Understanding Children's Development, 5th Edition
October 2011, ©2011, Wiley-Blackwell
Preface to Fifth Edition xxi
PART I THEORIES AND METHODS 1
CHAPTER 1 Studying Development 3
CHAPTER 2 Biological and Cultural Theories of Development 31
PART II PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT AND BIRTH 77
CHAPTER 3 Prenatal Development and Birth 79
PART III THE SOCIAL WORLD OF THE CHILD 105
CHAPTER 4 Parents and Families 107
CHAPTER 5 Siblings and the Peer Group 159
CHAPTER 6 Developing Emotional Intelligence and Social Awareness 197
CHAPTER 7 Play 229
CHAPTER 8 Children and Media 261
CHAPTER 9 Helping Others and Moral Development 293
CHAPTER 10 Social Dominance, Aggression and Bullying 339
PART IV CHILDREN’S DEVELOPING MINDS 375
CHAPTER 11 Perception 377
CHAPTER 12 Language 403
CHAPTER 13 Cognition: Piaget’s Theory 441
CHAPTER 14 Cognition: The Information Processing Approach 471
CHAPTER 15 Children’s Understanding of Mind 511
CHAPTER 16 Learning in a Social Context 543
CHAPTER 17 Intelligence and Attainment 581
CHAPTER 18 Deprivation and Enrichment: Risk and Resilience 609
PART V ADOLESCENCE 649
CHAPTER 19 Adolescence 651
Helen Cowie is Research Professor and Director of the UK Observatory for the Promotion of Non-Violence at the University of Surret in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
Mark Blades is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sheffield.
- New and expanded chapters on antisocial behaviour and on children and media
- New material on many topics such as: children and day care; developments in cognitive neuroscience; the physical punishment debate; changes in the adolescent brain
- Extended coverage of pro-social behaviour, family contexts and involving children in research
- Expanded artwork programme and full-colour design
—Professor Martyn Barrett, University of Surrey
“This book is a comprehensive, accessible and valuable
addition to the field of psychology. It provides extensive insights
into current research and contemporary issues in the area with both
clarity and authority. The book is highly recommended to anyone
engaged with the research and practice of child
—Marilyn Hackney, Manchester Metropolitan University
"This is definitely one of my favorite developmental
textbooks! It´s very comprehensive and covers all the topics I
cover in my courses and more."
—C. Philip Hwang, Gothenburg University, Sweden
Martyn Barret, University of Surrey
"This book is a comprehensive, accessible and valuable addition to the field of psychology. It provides extensive insights into current research and contemporary issues in the area with both clarity and authority. The book is highly recommended to anyone engaged with the research and practice of child development."
Marilyn Hackney, Manchester Metropolitan University
"This is definitely one of my favourite developmental textbooks! It's very comprehensive and covers all the topics I teach in my courses and more."
C. Philip Hwang, Gothenburg University, Sweden
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