Description Thorough. Accurate. Reliable. Engaging. These are just a few of the words used by adopters and reviewers of John Santrock's Child Development. The new topically-organized fourteenth edition continues with Santrock's highly contemporary tone and focus, featuring over 1,000 new citations. The popular Connections theme shows students the different aspects of children's development to help them better understand the concepts. Used by hundreds of thousands of students over thirteen editions, Santrock's proven learning goals system provides a clear roadmap to course mastery.
Expert consultants. A veritable who's who of experts in child development once again have provided contributions and suggestions for those chapters in their area of expertise, ensuring the most accurate and contemporary presentation available.
Coverage of career opportunities in child development. Connecting with Careers sections profile an individual whose career relates to the chapter's content. The Careers Appendix after chapter 1 describes a number of careers in education, research, counseling, medical/nursing, and family categories. Numerous web links provide students with opportunities to read about these careers in greater depth. Diversity and Reflect sections help students to connect the material with their own lives.
Proven Learning Goals pedagogy. This class-tested hallmark of John Santrock's textbooks encompasses learning goals, chapter maps, review and reflect, and reach your learning goals sections, which are all connected. By following this pedagogical road map, students will read and retain the vast amount of information in child development more effectively and efficiently.
New To This Edition
Connecting with today's students To help students learn about child development more effectively
Connecting research to what we know about children's development To provide students with the best and most recent theory and research in the world today about each of the periods of child development
Connecting developmental processes To guide students in making developmental connections across different points in child development
Connecting development to real life To help students understand ways to apply content about child development to the real world and improve people's lives, and to motivate students to think deeply about their own personal journey through life and better understand who they were, are, and will be
Developmental Connections, questions, and cross references emphasize the interconnectedness of child development, both topically and chronologically.
Connections Through Research help students understand how research informs what we know about development by describing a research study, its methods, and results.
Connecting With Diversity shows the important connections among the concepts discussed and the real world. This text has benefited from the involvement of one or more leading experts on diversity to ensure that it provides students with current, accurate, sensitive information related to diversity in children's development.
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Table of Contents SECTION 1 THE NATURE OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 1 Introduction
SECTION 2 BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES, PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT, AND PERCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 2 Biological Beginnings
Chapter 3 Prenatal Development and Birth
Chapter 4 Physical Development and Health
Chapter 5 Motor, Sensory, and Perceptual Development
SECTION 3 COGNITION AND LANGUAGE
Chapter 6 Cognitive Developmental Approaches
Chapter 7 Information Processing
Chapter 8 Intelligence
Chapter 9 Language Development
SECTION 4 SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 10 Emotional Development
Chapter 11 The Self and Identity
Chapter 12 Gender
Chapter 13 Moral Development
SECTION 5 SOCIAL CONTEXTS OF DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 14 Families
Chapter 15 Peers
Chapter 16 Schools and Achievement
Chapter 17 Culture and Diversity