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Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence - Interactive eBook

Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence - Interactive eBook
An Active Learning Approach

Second Edition

December 2018 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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Chapter 1: Issues and Themes in Child Development
Why Study Childhood?  
Understanding How Development Happens  
Contexts of Development  
Being a Smart Consumer of Information about Development  
Chapter 2: Theory and Research in Development
Why Theories of Development are Important  
Theories of Child and Adolescent Development  
Learning Theories  
Theories of Cognitive Development  
Evolutionary Theory: Ethology  
Ecological Theory  
Dynamic Systems Theory  
The Impact of Biology and Culture on Child Development Theory and Research  
Comparison of Developmental Theories  
Research Methods  
How Research Is Designed  
Interpreting and Using the Results of a Study  
Ethics in Research with Children and Adolescents  
Journey of Research: The Case of Henrietta Lacks  
Chapter 3: Nature Through Nurture: Genes and Environment
The Study of Genes and Behavior  
Journey of Research: The History of Research on Genetics  
Molecular Genetics: Chromosomes, Genes, and DNA  
Genetic Disorders  
Behavioral Genetics  
The Interaction of Genes and Environment  
Chapter 4: Prenatal Development
The Three Stages of Prenatal Development  
Health and Risks in Pregnancy  
The Birth Experience  
The Newborn  
The Transition to Parenthood  
Chapter 5: Physical Development in Infancy and Childhood
Brain Development  
Sensation and Perception  
Infant Body Growth and Motor Development  
Health and Nutrition  
Chapter 6: Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development  
Theory of Core Knowledge  
Journey of Research: Is Object Permanence Learned or Innate?  
Cognitive Processes  
Individual Differences in Cognitive Abilities  
Language Development  
Threats to and Support for Cognitive and Language Development  
Chapter 7: Social and Emotional Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Emotions and Temperament: Universality and Difference  
The Self in Infants and Toddlers  
Active Learning: Experiencing a Sense of Secure Attachment  
Journey of Research: The History of the Study of Attachment  
Contexts of Development  
Chapter 8: Physical Development in Early Childhood
Body Growth and Changes  
Body Awareness, Body Image, and Sexuality  
Active Learning: Developing Body Awareness  
Brain Development  
Health and Nutrition  
Illness and Threats to Health  
Child Maltreatment  
Chapter 9: Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development: The Preoperational Stage (2–7 Years)  
Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory of Cognitive Development  
Cognitive Processes  
Play and Cognitive Development  
Language Development in Early Childhood  
Preacademic Skills: Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic  
Risk Factors and Supports for Cognitive and Language Development in Early Childhood  
Chapter 10: Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood
Emotional Development  
Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Self-Control  
Development of Gender Identity  
Moral Development  
Family Relationships  
Peer Relationships and the Role of Play  
Risks, Resources, and Resilience  
11. Physical Development in Middle Childhood
Body Growth and Changes  
Brain Development  
Health and Well-Being  
Physical Activity  
Children and the Natural World  
12. Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
Piaget’s stage of concrete operations (7–12 years)  
Cognitive Processes  
Language Development  
Cognitive Deficits and Intellectual Gifts  
Academic Achievement  
13. Social and Emotional Development in Middle Childhood
The Self and Identity in School-Age Children  
Active Learning: Self-Concept and Self-Esteem  
Emotional Development and Emotional Problems  
Family Relationships  
Children’s Living Arrangements  
Peer Relationships  
Stress, Coping, and Resilience  
Journey of Research: Resiliency: Trait or Process?  
Active Learning: Resilience  
14. Physical Development in Adolescence
Brain Development  
Body Growth and Changes  
Health and Nutrition  
Stress and Coping  
15. Cognitive Development in Adolescence
Piaget's Stage of Formal Operations (12 years and Older)  
Active Learning: Formal Operations  
Cognitive Processes  
The Language of Teenagers  
Active Learning: Textisms  
Adolescent Cognitive Development in Context  
Risk and Success in Secondary Education  
16. Social and Emotional Development in Adolescence
The Self in Adolescence  
Family Relationships  
Peer Relationships  
Beyond Parents and Peers: Important Nonparental Adults  
Active Learning: Relationships with Nonparental Adults  
The Daily Lives of Adolescents  
Emerging Adulthood  
Key features


  • New Development in Action videos illustrate chapter concepts to make the material more memorable for students.
  • The Test Your Knowledge feature has been enhanced with videos of students answering True/False questions, with follow-up commentary by the authors.
  • Approximately 1,500 new references reflect cutting-edge topics such as the Zika virus and prenatal development, educational apps and children’s learning, selfies and narcissism, and transfer and gender nonconforming children and teens.
  • A streamlined organization on cognitive development chapters provide more continuity in coverage of the basic cognitive processes: attention, memory, executive function, and social cognition.
  • Expanded coverage of cultural diversity, including topics such as intersectionality and neurodiversity, helps instructors be more inclusive in presenting a broad range of possible developmental pathways.
  • Critical thinking questions at the end of each section prompt students to apply and integrate what they’ve read in order to expand their understanding of the material beyond memorization.
  • Increased focus on positive psychology and positive youth development aligns with the field’s movement toward a model that looks more closely at the strengths and protection factors in development, which has influenced how professional work with children and families.
  • Continuity between chapters and topics has been enhanced through call-outs to information from previous chapters or alerts for information in upcoming chapters.


  • A hallmark active learning approach engages students in personal, real-world applications of research and theory throughout each chapter.
  • Chapter-opening Test Your Knowledge (T/F) assessments, revisited within the chapter, help students address common misconceptions about the field.
  • Journey of Research sections illuminate how research evolves and informs new ideas on key child development topics.
  • Original Active Learning videos demonstrate a wide range of activities that involve interactions with infants, children, and adolescents.


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