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In its first edition, this highly anticipated textbook for the topically-organized child development course provided a fresh, non-encyclopedic approach, offering the latest, straight-from-the-research understanding of child development without overwhelming the student with inessential detail. The new edition brings those hallmark features forward, again providing a thorough In its first edition, this highly anticipated textbook for the topically-organized child development course provided a fresh, non-encyclopedic approach, offering the latest, straight-from-the-research understanding of child development without overwhelming the student with inessential detail. The new edition brings those hallmark features forward, again providing a thoroughly contemporary, streamlined introduction to the study of child development that emphasizes fundamental principles, enduring themes, and important recent studies.  Student-friendly pedagogy, a new chapter on gender, and an enhanced media and supplements package further enrich this accessible, engaging, and informative text.


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In its first edition, this highly anticipated textbook for the topically-organized child development course provided a fresh, non-encyclopedic approach, offering the latest, straight-from-the-research understanding of child development without overwhelming the student with inessential detail. The new edition brings those hallmark features forward, again providing a thorough In its first edition, this highly anticipated textbook for the topically-organized child development course provided a fresh, non-encyclopedic approach, offering the latest, straight-from-the-research understanding of child development without overwhelming the student with inessential detail. The new edition brings those hallmark features forward, again providing a thoroughly contemporary, streamlined introduction to the study of child development that emphasizes fundamental principles, enduring themes, and important recent studies.  Student-friendly pedagogy, a new chapter on gender, and an enhanced media and supplements package further enrich this accessible, engaging, and informative text.

30 review for How Children Develop

  1. 4 out of 5

    Iselin

    Here it is, my vine review of this textbook of 600 pages I had to read in under 8 weeks. Chapter 1: Introduction honey, youve got a big storm coming 2: Prenatal: baby changing station? baby hanging station 3: biology and behavior chris, is that a weed?? I’M CALLING THE POLICE! 4: cognitive development is there anything better than pussy? yes, a really good book 5: perception, learning uhm, jared, could you read number 3 for the class? no i cannot. what up, i’m jared, i’m 19, and i never fucking learned ho Here it is, my vine review of this textbook of 600 pages I had to read in under 8 weeks. Chapter 1: Introduction honey, youve got a big storm coming 2: Prenatal: baby changing station? baby hanging station 3: biology and behavior chris, is that a weed?? I’M CALLING THE POLICE! 4: cognitive development is there anything better than pussy? yes, a really good book 5: perception, learning uhm, jared, could you read number 3 for the class? no i cannot. what up, i’m jared, i’m 19, and i never fucking learned how to read. 6: language you know what, i’m about to say it ... i don’t care that you broke your elbow 7: concepts kylie jenner to the foiae, i have a little surprise for you. IS THAT A CHICKEEEEN? 8: intelligence what i wanna tell you is school’s not important. be whatever you wanna be. if you wanna be a dog, ROOOF, you know? 9: social when will you learn! that your actions have consequences 10: emotion if you fucking put a hand on me i’mma fucking rip your face off BITCH 11: attachment, the self i wanna be a cowboy, baby 12: family and they were roommates. oh my god they were roommates. 13: peers what the fuck is up, kyle? no, what did you say? what the fuck, dude. step the fuck up, kyle. 14: moral welcome to bible study, we’re all children of jesus. kumbaya my lord... 15: gender hey i’m lesbian. i thought you were american. 16: conclusion we all die, you either kill yourself or get killed

  2. 5 out of 5

    jade

    How Children Develop is a tome of a textbook, with an incredibly appealing and structured design, making it both readable and easy to look things up in. It’s an extensive, interesting and comprehensive book about developmental psychology, and manages to cover all relevant topics in the field adequately. This is book is, unlike some others on the subject, not structured chronologically, i.e. beginning at a child’s conception and growth, and ending as soon as it becomes an adult, but instead topica How Children Develop is a tome of a textbook, with an incredibly appealing and structured design, making it both readable and easy to look things up in. It’s an extensive, interesting and comprehensive book about developmental psychology, and manages to cover all relevant topics in the field adequately. This is book is, unlike some others on the subject, not structured chronologically, i.e. beginning at a child’s conception and growth, and ending as soon as it becomes an adult, but instead topically. It covers the following topics: prenatal development and the newborn period, biology and behaviour, cognitive development, infancy (seeing, thinking, and doing), language development, conceptual development, intelligence and academic achievement, social development, emotional development, attachment to others and development of self, family, peers, moral development, and gender development. After each chapter, there’s room for a summary, a list of key terms, and some critical thinking questions. Even though I have used this book academically as an introduction to developmental psychology, I would seriously be devaluing the scope of it if I were to say that it can only be used as such. It’s an excellent textbook on the subject, perhaps the best I’ve encountered up until now, and it never gets truly boring (even for someone like me, who doesn’t appreciate developmental psychology as much as other fields of psychology). In short: interesting, engaging, informative, and extensive. A definite recommendation for anyone looking for a good book on developmental psychology that touches upon all its aspects, covers many interesting case examples, is well-organized, and still quite easy to read.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Josie

    As textbooks go, this one is engaging and I appreciated how it was set out with coloured subheadings and pictures to break up the text. It covers the field of developmental psychology fairly comprehensively, and the second edition includes a chapter on gender that wasn't part of my course, but I read it anyway (which I think is proof of how good a textbook is!). I only wish I'd had more than two weeks to read it in, because some of it was really interesting and I'd have liked to take my time. As textbooks go, this one is engaging and I appreciated how it was set out with coloured subheadings and pictures to break up the text. It covers the field of developmental psychology fairly comprehensively, and the second edition includes a chapter on gender that wasn't part of my course, but I read it anyway (which I think is proof of how good a textbook is!). I only wish I'd had more than two weeks to read it in, because some of it was really interesting and I'd have liked to take my time.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Dani

    each chapter was longer than it needed to be

  5. 5 out of 5

    Madison Jones

    I got this book for a college course I was taking. I actually wanted to keep this, however I rented it. This is a great introduction to childhood development. Lots of pictures and it was a very easy read with a lot of information.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Steffi

    Sehr informativ und auch gut erklärt. Doch das Lesen ist eher mühsam und man braucht deutlich länger als bei trivial Literatur. Somit ist es teilweise ganz schön frustrierend. Trotzdem wirklich gut.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    Infant development bores me, but I read this thing through and through. Ridiculous.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    I'm using this book for my class next semester. I'm using this book for my class next semester.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Scott Shepard

    I read this textbook for my Principles of Child Development class. It is pretty good as far as textbooks go, well written and full of supporting research.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Theresa Romero

  11. 5 out of 5

    OTIS

  12. 4 out of 5

    Herborg Bjåstad

  13. 5 out of 5

    Susan

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ada

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lane Ward

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    Mee Fernando

  17. 5 out of 5

    Maryam

  18. 4 out of 5

    Andres Øverbø

  19. 5 out of 5

    Chris

  20. 4 out of 5

    Brittanyhieta

  21. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Merck

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jaakko

  23. 5 out of 5

    Shelby

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Schuster

  25. 4 out of 5

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    Renz D

  27. 5 out of 5

    Hilary Novacek Bundt

  28. 4 out of 5

    Justin Fekete

  29. 5 out of 5

    Anna Nazarova

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sonja

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