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Child Psychology : a Contemporary View Point (7TH 09 Edition)


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This classic text once again provides a compelling topically-organized introduction to child development. Parke et al incorporate multiple perspectives in exploring the processes of child development. With recurring pedagogical features to ensure students see the interrelatedness of chapters and concepts and the chronological development of children, the authors have also taken care to further their student-friendly presentation by shortening the text in this edition. This has been accomplished without cutting the books highly-regarded child psychopathology chapter.

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Designed primarily for use in child psychology or child development courses in two- or four-year colleges, this text emphasizes the relationships between biological, emotional, cognitive, and social growth. Underlying themes explored include biological versus environmental influences, continuity versus discontinuity of development, and individual characteristics versus contextual and cultural influences. Rather than focusing on a few grand theories that attempt to account for many aspects of development, the text explores newer approaches, such as dynamic systems theory and evolutionary theory, and recognizes the value of more specific theories that guide research in particular topic areas, such as language acquisition and motor development. The art program features color photos, illustrations, and cartoons in a color layout. For this seventh edition, content on diversity has been incorporated into the main body of the text rather than confined to boxes. This edition also offers streamlined content, without sacrificing the chapter on child psychopathology. Parke and Gauvain are affiliated with the University of California-Riverside. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Ross D. Parke is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and director of the Center for Family Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He is a past President of Division 7, the Developmental Psychology Division, of the American Psychological Association, and in 1995 received the g. Stanley Hall Award from this APA division. Park was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1997. He is currently editor of the Journal of Family Psychology and has served as editor of Developmental Psychology and as associate editor of Child Development. Parke is author of Fatherhood; co-author of The Throwaway Father, with Armin Brott; and co-editor of Family-Peer Relationships: In Search of the Linkages, with Gary Ladd, Children in Time and Place, with Glen Elder and John Modell, and Exploring Family Relationships with other Social Contexts, with Sheppard Kellam. Parke's research has focused on early social relationships in infancy and childhood. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and is well known for his early work on the effects of punishment, aggression, and child abuse and for his work on the father's role in infancy and early childhood. His current work focuses on the link between family and peer social systems and on the impact of economic stress on families of diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Product Details

Parke, Ross D.
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Gauvain, Mary
Parke, Ross D.
Parke Ross
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Developmental - Child
Educational Psychology
Child Psychology
Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
Child Development
Psychology-Child Psychology
Publication Date:
July 2008
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College/higher education:
10.875 x 8.500 in

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