborn, and the Transition to Parenthood
Prenatal Development  
Health and Risks in Pregnancy  
The Birth Experience  
Risks to the Newborn’s Health and Well-Being  
The Transition to Parenthood  
 
6. Physical Development: The Brain and the Body
Brain Development  
Development of the Senses  
Body Growth and Changes  
Motor Development  
Nutrition  
 
PART III. COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
 
7. Theories of Cognitive Development
Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development  
Theory of Core Knowledge  
Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory of Cognitive Development  
Information Processing  
Comparing Four Theories of Cognitive Development  
 
8. Intelligence and Academic Achievement
Defining and Assessing Intelligence  
Variations in Intellectual Ability  
Academic Achievement: Learning in the School Context  
Group Differences in Academic Achievement  
 
9. Language Development
Aspects of Language  
Language and the Brain  
Theories of Language Development  
Stages of Language Development  
Literacy: Reading and Writing  
Bilingualism and Bilingual Education  
Language Disorders  
 
PART IV. SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 
10. Emotional Development and Attachment
Emotions: Universality and Difference  
Temperament  
Regulation of Emotions and Self-Control  
Normal Emotions and Emotional Problems  
The Development of Secure Attachment  
Attachment Disorders  
 
11. Identity: The Self, Gender, and Moral Development
Development of the Self-Concept  
Development of Self-Esteem  
Gender Identity  
Ethnic and Racial Identity  
Moral Identity  
 
12. Social Development: Social Cognition and Peer Relationships
Social Cognition: Theory of Mind  
Peer Relationships in Infancy and Early Childhood  
Peer Relationships in Middle Childhood  
Adolescents: The World of Peers  
Bullying, Cyberbullying, and School Violence  
 
PART V. CONTEXTS FOR DEVELOPMENT
 
13. Families
What Constitutes a Family?  
Family Roles and Relationships  
Socialization in Childhood and Adolescence  
Interventions for a Better Family Life  
 
14. Activities, Media, and the Natural World
The Daily Lives of Children and Adolescents  
Unstructured Time  
Structured Time  
The Role of Important Nonparental Adults  
 
15. Health, Well-Being, and Resilience
Stress and Coping  
Physical Illness and Mental Disorders  
Other Threats to Health and Well-Being  
Challenges to Positive Child Development  
Resilience  
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

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    • Active Learning videos accompanying the Active Learning activities feature interviews and activities to help students prepare for their own interactions with children and adolescents
    • Development in Action videos present professionals in the field of child development discuss various topics from the book, and videos taped at early childhood education settings show children in a number of activities described in it.
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Amy M. Claridge
Central Washington University

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Eastern University
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Learning Questions throughout every chapter give students specific goals toward mastering the most important material.
  • 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.
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  • Updated and expanded content includes the prenatal effects of the Zika virus; abusive head trauma and shaken baby syndrome; transgender, transsexual, and gender nonconforming children and teens; the effects of lead poisoning in the water in Flint and elsewhere; and more.
  • Stronger focus and enhanced coverage on positive psychology and positive youth development, as well as developmental issues of middle childhood keeps readers up to date.
  • Coverage of disorders new to DSM–5 includes depression with peripartum onset, and disruptive mood dysregulation disorders.
  • Over one thousand new and updated references, statistics, figures, and graphs reflect the latest developments in this fascinating field.


KEY FEATURES:

  • An active learning approach that integrates dynamic activities throughout each chapter engages students in personal, real-world applications of research and theory.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

 


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