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Take a fresh look at a proven product! John Santrock presents the most authoritative account of child development balanced with applications and a pedagogical system to help motivate students to master concepts. Learning goals have been incorporated into this edition to help students focus on the big ideas in child development. The learning goals also serve as the organizing mechanism for the chapter review, student study guide, and on-line resources. A rich collection of media resources support the text and bring the critical experiments/concepts in child development to life.

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This work takes a chronological approach to child development, covering material from prenatal to adolescence. It provides increased coverage of gender, culture and ethnicity and uses real-life examples. This edition has an increased focus on applying information to illustrate ideas for using theories and research in students' careers and personal lives. An new end of chapter feature called "Resources for improving the lives of children" identifies sgencies and other support resources for helping children reach their full potential.

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John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches developmental psychology and educational psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and introductory psychology at the undergraduate level. Dr. Santrock's research on father custody is widely cited and used in expert witness testimony to promote flexibility and alternative considerations in custody disputes. His research has included publication in the Journal of Educational Psychology that focus on the contextual aspects of affectively-toned cognition and children's self-regulatory behavior as well as teachers' perceptions of children from divorced families. He recently was a member of the editorial board of Developmental Psychology and his publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: CHILD DEVELOPMENT, Eighth Edition; LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT, Seventh Edition; CHILDREN, Sixth Edition; PSYCHOLOGY, Sixth Edition; and EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY.

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