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  The Developing Child gives students the tools they require to organize, retain and apply information from the broad field of child psychology, while offering balanced coverage of theory and application, with a strong emphasis on culture.  Prenatal Development; Birth and Early Infancy; Physical Development; Perceptual Development; Cognitive Development; Development of Language; Personality Development; Development of Social Relationships; Family System; Atypical Development.  For individuals seeking to understand to better understand children.

 

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MyDevelpmentLab with MyVirtualChild is available at www.mydevelopmentlab.com.

Synopsis:

MyDevelopmentLab with MyVirtualChild is a learning and assessment tool that allows instructors to assess student performance and adapt course content without investing a lot of additional time or resources. 

 

Students benefit from this easy-to-use site with or without their instructor’s involvement. Students can test themselves on key content, track their progress, and utilize individually tailored study plan activities, including an e-book, simulations, newsfeeds, videos, and application exercises.

 

MyDevelopmentLab also provides students the opportunity to raise a virtual child from birth to age 18 and monitor the effects of specific parenting decisions over time.

Synopsis:

The Developing Child, 12/e, gives students the tools they require to organize, retain and apply information from the broad field of child psychology, while offering balanced coverage of theory and application, with a strong emphasis on culture. Helen Bee is a prominent author and researcher whose successful books on development, and whose devotion to this field has earned her a national reputation. Denise Boyd of Houston Community College System adds a refreshing voice to this popular, longstanding text, while adding outstanding pedagogy and activities that help students replicate classic research.

About the Author

Denise Boyd received her Ed.D. in educational psychology from the University of Houston and has been a psychology instructor in the Houston Community College System since 1988. From 1995 until 1998, she chaired the psychology, sociology, and anthropology department at Houston Community College—Central. She has coauthored four other Allyn and Bacon texts: with Helen Bee, Lifespan Development (Fourth Edition), The Developing Child (Twelfth Edition), and The Growing Child (First Edition); and with Genevieve Stevens, Current Readings in Lifespan Development. A licensed psychologist, she has presented a number of papers at professional meetings, reporting research in child, adolescent, and adult development. She has also presented workshops for teachers whose students range from preschool to college.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

1 Basic Issues in the Study of Development  

Issues in the Study of Development  

Two Key Questions  

Influences on Development

The Ecological Perspective  

Vulnerability and Resilience

Three Kinds of Change  

Theories of Development  

Psychoanalytic Theories  

Cognitive Theories  

Learning Theories  

Comparing Theories  

Finding the Answers: Research Designs and Methods  

The Goals of Developmental Science  

Studying Age-Related Changes  

Descriptive Methods

Experimental Methods  

Cross-Cultural Research    

Research Ethics  

THINK CRITICALLY

CONDUCT YOUR OWN RESEARCH  

Summary  

Key Terms  

THINKING ABOUT Research: Responding to Media Reports of Research

DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE IN The Real World: Helping Children Who Are Afraid to Go to School

THE NEXT STEP

 

PART 2: The Beginnings of Life

2 Prenatal Development  

Conception and Genetics  

The Process of Conception    

Genotypes, Phenotypes, and Patterns of Genetic Inheritance  

Development from Conception to Birth  

The Stages of Prenatal Development  

Sex Differences in Prenatal Development  

Prenatal Behavior  

Problems in Prenatal Development  

Genetic Disorders  

Chromosomal Errors    

Teratogens: Maternal Diseases  

Teratogens: Drugs  

Other Teratogens and Maternal Factors  

THINK CRITICALLY

CONDUCT YOUR OWN RESEARCH  

Summary  

Key Terms  

THINKING ABOUT Research: Assisted Reproductive Technology

DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE IN The Real World: Fetal Assessment and Treatment

THE NEXT STEP  

 

3 Birth and Early Infancy  

Birth  

Birth Choices  

The Process of Birth  

Low Birth Weight  

Behavior in Early Infancy  

Reflexes and Behavioral States  

Motor, Sensory, and Perceptual Abilities  

Learning

Temperament and Social Skills  

Health and Wellness in Early Infancy  

Nutrition, Health Care, and Immunizations  

Illnesses  

Infant Mortality  

THINK CRITICALLY

CONDUCT YOUR OWN RESEARCH  

Summary  

Key Terms  

THINKING ABOUT Research Variations in Infants’ Cries  

DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE IN The real world Breast or Bottle?

