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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

April 2019 | 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


I have adopted the hard copy. But I think I want to adopt the ebook. But I have never seen it. Can I please request one? Thank you.

Ms Hallie Speranza
Human Development and Family Sciences, University Of Texas- Austin
April 5, 2019
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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