Child Development: A Topical Approach : 9780205923496

Child Development: A Topical Approach

 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780205923496
ISBN 10
 
0205923496
Published
 
26/06/2013
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Pages
 
608
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Out of stock
 
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Description

The Big Picture of Child Development.

 

The exciting first edition of Child Development: A Topical Approach is arranged in a way that helps students to see the “big picture” of development across the entire span of childhood and adolescence. Offering a modular approach, this text provides a broad overview of the field of child development. It covers major topics such as physical development, cognitive development, and social and personality development. 

 

Child Development captures the discipline of Child Development in a way that excites readers about the field and draws them into its way of looking at the world. The text is rich in examples and illustrates the applications that can be derived from the research and theory of child developmentalists.

 

MyPscyhLab is an integral part of the Feldman program. Key learning applications include, MyVirtualChild, MyPsychLab video series, and Flashcards.

 

This text is available in a variety of formats — digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson’s MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. To learn more about our programs, pricing options and customization, click the Choices tab.

 

Teaching & Learning Experience 

  • Personalize LearningMyPsychLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance.
  • Improve Critical Thinking -- Review, Check, and Apply Sections – Interspersed throughout each chapter are short recaps of the chapters’ main points, followed by questions designed to provoke mastery of the material and critical thinking.
  • Engage Students – Many chapters include an interview with a person working in a field that uses the findings of child and adolescent development.  Among those interviewed are a counselor for a treatment center serving teenagers confronting substance abuse, a childcare provider, a neonatal nurse, and a preschool teacher.
  • Understand Diversity – “Developmental Diversity and Your Life” sections that highlight issues relevant to today’s multicultural society.
  • Explore Research – “From Research to Practice” boxes describe current developmental research or research issues, applied to everyday problems.
  • Support Instructors –  All supplements were developed around the textbook’s carefully constructed learning objectives.
Table of contents

Brief Table of Contents

 

Introduction

Chapter 1:                 An Orientation to Child Development

Chapter 2:              Research in Child Development

 

Foundations of Development

Chapter 3:               Genetics and Prenatal Development

Chapter 4:               Birth and the Newborn Infant

Chapter 5:               Physical Growth and Health

 

Cognitive Development

Chapter 6:              Cognitive Development: Piaget and Vygotsky

Chapter 7:               Cognitive Development: Information Processing

Chapter 8:               Language Development

Chapter 9:              Intelligence

 

Social and Personality Development

Chapter 10:             Social and Emotional Development

Chapter 11:            Development of the Self

Chapter 12:            Gender

Chapter 13:             Moral Development and Aggression

 

Living with Others

Chapter 14:            Friends and Family

Chapter 15:            Schooling, Culture, and Society: Living in a Multicultural World
Features & benefits

THE BIG PICTURE OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT 

  • Chapter Opening Prologues — Each chapter begins with a short vignette, describing an individual or situation that is relevant to the basic developmental issues being addressed in the chapter.
  • Learning Objectives — Every chapter includes sequentially numbered learning objectives, stated as engaging questions and based on Bloom’s taxonomy.  They allow students to understand clearly what they are expected to learn.  The learning objectives are tied to the Looking Back summary at the end of each chapter and are also keyed to text bank items.
  • Running Glossary — Key terms are defined in the margins of the page on which the term is presented.
  • End-of-Chapter-Material — Each chapter ends with an Epilogue that refers back to the opening Prologue, a summary, and a list of key terms and concepts. This material is designed to help students study and retain the information in the chapter.