 

 

PART 3: The Physical Child

4 Physical Development  

The Brain and Nervous System  

Growth Spurts  

Synaptic Development  

Myelination  

Lateralization  

Size, Shape, and Skills  

Growth  

Bones, Muscles, and Fat  

Using the Body  

The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems  

Hormones  

Sequence of Changes in Girls and Boys  

The Timing of Puberty  

Sexual Behavior in Adolescence  

Prevalence of Sexual Behavior    

Sexually Transmitted Diseases  

Teenage Pregnancy  

Sexual Minority Youth  

Health and Wellness  

Health in Childhood  

Excessive Weight Gain  

Poverty and Children’s Health 

Risky Behavior in Adolescence 

Mortality  

THINK CRITICALLY

CONDUCT YOUR OWN RESEARCH  

Summary  

Key Terms  

THINKING ABOUT Research Causes and Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect  

DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE IN The real world A Good Night’s Sleep for Kids (and Parents, Too!)  

 

5 Perceptual Development  

Thinking about Perceptual Development  

Ways of Studying Early Perceptual Skills  

Explanations of Perceptual Development  

Sensory Skills  

Seeing  

Hearing and Other Senses  

Perceptual Skills  

Looking    

Listening  

Combining Information from Several Senses  

Ignoring Perceptual Information    

The Object Concept  

Object Perception  

Object Permanence  

Perception of Social Signals  

Early Discrimination of Emotional Expressions  

Cross-Cultural Commonalities and Variations    

THINK CRITICALLY

CONDUCT YOUR OWN RESEARCH

Summary  

Key Terms  

THINKING ABOUT research Langlois’s Studies of Babies’ Preferences for Attractive Faces

DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE IN the real world Infant Responses to Maternal Depression

 

 

 

PART 4 The Thinking Child

6  Cognitive Development I: Structure and Process  

Piaget’s Basic Ideas  

Schemes  

Adaptation  

Causes of Cognitive Development  

Infancy  

Piaget’s View of the Sensorimotor Period  

Challenges to Piaget’s View of Infancy  

The Preschool Years  

Piaget’s View of the Preoperational Stage  

Challenges to Piaget’s View of Early Childhood  

Theories of Mind  

False Belief and Theory of Mind across Cultures  

Alternative Theories of Early Childhood Thinking  

The School-Aged Child  

Piaget’s View of Concrete Operations  

Different Approaches to Concrete Operational Thought  

Adolescence  

Piaget’s View of Formal Operations  

Post-Piagetian Work on Adolescent Thought  

Development of Information-Processing Skills  

Changes in Processing Capacity and Efficiency  

Memory Strategies

Metamemory and Metacognition  

Expertise  

THINK CRITICALLY

CONDUCT YOUR OWN RESEARCH  

Summary 

Key Terms  

THINKING ABOUT research Elkind’s Adolescent Egocentrism  

DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE IN the real world Leading Questions and Children’s Memory  

 

7  Cognitive Development II: Individual Differences in Cognitive Abilities

Measuring Intellectual Power  

The First IQ Tests  

Modern IQ Tests  

Stability of Test Scores  

What IQ Scores Predict  

Explaining Individual Differences in IQ Scores  

Twin and Adoption Studies

Family Characteristics and IQ Scores  

Interventions and IQ Scores  

Interactions of Heredity and Environment  

Explaining Group Differences in IQ or Achievement Test Scores  

Ethnic Differences  

Cross-Cultural Differences  

Sex Differences  

Alternative Views of Intelligence  

Information-Processing Theory  

Sternberg’s Triarchic Theory of Intelligence  

Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences  

Creativity

THINK CRITICALLY

CONDUCT YOUR OWN RESEARCH  

Summary  

Key Terms  

THINKING ABOUT research The Flynn Effect

DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE IN the real world Stereotype Threat

 

 

