Understanding Children's Development

Author: Peter K. Smith,Helen Cowie,Mark Blades

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118772989

Category: Psychology

Page: 736

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Understanding Children's Development is the UK's best-selling developmental psychology textbook and has been widely acclaimed for its international coverage and rigorous research-based approach. This dynamic text emphasizes the practical and applied implications of developmental research. It begins by introducing the ways in which psychologists study developmental processes before going on to consider all major aspects of development from conception through to adolescence. New to the 6th Edition: Increased coverage in many areas, including ethics; children’s rights; participatory research methods; three models of human plasticity; breastfeeding and cognitive development; fostering; non-resident or absent fathers; parenting styles in China; effects of domestic violence on children; physical punishment, and child maltreatment; the development and fostering of emotional intelligence; homophobic bullying and cyberbullying; and developing intercultural competence through education. There are entirely new sections on immigration, acculturation, and friendships in multicultural settings; disruptive behaviour and oppositional defiant disorder; sexting; and adolescent bedtimes. The Adolescence chapter has been extensively revised, covering work on the social brain, insights from neuroscience, evolutionary perspectives on risk-taking and peer relationships, romantic development, and use of mobile phones and the internet.
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Child Psychology and Development For Dummies

Author: Laura L. Smith,Charles H. Elliott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118032217

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 3591

A complete and comprehensive guide to why kids behave and think the way they do-and how to bring out the best in them. In the U.S., more than 10% of children are diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, while countless others remain undiagnosed. Defining what is "normal" and what is not is of great concern to anyone who works with, guides, nurtures, teaches, or parents children. With new discoveries in mental disorders that affect children, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies provides an informational guide to cognitive development at every stage of a child's life, as well as how to diagnose, treat, and overcome the cognitive barriers that impede learning and development. How to identify and treat mental disorders Covers behavior disorders, autism, attention deficit disorder, reading disabilities, bipolar disorder, and more Guidance on helping a child control impulses, develop self esteem, and have good relationships An essential guide for parents, teachers, and caregivers, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies provides a detailed overview of an average child's cognitive development, how to detect abnormalities, and what to do next.
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Understanding Child Psychology

Author: Christine Brain,Penny Mukherji

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748790845

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 216

View: 9185

Written in a clear and friendly style, this book explores the factors within child psychology that are important when studying the development of children. Suitable for all those working in an early years setting, this highly accessible text covers a wide range of issues from suggestions about how children learn, to how attachments and friendships are formed. The book covers such topics as the development of cognitive processes, language development, emotional development and other aspects that affect a child's development, such as stereotyping and labeling.
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Biomental Child Development

Perspectives on Psychology and Parenting

Author: Frank John Ninivaggi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442219041

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 512

View: 1115

Biomental Child Development: Perspectives on Psychology and Parenting provides the reader with a basic understanding of child, adolescent, and adult psychology, and applies it to the growth of the integrated body and mind of children, from infancy through childhood. It offers caregivers a roadmap and a philosophy for positive parenting.
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Encyclopedia of Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology

Author: Thomas H. Ollendick,Carolyn S. Schroeder

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461501075

Category: Psychology

Page: 748

View: 5176

One volume-reference work with approximately 300 entries Each entry will contain 5-8 references Entries will kept under 7 pages, with limited references and cross-referenced to 5 other topics in the encyclopdia
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Understanding Child Development 0-8 Years 4th Edition: Linking Theory and Practice

Author: Jennie Lindon,Kathy Brodie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471866033

Category: Study Aids

Page: 272

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Ensure your students link theory with practice with this updated version of the authoritative and accessible series from Jennie Lindon. Linking Theory and Practice has helped thousands of students make the right connections between their lectures and the real settings that they go on to work in. This latest edition of Reflective Practice and Early Years Professonalism provides a useful overview of the subject in straightforward language that allows novices to access the more complicated concepts. Jennie Lindon's trademark approach provides a trusted and authoritative voice for a wide range of courses, including undergraduate and foundation degrees in Early Years and Early Childhood, PGCEs and BEd programmes. · Provides detailed references for further reading with descriptions of 'key texts' for each chapter · 'Pause for reflection' feature provides numerous opportunities to think about the impact of their own role. · Covers the latest thinking on child development, including topics such as neuroscience.
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Handbook of Psychology, Health Psychology

