Gain a Better Understanding of the Various Theories, Perspectives, and Research That Characterize Contemporary Themes in Child Development

Gain a Better Understanding of the Various Theories, Perspectives, and Research That Characterize Contemporary Themes in Child Development

DUBLIN, Ireland — Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c92124) has announced the addition of “Child Psychology: Development in a Changing Society, 5th Edition” to their offering.

In this comprehensive overview, readers will gain a better understanding of the various theories, perspectives, and research that characterize contemporary themes in child development. The book uses a contextual approach to examine the biological, cognitive, social, and emotional foundations of child development. Special attention is paid throughout to the contexts in which development occurs, including families and the larger culture, and how these intersect with our changing society.

Author Information

Robin Harwood is a Research Scientist at the University of Connecticut, Department of Anthropology, and a Faculty Associate, Psychology Department, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany.

Scott A. Miller is a Professor at the University of Florida. He is a member of the American Psychological Association – Division of Developmental Psychology.

Topics Covered:

* Understanding the Contexts of Child Development

* Frameworks for Development

* Studying Child Development and its Contexts

* The Biological Context of Development

* Contexts of Physical Development

* Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn

* Early Capacities in Infancy

* The Brain, Physical Growth, and Health

* Contexts of Cognitive Development

* Piaget and Vygotsky

* Information Processing and Core Knowledge Approaches

* Intelligence and Schooling

* Language and Communication

* Contexts of Social and Emotional Development

* Social and Emotional Worlds of Infants and Young Children

* Self and Identity

* Sex Differences and Gender Role Development

* Moral Development

* Relationships with Peers

* Families and Society

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