John Santrock’s Child Development is widely considered the most accurate and up-to-date, topically-organized text in the field. Used by hundreds of thousands of students over ten editions, its learning-goals-driven learning system provides a clearer understanding of the content. The fully revised eleventh edition reinforces the highly contemporary tone and focus by featuring hundreds of new citations, including material from chapters from the sixth edition of the Handbook of Child Psychology .
A standard textbook that emphasizes an extremely up-to-date (more than 250 references from 1993, 1994, and in-press sources) presentation of research in the three primary domains of child development: biological processes, cognitive processes, and socioemotional processes. The changes in this edition (5th ed. was 1992) include increased and updated coverage of culture, ethnicity, and gender; families and parenting; and health and well-being. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)