Author: Arthur M. Nezu,Christine M. Nezu,Pamela A. Geller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471264504

Category: Psychology

Page: 688

View: 6784

Includes established theories and cutting-edge developments. Presents the work of an international group of experts. Presents the nature, origin, implications, an future course of major unresolved issues in the area.
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Basic and Applied Perspectives on Learning, Cognition, and Development

The Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology

Author: Charles A. Nelson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134792336

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Although current views of cognitive development owe a great deal to Jean Piaget, this field has undergone profound change in the years since Piaget's death. This can be witnessed both in the influence connectionist and dynamical system models have exerted on theories of cognition and language, and in how basic work in cognitive development has begun to influence those who work in applied (e.g., educational) settings. This volume brings together an eclectic group of distinguished experts who collectively represent the full spectrum of basic to applied aspects of cognitive development. This book begins with chapters on cognition and language that represent the current Zeitgeist in cognitive science approaches to cognitive development broadly defined. Following a brief commentary on this work, the next section turns to more applied issues. Although the focus here is on arithmetic learning, the research programs described have profound implications for virtually all aspects of education and learning. The last chapter views cognitive development from the perspective of ethology and evolutionary biology, and in so doing provides a theoretical perspective that is novel and in some ways, prescient: specifically, how can our views of cognition incorporate recent work in biology?
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Understanding Child Development

Author: Rosalind Charlesworth

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495809306

Category: Education

Page: 768

View: 8349

This publication introduces you to the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from older children, and demonstrates how to work with them in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment. The book also provides information regarding working with children with special needs, families and children from diverse cultures, new technologies such as Wii, assistive technology, RoboLab and e-portfolios and recent research about toddler empathy, mother-child conflict, IQ scores and intelligence, intentional teaching, play and much more.
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Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

selbständiges Lernen im Alltag

Author: John Caldwell Holt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783407228550

Category:

Page: 232

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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.
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Children's Early Understanding of Mind

Origins and Development

Author: Charlie Lewis,Peter Mitchell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 131777521X

Category: Psychology

Page: 493

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A major feature of human intelligence is that it allows us to contemplate mental life. Such an understanding is vital in enabling us to function effectively in social groups. This book examines the origins of this aspect of human intelligence. The five sections attempt firstly, to place human development within an evolutionary context, focusing on the possibility of innate components of understanding. The second aim of the book is to examine the roles of early perception, pretence and communication as precursor skills in the development of a grasp of mental states. Thirdly, attention is given to the possibility that children know a good deal more about the mind than is apparent from many studies designed to probe their abilities. Taken together, the chapters in this book mark a new focus within a 'theory of mind' movement, examining a group of skills in infancy and early childhood which culminate towards the end of the preschool period in a more mature understanding of one's and others' mental states. Drawing together researchers from diverse theoretical positions, the aim is to work towards a coherent and unified account of this fundamental human abiity. This book will be of central relevance to psychologists and those in related disciplines, particularly education and philosophy.
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Child Development: Thinking About Theories Texts in Developmental Psychology

Author: Phillip T Slee,Rosalyn Shute

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444144634

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Child Development: Thinking About Theories is one of the few texts to critically examine both modern and postmodern cotnributions to theoretical development in child and adolescent psychology. The text has been written specifically taking into account the findings from a focus group of Honours psychology students to include pedagogical features such as an overview of theories linking the various schools of thought, ideas for further study and links to selected websites; as well as the latest developments in theoretical thinking including evolutionary theory, feminism and indigenous theory, and.
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Handbook of Cross-cultural Psychology: Basic processes and human development

Author: John W. Berry,Ype H. Poortinga,Pierre R. Dasen,T. S. Saraswathi,Janak Pandey,T. S. Saraswati

Publisher: John Berry

ISBN: 9780205160754

Category: Psychology

Page: 439

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The second volume in a set of three, this text incorporates the views of authors from a variety of nations, cultures, traditions and perspectives. It summarizes research in the areas of basic processes and developmental psychology, adopting a dynamic, constructivist and socio-historical approach.
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Understanding Children's Drawings

