Understanding Children's Development

Author: Peter K. Smith,Helen Cowie,Mark Blades

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118772989

Category: Psychology

Page: 736

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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.

Understanding Children's Development

A New Zealand Perspective

Author: Anne B. Smith,Keith Ballard

Publisher: Bridget Williams Books

ISBN: 090891296X

Category: Psychology

Page: 358

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This fully revised and updated edition of a fundamental New Zealand psychology text examines how and why children develop and how they are influenced by the people and events in their lives. Discussed are theories of development and learning, the importance of early experience, intelligence and assessment, and the family. The development of social behavior, gender roles, language, and thinking are also covered. The question of mainstreaming--the integration of children with special educational needs into regular preschools and classrooms--is also debated. There is a strong emphasis on local conditions and the New Zealand historical and social context. This new edition addresses the important issue of giving children themselves a voice, in order to better understand their development and to involve them in decisions about their lives.

Children, Play, and Development

Author: Fergus P. Hughes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412967694

Category: Education

Page: 359

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Children, Play, and Development offers a comprehensive look at children's play from birth to adolescence.

Changing Childhoods

Local and Global

Author: Heather Montgomery,Rachel Burr,Martin Woodhead

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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Childhood is a brand new series of textbooks, co-published with The Open University which represents a coherent and integrated treatment of a wide range of topics and approaches, which will have a relevance to courses in childhood studies; sociology; psychology; anthropology and cultural studies as well as education and social policy. The fourth volume, Changing Childhoods: Local and Global considers the status of children and society, and the significance of children's rights. Topics include the effects of poverty, ill-health and violence on children's well-being. Finally, the book illustrates the ways in which children and young people become engaged with social issues, including issues surrounding their status as children. Illustrated throughout with both cross-cultural and historical examples, this text is ideal for a wide range of courses. Features includes: An interactive text Carefully-selected case studies and readings from the USA, Bangladesh and South Africa Attractive layout and colour design throughout A high level of illustration Clear and 'student-friendly' style Used by the OU for its own teaching

Concepts and Theories of Human Development

Author: Richard M. Lerner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135681880

Category: Psychology

Page: 648

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A classic in the field, this third edition will continue to be the book of choice for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses in theories of human development in departments of psychology and human development. This volume has been substantially revised with an eye toward supporting applied developmental science and the developmental systems perspectives. Since the publication of the second edition, developmental systems theories have taken center stage in contemporary developmental science and have provided compelling alternatives to reductionist theoretical accounts having either a nature or nurture emphasis. As a consequence, a developmental systems orientation frames the presentation in this edition. This new edition has been expanded substantially in comparison to the second edition. Special features include: * A separate chapter focuses on the historical roots of concepts and theories of human development, on philosophical models of development, and on developmental contextualism. * Two new chapters surrounding the discussion of developmental contextualism--one on developmental systems theories wherein several exemplars of such models are discussed and a corresponding chapter wherein key instances of such theories--life span, life course, bioecological, and action theoretical ones--are presented. * A new chapter on cognition and development is included, contrasting systems' approaches to cognitive development with neo-nativist perspectives. * A more differentiated treatment of nature-oriented theories of development is provided. There are separate chapters on behavior genetics, the controversy surrounding the study of the heritability of intelligence, work on the instinctual theory of Konrad Lorenz, and a new chapter on sociobiology. * A new chapter concentrates on applied developmental science.

Superpowers for Parents

The Psychology of Great Parenting and Happy Children

Author: Stephen Briers

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273747193

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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How would you like the power to stop bad behaviour before it starts? Would you like to be able to read your child’s mind and know why they do what they do? You may not be able to leap over tall buildings, and you probably can’t fly unaided either, but thanks to this new, proactive approach to parenting, you can have your very own set of parenting superpowers. With this book you’ll be able to: • see through bad behaviour and know what’s really going on (and how to deal with it) • show your children how to zap anger • give your child inner strength • make their problems magically diminish in size We all want our children to be well-behaved, well-balanced and happy little people. But it’s rarely as simple as it sounds. Being a parent is a really tough job. Even though you love your children to bits, sometimes they take everything you've got - emotionally, mentally and physically. That's why every parent needs superpowers. An array of things to do and say, and an approach for every tricky situation, when you know there’s a better way but you can’t think what it is. In Superpowers for Parents you’ll uncover the secrets of great parenting and discover how you can get inside the mind of your child to understand why they behave as they do. This book will show you how to instil in your child the vital skills they will need to grow into mentally healthy, well-rounded individuals. With these skills they’ll be in a much better position to enjoy a happy and care-free childhood where they don’t resort to anger and bad behaviour to express their feelings.

