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Child and Adolescent Development in Context - International Student Edition

Child and Adolescent Development in Context - International Student Edition

International Student Edition

January 2020 | 600 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Like children themselves, development is dynamic. In the chronologically organized Child and Adolescent Development: Lives in Context, award-winning author Tara L. Kuther frames development research in real-life contexts, including gender, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and more. Kuther presents highly relatable examples, vivid cross-cultural stories, and Lives in Context video case studies of real individuals, consistently prompting students to reflect on chapter content with What do you think? questions. The book emphasizes three core themes: the centrality of context, the importance of research, and the applied value of developmental science; students will come away with an understanding of these themes that they will immediately be able to apply to their own lives and future careers.

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Unit 1: Foundations of Child and Adolescent Development
Chapter 1: Understanding Human Development: Approaches and Theories
1. What is Development?

2. Themes of Human Development

3. Theoretical Perspectives on Human Development

4. Research in Human Development

Chapter 2: Biological and Environmental Foundations of Development
1. Genetic Foundations of Development

2. Patterns of Genetic Inheritance

3. Chromosomal and Genetic Problems

4. Reproductive Choices

5. Heredity and Environment

Chapter 3: The Prenatal Period, Birth, and the Newborn
1. Prenatal Development

2. Environmental Influences on Prenatal Development

3. Childbirth

4. The Newborn

Unit 2: Infancy and Toddlerhood
Chapter 4: Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
1. Body Growth

2. Brain Development

3. Early Learning Capacities

4. Sensation and Perception

5. Motor Development

Chapter 5: Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
1. Piaget’s Cognitive Developmental Perspective

2. Information Processing

3. Language Development

Chapter 6: Socioemotional Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
1. Erikson’s Theory: Psychosocial Development in Infancy

2. Emotional Development

3. Temperament

4. Attachment

5. Self-Concept and Self-Recognition

Unit 3: Early Childhood
Chapter 7: Physical Development in Early Childhood
1. Growth

2. Motor Development

3. Brain Development in Early Childhood

4. Health and Well-Being

Chapter 8: Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
1. Piaget’s Cognitive Developmental Perspective: Preoperational Reasoning

2. Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Perspective

3. Information Processing Perspective

4. Young Children’s Language Development

5. Moral Development in Early Childhood

6. Contextual Influences on Cognitive Development

Chapter 9: Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood
1. Emerging Sense of Self

2. Emotional Development

3. Parenting

4. Gender Development

5. Play and Peer Relationships

Unit 4: Middle Childhood
Chapter 10: Physical Development in Middle Childhood
1. Growth

2. Motor Development

3. Common Health Problems and Disorders

Chapter 11: Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
1. Cognition

2. Intelligence

3. Moral Development

4. Language Development, Literacy, and Mathematics Skills

5. Learning and Schooling

Chapter 12: Socioemotional Development in Middle Childhood
1. Understanding the Self

2. Peer Relations

3. Family Influences on Development

4. Common Problems

5. Fostering Resilience in Children

Unit 5: Adolescence
Chapter 13: Physical Development in Adolescence
1. Conceptions of Adolescence

2. Puberty

3. Brain Development

4. Health

5. Adolescent Sexuality

Chapter 14: Cognitive Development in Adolescence
1. Cognitive Development

2. Adolescent Moral Development

3. Schools and Academic Functioning in Adolescence

4. Work and Occupational Development

Chapter 15: Socioemotional Development in Adolescence
1. The Changing Self

2. Adolescents and Their Families

3. Adolescents and Their Peers

4. Problems in Adolescence

Epilogue: Emerging Adulthood
1. Emerging Adulthood: A New Developmental Stage?

2. Physical Development and Maturation

3. Cognitive Development and Maturation

4. Socioemotional Development and Maturation

5. Contexts of Development


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ISBN: 9781071808047