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For Child Development in Psychology, Education, Human Development, Child and Family Studies and Early Childhood Education particularly in applied College courses.
Written by a well-respected researcher in Cognitive Development and a noted Canadian clinical psychologist, the text on which the Canadian edition is based presents the core research, theory and applications of Developmental Psychology in a chronological framework within an attractive, profusely illustrated modular format. There are four key elements to this innovative text. First, each chapter is organized into a series of 3-5 manageable modules and incorporates a number of effective learning tools to help students retain and apply the information. Secondly, Kail and Zolner integrate the field by consistently presenting four fundamental themes in child development research. These themes are used throughout the book to provide students with a multi-layered foundation. Thirdly, Kail and Zolner introduce research methods in Chapter 2, and revisit methods again in every chapter. And finally, this text includes many applications demonstrating how research translates into practice.
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Robert V. Kail is Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. His undergraduate degree is from Ohio Wesleyan University and he received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Kail has served as Associate Editor of the journal Child Development and is currently Editor of the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. He received the McCandless Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association and was named a fellow in the American Psychological Society. He was also named the Distinguished Sesquicentennial Alumnus in Psychology by Ohio Wesleyan University. His research interests are in the area of cognitive development and focus on the causes and consequences of developmental change in the speed of information processing. Kail has also written The Development of Memory in Children, and, with John C. Cavanaugh, Human Development. Away from the office, he enjoys flying his Cessna 172, playing soccer with his daughter, and working out.
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