Child Development Worldwide: A Cultural Approach, 1st edition

  • Lene Arnett Jensen, 
  • Jeffery Jensen Arnett

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Child Development Worldwide examines all stages of development — from prenatal through middle childhood, adolescence, and emerging adulthood — through the lens of culture. This title emphasizes culture to foster a balanced view of development that prepares you to face challenges in our diverse and globalized world.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137497317

Subject: Psychology

Category: Lifespan Development

Table of contents

Table of Contents

  1. Child Development Worldwide: Who, How, and Why
    • 1.1 A Worldwide Profile of Humanity Today
    • 1.2 Humans: The Cultural and Global Species
    • 1.3 The Field of Child Development: Emergence and Expansion
    • 1.4 How We Study Child Development
    • 1.5 Why We Study Child Development Worldwide
    • CULTURAL FOCUS: Niger and the Netherlands: An Up-Close Look at the Demographic Divide
    • EDUCATION FOCUS: Falling Behind? College Graduation in the United States
    • RESEARCH FOCUS: Darwin’s Diary: A Case Study
  2. Genetics and Prenatal Development
    • 2.1 Genetic Basics
    • 2.2 Genes and the Environment
    • 2.3 Genes and Individual Development
    • 2.4 Prenatal Development
    • 2.5 Prenatal Brain Development
    • 2.6 Prenatal Care
    • 2.7 Pregnancy Problems
    • CULTURAL FOCUS: Pregnancy and Prenatal Care Across Cultures
    • EDUCATION FOCUS: Biology, Sexism, and Educational Exclusion
    • RESEARCH FOCUS: Adopted Twin Studies: The Story of Oskar and Jack
  3. Birth and the Newborn Child
    • 3.1 The Stages of Birth
    • 3.2 Birth Across Times and Places
    • 3.3 The Neonate’s Health
    • 3.4 The Neonate’s Physical and Perceptual Functioning
    • 3.5 Caring for the Neonate: Is Breast Best?
    • 3.6 Social and Emotional Aspects of Care for the Neonate and Mother
    • CULTURAL FOCUS: Breast-Feeding Practices Across Cultures
    • EDUCATION FOCUS: Getting a Better Start in Life: Improving the First Learning Environment
    • RESEARCH FOCUS: Breast-Feeding Benefits: Separating Correlation and Causation
  4. Physical Development and Health
    • 4.1 Bodily Growth and Change
    • 4.2 Motor Development and Physical Functioning
    • 4.3 Health and Sleep
    • 4.4 Health and Nutrition
    • 4.5 Preventing Mortality: Diseases and Injuries
    • CULTURAL FOCUS: Is Contemporary American Culture Setting off a Genetic Tripwire for Obesity?
    • EDUCATION FOCUS: Physical Education: A Brain Tonic for Children
    • RESEARCH FOCUS: Graduated Driver Licensing
  5. Cognition: Stages, Processes, and Social Learning
    • 5.1 Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development
    • 5.2 Post-Piagetian Approaches to Cognitive Development
    • 5.3 Information-Processing Approaches
    • 5.4 Social Cognition
    • 5.5 Sociocultural Theories of Cognitive Development
    • CULTURAL FOCUS: Object Permanence Across Cultures
    • EDUCATION FOCUS: Bringing Theories of Cognitive Development into the Classroom
    • RESEARCH FOCUS: Spontaneous Response Tasks and Theory of Mind
  6. Learning Languages
    • 6.1 Languages in Today’s World
    • 6.2 Evolutionary and Biological Bases of Language
    • 6.3 Theories of Language Development
    • 6.4 First Sounds and Words
    • 6.5 From First Words to Cultural Competence
    • 6.6 Multilingualism
    • CULTURAL FOCUS: Cultural Views on Speaking to Infants and Toddlers
    • EDUCATION FOCUS: Early Multilingual Education Across Contexts
    • RESEARCH FOCUS: Observing Everyday Storytelling
  7. Emotions, Self, and Identity
    • 7.1 Temperament: Individual Differences in Emotion and Self-Regulation
    • 7.2 Emotions
    • 7.3 Self-Conceptualization
    • 7.4 Self-Esteem
    • 7.5 Identity
    • CULTURAL FOCUS: The Features of Emerging Adulthood
    • EDUCATION FOCUS: Praise, Motivation, and Academic Achievement
    • RESEARCH FOCUS: Measuring Temperament
  8. Gender: Biology, Socialization, and Cultural Change
    • 8.1 Development of a Gendered Self
    • 8.2 Gender in Traditional Cultures
    • 8.3 Gender Comparisons in Developed Countries
    • 8.4 Reasons for Gender Differences: Theories and Research
    • 8.5 Beyond the Binary
    • 8.6 Globalization and the Future of Gender
    • CULTURAL FOCUS: Gender Among Latinas
    • EDUCATION FOCUS: Gender in the Preschool and Primary School Classroom
    • RESEARCH FOCUS: Meta-Analyses of Gender Differences
  9. Family Relationships: Foundations and Variations
    • 9.1 The First Social Relationship: Two Theories
    • 9.2 Attachment to Parents
    • 9.3 The Parent-Child Relationship
    • 9.4 Problems in the Parent-Child Relationship
    • 9.5 Siblings and Grandparents
    • 9.6 Changing Families
    • CULTURAL FOCUS: Stranger Anxiety Across Cultures
    • EDUCATION FOCUS: Enhancing Attachment in Child Welfare Institutions
    • RESEARCH FOCUS: Early Child Care and Its Consequences
  10. Peers, Friends, and Romantic Partners
    • 10.1 Social Contexts Beyond the Family: Two Theories
    • 10.2 Play with Peers and Friends
    • 10.3 Peers
    • 10.4 Friends
    • 10.5 Problem Behaviors Among Friends
    • 10.6 Romantic Partners
    • CULTURAL FOCUS: Friendship and Play in Middle Childhood Across Cultures
    • EDUCATION FOCUS: School Intervention Programs for Rejected Children
    • RESEARCH FOCUS: Shyness in China and Canada: Cultural Interpretations
  11. School and Work: Developing Cultural Skills
    • 11.1 Preschool
    • 11.2 From Primary Education to Tertiary Education
    • 11.3 School and Other Contexts
    • 11.4 Intelligence Tests and School Readiness
    • 11.5 Work
    • CULTURAL FOCUS: Primary School Across Cultures
    • EDUCATION FOCUS: School Climate
    • RESEARCH FOCUS: The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children: Creating a Measurement
  12. Media: Uses, Risks, and Benefits
    • 12.1 Media Prevalence
    • 12.2 Media and Other Contexts of Socialization
    • 12.3 Theories of Media Influence
    • 12.4 Uses of Media
    • 12.5 Risks of Media
    • 12.6 Benefits of Media
    • 12.7 Globalization and Media
    • CULTURAL FOCUS: “Teenagers” in Kathmandu, Nepal
    • EDUCATION FOCUS: Panwapa: An International Multimedia Educational Program
    • RESEARCH FOCUS: Ethiopian Children Receive Laptops
  13. Meaning Systems: Moral, Religious, and Civic Development
    • 13.1 Moral Development: Emotions and Socialization
    • 13.2 Moral Development: Reasoning and Identity
    • 13.3 Religious and Spiritual Development
    • 13.4 Civic Development
    • 13.5 Political Conflict and Extremism
    • 13.6 Values in Today’s and Tomorrow’s World
    • CULTURAL FOCUS: Religion in the Lives of African American Adolescents
    • EDUCATION FOCUS: Schools as Civic Institutions
    • RESEARCH FOCUS: Beyond Deficiency: Civic Development in Immigrant Youth

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