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Understanding Children's Development
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UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT

PAPERBACK BY SMITH, PETER K.; COWIE, HELEN; BLADES, MARK

£45.99

ISBN
9781118772980
IMPRINT
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
 
 
EDITION
6TH EDITION
PUBLISHER
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
736 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
DEC 2015

DESCRIPTION

Understanding Children's Development is the UK's best-selling developmental psychology textbook and has been widely acclaimed for its international coverage and rigorous research-based approach. This dynamic text emphasizes the practical and applied implications of developmental research. It begins by introducing the ways in which psychologists study developmental processes before going on to consider all major aspects of development from conception through to adolescence. New to the 6th Edition: Increased coverage in many areas, including ethics; children s rights; participatory research methods; three models of human plasticity; breastfeeding and cognitive development; fostering; non-resident or absent fathers; parenting styles in China; effects of domestic violence on children; physical punishment, and child maltreatment; the development and fostering of emotional intelligence; homophobic bullying and cyberbullying; and developing intercultural competence through education. There are entirely new sections on immigration, acculturation, and friendships in multicultural settings; disruptive behaviour and oppositional defiant disorder; sexting; and adolescent bedtimes. The Adolescence chapter has been extensively revised, covering work on the social brain, insights from neuroscience, evolutionary perspectives on risk-taking and peer relationships, romantic development, and use of mobile phones and the internet.

CONTENTS

Preface to Sixth Edition xxi Acknowledgements xxv PART I THEORIES AND METHODS 1 Chapter 1 Studying Development 3 Chapter 2 Biological and Cultural Theories of Development 31 PART II PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT AND BIRTH 77 Chapter 3 Prenatal Development and Birth 79 PART III T HE SOCIAL WORLD OF THE CHILD 105 Chapter 4 Parents and Families 107 Chapter 5 Siblings and the Peer Group 161 Chapter 6 Developing Emotional Intelligence and Social Awareness 199 Chapter 7 Play 233 Chapter 8 Children and Media 265 Chapter 9 Helping Others and Moral Development 297 Chapter 10 Social Dominance, Aggression and Bullying 339 PART IV CHILDREN S DEVELOPING MINDS 377 Chapter 11 Perception 379 Chapter 12 Language 405 Chapter 13 Cognition: Piaget s Theory 443 Chapter 14 Cognition: The Information Processing Approach 471 Chapter 15 Children s Understanding of Mind 513 Chapter 16 Learning in a Social Context 545 Chapter 17 Intelligence and Attainment 579 Chapter 18 Deprivation and Enrichment: Risk and Resilience 605 PART V ADOLESCENCE 643 Chapter 19 Adolescence 645 References (Visit the website to download the references - www.wiley.com/college/smith) Index 693