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: IQ Tests and Other Measures
    … Stability and Predictive Values of IQ Tests
    … An Alternative View: Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
    … Explaining Differences in IQ Scores
    … Interaction Heredity and Environment
    … Group Differences in IQ 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 Psychopathology: A New Approach
    … The Psychopathologies 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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