Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2011

514 Pages | 250 photos; 95 figures; 17 tables

ISBN: 9780195432985

Bookseller Code (05)

Child Development

Perspectives in Developmental Psychology

M. D. Rutherford

  • Comprehensive coverage. Coverage of cognitive topics is combined with detailed 'Social Contexts for Development', 'Language Development', 'Sex and Gender', and 'Moral and Prosocial Development' chapters. These chapters include discussion of families, peers, intelligence, schooling, language, gender, and culture; they ensure students receive a well-balanced introduction to child development.
  • 100% Canadian. Child Development: Perspectives in Developmental Psychology is a from-the-ground-up Canadian text. Unlike Canadian adaptations, Child Development was written specifically for Canadian students and features a wealth of Canadian research, statistics, and real-life examples.
  • Strongly Grounded in Research. Aim to help students understand the questions that drive researchers throughout the text.
  • Unique approach to research. 'From the Lab' boxes create an innovative opportunity for student research. Featured in every chapter, these boxes present a problem that summarizes research in a specific area for which the field of developmental psychology has not reached a consensus. The boxes then ask students to think about how to design an experiment that could answer the question. Follow-up questions to check the experiment are also included and provide students with a unique opportunity to think critically about conducting their own research.
  • Outstanding range of pedagogy. Brimming with essential learning tools, Child Development: Perspectives in Developmental Psychology features an engaging boxed program, including 'Assessing Social Impact', 'Culture and Community', and 'Research in Action' boxes. Additionally chapters include 'Developmental Milestones' timelines,
  • Approachable writing style. Author makes complex concepts easy to understand with a multitude of examples.
  • Quick-reference tools for students. Front inside cover features definitions of important theories, theorists, and research developments and provides page references to where they appear in the text. Checklist for conducting research is printed on the back inside cover and highlights the keys to preparing, conducting, and assessing research.
  • Stunning visual program. With over 200 images, 94 figures, and 17 tables, students receive a visually engaging introduction to child development.
  • Supplements Galore. A wealth of instructor resources have been created, including an instructor's manual, a test generator, and PowerPoint slides in addition to an instructor/student companion website. Website features chapter summaries, learning objectives, key terms, a glossary, review questions, practice tests, and flash cards to facilitate study and review. Printed student study guide includes even more review exercises and learning tools and can be packaged with the text.

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