Child Psychology: Development in a Changing Society, 5th Edition
January 2008, ©2008
1. Frameworks for Development.
2. Studying Child Development and its Contexts.
3. The Biological Context of Development.
Part II. Contexts of Physical Development.
4. Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn.
5. Early Capacities in Infancy.
6. The Brain, Physical Growth, and Health.
Part III Contexts of Cognitive Development.
7. Piaget and Vygotsky.
8. Information Processing and Core Knowledge Approaches.
9. Intelligence and Schooling.
10. Language and Communication.
Part IV. Contexts of Social and Emotional Development.
11. Social and Emotional Worlds of Infants and Young Children.
12. Self and Identity.
13. Sex Differences and Gender Role Development.
14. Moral Development.
15. Relationships with Peers.
16. Families and Society.
Scott A. Miller is a Professor at the University of Florida. He is a member of the American Psychological Association - Division of Developmental Psychology.
Frances Waksler, Wheelock College
Alastair Younger, Imperial College
Lisa Comparini, Clark University
Vivian Carlson, St. Joseph's College
Jeannine Pinto, Lafayette College
Patricia Greenfield, UCLA
Katheryn Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University
Roberta Golinkoff, University of Delaware
Gail Rollins, University of Connecticut
Amy Miller, Public Policy Director
Caroline Johnston, University of Connecticut
Chloe Bland, New School for Social Research
Ronald P. Rohner, University of Connecticut
Abdul Khaleque, University of Connecticut
- New lead author Robin Harwood.
- Chapter Summaries: Each chapter ends with a summary of the major points and issues to help students organize and review the material and facilitate learning by linking to chapter objectives.
- Updated Illustration Program: New full-color figures and drawings were selected that depict situations and events described in the text, along with illustrations of lab and research techniques.
- Emphasis on the contextualist view of human development. In addition to discussing effects of schools, families, and peers in separate chapters, contextual factors are also considered.
- Cultural Diversity: Discussions of development in different cultures are woven throughout the text.
- Research and Society sections are designed to make students aware of recent and exciting research findings that have high real-world relevance and application.
- A number of pedagogical aids, including chapter-opening vignettes, a running glossary, internal summaries, and Test Your Mastery and For Discussion questions.