PERSONALIZE LEARNING WITH MYPSYCHLAB

  • MyPsychLab — MyPsychLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that truly engages students in learning. It helps students better prepare for class, quizzes, and exams–resulting in better performance in the course. It provides educators a dynamic set of tools for gauging individual and class performance. And MyPsychLab comes from Pearson–your partner in providing the best digital learning experiences.
  • MyVirtualChild — MyVirtualChild is an interactive simulation that allows students to raise a child from birth to age 18 and monitor the effects of their parenting decisions over time. MyVirtualChild helps students think critically as they apply their course work to the practical experiences of raising a virtual child. Available for Child Development courses in MyPsychLab and standalone.
  • Customizable — MyPsychLab is customizable. Instructors choose what students’ course looks like. Homework, applications, and more can easily be turned off and off.
  • Blackboard Single Sign-on - MyPsychLab can be used by itself or linked to any course management system. Blackboard single sign-on provides deep linking to all New MyPsychLab resources.
  • Pearson eText and Chapter Audio — Like the printed text, students can highlight relevant passages and add notes. The Pearson eText can be accessed through laptops, iPads, and tablets. Download the free Pearson eText app to use on tablets. Students can also listen to their text with the Audio eText.
  • Assignment Calendar & Gradebook — A drag and drop assignment calendar makes assigning and completing work easy. The automatically graded assessment provides instant feedback and flows into the gradebook, which can be used in the MyLab or exported.
  • Personalized Study Plan — Students’ personalized plans promote better critical thinking skills. The study plan organizes students’ study needs into sections, such as Remembering, Understanding, Applying, and Analyzing.
  • MyPsychLab Video Series - The MyPsychLab Video Series engages students and brings to life a wide range of topics spanning prenatal through the end of the lifespan. New international videos shot on location allow students to observe similarities and differences in human development across various cultures.

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

  • Looking Ahead Sections — These opening sections orient readers to the topics to be covered, bridging the opening prologue with the remainder of the chapter and providing orienting questions.
  • Neuroscience and Development — To illustrate the influence of neuroscience throughout the field of child development, most chapters include a box presenting the latest neuroscientific advances and their impact on our understanding of child development.  
  • Review, Check, and Apply Sections — Interspersed throughout each chapter are short recaps of the chapters’ main points, followed by questions designed to provoke mastery of the material and critical thinking.

ENGAGE STUDENTS

  • Careers in Child Development — Many chapters include an interview with a person working in a field that uses the findings of child and adolescent development.  Among those interviewed are a counselor for a treatment center serving teenagers confronting substance abuse, a childcare provider, a neonatal nurse, and a preschool teacher.
  • From the Perspective Of… Questions — These questions, interspersed throughout the margins of each chapter, ask students to take the perspective of someone working in an occupation that relies on findings of child development, including the fields of health care, education, and social work.
  • The Case of… -- Every chapter includes a case study.  Case studies describe an intriguing situation related to the topics discussed in the chapter, and they end by asking students questions designed to evoke critical thinking about the case and the chapter content.

EXPLORE RESEARCH

  • From Research to Practice — Each chapter includes a box that describes current developmental research or research issues, applied to everyday problems.
  • Are you an Informed Consumer of Development? — Every chapter includes information on specific uses that can be derived from research conducted by developmental investigators.

UNDERSTAND DIVERSITY

  • Developmental Diversity and Your Life — Every chapter has at least one “Developmental Diversity and Your Life” section incorporated into the text. These sections highlight issues relevant to today’s multicultural society.

SUPPORT INSTRUCTORS

  • Outstanding supplements package — Supports a wide range of instructional settings, including small discussion groups, large lecture halls, and online or Web-based courses.
  • Create a Custom Text – For enrollments of at least 25, create your own textbook by combining chapters from best-selling Pearson textbooks and/or reading selections in the sequence you want. To begin building your custom text, visit www.pearsoncustomlibrary.com. You may also work with a dedicated Pearson Custom editor to create your ideal text—publishing your own original content or mixing and matching Pearson content. Contact your Pearson Publisher’s Representative to get started.
Author biography

Robert S. Feldman is Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A recipient of the College Distinguished Teacher Award, he teaches psychology classes ranging in size from 15 to nearly 500 students. During the course of more than two decades as a college instructor, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, and Virginia Commonwealth University in addition to the University of Massachusetts.

 

A Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, Professor Feldman received a B.A. with High Honors from Wesleyan University (and from which he received the Distinguished Alumni Award).  He has an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award, and he has written more than 100 books, book chapters, and scientific articles.

 

Professor Feldman has edited Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Children and Applications of Nonverbal Behavioral Theory and Research, and co-edited Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior. He is also author of  Development Across the Life Span, Understanding Psychology, and P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life. His books have been translated into a number of languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. His research interests include honesty and deception in everyday life, work that he described in The Liar in Your Life, a trade book.  His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.

Professor Feldman loves music, is an enthusiastic pianist, and enjoys cooking and traveling. He has three children, two young grandsons, and he and his wife, a psychologist, live in western Massachusetts in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range.