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Child Development: An Introduction
Child Development: An Introduction

Child Development: An Introduction, 15th Edition

ISBN10: 1260245918 | ISBN13: 9781260245912
By John Santrock, Jennifer Lansford and Kirby Deater-Deckard

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Thorough. Accurate. Reliable. Engaging. These are just a few words used by adopters and reviewers of John Santrock's Child Development. The topically-organized fifteenth edition continues with Santrock's highly contemporary tone and focus, featuring over 1,000 new citations. The popular Connections theme shows students the different aspects of children's development to help them better understand the concepts. Used by hundreds of thousands of students over fourteen editions, Santrock's proven learning goals system provides a clear roadmap to course mastery. 

Section 1: The Nature of Child Development
Chapter 1 Introduction

Section 2: Biological Processes, Physical Development, and Perceptual Development
Chapter 2 Biological Beginnings
Chapter 3 Prenatal Development and Birth
Chapter 4 Physical Development and Health
Chapter 5 Motor, Sensory, and Perceptual Development

Section 3: Cognition and Language
Chapter 6 Cognitive Developmental Approaches
Chapter 7 Information Processing
Chapter 8 Intelligence
Chapter 9 Language Development

Section 4: Socioemotional Development
Chapter 10 Emotional Development
Chapter 11 The Self and Identity
Chapter 12 Gender
Chapter 13 Moral Development

Section 5: Social Contexts of Development
Chapter 14 Families
Chapter 15 Peers
Chapter 16 Schools and Achievement
Chapter 17 Culture and Diversity

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John Santrock

John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He has taught at the University of Charleston, the University of Georgia, and the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches educational psychology at the undergraduate level. In 2006, Dr. Santrock received the University of Texas at Dallas Excellence in Teaching Award. His research has included publications in the Journal of Educational Psychology on the contextual aspects of affectively toned cognition and children's self-regulatory behavior as well as teachers' perceptions of children from divorced families. He has been on the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology and Child Development. His publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: Child Development, 13th Edition; Life-Span Development, 14th Edition; Adolescence, 14th Edition; Psychology, 7th Edition; and Educational Psychology, 4th Edition.

Jennifer Lansford

Jennifer E. Lansford is a Research Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy and Faculty Fellow of the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University. She earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2000. Dr. Lansford has authored more than 200 publications that focus on the development of aggression and other behavior problems during childhood and adolescence, with particular attention to how parent, peer, and cultural factors contribute to or protect against these problems. Dr. Lansford leads the Parenting Across Cultures Project, a longitudinal study of mothers, fathers, and children from nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States). In addition, Dr. Lansford has consulted for UNICEF on the evaluation of parenting programs in several low- and middle-income countries and on the development of a set of international stand¬ards for parenting programs. She serves in editorial roles on several academic journals and has served in a number of national and international leadership roles, including chairing the U.S. National Institutes of Health Psychosocial Development, Risk and Prevention Study Section; chair¬ing the U.S. National Committee for Psychological Science of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; chairing the Society for Research in Child Development International Affairs Committee; and serving on the Secretariat of the International Consortium for Developmental Science Societies. Dr. Lansford’s husband, Chris, is a surgeon who specializes in head and neck cancer. They have two children: Katherine, age 16, and Nick, age 13.

Kirby Deater-Deckard

Kirby Deater-Deckard is a Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he serves as graduate program leader in developmental science, and neuroscience and behavior. He also is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and director of the Healthy Development Initiative in Springfield, Massachusetts. He earned his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Virginia in 1994. Dr. Deater-Deckard has authored more than 200 publications that focus on the biological and environmental influences in the development of individual differences in social-emotional and cog¬nitive outcomes in childhood and adolescence. The emphasis of his recent work is on parenting and inter-generational transmission of self-regulation (e.g., executive function, emotion regulation) that uses behavioral, cognitive neuroscience, and genetic research methods. He is principal or co-investigator on several longitudinal studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation. Dr. Deater-Deckard serves as a consulting investigator on several longitudinal research project teams around the globe and is a scientific review panelist for the Institute of Education Sciences (US Department of Education). He is co-editor of the book series, Frontiers in Developmental Science (Taylor & Francis), and serves on editorial boards for journals in developmental and family sciences. Dr. Deater-Deckard’s wife, Keirsten, is a community volunteer, and they have two daughters, Anna, age 22, and Elly, age 15.


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