8  The Development of Language  

Before the First Word: The Prelinguistic Phase  

Early Sounds and Gestures  

Receptive Language  

Learning Words and Word Meanings  

The First Words  

Later Word Learning  

Constraints on Word Learning  

Learning the Rules: The Development of Grammar and Pragmatics  

Holophrases and First Sentences  

The Grammar Explosion  

Later Grammar Learning  

Pragmatics  

Explaining Language Development  

Environmental Theories  

Nativist Theories  

Constructivist Theories  

Individual and Group Differences in Language Development  

Differences in Rate  

Cross-Cultural Differences in Language Development  

Learning to Read and Write  

The Early Foundation: Phonological Awareness  

Becoming Literate in School 

Learning a Second Language  

THINK CRITICALLY

CONDUCT YOUR OWN RESEARCH

Summary  

Key Terms  

THINKING ABOUT research Sign Language and Gestures in Children Who Are Deaf  

DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE IN the real world One Language or Two?  

 

 

PART 5 The Social Child

       

9  Personality Development: Alternative Views  

Defining Personality  

Temperament

The Big Five  

Genetic and Biological Explanations of Personality  

The Biological Argument  

Critique of Biological Theories  

Learning Explanations of Personality  

The Learning Argument    

Critique of Learning Models  

Psychoanalytic Explanations of Personality  

The Psychoanalytic Argument  

Freud’s Psychosexual Stages  

Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages  

Evidence and Applications    

Critique of Psychoanalytic Theories  

A Possible Synthesis  

THINK CRITICALLY

CONDUCT YOUR OWN RESEARCH   

Summary  

Key Terms  

THINKING ABOUT research  Locus of Control and Adolescent Health

DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE IN the real world  Temperamental Surgency in the Toddler Classroom

 

10     Concepts of Self, Gender, and Sex Roles  

The Concept of Self  

The Subjective Self  

The Objective Self  

The Emotional Self  

Self-Concept at School Age  

Self-Concept and Identity in Adolescence  

Ethnic Identity in Adolescence  

Self-Esteem  

The Development of Self-Esteem  

Consistency of Self-Esteem over Time  

The Development of the Concepts of Gender and Sex Roles  

Developmental Patterns  

Sex-Role Concepts and Stereotypes  

Explaining Sex-Role Development  

Biological Approaches  

THINK CRITICALLY

CONDUCT YOUR OWN RESEARCH   

Summary  

Key Terms  

THINKING ABOUT research Gender Differences in Temperament: Real or Imagined?  

DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE IN the real world Adolescent Rites of Passage  

 

 

11     The Development of Social Relationships  

Relationships with Parents  

Attachment Theory  

The Parent’s Bond to the Child  

The Child’s Attachment to the Parent  

Parent-Child Relationships in Adolescence  

Variations in the Quality of Attachments    

Secure and Insecure Attachments  

Temperament and Attachment

Stability and Long-Term Consequences of Attachment Quality      

Relationships with Peers  

Peer Relationships in Infancy and the Preschool Years  

Peer Relationships at School Age  

Social Status  

Peer Relationships in Adolescence  

Sibling Relationships  

Behavior with Peers  

Prosocial Behavior  

    Aggression    

Trait Aggression  

THINK CRITICALLY

CONDUCT YOUR OWN RESEARCH

Summary  

Key Terms  

THINKING ABOUT research Bullies and Victims

DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE IN the real world Rearing Helpful and Altruistic Children

 

 

12   Thinking About Relationships: Social-Cognitive and Moral Development

The Development of Social Cognition

Some General Principles and Issues

Describing Other People

Reading Others' Feelings

Describing Friendships

Understanding Rules and Intentions

Moral Development

Dimensions of Moral Development

Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development

Causes and Consequences of Moral Development

Alternative Views

THINK CRITICALLY

CONDUCT YOUR OWN RESEARCH

Summary

Key Terms

THINKING ABOUT research: Preventing Violence by Increasing Children's Emotional Competence

DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE IN the real world: Learning and Unlearning Prejudice

 

 

PART 6 The Whole Child

 

13  The Ecology of Development: The Child within the Family System 

 

Understanding the Family System

    Family Systems Theory

      Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Approach  

 

Dimensions of Family Interaction  

Individuals in the Family System

Warmth and Responsiveness  

Methods of Control and Communication Patterns      

 

Parenting Styles

Types of Parenting Styles  

Parenting Styles and Development  

Ethnic and Socioeconomic Differences in Parenting Styles    

Family Structure, Divorce, and Parental Employment  

Family Structure  

Divorce      

Parents’ Jobs  

Social Support for Parents  

 

THINK CRITICALLY

CONDUCT YOUR OWN RESEARCH   

Summary  

Key Terms  

THINKING ABOUT research To Spank or Not to Spank?

DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE IN the real world When Divorce Is Unavoidable

 

14   Beyond the Family: The Impact of the Broader Culture 

Nonparental Care  

Difficulties in Studying Nonparental Care  

Effects of Early Nonparental Care on Development  

Before- and After-School Care  

The Impact of Schools  

Early Childhood Education

Elementary School

The Transition to Secondary School  

Engagement in and Disengagement from Secondary School    

Homeschooling  

The Impact of Entertainment Media 

Television and Video Games

Computers and Electronic Multitasking

Macrosystem Effects: The Impact of the Larger Culture  

Socioeconomic Status and Development  

Race and Ethnicity 

The Culture as a Whole  

THINK CRITICALLY

CONDUCT YOUR OWN RESEARCH  

Summary  

Key Terms  

THINKING ABOUT research The Effects of Teenaged Employment

DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE IN the real world Choosing a Child Care Center

 

Chapter 15

Atypical Development

Understanding Atypical Development

Types of Problems

Theoretical Perspectives on Atypical Development

Developmental Psychopathology

Attention Problems and Externalizing Problems

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Conduct Disorder

Internalizing Problems

Eating Disorders

Depression

Adolescent Suicide

Atypical Intellectual and Social Development

Mental Retardation  

Learning Disabilities

Giftedness

Pervasive Developmental Disorders

 

Schooling for Atypical Children

THINK CRITICALLY

CONDUCT YOUR OWN RESEARCH  

 

Summary  

Key Terms  

THINKING ABOUT research Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE IN the real world Knowing When to Seek Professional Help

 

Epilogue

Putting It All Together: The Developing Child  

Transitions, Consolidations, and Systems  

From Birth to 24 Months  

Central Processes  

Influences on the Basic Processes  

The Preschool Years  

Central Processes  

Influences on the Basic Processes  

The Elementary School Years  

The Transition between 5 and 7  

Central Processes  

Influences on the Basic Processes: The Role of Culture  

Adolescence  

Early and Late Adolescence  

Central Processes and Their Connections  

Influences on the Basic Processes  

A Return to Some Basic Questions  

What Are the Major Influences on Development?  

Does Timing Matter?  

What Is the Nature of Developmental Change?  

What Is the Significance of Individual Differences?  

A Final Point: The Joy of Development  

Glossary  

References  

Photo Credits  

Name Index  

Subject Index  

 

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205685936
Author:
Bee, Helen
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Author:
Boyd, Denise
Author:
Bee, Helen L.
Author:
Boyd, Denise A.
Author:
Boyd, Denis
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Subject:
General
Subject:
Child Development
Subject:
Child Psychology
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
Subject:
Developmental - Child
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Subject:
Education-General
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Series:
MyDevelopmentLab Series
Publication Date:
February 2009
Binding:
HARDCOVER
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Language:
English
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Y
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
10.90x8.60x1.00 in. 2.95 lbs.

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MyDevelopmentLab with MyVirtualChild is a learning and assessment tool that allows instructors to assess student performance and adapt course content without investing a lot of additional time or resources. 

 

Students benefit from this easy-to-use site with or without their instructor’s involvement. Students can test themselves on key content, track their progress, and utilize individually tailored study plan activities, including an e-book, simulations, newsfeeds, videos, and application exercises.

 

MyDevelopmentLab also provides students the opportunity to raise a virtual child from birth to age 18 and monitor the effects of specific parenting decisions over time.

"Synopsis" by ,

The Developing Child, 12/e, gives students the tools they require to organize, retain and apply information from the broad field of child psychology, while offering balanced coverage of theory and application, with a strong emphasis on culture. Helen Bee is a prominent author and researcher whose successful books on development, and whose devotion to this field has earned her a national reputation. Denise Boyd of Houston Community College System adds a refreshing voice to this popular, longstanding text, while adding outstanding pedagogy and activities that help students replicate classic research.

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