Children and their Development, Global Edition VitalSource eText (7e) : 9781292073774

Children and their Development, Global Edition VitalSource eText (7e)

 
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7
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9781292073774
ISBN 10
 
1292073772
Published
 
28/05/2015
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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About the book

For courses in Child Development

Demonstrate how research translates into practice.

Organized topically and focused on practice, Children and Their Development, Seventh Edition shows students the way scientists actually conduct research and study the discipline. A well-known and respected researcher in the field of child development, author Robert V. Kail provides a path to explore the theory, research, and application of modern child development from conception through adolescence. The book’s accessible writing, modular format, and application-based features are designed to work together to help students see how research translates into practice.

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
Author biography
Robert V. Kail is Distinguished 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 Child Development Perspectives and the editor emeritus 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. He has also written Scientific Writing for Psychology: Lessons in Clarity and Style. 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
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