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Child and Adolescent Development: An Integrated Approach, 1st Edition

  • David F. Bjorklund Florida Atlantic University
  • Carlos Hernández Blasi University Jaume I
  • ISBN-10: 049509563X  |  ISBN-13: 9780495095637
  • 800 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

Organized topically to realistically present the three overarching perspectives that guide today's researchers and practitioners of developmental psychology, David Bjorklund and Carlos Hernández Blasi's CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH provides not only a truly ground-breaking integrated approach but also the most practical and up-to-date introduction to this vital subject. The authors emphasize applied issues and consistently show how the major perspectives on human development must be integrated—-rather than presented as contrasting and sometimes contradictory ways of looking at development—-in order to meaningfully understand infants, children, and adolescents as well as how they develop. High-interest boxes including the Biopsychology of Childhood, Evolution in Action, and Socioculturally Speaking appear in rotation throughout the chapters to add both depth and dimension to the presentation of the text's comprehensive core content and featured perspectives. A rich set of pedagogical resources in the text itself and throughout its dynamic suite of online and print supplements helps to ensure that this text engages, enlightens, and challenges students in unique ways. Take a look and see why pre-publication reviewers and class-testers have been raving about the exciting teaching and learning possibilities this new text offers.

Features and Benefits

  • Topical Organization. Complementing the text's conversational, student-friendly tone, the flexible topical organization allows the authors to emphasize and truly integrate the three overarching perspectives that guide today's researchers and practitioners of developmental psychology and reflect developmental scientists' advances in understanding areas such as infant development; socioemotional development; biomedical science, particularly neuroscience, genetics, and evolution; and the role of social context and culture. The text's overall organization moves from foundations of development to cognitive development and finally social development.
  • Integrated Approach. The authors integrate three overarching perspectives of modern developmental psychology: developmental contextualism, a sociocultural perspective, and evolutionary theory. Developmental contextualism emphasizes the relevance that the continuous interaction between an active child and a changing environment has for development at all levels of organization, from genes through culture; a sociocultural perspective recognizes the centrality of the social environment, culturally organized and historically shaped, in development; and evolutionary theory takes a truly long view of human history, examining the role that natural selection has had in shaping human development.
  • High-interest boxes. Five types of boxes appear in rotation throughout the chapters to add both depth and dimension to the presentation of the text's comprehensive core content and featured perspectives: The Biopsychology of Childhood, Child Development in the Real World, Evolution in Action, Food for Thought, and Socioculturally Speaking.
  • The Biopsychology of Childhood boxes examine different aspects of biopsychological development (for example, Brain Development and the Development of Declarative Memory in Infancy in Chapter 5; Hormonal and Neural Development and Changes in Risk-Taking in Adolescence in Chapter 14).
  • Child Development in the Real World boxes focus on applied issues (for example, When Sleepless Babies Create Sleepless Parents in Chapter 3; Children's Memory and Testimony in the Real World in Chapter 8).
  • Evolution in Action boxes deal with adaptations evolved over our species' history (for example, An Evolutionary Approach to Emotions and Emotional Development in Chapter 11; The Case of Incest Avoidance in Chapter 15).
  • Socioculturally Speaking boxes address big questions on this big topic (for example, Are Children Intuitive Theists? in Chapter 6; Are People Getting Smarter? The Flynn Effect in Chapter 10).
  • Emphasis on Applications. This text's "real-world" topics provide practical advice for professionals (police officers, nurses, teachers, therapists, etc.) as well as parents (or parents-to-be) and other people who deal with typically developing children on a regular basis, answering, for example, questions such as how do you deal with an unruly child, what do you do when babies won't sleep, and how can reading to young children enhance their language and school performance? Applied topics also address atypical development and developmental psychopathology.

Table of Contents

PART I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT.
1. Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development.
2. Theories and Contexts of Development.
3. Genetics, Prenatal Development, and the Neonate.
4. Physical Development.
PART II: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT: BECOMING A PROBLEM SOLVER.
5. What Do Infants Know and When and How do They Know It?
6. The Symbolic Child: Piaget's Theory and Beyond.
7. Understanding Self and Others.
8. Becoming Self-Directed Thinkers: Problem Solving and Memory.
9. Language Development.
10. Intelligence and School Achievement.
PART III: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: BECOMING A SOCIAL BEING.
11. Emotion, Temperament, and Personality Development.
12. Attachment and Early Parent-Child Care.
13. The Family and Other Contexts for Socialization.
14. Competing and Cooperating with Peers.
15. The Development of Sexuality and Gender Identity.
Glossary.
References.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

David F. Bjorklund

David F. Bjorklund is Professor of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University, where he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in developmental psychology since 1976. He received a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts in 1971, an M.A. degree in psychology from the University of Dayton in 1973, and a Ph.D. degree in developmental psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976. He has received numerous teaching and research awards from Florida Atlantic University, and is the recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award. He has co-authored several books. Bjorklund has served as Associate Editor of CHILD DEVELOPMENT, published by the Society for Research in Child Development, has served on the editorial boards of DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, DEVELOPMENTAL REVIEW, COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY REVIEW, JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY, JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT, JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY, and SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY QUARTERLY, and has served as a contributing editor to PARENTS MAGAZINE. He has published more than 100 scholarly articles on various topics relating to child development and has received financial support for his research from the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the German Research Foundation. His current research interests include children's cognitive development, cognitive developmental primatology, and evolutionary developmental psychology.

Carlos Hernández Blasi

Carlos Hernández Blasi earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from the Universitat de Barcelona in 1986 and his Ph.D. from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in1993. Since 1997, he has been Associate Professor at the University Jaume I in Castellón, Spain, where he teaches developmental psychology through the Department of Psychology and the College of Education. His primary field of research is cognitive development, particularly memory development in children, although his interests have become increasingly focused on how contemporary biological approaches (neurosciences, behavioral genetics, and, especially, evolutionary theory) can improve our understanding of psychological development. Professor Hernández-Blasi has been a visiting professor and invited lecturer at different US and European research institutions, including Florida Atlantic University, the Max-Planck Institute in Munich, Germany, and Aalborg University in Denmark. He has been awarded several research grants in Spain and currently serves as an Associate Editor of Infancia y Aprendizaje, the leading Spanish-language journal on child development. His other books (all in Spanish) include Contexts for Psychological Development and Education, and Developmental Psychology: An Historical and Conceptual Approach. He lives in Castellón, on the Mediterranean coast, and loves the arts, especially film and music, as well as traveling, swimming, and watching sports.