An Introduction to Child Development

Author: Thomas Keenan,Subhadra Evans,Kevin Crowley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473953030

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

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An Introduction to Child Development, Third Edition provides undergraduate students in psychology and other disciplines with a comprehensive survey of the main areas of child development, from infancy through to adolescence, in a readily accessible format. It equips students with an appreciation of the critical issues, while providing balanced coverage of topics that represent both classic and cutting edge work in this vast and fascinating field. The new edition has been fully updated and features: Topical research examples from current literature in psychology, education, nursing and medicine including new material on fetal learning and the role of play New and expanded sections covering key contemporary issues in cognitive, emotional and social development New features such as 'Points for Reflection' boxes, designed to encourage the reader to reflect more deeply on the subject matter Access to an enhanced SAGE Edge companion website which features online readings, Powerpoint Slides, ‘Test Yourself’ questions and much more (https://edge.sagepub.com/keenan3e). This textbook is essential reading for undergraduate students taking an introductory course in child development or developmental psychology and provides a clear and accessible foundation for essays, assignments and other projects.

Child and Adolescent Development

An Advanced Course

Author: Deanna Kuhn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470176571

Category: Psychology

Page: 800

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This advanced text for psychology, human development, and education provides students with state-of-the-art overviews of the discipline in an accessible, affordable format. Unique both in the depth of its coverage and in the timeliness of the research that it presents, this comprehensive text conveys the field of child and adolescent development through the voices of scientists who themselves are now shaping the field.

Understanding Early Childhood Mental Health

A Practical Guide for Professionals

Author: Susan Janko Summers,Rachel Chazan-Cohen

Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781598570755

Category: Education

Page: 275

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An easily accessible guidebook that presents effective strategies to integrate mental health services in early childhood programs and work in partnership with families to enhance young children's mental health.

Awakening Children's Minds

How Parents and Teachers Can Make a Difference

Author: Laura E. Berk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199728623

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 1932

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Parents and teachers today face a swirl of conflicting theories about child rearing and educational practice. Indeed, current guides are contradictory, oversimplified, and at odds with current scientific knowledge. Now, in Awakening Children's Minds, Laura Berk cuts through the confusion of competing theories, offering a new way of thinking about the roles of parents and teachers and how they can make a difference in children's lives. This is the first book to bring to a general audience, in lucid prose richly laced with examples, truly state-of-the-art thinking about child rearing and early education. Berk's central message is that parents and teachers contribute profoundly to the development of competent, caring, well-adjusted children. In particular, she argues that adult-child communication in shared activities is the wellspring of psychological development. These dialogues enhance language skills, reasoning ability, problem-solving strategies, the capacity to bring action under the control of thought, and the child's cultural and moral values. Berk explains how children weave the voices of more expert cultural members into dialogues with themselves. When puzzling, difficult, or stressful circumstances arise, children call on this private speech to guide and control their thinking and behavior. In addition to providing clear roles for parents and teachers, Berk also offers concrete suggestions for creating and evaluating quality educational environments--at home, in child care, in preschool, and in primary school--and addresses the unique challenges of helping children with special needs. Parents, Berk writes, need a consistent way of thinking about their role in children's lives, one that can guide them in making effective child-rearing decisions. Awakening Children's Minds gives us the basic guidance we need to raise caring, thoughtful, intelligent children.

Understanding Child Development

Linking Theory and Practice

Author: Jennie Lindon

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: 9781444102840

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 234

View: 1986

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Written by Jennie Lindon, this title is refreshingly clear, readable and user-friendly. With explanations of the key theories and research in all areas of child development, this is the ideal resource for students at Levels 3 and 4, on Foundation and Early Childhood Studies degrees.

Developing intercultural competence through education (Pestalozzi series No. 3)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287179344

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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This is the third book in the Pestalozzi series. The first, Teacher education for change, dealt with the underlying philosophy of the Pestalozzi Programme and its approach to education in general and teacher education in particular. The second Intercultural competence for all, looked at the various implications of promoting the development of intercultural competence as a main concern of mainstream education. This work takes a step further towards the full integration of intercultural competences as a key element within the education system. It aims at offering an educational rationale and conceptual framework for the development of intercultural competence, as well as a clear description of its constitutive elements to be developed in and through education.

Understanding Child Development

Author: Rosalind Charlesworth

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133586694

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 576

View: 5583

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UNDERSTANDING CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 9th Edition, introduces the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from older children and demonstrates how to work with young children in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment. In this streamlined edition, each section looks at critical social and cultural factors related to young children’s development; factors relevant to working with children with special needs are integrated throughout. Popular theoretical views of learning are included, as is information about the importance of play and technology in a young child’s learning process. Specific NAEYC Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria and Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) guidelines are now highlighted at the beginning of the chapter and with icons throughout the book. New Brain Development boxes focus on relevant brain research, and Child Development in the Real World provides practical applications of key topics. Other topics covered include readiness, assessment, the importance of working with children and families from diverse cultures, and the development of early stages of reading. Throughout the book, real-life examples and anecdotes bring theory and research to life. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Philosophy of Childhood

