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Child and Adolescent Development in Context
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January 2020 | 600 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Like children themselves, development is dynamic. In the chronologically organized Child and Adolescent Development: Lives in Context, award-winning author Tara L. Kuther frames development research in real-life contexts, including gender, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and more. Kuther presents highly relatable examples, vivid cross-cultural stories, and Lives in Context video case studies of real individuals, consistently prompting students to reflect on chapter content with What do you think? questions. The book emphasizes three core themes: the centrality of context, the importance of research, and the applied value of developmental science; students will come away with an understanding of these themes that they will immediately be able to apply to their own lives and future careers.

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List of Boxed Features

 
Preface

 
Acknowledgments

 
About the Author

 
 
Unit I: Foundations of Child and Adolescent Development
 
Chapter 1: Understanding Human Development: Approaches and Theories
Understanding Development

 
Basic Issues in Developmental Science

 
Theories of Child Development

 
Research in Human Development

 
 
Chapter 2: Biological and Environmental Foundations of Development
Genetic Foundations of Development

 
Chromosomal and Genetic Problems

 
Reproductive Choices

 
Heredity and Environment

 
 
Chapter 3: The Prenatal Period, Birth, and the Newborn
Prenatal Development

 
Environmental Influences on Prenatal Development

 
Childbirth

 
The Newborn

 
 
Unit II: Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
Chapter 4: Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Body Growth

 
Brain Development During Infancy and Toddlerhood

 
Early Learning Capacities

 
Sensation and Perception During Infancy and Toddlerhood

 
Motor Development During Infancy and Toddlerhood

 
 
Chapter 5: Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Piaget’s Cognitive-Developmental Theory

 
Information Processing Theory

 
Individual Differences in Cognitive Abilities

 
Language Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood

 
 
Chapter 6: Socioemotional Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Psychosocial Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood

 
Emotional Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood

 
Temperament in Infancy and Toddlerhood

 
Attachment in Infancy and Toddlerhood

 
The Self in Infancy and Toddlerhood

 
 
Unit III: Early Childhood
 
Chapter 7: Physical Development in Early Childhood
Growth and Motor Development

 
Brain Development

 
Promoting Health in Early Childhood

 
Threats to Health and Well-Being

 
 
Chapter 8: Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
Cognitive-Developmental and Sociocultural Reasoning in Early Childhood

 
Information Processing in Early Childhood

 
Language Development in Early Childhood

 
Moral Development in Early Childhood

 
Early Childhood Education

 
 
Chapter 9: Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood
Emerging Sense of Self

 
Emotional Development in Early Childhood

 
Families

 
Gender Stereotypes, Gender Differences, and Gender Development

 
Play and Peer Relationships in Early Childhood

 
 
Unit IV: Middle Childhood
 
Chapter 10: Physical Development in Middle Childhood
Growth and Motor Development

 
Brain Development

 
Physical Activity in Middle Childhood

 
Threats to Health in Middle Childhood

 
 
Chapter 11: Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood

 
Intelligence

 
Moral Reasoning in Middle Childhood

 
Language Development in Middle Childhood

 
Learning and Schooling in Middle Childhood

 
 
Chapter 12: Socioemotional Development in Middle Childhood
Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood

 
Gender Development

 
Peer Relationships in Middle Childhood

 
Families in Middle Childhood

 
 
Unit V: Adolescence
 
Chapter 13: Physical Development in Adolescence
Puberty

 
Brain Development in Adolescence

 
Adolescent Health

 
Adolescent Sexuality

 
 
Chapter 14: Cognitive Development in Adolescence
Cognitive Development

 
Adolescent Moral Development

 
Schools and Academic Functioning in Adolescence

 
Postsecondary Education And Employment

 
 
Chapter 15: Socioemotional Development in Adolescence
Psychosocial Development: The Changing Self

 
Adolescents and Their Parents

 
Adolescents and Their Peers

 
Problems in Adolescence

 
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Name Index
 
Subject Index

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Key features
KEY FEATURES:
  • Lives in Context boxes serve as an interactive backdrop for development and illustrate interactions, including international adoption and child outcomes, exposure to war and terrorism and children’s development, the effects of neighborhood on development, HIV infection in newborns, and the impact of family stress on health.
  • Cultural Influences on Development boxes highlights specific examples of the influence on culture on development. Topics include cultural influences on childbirth, the practice of co-sleeping (infants sleeping with their parents), cultural differences in childrearing, and the influence of China’s One-Child Policy and its demise on cultural norms and views on childbearing.
  • Intersectional Influences on Development examine examples of the ways in which constructs of race, gender, socioeconomic level, and other variables interact and influence development. 
  • Applied Developmental Science boxes illustrate current research in developmental science and how it may be applied. Examples include the effects of post-partum depression, infant sign language, autism and theory of mind, children’s suggestibility, and the effects of adolescent employment.
  • Policy Applications of Developmental Science Applied fields offer unique insights into policy issues. Sample topics include gender selection, maternal drug use during pregnancy, Head Start, anti-bullying legislation, and the legal implications of adolescent decision-making abilities.
  • Brain, Biology, and Development Biology features highlight new findings and applications of the intersection of biology and environment as well as brain development. Examples include epigenetics, gene x environment interactions and responses to child maltreatment, brain plasticity, brain-based education, and risk behavior and the adolescent brain.
  • Chapter-opening vignettes describe a child and his/her circumstances. Throughout the chapter, questions embedded in the Thinking in Context boxes asks students to consider how the material applies to the child’s circumstances and development
  • Thinking in Context boxes encourage readers to compare concepts, apply theoretical perspectives, and consider applications of research findings presented. In addition, each boxed feature concludes with critical thinking questions that challenge students to assess and evaluate the issues highlighted in that feature. 
  • Chapter-opening learning objectives and end-of-chapter summaries that return to learning objectives recap the key concepts presented in the chapter. 
  • Apply Your Knowledge sections ask students to apply their understanding to address a particular situation or problem.

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