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.
This Third Edition provides a lucid and authoritative discussion and introduction to child development. Revised and updated to account for developments in the field, it includes new discussions of the major issues as well as expanded coverage of the practical applications of this research.The authors begin by introducing the reader to the ways in which psychologists study developmental processes and survey the relevance of evolutionary theory of child development before going on to consider all of the major aspects of development including social, moral and cognitive development. Throughout the book, each chapter provides a lively and lucid discussion of the material through the inclusion of particularly important and revealing case studies mad through ideas for discussion and practical exercises.
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.
Written in a clear and friendly style, this book explores the factors within child psychology that are important when studying the development of children. Suitable for all those working in an early years setting, this highly accessible text covers a wide range of issues from suggestions about how children learn, to how attachments and friendships are formed. The book covers such topics as the development of cognitive processes, language development, emotional development and other aspects that affect a child's development, such as stereotyping and labeling.
Biomental Child Development: Perspectives on Psychology and Parenting provides the reader with a basic understanding of child, adolescent, and adult psychology, and applies it to the growth of the integrated body and mind of children, from infancy through childhood. It offers caregivers a roadmap and a philosophy for positive parenting.
This publication introduces you to the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from older children, and demonstrates how to work with them in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment. The book also provides information regarding working with children with special needs, families and children from diverse cultures, new technologies such as Wii, assistive technology, RoboLab and e-portfolios and recent research about toddler empathy, mother-child conflict, IQ scores and intelligence, intentional teaching, play and much more.
This new Encyclopedia: -is an authoritative, up-to-date and comprehensive resource; -reflects the extensive scope of the fields of clinical child and pediatric psychology; -covers problems and issues related to children, adolescents, and their families; -includes typical and atypical development, physical and mental health problems and disorders, assessment and treatment methods, training and ethics; -features an extensive index with a complete cross-listing of topics; -suggests titles for further reading for each topic or entry; -is an ideal reference for health and mental health professionals, undergraduate and graduate students; -deserves a place in the library of every hospital, university, and pediatric, psychological or family clinic.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the nature and origins of psychological well-being and ill health, with a focus on promotion and prevention. Chapters cover the biopsychosocial parameters of wellness and dysfunction, stress and coping, and vulnerability and resilience.