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SECTION 1 The Nature of Children's Development

CHAPTER 1 Introduction

SECTION 2 Beginnings

CHAPTER 2 Biological Beginnings

CHAPTER 3 Prenatal Development


SECTION 3 Infancy

CHAPTER 5 Physical Development in Infancy

CHAPTER 6 Cognitive Development in Infancy

CHAPTER 7 Socioemotional Development in Infancy

SECTION 4 Early Childhood

CHAPTER 8 Physical Development in Early Childhood

CHAPTER 9 Cognitive Development in Early Childhood

CHAPTER 10 Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood

SECTION 5 Middleand Late Childhood

CHAPTER 11 Physical Development in Middle & Late Childhood

CHAPTER 12 Cognitive Development in Middle & Late Childhood

CHAPTER 13 Socioemotional Development in Middle & Late Childhood

SECTION 6 Adolescence

CHAPTER 14 Physical Development in Adolescence

CHAPTER 15 Cognitive Development in Adolescence

CHAPTER 16 Socioemotional Development in Adolescence