- Cook, Joan Littlefield
- Cook, Greg
- 0205494064 (pbk.) :
- 9780205494064 (pbk.) :
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- Previous ed.: Boston, Mass.: Pearson, 2005.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-573) and index.
- CHAPTER 1 EXPLORING CHILD DEVELOPMENT DEFINING THE FIELD What Develops? What Drives Development? Nature, and Nurture, and Reciprocal Relationships THEORIES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT What Is a Theory, and Why Are Theories Useful? Psychoanalytic Theories Behavioral and Social Learning Theories Cognitive Theories Biological Theories Contextual and Systems Theories USING THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD: RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT Descriptive Research Methods Correlational Research Methods: Measuring Associations Experimental Research Methods: Determining Cause and Effect Methods for Assessing Development Ethics in Research with Children APPLICATIONS OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH AND CAREERS RELATED TO CHILDREN Practical Applications of Child Development Research Personal Perspective "Meet First-Time Expectant Parents" Social Policy Perspective: "Every Day in America" Careers Related to Children Professional Perspective: "Career Focus: Meet a School Social Worker" CHAPTER 2 HEREDITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT GENES AND HUMAN REPRODUCTION Genes and the Magical Four-Letter Code Social Policy Perspective: "Protecting the Genetic Privacy of Citizens" Human Reproduction and Cell Division Personal Perspective: "Meet a Couple Who Used Artificial Insemination " HOW TRAITS AND GENETIC ABNORMALITIES ARE INHERITED Dominant--Recessive Traits Chromosome Abnormalities Prenatal Screening and Genetic Testing Professional Perspective: "Career Focus: Meet a Genetic Counselor" HOW GENES AND ENVIRONMENTS INTERACT Range of Reaction Canalization Niche-Picking: I Gotta Be Me ... Probabilistic Epigenesis: Activating Your Genes BEHAVIOR GENETICS: MEASURING THE HERITABILITY OF TRAITS Behavior Genetics, Heritability, and Shared and Nonshared Environments How Is Heritability Estimated? Heritability of Complex Characteristics CHAPTER 3 PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT AND BIRTH PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT Conception Stages of Prenatal Development TERATOGENS: HEALTH RISKS FOR THE BABY Alcohol Personal Perspective: "Meet a Family Who Adopted a Child with FAS" Cocaine Cigarette Smoking Social Policy Perspective: "The Case of Malissa Ann Crawley" Maternal Health Maternal Age Critical Periods The Role of Fathers THE PROCESS OF BIRTH Stages of Birth Options in Giving Birth: Choices and Alternatives Professional Perspective: "Career Focus: Meet a Certified Nurse--Midwife." Drugs during Labor and Delivery The Partner's Role: Helping During Birth Birthing Complications: Something Isn't Right Here's the Newborn! INFANTS AT RISK: PREMATURITY AND INFANT MORTALITY What Is Prematurity? Infant Mortality Prenatal Care: Having a Healthy Baby BECOMING A FAMILY: PSYCHOLOGICAL ADJUSTMENTS TO HAVING A NEWBORN The Transition to Parenthood Becoming the Big Brother or Sister CHAPTER 4 PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT: BODY, BRAIN, AND PERCEPTION PHYSICAL GROWTH AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF MOTOR COORDINATION Physical Growth Reflexes: The Infant's First Coordinated Movements Voluntary Movements: The Motor Milestones Professional Perspective: "Career Focus: Meet a Physical Therapist" Nutrition and Eating-Related Problems DEVELOPMENT OF THE BRAIN AND NERVOUS SYSTEM Structure of the Brain and Nervous System Forming the Brain and Nervous System The Role of Experience in Brain Development Social Policy Perspective: "Can Mozart Stimulate Neural Connections in Infants?" Neural Plasticity and Sensitive Periods Larger Developmental Patterns in the Brain PERCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT Robert Fantz and Visual Preferences Habituation--Dishabituation Research Vision Auditory Perception Perception of Smell and Taste Intermodal Perception HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES Childhood Deaths and Safety Issues Child Abuse and Neglect Personal Perspective: One Survivor's Story CHAPTER 5 COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT: PIAGETIAN AND SOCIOCULTURAL VIEWS PIAGET'S CONSTRUCTIVIST VIEW OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT Piaget as a Child Prodigy Constructivism and Interaction with the Env
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