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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. The Study of Human DevelopmentDevelopmental Science Children, Society, and Science The Central Issues of Developmental Science Theories of Development Methods for Studying Development Looking AheadBox: High-Tech Research on Brain FunctionBox: Understanding the Causes and Correlations of Children's Behavior and DevelopmentIn the Field: Probing the Mysteries of Learning Part I In the Beginning2. Biocultural FoundationsInheriting Culture Biological Inheritance The Coevolution of Culture and Biology Retracing the Laetoli FootstepsIn the Field: Doctor of Plain PeopleBox: Genetic Counseling 3. Prenatal Development and BirthPeriods of Prenatal Development Environmental Conditions and Prenatal Development Teratogens: Environmental Sources of Birth Defects Birth The Newborn's Condition Beginning the ParentChild RelationshipIn the Field: Reclaiming BirthMidwifery in the Inuit Villages of Northern Canada Part II Infancy4. The First Three MonthsPhysical GrowthBrain Development Sensing the Environment The Organization of Behavior Temperament Becoming Coordinated with the Social World Summing Up the First 3 MonthsIn the Field: Baby-Friendly HospitalsBox: Sleeping ArrangementsBox: Sudden Infant Death 5. Physical and Cognitive Development in the First Two YearsPhysical Growth Brain Development Motor Development Cognitive Development: The Great Debate Sensorimotor Development Conceptual Development The Growth of Attention and Memory Summary and ImplicationsBox: Brainy BabiesIn the Field: The Diaper-Free Movement 6. Emotional and Social DevelopmentDuring Infancy The Nature of Infant Emotions and Emotional Expressions The InfantCaregiver Emotional Relationship The Changing Nature of Communication A Sense of Self Developing Trust and Autonomy Summary and ImplicationsBox: Attachment to FathersBox: Out-of-Home Care: A Threat to Attachment?In the Field: Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder Part III Early Childhood7. Language AcquisitionThe Power of Language Keys to the World of Language The Basic Domains of Language Acquisition Explanations of Language Acquisition Reconsidering the Keys of LanguageBox: Children Creating a LanguageBox: Bilingual Language AcquisitionIn the Field: A Speech-Language Pathologist in Vietnam 8. Physical and Cognitive Development of Early ChildhoodPhysical and Motor Development Preoperational Development Information-Processing Approaches to Cognitive Development Cognitive Development in Privileged Domains Cognitive Development and Culture Reconciling Alternative ApproachesBox: Bearing Witness: Can Young Children Tell the Truth?In the Field: Supporting Siblings of Children with Autism 9. Social and Emotional Development in Early ChildhoodAcquiring a Social and Personal Identity A New Moral World Developing Self-RegulationUnderstanding Aggression Developing Prosocial BehaviorsTaking One's Place in the Social GroupIn the Field: Coping with IllnessBox: Spanking 10. Contexts of DevelopmentThe Family Context Nonparental Child Care Neighborhoods and Communities Media Contexts Contexts, Risks, and ResilienceBox: FathersIn the Field: Swamp NurseBox: Children and War Part IV Middle Childhood11. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle ChildhoodPhysical and Motor Development Concrete Operational Development Information-Processing Approaches to Cognitive Development The Role of Social and Cultural Contexts Individual Differences in Cognitive Development Reconsidering the Cognitive Changes in Middle ChildhoodIn the Field: The Edible Schoolyard: Thinking Outside the Lunchbox 12. School as a Context for DevelopmentThe Co. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Like no other text, The Development of Children tells the story of how biological and cultural processes intertwine over the course of childhood. Building on the legacy of Michael and Sheila Cole, and now under the lead authorship of Cynthia Lightfoot, this acclaimed textbook enters an exciting new era, bringing an integrated biocultural perspective to the teaching and learning of childdevelopment.

Within the chronological organization of the book, you will find a continued emphasis on contemporary research, biology and the brain, the linking of theory to practice, and the emphasis on cultural issues that have earned the textbook enthusiastic support edition after edition. But you will also find a fresh new vision and voice. This thoroughly revised text guides students through the latest scholarship on the biological and cultural processes that frame the interacting physical, cognitive, social, and emotional domains of development.

About the Author: Cynthia Lightfoot is Professor and Head of Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine. Her published works focus on the sociocultural contexts of child and adolescent development, most recently, on teen pregnancy, identity development, and youth culture. Lightfoot has served on the editorial boards of Culture and Psychology and Cognitive Development, and as Vice President of the Jean Piaget Society. Her interest in children and adolescents was fueled by experiences working with emotionally disturbed and autistic children in schools and as a child development specialist in a program for teenage mothers.

Michael Cole is an all-University of California Professor of Psychology, Communication, and Human Development. His home base is University of California, San Diego, where he is the Director of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition. For many years he spent his afternoons participating with children and undergraduates in development-enhancing after-school programs. He is an editor of the journal Mind, Culture and Activity. He has published widely on the role of culture and schooling in development for which he has been awarded honorary degrees at Copenhagen University and the University of Helsinki. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academies of Education (of the United States and Russia).

Sheila Cole is a former journalist who specialized in writing about families, children, development, and education. She is also a children's writer. Her most recent book offers a history of American childhood and is written for young people. She has also authored picture books, historical fiction, and novels for young adults. She participates in literacy programs for homeless adolescents.

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