Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence (9th by David R. Shaffer, Katherine Kipp

By David R. Shaffer, Katherine Kipp

This renowned, topically geared up, and punctiliously up-to-date baby and adolescent improvement textual content provides you with the easiest theories, examine, and useful recommendation that developmentalists need to supply this day. Authors David R. Shaffer and Katherine Kipp offer you a present and accomplished evaluation of kid and adolescent improvement, written in transparent, concise language that talks "to" you instead of "at" you. The authors additionally concentrate on software displaying how theories and examine follow to real-life settings. consequently, you are going to achieve an knowing of developmental ideas that can assist you on your roles as mom and dad, lecturers, nurses, day-care employees, pediatricians, psychologists, or in the other ability during which you could at some point impression the lives of constructing folks. to be had with InfoTrac pupil Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Show description

Read or Download Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence (9th Edition) PDF

Best developmental psychology books

The Structure of the Life Course: Standardized? Individualized? Differentiated?

It truly is an enormous opera for students and phd scholars that are learning transition to maturity (like me) or different goods approximately existence path. Massimo A. ZanettiUniversità della Valle d'AostaItalia

Adulthood (Routledge Modular Psychology)

Maturity is an available textual content which bargains with the important quarter of grownup mental improvement. It combines targeted money owed of the most theories and facts at the psychology of maturity with thorough dialogue and statement, offered in a concise and pleasant shape. The book's strategy encourages engagement with the most theories of this hugely appropriate subject, in addition to together with much less famous types of maturity for dialogue.

The ambiguity of play

Each baby is aware what it ability to play, however the remainder of us can in simple terms speculate. Is it one of those edition, instructing us talents, inducting us into sure groups? Is it energy, pursued in video games of prowess? destiny, deployed in video games of probability? having a pipe dream, enacted in paintings? Or is it simply frivolity? Brian Sutton-Smith, a number one proponent of play thought, considers each one threat because it has been proposed, elaborated, and debated in disciplines from biology, psychology, and schooling to metaphysics, arithmetic, and sociology.

Worldview and mind : religious thought and psychological development

While worldviews conflict, the realm reverberates. Now a exclusive pupil who has written largely on thinkers starting from Samuel Beckett to Eric Voegelin inquires into the resources of non secular conflict—and into methods of being spiritual that would decrease that clash. Worldview and brain covers a variety of thinkers and activities to discover the relation among faith and modernity in all its complexity.

Extra resources for Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence (9th Edition)

Sample text

Because conclusions drawn from the clinical method depend, in part, on the investigator’s subjective interpretations, it is always desirable to verify these insights using other research techniques. Mary Kate Denny/PhotoEdit Observational Methodologies Often researchers prefer to observe people’s behavior directly rather than asking them questions about it. One method that many developmentalists favor is naturalistic observation—observing people in their common, everyday (that is, natural) surroundings (Pellegrini, 1996).

This face-to-face still-face procedure allowed the researchers to observe the interactions of interest in a little over 6 minutes, rather than traveling to 695 different homes and waiting for hours and hours for the behaviors to occur. observer influence © Corbis the tendency of participants to react to an observer’s presence by behaving in unnatural ways. Copyright 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s).

The girl smiled and skipped back toward the table loaded with pitchers, cups, and money box. The cha-ching of money filling the till had clearly excited her, but she composed herself and returned to stand in her spot behind the table. As I sipped my lemonade, I noticed that other children were present. Two boys, who by garb and demeanor appeared to be late-stage middle schoolers, were sprawled on the grass by the sidewalk, conversing in hushed tones. Two girls, heads taller than the boys but apparently preteens as well, stood a few feet behind the stand.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.11 of 5 – based on 44 votes