World of Children, The

World of Children, The, 3rd edition

  • Joan Littlefield Cook, 
  • Greg Cook

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Overview

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.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2014

ISBN-13: 9780137615001

Subject: Psychology

Category: Lifespan Development

Table of contents

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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