World of Children, The, 3rd edition

Published by Pearson (July 14, 2021) © 2014

  • Joan Littlefield Cook University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Greg Cook University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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ISBN-13: 9780137615001
World of Children, The
Published 2021

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The World of Children helps you connect the science and the practice of child development in a way that can positively change lives. This chronological text highlights real people facing real-world child development challenges and encourages you to think critically about issues from multiple perspectives.

In this Section:

  1. Brief Table of Contents
  2. Full Table of Contents

1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part One: Beginnings

  • Chapter 1: Exploring Child Development
  • Chapter 2: Heredity and the Environment
  • Chapter 3: Prenatal Development and Birth

Part Two: Infants and Toddlers: The First Years (Birth through 2 years)

  • Chapter 4: Physical Development in Infants and Toddlers
  • Chapter 5: Cognitive Development in Infants and Toddlers
  • Chapter 6: Socioemotional Development in Infants and Toddlers

Part Three: Early Childhood: The Playful Years (3 through 6 Years)

  • Chapter 7: Physical Development in Early Childhood
  • Chapter 8: Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
  • Chapter 9: Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood

Part Four: Middle Childhood: The School Years (7 through 11 Years)

  • Chapter 10: Physical Development in Middle Childhood
  • Chapter 11: Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
  • Chapter 12: Socioemotional Development in Middle Childhood

Part Five: Adolescence: The Transition toward Adulthood (12 Years and beyond)

  • Chapter 13: Physical Development in Adolescence
  • Chapter 14: Cognitive Development in Adolescence
  • Chapter 15: Socioemotional Development in Adolescence

2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part One: Beginnings

  • Chapter 1: Exploring Child Development
    • Defining the Field
    • Theories of Child Development
    • Using the Scientific Method: Research in Child Development
    • Applications of Child Development Research and Careers Related to Children
  • Chapter 2: Heredity and the Environment
    • Genes and Human Reproduction
    • How Traits and Genetic Abnormalities Are Inherited
    • How Genes and Environments Interact
    • Behavior Genetics: Measuring the Heritability of Traits
  • Chapter 3: Prenatal Development and Birth
    • Prenatal Development
    • Teratogens: Health Risks for the Baby
    • The Process of Birth
    • Becoming a Family: Psychological Adjustments to Having a Newborn

Part Two: Infants and Toddlers: The First Years (Birth through 2 years)

  • Chapter 4: Physical Development in Infants and Toddlers
    • Infants at Risk: Prematurity and Infant Mortality
    • Growth of the Body and Brain
    • Sensory Capabilities
    • Motor Development
  • Chapter 5: Cognitive Development in Infants and Toddlers
    • Perceptual Development
    • Explaining Cognitive Development: Piaget's Constructivist View
    • Learning to Communicate
  • Chapter 6: Socioemotional Development in Infants and Toddlers
    • Attachment
    • Temperament and Emotion
    • Social Relations and Play

Part Three: Early Childhood: The Playful Years (3 through 6 years )

  • Chapter 7: Physical Development in Early Childhood
    • Growth of the Body and Brain
    • Motor Development and Physical Activity
    • Health and Safety Issues
  • Chapter 8: Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
    • Piaget's Stage 2: Preoperational Thought
    • Vygotsky's Sociocultural View of Cognitive Development
    • Information Processing
    • Language Development
    • Early Childhood Education and Kindergarten Readiness
  • Chapter 9: Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood
    • The Social and Emotional Self
    • Parenting
    • Friends and Play

Part Four: Middle Childhood: The School Years (7 through 11 Years)

  • Chapter 10: Physical Development in Middle Childhood
    • Growth of the Body and Brain
    • Motor Development and Physical Activity
    • Health and Safety Issues
    • Children with Exceptional Needs
  • Chapter 11: Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
    • Piaget's Stage 3: Concrete Operational Thought (Ages 7 through 11)
    • Information Processing: Memory Development
    • Information Processing: Knowledge, Strategies, and New Approaches
    • Learning to Communicate: Language in Middle Childhood
    • Cognition in Context
  • Chapter 12: Socioemotional Development in Middle Childhood
    • The Social and Emotional Self
    • Families
    • Play, Friends, and Peer Popularity
    • Schools and the Media

Part Five: Adolescence: The Transition toward Adulthood (12 Years and beyond)

  • Chapter 13: Physical Development in Adolescence
    • Growth of the Body and Brain during Adolescence
    • Sexual Activity during Adolescence
    • Special Concerns about Teenage Sexual Activity
    • Adolescent Health Issues
  • Chapter 14: Cognitive Development in Adolescence
    • Piaget's Stage 4: Formal Operational Thought (12 Years and Above)
    • Recent Sociocultural Views of Cognitive Development
    • Intelligence
    • Learning to Communicate: Language in Adolescence
    • Cognition in Context: Adolescents Making Decisions
  • Chapter 15: Socioemotional Development in Adolescence
    • Who Am I? Adolescents’ Understanding of Themselves
    • Social Relationships: Family
    • Social Relationships: Peers
    • Contexts of Development

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