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Development of Children
Eighth EditionCynthia Lightfoot; Michael Cole; Sheila Cole©2018
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The Development of Children has long been acclaimed for its authoritative chronological exploration of how the lives of children are shaped by biological and cultural factors. In this thoroughly updated new edition, lead author Cynthia Lightfoot builds on the legacy of original authors Michael and Sheila Cole, offering a lively, engaging, and always accessible examination of child development as a process involving the whole child within multiple, mutually influencing contexts. Throughout, the emphasis is on how the interaction of biology and culture contributes both to the universal pathways of development shared by all children and to the diverse developmental patterns that unfold in the lives of individual children.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Study of Human Development
Part I: In the Beginning
Chapter 2: Biocultural Foundations
Chapter 3: Prenatal Development and Birth
Part II: Infancy
Chapter 4: The First 3 Months
Chapter 5: Physical and Cognitive Development in Infancy
Chapter 6: Social and Emotional Development in Infancy
Part III: Early Childhood
Chapter 7: Language Acquisition
Chapter 8: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
Chapter 9: Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood
Chapter 10: Contexts of Development
Part IV: Middle Childhood
Chapter 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
Chapter 12: School as Context for Development
Chapter 13: Social and Emotional Development in Middle Childhood
Part V: Adolescence
Chapter 14: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
Chapter 15: Social and Emotional Development in Adolescence