Research Made Relevant
Designed to demonstrate how research translates into practice, this TOPICALLY organized text is written by a well-known and highly- respected researcher in the field, and is now adapted for use in Canadian courses by Ann Barnfield, whose own area of research is the development of spatial memory. Canadian research has been added throughout, with Canadian cultural references, statistics and social policies included. As well, 50% of the ‘Focus on Research’ boxes feature Canadian research studies. The accessible writing style, modular format, concise presentation and effective pedagogy will make it a valuable resource for Canadian courses in psychology, education, human development, and child and family studies.
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The accessible writing style, modular format, concise presentation and effective pedagogy are the hallmarks of this highly regarded text. Written by authors who are themselves well-known researchers the field, it was designed to demonstrate how research translates into practice, and how the findings from research can improve children’s and families’ lives.
Topically organized, with extensive coverage of Canadian research and prolific use of examples and real life events, the first Canadian edition of Children and Their Development is an attractive text that is more useful and relevant for students and instructors in Canada..
This text contains a student access code to MyDevelopmentLab, an interactive site that combines an e-Text of Kail and Barnfield Canadian edition with video and audio clips, multimedia simulations, and diagnostic tests for each chapter that create a customised study plan to show you what to study to improve your marks. It also includes the “Virtual Child Simulation”, which allows students to "raise" a child from birth through adolescence and examine their “parenting” decisions. MyDevelopmentLab engages students and gives them the tools they need to enhance their participation and performance in the course.About the Author:
Robert V. Kail is Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. His undergraduate degree is from Ohio Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. is from the University of Michigan. Kail is editor of the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology and of Advances in Child Development and Behavior. He received the McCandless Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association, was named the Distinguished Sesquicentennial Alumnus in Psychology by Ohio Wesleyan University, and is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. His research focuses on cognitive development during childhood and adolescence.
Anne Barnfield is an Associate Professor, Psychology, at Brescia University College, U.Western Ontario. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of London, U. K. and her Ph.D. is from the University of Sussex, U. K. Barnfield is an occasional manuscript reviewer for the Journal Perceptual and Motor Skills and a book reviewer for The Journal of Asian Martial Arts. She is a member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. Her research focuses on development of spatial memory.
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Book Description Pearson Education Canada, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. New. Bookseller Inventory # 000250