Higher Education

Childhood: Voyages in Development, 5th Edition

  • Spencer A. Rathus The College of New Jersey
  • ISBN-10: 1133956475  |  ISBN-13: 9781133956471
  • 576 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

Spencer A. Rathus provides a hands-on approach in the chronologically organized CHILDHOOD: VOYAGES IN DEVELOPMENT, Fifth Edition, augmenting your goal of helping students understand the links between developmental theories and research and their application to everyday life. Using his proven pedagogical approach, interspersed with personal and humorous stories, Rathus makes reading and studying an enjoyable process of discovery.

Features and Benefits

  • "A Closer Look--Research" boxes focus on contemporary techniques and issues in developmental research, and include new boxes on ethics, the impact of genes on delinquency, mixed-age preschool classrooms, scaffolding, prejudice, and math education.
  • "A Closer Look--Diversity" boxes address challenging issues as to how children and adolescents are influenced by their ethnic backgrounds and gender roles. New topics include the effect of parents' age on children and attachment in communal settings.
  • "A Closer Look--Real Life" boxes show the many ways in which theories and research in development can be applied in students' worlds. They cover such topics as treating bed-wetting, sex selection, advice for expectant fathers, birthing options, and guidelines for infant nutrition.
  • The book's chronological organization takes students from the micro world of genetics and neuroscience to the macro world of a child's growth, from infancy through adolescence.
  • The text utilizes the proven PQ4R (Preview, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, and Recite) active-learning approach, which is an integral part of each chapter.
  • Each chapter begins with a "Truth or Fiction?" feature. These interesting true/false statements entice students to delve into the subject matter by challenging folklore and common sense. For instance, an item in Chapter 7 states: "Infants who are securely attached to their mothers do not like to stray from them." In-text "Truth or Fiction Revisited" sections provide an analysis of the statements posed at the beginning of the chapter.

Table of Contents

1. History, Theories, and Methods.
2. Heredity and Conception.
3. Prenatal Development.
4. Birth and the Newborn Baby: In the New World.
5. Infancy: Physical Development.
6. Infancy: Cognitive Development.
7. Infancy: Social and Emotional Development.
8. Early Childhood: Physical Development.
9. Early Childhood: Cognitive Development.
10. Early Childhood: Social and Emotional Development.
11. Middle Childhood: Physical Development.
12. Middle Childhood: Cognitive Development.
13. Middle Childhood: Social and Emotional Development.

What's New

  • “Observing Children, Understanding Ourselves” video feature (previously “Lessons in Observation”), which allows students to observe children at different stages of development, has been expanded in the Fifth Edition. Each lesson in the text includes a photo and critical thinking question tied to a video available online via CourseMate. The online video is accompanied by a short applied lesson and critical thinking questions. New video topics include childhood obesity, infant perception, and emotional development, among others. The lessons are assignable and can be e-mailed to the professor. For ease of access, these videos are also included in the chapter outline with a QR code attached.
  • Updated with nearly 1,000 new references, the Fifth Edition includes more coverage of brain development throughout the phases of development from infancy to adolescence. New research references discuss the probable causes of SIDS, the most recent “Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0–6,” teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS Surveillance studies, and many other topics.
  • Fourteen more Observing Children, Understanding Ourselves videos have been added for the fifth edition. As they read each chapter, students can link directly to the observational videos throughout by scanning the QR code next to each video. QR code scanners can easily and quickly be downloaded for free onto a student’s phone online at an app stores.

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Supplements

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CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128541778X | ISBN-13: 9781285417783)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285417763 | ISBN-13: 9781285417769)

Cengage Learning's Psychology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, glossaries, flashcards, quizzes, videos, Observing Development video quizzes, and more—as well as EngagementTracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course. CourseMate can be bundled with the student text. Contact your Cengage sales representative for information on getting access to CourseMate.

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CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128541778X | ISBN-13: 9781285417783)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE: VOYAGES IN DEVELOPMENT, 5th Edition.

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CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285417763 | ISBN-13: 9781285417769)

Cengage Learning’s Psychology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including glossaries, flashcards, quizzes, videos, Observing Development video quizzes, and more in your Psychology CourseMate. Go to CengageBrain.com to register or purchase access.

List Price = $182.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $136.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Spencer A. Rathus

Spencer A. Rathus received his Ph.D. from the University at Albany and is on the faculty of The College of New Jersey. His research interests include treatment of obesity and eating disorders, smoking cessation, human growth and development, methods of therapy, and sexual dysfunctions. He is the author of the widely used Rathus Assertiveness Schedule and has written several college textbooks, including PSYCH, HDEV, AIDS: WHAT EVERY STUDENT NEEDS TO KNOW, HUMAN SEXUALITY IN A CHANGING WORLD, ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD, and CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE: VOYAGES IN DEVELOPMENT.