A Child's World: Infancy Through Adolescence

A Child's World: Infancy Through Adolescence

13th Edition

By Gabriela Martorell and Diane Papalia and Ruth Feldman

  • Copyright: 2014

  • Publication Date: September 25, 2013

  • ISBN 10: 0078035430

  • ISBN 13: 9780078035432

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Martorell, Papalia, and Feldman continue to provide the extensive cross-cultural and multicultural coverage, innovative pedagogical learning system, and balance between research and real-life applications that has made A Child's World a favorite of students and professors alike.

  • Language: English

  • Imprint: McGraw-Hill College

  • Dimension: 9.2 x 11.1 IN

  • Page Count: 640

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Part 1 Enteringa Child’s World

Table of Contents

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Part 1 Enteringa Child’s World

Chapter 1:Studying A Child's World

Chapter 2: AChild's World: How We Discover It

Part2 Beginnings

Chapter 3: Forminga New Life: Conception, Heredity, and Environment

Chapter 4:Pregnancy and Prenatal Development

Chapter 5: Birthand the Newborn Baby

Part3 Infancy and Toddlerhood

Chapter 6:Physical Development and Health During the First Three Years

Chapter 7:Cognitive Development during the First Three Years

Chapter 8:Psychosocial Development during the First Three Years

Part4 Early Childhood

Chapter 9:Physical Development and Health in Early Childhood

Chapter 10:Cognitive Development in Early Childhood

Chapter 11:Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood

Part5 Middle Childhood

Chapter 12:Physical Development and Health in Middle Childhood

Chapter 13:Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood

Chapter 14:Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood

Part6 Adolescence

Chapter 15:Physical Development and Health in Adolescence

Chapter 16:Cognitive Development in Adolescence

Chapter 17:Psychosocial Development in Adolescence

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  • McGraw-Hill Connect is a digital assignment and assessment platform that strengthens the link between faculty, students, and coursework, helping everyone accomplish more in less time. For students, Connect uses innovative, interactive technology to enable a more personalized learning experience that better engages students in course content so they are better prepared, are more active in discussion, and achieve better results. Connect allows instructors to give homework assignments with immediate, automatic feedback, upload recorded class lectures and presentations through Tegrity, and track student progress and concept comprehension through robust reporting tools.
  • Available within Connect, SmartBook™ is an adaptive learning program designed to help students stay focused and maximize their study time. Based on metacognition, and powered by LearnSmart™, SmartBook’s adaptive capabilities provide with a personalized reading and learning experience that helps them identify the concepts they know, and more importantly, the concepts they don’t know.
  • Concept Clips help students break down key themes and difficult concepts in Psychology. Using easy-to-understand analogies, visual cues, and stimulating animations, Concept Clips make Psychology meaningful to everyday life.
  • Interactivities allow students to experience and apply their understanding of psychology to the world with fun and stimulating activities.
  • The McGraw-Hill Education Milestones video series is a powerful tool that allows students to experience life as it unfolds, from infancy to late adulthood. This ground-breaking, longitudinal video series tracks the development of real children as they progress through the early stages of physical, social, and emotional development in their first few weeks, months, and years of life.
  • Data-driven revisions. McGraw-Hill Education authors now have access to student performance data to analyze and to inform their revisions. This data is anonymously collected from the many students who use LearnSmart, the adaptive learning system that provides students with individualized assessment of their own progress. Because virtually every text paragraph is tied to several questions that students answer while using LearnSmart, the specific concepts with which students are having the most difficulty are easily pinpointed through empirical data in the form of a “heat map” report.
  • In addition to those areas that have been reworked for clarity with the HeatMap, “StudySmart” icons are placed in margins of the most important hot spots in the chapter based on student data. These icons lead students to digital assets that enhance their understanding of challenging concepts. The assets may be a video of a child that demonstrates a milestone, an animated figure to explain a concept visually, or a video of one of the book’s authors to further explain the topic.
  • Connect Insight™ is a one-of-kind visual analytics dashboard—now available for both instructors and students—that provides at-a-glance information regard¬ing student performance. Designed for mobile devices, Connect Insight travels from office to classroom, available on demand wherever or whenever it’s needed.
  • Continued emphasis on cultural and historical influences on development includes cross-cultural research throughout the text and highlights it in Around the World features, reflecting the diversity of the population in the United States and in other societies, exposing students to the diversity of cultures around the world.

