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Children and Their Developmentby Robert V Kail
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For Child Development courses in Psychology, Education, Human Development, Child and Family Studies, and Early Childhood Education.
Research Made Relevant
Written by a well-known and respected researcher in the field of child development, this TOPICALLY organized text uses unique and effective pedagogy as the framework of the entire text. Designed to demonstrate how research translates into practice with accessible writing, a modular format, and application-based features such as: Focus on Research, Cultural Influences, Spotlight on Theories, Improving Children’s Lives, and Child and Development and Family Policy.
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About the Author
Robert V. Kail is Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. His undergraduate degree is from Ohio Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. is from the University of Michigan. Kail is editor of Psychological Science. He received the McCandless Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association, was named the Distinguished Sesquicentennial Alumnus in Psychology by Ohio Wesleyan University, and is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. His research focuses on cognitive development during childhood and adolescence. Away from the office, he enjoys photography and working out. His web site is: http://www2.psych.purdue.edu/~rk/home.html.
Table of Contents
1. The Science of Child Development.
2. Genetic Bases of Child Development.
3. Prenatal Development, Birth and the Newborn.
4. Growth and Health.
5. Perceptual and Motor Development.
6. Theories of Cognitive Development.
7. Cognitive Processes and Academic Skills.
8. Intelligence and Individual Differences in Cognition
9. Language and Communication.
10. Emotional Development.
11. Understanding Self and Others.
12. Moral Understanding and Behavior.
13. Gender and Development.
14. Family Relationships.
15. Influences Beyond the Family.
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