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Children and Their Development (5th Edition)

Children and Their Development (5th Edition)
Author: Robert V. Kail
ISBN 13: 9780205654154
ISBN 10: 205654150
Edition: 5
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2009-01-16
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 576
List Price: $167.60

For Child Development courses in Psychology, Education, Human Development, Child and Family Studies, and Early Childhood Education.

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Written by a well-known and respected researcher in the field of child development, this TOPICALLY organized text uses unique and effective pedagogy as the framework of the entire text. Designed to demonstrate how research translates into practice with accessible writing, a modular format, and application-based features such as: Focus on Research, Cultural Influences, Spotlight on Theories, Improving Children’s Lives, and Child and Development and Family Policy.

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An introductory text. Fifteen chapters discuss the genetic bases of development; prenatal development, birth and the newborn; physical and motor skills; senses and perception; Piaget's theory of cognitive development; information- processing approaches to cognitive development; intelligence and individual differences in cognition; language and communication; emotion; self-and other-understanding; moral understanding and behavior; gender roles; family relationships; and children's' relationships with peers, media, and schools. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.