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Key Features

  • McGraw-Hill Connect is a digital assignment and assessment platform that strengthens the link between faculty, students, and coursework, helping everyone accomplish more in less time. For students, Connect uses innovative, interactive technology to enable a more personalized learning experience that better engages students in course content so they are better prepared, are more active in discussion, and achieve better results. Connect allows instructors to give homework assignments with immediate, automatic feedback, upload recorded class lectures and presentations through Tegrity, and track student progress and concept comprehension through robust reporting tools.
  • Available within Connect, SmartBook™ is an adaptive learning program designed to help students stay focused and maximize their study time. Based on metacognition, and powered by LearnSmart™, SmartBook’s adaptive capabilities provide with a personalized reading and learning experience that helps them identify the concepts they know, and more importantly, the concepts they don’t know.
  • Concept Clips help students break down key themes and difficult concepts in Psychology. Using easy-to-understand analogies, visual cues, and stimulating animations, Concept Clips make Psychology meaningful to everyday life.
  • Interactivities allow students to experience and apply their understanding of psychology to the world with fun and stimulating activities.
  • The McGraw-Hill Education Milestones video series is a powerful tool that allows students to experience life as it unfolds, from infancy to late adulthood. This ground-breaking, longitudinal video series tracks the development of real children as they progress through the early stages of physical, social, and emotional development in their first few weeks, months, and years of life.
  • Data-driven revisions. McGraw-Hill Education authors now have access to student performance data to analyze and to inform their revisions. This data is anonymously collected from the many students who use LearnSmart, the adaptive learning system that provides students with individualized assessment of their own progress. Because virtually every text paragraph is tied to several questions that students answer while using LearnSmart, the specific concepts with which students are having the most difficulty are easily pinpointed through empirical data in the form of a “heat map” report.
  • In addition to those areas that have been reworked for clarity with the HeatMap, “StudySmart” icons are placed in margins of the most important hot spots in the chapter based on student data. These icons lead students to digital assets that enhance their understanding of challenging concepts. The assets may be a video of a child that demonstrates a milestone, an animated figure to explain a concept visually, or a video of one of the book’s authors to further explain the topic.
  • Connect Insight™ is a one-of-kind visual analytics dashboard—now available for both instructors and students—that provides at-a-glance information regard¬ing student performance. Designed for mobile devices, Connect Insight travels from office to classroom, available on demand wherever or whenever it’s needed.
  • Continued emphasis on cultural and historical influences on development includes cross-cultural research throughout the text and highlights it in Around the World features, reflecting the diversity of the population in the United States and in other societies, exposing students to the diversity of cultures around the world.

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About the Authors

Gabriela Martorell

Gabriela Alicia Martorell was born in Seattle, Washington, but moved as a toddler to Guatemala. At eight, she returned to the United States and lived in Northern California until leaving for her undergraduate training at the University of California, Davis. After obtaining her B.S. in Psychology, she earned her Ph.D. in Developmental and Evolutionary Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Since that time, she has taught at a number of learning institutions including Portland State University, Norfolk State University, and her current full-time position as an Associate Professor of Psychology at Virginia Wesleyan College. Gabriela has taught courses in introductory psychology, research methods, lifespan human development, infant development, child development, adolescent development, adulthood and aging, cultural issues in psychology, evolutionary psychology, developmental psychopathology, and Capstone community-based learning courses in Early Childhood Education and Aging. She is committed to teaching, mentoring, and advising. She is currently conducting research on attachment processes in immigrant Latino/a adolescents which is funded by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, and is Co-Investigator for a National Science Foundation grant focused on student retention and success in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Diane Papalia

As a professor, Diane E. Papalia has taught thousands of undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her bachelor’s degree, majoring in psychology, from Vassar College and both her master’s degree in child development and family relations and her Ph.D. in life-span developmental psychology from West Virginia University. She has published numerous articles in such professional journals as Human Development, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, Sex Roles, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology and Journal of Gerontology. Most of these papers have dealt with her major research focus, cognitive development from childhood through old age.

Ruth Feldman

Ruth Duskin Feldman is an award-winning writer and educator. With Diane E. Papalia and Sally Wendkos Olds, she coauthored the fourth and the seventh through the twelfth editions of Human Development and the eighth through the twelfth editions of A Child's World. She also is coauthor, with Dr. Papalia, Harvey Sterns and Cameron J. Camp, of Adult Development and Aging. A former teacher, she has developed educational materials for all levels from elementary school through college and has prepared ancillaries to accompany the Papalia-Olds books. She is author or coauthor of four books addressed to general readers, including Whatever Happened to the Quiz Kids? Perils and Profits of Growing Up Gifted. She has written for numerous newspapers and magazines and has lectured extensively and made national and local media appearances throughout the United States on education and gifted children. She received her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, where she was graduated with highest distinction and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.