|Children and their Development, Global Edition||
Children and their Development, Global Edition
For courses in Child Development
Demonstrate how research translates into practice.
Organized topically and focused on practice, Children and Their Development, Seventh Edition shows students the way scientists actually conduct research and study the discipline. A well-known and respected researcher in the field of child development, author Robert V. Kail provides a path to explore the theory, research, and application of modern child development from conception through adolescence. The book’s accessible writing, modular format, and application-based features are designed to work together to help students see how research translates into practice.
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This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.
An engaging, pedagogically-driven design
Explore research and theory
Understand culture and development
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Examines Real Research. The Focus on Research feature provides details on the design and methods used in a particular research study. The easy-to-read, question-and-answer formatted feature closely examines specific studies, demystifies research, and shows that scientific work is a series of logical steps conducted by real people. New topics covered include: hereditary bases of peer relationships, links between maternal depression and children’s behavior problems, long-term consequences of temperament, and more.
· Updated examples of different research methods.
· A new Focus on Research feature on hereditary bases of peer relationships, extensively revised material on molecular genetics
· New material about methylation as an epigenetic mechanism.
· New material on environmental pollutants
· An updated section on the impact of cocaine
· Revised material on the impact of epidural analgesia
· A new Focus on Research feature on links between maternal depression and children’s behavior problems,
· A revised Child Development and Family Policy feature
· Revised material on sleep
· An updated section on ways to encourage young children to eat healthfully
· Revised material on the impact of timing of maturation on boys’ development
· A new list of factors that lead to obesity
· A new Focus on Research feature on evaluating a program for preventing eating disorders
· A new Child Development and Family Policy feature on teenagers and the law
· Revised coverage of face perception
· New coverage of attention
· A new Focus on Research feature on infants’ grasping
· contains much-revised coverage of executive function and of naïve psychology (now called folk psychology).
· New material on the impact of children’s misconceptions on their scientific thinking
· A new Focus on Research feature on ways to teach children to design experiments
· Revised coverage of reading and of quantitative reasoning
· Completely revised coverage of dynamic assessment (formerly, dynamic testing)
· New Focus on Research feature on making tests less threatening
· New Spotlight on Theory feature on the nature of impaired reading comprehension
· Re-organized material on gifted children
· Contains revised coverage of the role of sentence cues in word learning
· A new Focus on Research feature on why exposure to parents’ speech increases children’s vocabulary
· Revised coverage on language acquisition in bilingual children
· New material on perception of frightening stimuli
· Revised Spotlight on Theories feature
· Revised description of the stability of temperament and its links to personality
· A new Focus on Research feature on the long-term consequences of temperament
· Reorganized coverage of self-awareness
· New material on narcissism
· Revised section on prejudice that includes new material on the impact of discriminatory behavior
· A new Focus on Research feature on factors that buffer youth from the impact of discriminatory behavior
· New material on moral thinking as a core domain
· Revised Cultural Influences feature
· New material on the role of oxytocin in promoting social behavior
· Updated Spotlight on Theories feature
· Revised coverage of victims of aggression, including a new Child Development and Family Policy feature on an antibullying program
· Extensively revised coverage of gender-related differences including new information on differences in memory and in effortful control
· New material on the “pink frilly dress” phenomenon and on tomboys
· New material on genetic influence on parental style, on intervention programs that teach parenting skills, and on grandmothers as co-parents with incarcerated mothers
· Revised coverage of adopted children, including new material on open adoption
· New material on children’s play with pets
· A revised feature on cultural differences in popularity
· Revised coverage of “new media” (e.g., smartphones, video games) and of day care
· New material on links between poverty, stress, and children’s health; on the impact of political violence and homelessness on children’s development; and on contributions to school success of programs for mentoring and teacher training
1. The Science of Child Development
2. Genetic Bases of Child Development
3. Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn
4. Growth and Health
5. Perceptual and Motor Development
6. Theories of Cognitive Development
7. Cognitive Processes and Academic Skills
8. Intelligence and Individual Differences in Cognition
9. Language and Communication
10. Emotional Development
11. Understanding Self and Others
12. Moral Understanding and Behavior
13. Gender and Development
14. Family Relationships15. Influences Beyond the Family