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Infants and Children in Context
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Infants and Children in Context



January 2020 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Like children themselves, development is dynamic. In the chronologically organized Infants and Children: 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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Also of Interest: Case Studies in Lifespan Development by Stephanie M. Wright presents a series of 12 case studies shaped by the contributions of real students to build immersive examples that readers can relate to and enjoy. Bundle Case Studies in Lifespan Development with Infants and Children: Lives in Context for only $5 more!  


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 the ways in which constructs of race, gender, socioeconomic level, and other variables interact and influence development. 
  • Applying 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, and children’s suggestibility.
  • Brain and Biological Influences on Development boxes 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, and brain-based education.
  • Chapter-opening vignettes describe a child and his/her circumstances. Throughout the chapter, questions embedded in the Thinking in Context boxes ask 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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