Child Development Worldwide: A Cultural Approach, 1st edition

  • Lene Arnett Jensen
  • Jeffery Jensen Arnett

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For courses in Child Development which take a topical approach
An expansive, topical approach to how culture impacts development
Child Development Worldwide presents a topical examination of all stages of development — from prenatal development through middle childhood, adolescence, and emerging adulthood — through the engaging lens of culture. Cross-cultural examples integrated throughout the narrative reveal the impact of cultural factors both in the US and around the world. Authors Lene Arnett Jensen and Jeffrey Jensen Arnett emphasize culture to foster a thorough, balanced view of development that prepares students to face challenges in our diverse and globalized world — whether they travel the globe or remain in their hometowns.

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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
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

Published by Pearson (October 23rd 2017) - Copyright © 2018