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Child Development: A Thematic Approach, 6th Edition

  • Danuta Bukatko College of the Holy Cross
  • Marvin W. Daehler University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • ISBN-10: 0618608656  |  ISBN-13: 9780618608652
  • 752 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 2001, 1998
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

Bukatko/Daehler's CHILD DEVELOPMENT: A THEMATIC APPROACH provides a comprehensive, topically organized, up-to-date picture of development from conception to adolescence. Most important, it draws students' attention to the themes that replay themselves throughout the course of development, fundamental issues that resurface continually and that provide coherence to sometimes seemingly disparate research. The themes can serve as frameworks to help students further understand and remember the multitude of facts about child development. Bukatko/Daehler's sixth edition text draws on five themes, Nature and Nurture, Sociocultural Influence, Continuity/Discontinuity, Interaction among Domains, and Risk/Resilience. By drawing on these themes, the authors hope to stimulate readers to think about the process of development, or why it proceeds as it does. Through new For Your Review and Reflection sections, the authors also hope students will engage with the text and become more adept critical thinkers, who are more likely to appreciate the ramifications of theory and research for applied issues such as parenting practices, education, and social policy for children, which are ultimately concerns for us all.

Features and Benefits

  • For Your Review and Reflection sections provide a series of questions designed to promote a review of the material at the end of major sections in each chapter. This feature provides an active way for students to recap and verify their understanding of the topic just covered.
  • What Do You Think? This feature presents a number of controversies and open-ended questions surrounding key topics in development that can serve as the foundation for debate and extended discussion in the classroom.
  • Key Themes in Development serve to organize and provide coherence for the material presented throughout the book. We see these themes as pedagogical tools designed to help students discern the importance and interrelatedness of various facts, and as vehicles for instructors to encourage critical analysis among students.
  • Research Applied to Parenting/Education: Designed to identify some of the implications of research that extend beyond the laboratory, this feature addresses such topics as the steps that parents might take to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, and the strategies teachers might follow to promote gender equity in the classroom.
  • STUDY AIDS: The chapter recaps, For Your Review and Reflection lists, and marginal glossary all serve to underscore important themes, terms, and concepts. We hope that students will actively utilize these aids to reinforce what they have learned in the chapter body. In addition, we employ several strategies to make the material in this text more accessible to students: vignettes to open the chapter, the Research Applied to Parenting/Education feature, the liberal use of examples throughout the text, and an extensive program of illustrations accompanied by instructive captions.

Table of Contents

1. Themes and Theories.
2. Studying Child Development.
3. Genetics and Heredity.
4. The Prenatal Period and Birth.
5. Brain, Motor Skill, and Physical Development.
6. Basic Learning and Perception.
7. Language.
8. Cognition.
9. Social Cognition.
10. Achievement.
11. Emotion.
12. Self and Values.
13. Gender.
14. The Family.
15. Peers.
16. Beyond Family and Peers.

What's New

  • NEW Content: Extensive work on updating the research and themes and concepts emerging in the research literature has taken place for every chapter.
  • Chapter 8 now covers traditional theories of cognitive development as well as concept development, attention, and most aspects of memory.
  • Chapter 9 now focuses on summarizing the remarkable growth in research concerned with various topics associated with how the infant, child, and adolescent orient to the social world, understand psychological states and social groups, and the many influences on cognitive development that originate in and are fostered by social contexts.
  • Chapter 10 now focuses on the numerous factors that research has identified as being linked to success in school.
  • Key Themes in Development: These themes have been streamlined from six themes to five. Within each chapter, some or all of the five developmental themes previously identified serve to organize and provide coherence for the material. These pedagogical tools are designed to help students discern the importance and interrelatedness of various facts, and are vehicles for instructors to encourage critical analysis among students.
  • Chronology Charts: These charts have had an overhaul in design to help make them more accessible and relevant. These charts (one or two are provided in most chapters) summarize the child's specific developmental attainments at various ages. The authors hope these guidelines will give students a sense of the pattern and typical timing of important events in the child's life, and that they will serve as another organizing device for the material presented in each chapter.
  • Research Applied to Parenting/Education Boxes: These boxes are designed to identify some of the implications of research that extend beyond the laboratory. Their goal is to help students think about questions and concerns that typically affect parents and teachers in their interactions with children.
  • Atypical Development Boxes: Rather than include a separate chapter focused on developmental problems, the authors continue to include within most chapters an "Atypical Development" feature. By doing so, the authors hope to emphasize that the same processes that help to explain normal development can also help us understand development that is different from the norm. They also believe that understanding atypical development can illuminate the factors that guide more typical child development.
  • NEW What Do You Think? Boxes: This new feature serves as a foundation for debate and extended discussion by combining the previous edition's Controversy Boxes and What Do You Think questions in to one feature.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Danuta Bukatko

Danuta (Diane) Bukatko (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is Professor of Psychology and currently holds the Joseph H. Maguire Professorship in Education at Holy Cross College. She has a long-standing interest in cognitive and gender-role development in children, as well as the teaching of psychology. Her current research focuses on children's understanding of gender and power.

Marvin W. Daehler

Marvin W. Daehler is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a Fellow in Division 7 (Developmental Psychology) of the American Psychological Association as well as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. He has been Associate Editor for the journal CHILD DEVELOPMENT and the MONOGRAPHS OF THE SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT, a reviewer for research articles submitted to numerous other developmental publications, and has served on grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Education. He has also served as Associate Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of Undergraduate Studies for various periods while a member of the Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts. His research activities, supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health, have been concerned with understanding the development of basic representational abilities, memory, and transfer in problem solving in very young children.