The Developing Child
Bee (Helen)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

Contents1

  1. Basic Questions
    → Nature and Nurture: An Ancient Debate
    → Interactions of Nature and Nurture
    → The Nature of Development
    → Theories of Development
    → Finding the Answers: Research on Development
    → Research Methods
    → Research Analysis
  2. Prenatal Development
    → Conception
    → The Basics of Conception
    → Patterns of Genetic Inheritance
    Twins2 and Siblings
    → Genotypes and Phenotypes
    → Development from Conception to Birth
    → An Overview of Prenatal Development
    → Genetic Errors
    → Teratogens: Diseases and Drugs
    → Other Influences on Prenatal Development
    → An Overview of Risks and Long-Term Consequences of Prenatal Problems
    → Sex Differences in Prenatal Development
    → Social Class Differences
  3. Birth and the Newborn Child
    → The Stages of Labor
    → Adapting to the Newborn
    → The Newborn: What Can He Do?
    → The Daily Life of Infants
    → Individual Differences Among Babies
  4. Physical Development
    → Four Reasons for Studying Physical Development
    → Basic Sequences and Common Patterns
    → Development of Sexual Maturity
    → Using the Body: Motor Development
    → Variations in Rate of Development
    → Health Issues
    → Determinants of Growth: Explanations of Physical Development
  5. Perceptual Development
    → Ways of Studying Early Perceptual Skills
    → Basic Sensory Skills
    → Complex Perceptual Skills: Preferences, Discrimination, and Patterns
    → Ignoring Perceptual Information: The Perceptual Constancies
    → The Object Concept
    → Perception of Social Signals
    → Individual Differences in Perception: Speed and Efficiency
    → Explanations of Perceptual Development
    → Perceptual Development: A Summing-Up
  6. Cognitive Development I: Structure and Process
    → Three Views of Intelligence
    → Piaget's Perspective
    → Infancy
    → The Preschool Years
    → The School-Age Child
    → Cognitive Development in Adolescence
    → Preliminary Conclusions and Questions
    → Information Processing in Children
  7. Cognitive Development II: Individual Difference in Cognitive Abilities
    → Measuring Intellectual Power: IQ3 Tests and Other Measures
    → Stability and Predictive Values of IQ4 Tests
    → An Alternative View: Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
    → Explaining Differences in IQ5 Scores
    → Interaction Heredity and Environment
    → Group Differences in IQ6 Scores
    → The Measurement of Intelligence: A Last Look
    → Individual Differences in Information Processing
    → Cognitive Development: Putting the Three Approaches Together
  8. The Development of Language
    → What is Language Anyway?
    → Before the First Words: The Prelinguistic Phase
    → The First Words
    → Speaking in Sentences: The Development of Grammar
    → the Development of Word Meaning
    → Using Language: Communication and Self-direction
    → Explaining Language development
    → Individual Differences in Language Development
    → An Application of the Basic Knowledge: Learning to Read
  9. Personality Development: Alternative Views
    → Defining Personality in Adults
    → Defining Personality in Children
    → Genetic and Biological Explanations
    → Learning Explanations
    → Psychoanalytic Explanations
    → A Possible Synthesis
  10. The Concept of Self in Children
    → The Development of the Concept of Self
    → Self-esteem
    → The Self-concept: A Summing-up
    → The Development of Gender and Sex-Role Concepts
  11. The Development of Social Relationships
    → Attachment theory: Concepts and Terminology
    → The Parents' Bond to the Child
    → The Baby's Attachment to the Parent
    → Variations in the Quality of Infants' Attachments
    → Relationships with Peers: Playmates and Friends
    → Behavior with Peers: Prosocial Behavior and Aggression
    → Individual Differences in Peer Relationships
  12. Thinking About Relationships: The Development of Social Cognition
    → Some General Principles and Issues
    → Reading Others' Feelings
    → Describing Other People
    → Describing Friendships
    → Making Moral Judgments
    → Social Cognition and Behavior
    → Social Cognition and General Cognitive Development
  13. The Ecology of Development: The Child Within the Family System
    → Theoretical Approaches
    → Dimensions of Family Interaction
    → Patterns or Styles of Child Rearing
    → Other Aspects of Family Dynamics
    → Some Exosystem Effects: Parents' Work and Social Support
  14. Beyond the Family: The Impact of the Broader Culture
    → Child Care
    → The Impact of Schools
    → Joining the Work World: The Impact of Jobs on Teenagers
    → The Impact of the Mass Media
    → Macrosystem Effects: The Impact of the Larger Culture
  15. Atypical Development
    → Frequency of Problems
    → Developmental Psychopathology7: A New Approach
    → The Psychopathologies8 of Childhood
    → Intellectually Atypical Development
    → Schooling for Atypical Children
    → Sex Differences in Atypical Development
    → A Final Point
  16. Putting it All Together: The Developing Child
    → Transitions, Consolidations, and Systems
    → From Birth to 18 Months
    → The Preschool Years
    → The Elementary School Years
    → Adolescence
    → Returning to Some Basic Questions
    → Individual Difference
    → A Final Point: The Joy of Development



In-Page Footnotes ("Bee (Helen) - The Developing Child")

Footnote 1: This is the TOC of the 9th edition, but is broadly similar to that of the 5th editon.


BOOK COMMENT:

Fifth edition, 1989. For the latest edition, see Link (Defunct).



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