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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.

Book News Annotation:

In this seventh edition text, Shaffer and Kipp (both: U. of Georgia) introduce developmental psychology to undergraduates in teaching, nursing, psychology, child care and pediatrics. Topics such as hereditary influences on development, measuring mental performance, aggression, altruism and moral development and gender-role development are treated under the five general themes which include the biological foundations of development and the context of development. Examples from research, section summaries and concept checks support the text.
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In this seventh edition text, Shaffer and Kipp (both: U. of Georgia) introduce developmental psychology to undergraduates in teaching, nursing, psychology, child care and pediatrics. Topics such as hereditary influences on development, measuring mental performance, aggression, altruism and moral development and gender-role development are treated under the five general themes which include the biological foundations of development and the context of development. Examples from research, section summaries and concept checks support the text. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Learn developmental psychology the easy way with 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. Studying is made easy with tools such as chapter outlines, concept checks, a running glossary, key terms, web resources, and narrative summaries found throughout the text.

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." In 1990 Dr. Shaffer received the University of Georgia's highest instructional honorĂ‚Â¿the Josiah Meigs award for Excellence in Instruction. 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. Physical Development: The Brain, Body, Motor Skills, and Sexual Development. 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, Temperament, and Attachment. 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 Context of Development I: The Family. 16. The Context of Development II: Television, Computers, School, and Peers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780534632526
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Subject:
Child Psychology
Author:
Shaffer, David R.
Author:
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Author:
Kipp, Katherine
Author:
Shaffer, David
Author:
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Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
Adolescent Psychology
Subject:
Developmental - Child
Subject:
Developmental - Adolescent
Subject:
Counseling
Subject:
General
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
7
Series:
Thomson Advantage Books
Publication Date:
July 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
706
Dimensions:
10.90x8.84x1.13 in. 3.91 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Learn developmental psychology the easy way with 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. Studying is made easy with tools such as chapter outlines, concept checks, a running glossary, key terms, web resources, and narrative summaries found throughout the text.
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