In this comprehensive overview, readers will gain a better understanding of the various theories, perspectives, and research that characterize contemporary themes in child development. The book uses a contextual approach to examine the biological, cognitive, social, and emotional foundations of child development. Special attention is paid throughout to the contexts in which development occurs, including families and the larger culture, and how these intersect with our changing society.
New edition of a textbook that emphasizes the contextualist view of human development. Covers theories of child development, genetics as the context of behavior, prenatal development, cognitive development, language development, early social and emotional development, moral development, peer relations, and gender role development and sex differences. This edition features an increased emphasis on cross- and multi-cultural research and more real-world applications. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.