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How Children Develop (5th Edition)

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Worth

Pages: 848
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How Children Develop has established itself as the textbook teachers and researchers trust for the most up-to-date perspectives on child development. The authors, each a well-known scientist and educator—have earned that...

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How Children Develop has established itself as the textbook teachers and researchers trust for the most up-to-date perspectives on child development. The authors, each a well-known scientist and educator—have earned that trust by introducing core concepts and impactful discoveries with an unparalleled integration of theory, cultural research, and applications, all in a style that is authoritative yet immediately comprehensible and relevant to students.The new edition has been rigorously updated and welcomes co-author Elizabeth Gershoff (The University of Texas at Austin), who brings a breadth of research and teaching experience to the discussions of social and emotional development.The book can also be purchased with the breakthrough online resource, LaunchPad, which offers innovative media content, curated and organised for easy assignability. LaunchPad's intuitive interface presents quizzing, flashcards, animations and much more to make learning actively engaging.

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  • Provides students with a common pathway through each chapter by continually referring to seven themes of development: Nature and Nurture, The Active Child, Continuity/Discontinuity, Mechanisms of Development, The Sociocultural Context, Individual Differences, and Research and Children's Welfare
  • "A Closer Look" and "Applications" features appear throughout the book, highlighting exciting new research and applications in the field
  • 'Up' Series Videos: adopters have exclusive access to videos from Michael Apted's acclaimed documentary series that has been tracking the lives of a group of British citizens at seven-year intervals for nearly half a century



  • New co-author Elizabeth Gershoff, a world-renowned researcher in social and emotional development, widely known for her findings on corporal punishment and developing interventions to prevent it
  • Test Yourself: Each chapter now comes with a brief multiple-choice quiz so students can frequently test their understanding
  • Global revisions, including updates on topics related to the impact of technology and social media, increased emphasis on core themes, and greater focus on cross-cultural issues and diverse cultural perspectives






1. An Introduction To Child Development.- 2. Prenatal Development and The Newborn Period.- 3. Biology and Behavior.-4. Theories of Cognitive Development.- 5. Seeing, Thinking, and Doing Infancy.- 6. Development of Language and Symbol Use.- 7. Conceptual Development.- 8. Intelligence and Academic Achievement.- Theories of Social Development.- 10. Emotional Development.- 11. Attachment to Others and Development of Self.- 12. The Family.- 13. Peer Relationships.- 14. Moral Development.- 15. Gender Development.- 16. Conclusions.
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  • An e-Book integrating the text with an assortment of media-powered learning tools
  • The Developing Lives interactive experience in which each student “raises” a virtual child from sperm-and-egg to teenager
  • Flashcards for every key term that students can view in different modes, including quiz mode to test themselves
  • LearningCurve’s game-like adaptive quizzing to consolidate learning in every chapter of the text
  • Practice Quizzes offering pre-built quizzes which students can take multiple times and receive randomized questions on the same topic
  • Videos and video activities so students can experience the classic experiments at the heart of psychological science and cutting-edge research conducted by the field’s most influential investigators.

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Robert Siegler is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. He is author of the cognitive development textbook Children’s Thinking and has written or edited several additional books on child development.

Elizabeth Gershoff is Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jenny R. Saffran is the College of Letters & Science Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and an investigator at the Waisman Center. Her research is focused on learning in infancy and early childhood, with a particular focus on language.

Nancy Eisenberg is Regents’ Professor of Psychology...

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Robert Siegler is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. He is author of the cognitive development textbook Children’s Thinking and has written or edited several additional books on child development.

Elizabeth Gershoff is Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jenny R. Saffran is the College of Letters & Science Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and an investigator at the Waisman Center. Her research is focused on learning in infancy and early childhood, with a particular focus on language.

Nancy Eisenberg is Regents’ Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University. Her research interests include social, emotional, and moral development, as well as socialization influences, especially in the areas of self-regulation and adjustment.

Judy DeLoache is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. She has published extensively on aspects of cognitive development in infants and young children.

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