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Cengage Advantage Books: Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence

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This popular, topically organized, and thoroughly updated child and adolescent development text presents you with the best theories, research, and practical advice that developmentalists have to offer today. Authors David R. Shaffer and Katherine Kipp provide you with a current and comprehensive overview of child and adolescent development, written in clear, concise language that talks "to" you rather than "at" you. The authors also focus on application--showing how theories and research apply to real-life settings. As a result, you will gain an understanding of developmental principles that will help you in your roles as parents, teachers, nurses, day-care workers, pediatricians, psychologists, or in any other capacity by which you may one day influence the lives of developing persons.

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This popular, topically organized, and thoroughly updated child and adolescent development text presents you with the best theories, research, and practical advice that developmentalists have to offer today. Authors David R. Shaffer and Katherine Kipp provide you with a current and comprehensive overview of child and adolescent development, written in clear, concise language that talks "to" you rather than "at" you. The authors also focus on application?showing how theories and research apply to real-life s

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Learn developmental psychology the easy way with this affordable CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS version of DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE! Written in a clear, concise language, this psychology text presents you with the best theories, research, and practical advice that developmentalists have to offer today. With a focus on application, you will form an understanding of developmental principles that you can apply to your own life such as the most effective way to discipline children.

About the Author

David R. Shaffer is a Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator of Psychology at the University of Georgia, where he focuses on the Social and Life-Span Developmental Psychology Programs. He has been teaching courses in human development to graduate and undergraduate students for nearly 30 years. His many research articles have concerned such topics as altruism, attitudes and persuasion, moral development, sex roles and social behavior, self-disclosure, and social psychology and the law. He has also served as associate editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Journal of Personality. Katherine Kipp, Ph.D., is Professor of Developmental Psychology at Gainesville State University. Dr. Kipp was formerly Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Georgia, where she focused on the Life-Span Developmental and Cognitive/Experimental Psychology Programs, and where she received numerous teaching and mentoring awards and fellowships. An active researcher, her interests include cognitive inhibition in children, children's memory, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and giftedness in children. She is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development, Cognitive Development Society, American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Society for Teaching in Psychology, and Psychonomics Society.

Table of Contents

Part I: THEORY AND RESEARCH IN THE DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCES. 1. Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Its Research Strategies. 2. Theories of Human Development. Part II: FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT. 3. Hereditary Influences on Development. 4. Prenatal Development and Birth. 5. Infancy. 6. The Physical Self: Development of the Brain, the Body, and Motor Skills. Part III: LANGUAGE, LEARNING, AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT. 7. Cognitive Development: Piaget's Theory and Vygotsky's Sociocultural Viewpoint. 8. Cognitive Development: Information-Processing Perspectives. 9. Intelligence: Measuring Mental Performance. 10. Development of Language and Communication Skills. Part IV: SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT. 11. Emotional Development and the Establishment of Intimate Relationships. 12. Development of the Self and Social Cognition. 13. Sex Differences and Gender-Role Development. 14. Aggression, Altruism, and Moral Development. Part V: THE ECOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT. 15. The Family. 16. Extrafamilial Influences: Television, Schools, and Peers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780495596882
Subtitle:
Childhood and Adolescence
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Author:
Shaffer, David R.(David Shaffer)
Author:
Shaffer, David R.
Author:
Kipp, Katherine
Subject:
Psychotherapy -- Counseling.
Subject:
Developmental - Child
Subject:
Counseling
Subject:
Developmental - Adolescent
Subject:
Child Psychology
Subject:
Adolescent Psychology
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Cengage Advantage Books
Publication Date:
20090114
Binding:
Loose-leaf book
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
10.70x8.30x1.10 in. 3.25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This popular, topically organized, and thoroughly updated child and adolescent development text presents you with the best theories, research, and practical advice that developmentalists have to offer today. Authors David R. Shaffer and Katherine Kipp provide you with a current and comprehensive overview of child and adolescent development, written in clear, concise language that talks "to" you rather than "at" you. The authors also focus on application?showing how theories and research apply to real-life s
"Synopsis" by , Learn developmental psychology the easy way with this affordable CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS version of DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE! Written in a clear, concise language, this psychology text presents you with the best theories, research, and practical advice that developmentalists have to offer today. With a focus on application, you will form an understanding of developmental principles that you can apply to your own life such as the most effective way to discipline children.
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