Author: Cathy A. Malchiodi

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572303720

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

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Illustrated with over 100 children's drawings, this practical resource demonstrates how all clinicians can broaden and enhance their work with young people by integrating drawing into therapy. Topics covered include how to assist children in making art, what questions to ask and when, and how to motivate children who are initially resistant to drawing.
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Clinical Assessment of Child And Adolescent Personality And Behavior

Author: Randy W. Kamphaus,Paul J. Frick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387263007

Category: Psychology

Page: 486

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As demand for psychological services continues to increase, assessment of personality and behavior continues to be a central activity. When dealing with children and adolescents, psychological assessment can present even greater challenges. This book provides a review of personality and behavior in children and adolescents within a context of the psychological knowledge base necessary for contemporary assessment practice. It is also useful for clinicians who are looking for updated personality and behavior assessment information.
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Understanding Children's Play

Author: Ruth Edith Hartley,Lawrence K. Frank,Robert M. Goldenson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415209908

Category: History

Page: 372

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Routledge is now re-issuing this prestigious series of 204 volumes originally published between 1910 and 1965. The titles include works by key figures such asC.G. Jung, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, Otto Rank, James Hillman, Erich Fromm, Karen Horney and Susan Isaacs. Each volume is available on its own, as part of a themed mini-set, or as part of a specially-priced 204-volume set. A brochure listing each title in the "International Library of Psychology" series is available upon request.
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Understanding Young Children's Behaviour

A Guide for Early Childhood Professionals

Author: Jillian Rodd

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781864481631

Category: Education

Page: 185

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A guide to managing young children's behaviour effectively and in ways which enhance their development, learning and self-esteem.
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Understanding Children's Drawings

Tracing the Path of Incarnation

Author: Michaela Strauss

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855841991

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Michaela Strausss classic book is a pioneer work that can strengthen observation, understanding, and love for the being of the child, both in the parental home and in the kindergarten. First issued in 1978, this revised edition has improved reproductions and a larger format.
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Developmental Science

An Advanced Textbook, Sixth Edition

Author: Marc H. Bornstein,Michael E. Lamb

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1136936564

Category: Psychology

Page: 760

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Noted as one of the most comprehensive textbooks in the field, Developmental Science, 6th Edition introduces readers to all of areas in developmental psychology: neuroscience, genetics, perception, cognition, language, emotion, self, and social interaction. Each of the world-renowned contributors masterfully introduces the history and systems, methodologies, and measurement and analytic techniques used to understand the area of human development under review. The relevance of the field is illustrated through engaging applications in each chapter. As a whole, this highly-respected text illuminates substantive phenomena in developmental science, its applications across the life span, and its relevance to everyday life. Each chapter has been substantially revised for this new edition to reflect the current state of the field and the new edition is now accompanied by a website. Students and instructors will find chapter outlines, topics to think about before reading the chapters, a glossary, and suggested readings with active reference links on the website. Electronic access to the text’s figures and tables, suggestions for classroom assignments and/or discussion, and a test bank with multiple-choice, short answer, and essay questions is limited to instructors only. Two new chapters highlight many modern developments. Each chapter features an introduction, up-to-date overviews of the field, summary and conclusion, and numerous classical and contemporary references. The book opens with an overview of developmental science -- its history and theory, the cultural orientation to thinking about human development, and the manner in which empirical research is designed, conducted, and analyzed. Part 2 focuses on the field’s major substantive areas: neuroscience and genetics, physical and motor skills, perception, and cognitive and language development. Part 3 examines personality and social development within the context of the various relationships and situations in which developing individuals function and by which they are shaped. The book concludes with a new chapter on the latest applications of developmental science. Ways in which developmental thinking and research affect and are affected by practice and social policy are particularly emphasized. Used primarily as a graduate level text for courses on developmental psychology/science, life span, and/or human development, the book can also be used at the advanced undergraduate level. Researchers interested in staying abreast of the latest developments in the field also appreciate the book’s comprehensive nature.
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