Author: Gareth B. Matthews

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674664807

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

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So many questions, such an imagination, endless speculation: the child seems to be a natural philosopher--until the ripe old age of eight or nine, when the spirit of inquiry mysteriously fades. What happened? Was it something we did--or didn't do? Was the child truly the philosophical being he once seemed? Gareth Matthews takes up these concerns in The Philosophy of Childhood, a searching account of children's philosophical potential and of childhood as an area of philosophical inquiry. Seeking a philosophy that represents the range and depth of children's inquisitive minds, Matthews explores both how children think and how we, as adults, think about them. Adult preconceptions about the mental life of children tend to discourage a child's philosophical bent, Matthews suggests, and he probes the sources of these limiting assumptions: restrictive notions of maturation and conceptual development; possible lapses in episodic memory; the experience of identity and growth as "successive selves," which separate us from our own childhoods. By exposing the underpinnings of our adult views of childhood, Matthews, a philosopher and longtime advocate of children's rights, clears the way for recognizing the philosophy of childhood as a legitimate field of inquiry. He then conducts us through various influential models for understanding what it is to be a child, from the theory that individual development recapitulates the development of the human species to accounts of moral and cognitive development, including Piaget's revolutionary model. The metaphysics of playdough, the authenticity of children's art, the effects of divorce and intimations of mortality on a child--all have a place in Matthews's rich discussion of the philosophical nature of childhood. His book will prompt us to reconsider the distinctions we make about development and the competencies of mind, and what we lose by denying childhood its full philosophical breadth.

Self-Esteem and Positive Psychology, 4th Edition

Research, Theory, and Practice

Author: Christopher J. J. Mruk, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108997

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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"The author's voice is engaged, authoritative, and convinced of the esential role self-esteem plays in connecting psychological theory to clinical practice, a perspective many readers will welcome....Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This new edition of the most comprehensive text available on the theories, research findings, and practice implications of self-esteem represents a major shift in our contemporary understanding of self-esteem and positive psychology. The book has been thoroughly updated to integrate positive psychology themes throughout and explain how self-esteem enhancement interventions fit into evidence-based practice. This insightful work provides scholars, clinicians, and students with both an extensive overview of research and with Mrukís often-cited theoretical framework for self-esteem. Featuring the authorís noted Competence and Worthiness Training program for enhancing self-esteem, this fourth edition reflects changes in the field by also including expanded coverage of: Self-esteem in relationships Validity issues in researching self-esteem The concept of authenticity in the self Self-esteem as a function of motivation and well-being Existentially oriented theory Key Features: Offers the most comprehensive and thorough overview of self-esteem theory and research available Considers self-esteem from personality, human development, and clinical perspectives Contains updated and more integrated coverage of self-esteem as a major element of positive psychology Places clinical practices that enhance self-esteem in the context of evidence-based practice Features expanded coverage of personal relationships, research issues, and well-being in self

Child Development and Education

Author: Teresa M. McDevitt,Jeanne Ellis Ormrod,Glenn Cupit,Margaret Chandler,Valarie Aloa

Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU

ISBN: 1442564113

Category: Social Science

Page: 713

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Child Development and Education is a comprehensive child development text written especially for educators. It helps students to translate developmental theories into practical implications for teaching and caring for youngsters with diverse backgrounds, characteristics and needs. The text draws from innumerable theoretical concepts, research studies conducted around the world and the authors’ own experiences as parents, teachers, psychologists and researchers to identify strategies for promoting young people’s physical, cognitive and social–emotional growth. In this Australian edition, contemporary Australian and New Zealand research has been highlighted, and local educational structures, philosophies and controversies have been reflected.

Child Development: A Thematic Approach

Author: Danuta Bukatko,Marvin W. Daehler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618608656

Category: Psychology

Page: 752

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Bukatko/Daehler's CHILD DEVELOPMENT: A THEMATIC APPROACH provides a comprehensive, topically organized, up-to-date picture of development from conception to adolescence. Most important, it draws students' attention to the themes that replay themselves throughout the course of development, fundamental issues that resurface continually and that provide coherence to sometimes seemingly disparate research. The themes can serve as frameworks to help students further understand and remember the multitude of facts about child development. Bukatko/Daehler's sixth edition text draws on five themes, Nature and Nurture, Sociocultural Influence, Continuity/Discontinuity, Interaction among Domains, and Risk/Resilience. By drawing on these themes, the authors hope to stimulate readers to think about the process of development, or why it proceeds as it does. Through new For Your Review and Reflection sections, the authors also hope students will engage with the text and become more adept critical thinkers, who are more likely to appreciate the ramifications of theory and research for applied issues such as parenting practices, education, and social policy for children, which are ultimately concerns for us all. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Explaining Psychological Statistics

Author: Barry H. Cohen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470007184

Category: Psychology

Page: 825

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This comprehensive graduate-level statistics text is aimed at students with a minimal background in the area or those who are wary of the subject matter. The new edition of this successful text will continue to offer students a lively and engaging introduction to the field, provide comprehensive coverage of the material, and will also include examples and exercises using common statistical software packages (SPSS).

Child Development

Author: Laura E. Levine,Joyce Munsch

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452216797

Category: Psychology

Page: 728

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With its hallmark active learning approach, the second edition of this topically-organized text is the most interactive introduction to child development today. Dynamic learning activities in each chapter invite students to forge a personal connection to the latest topics shaping the field, including neuroscience, diversity, culture, play, and media. Using innovative pedagogy, Child Development: An Active Learning Approach reveals a wide-range of real-world applications for research and theory, creating an engaging learning experience that equips students with tools they can use long after the class ends.