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The Developing Child,


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Table of Contents

  • Part I: Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Basic Issues in the Study of Development
  • Part II: The Beginnings of Life
  • Chapter 2: Prenatal Development
  • Chapter 3: Birth and Early Infancy
  • Part III: The Physical Child
  • Chapter 4: Physical Development
  • Chapter 5: Perceptual Development
  • Part IV: The Thinking Child
  • Chapter 6: Cognitive Development I: Structure and Process
  • Chapter 7: Cognitive Development II: Individual Differences in Cognitive Abilities
  • Chapter 8: The Development of Language
  • Part V: The Social Child
  • Chapter 9: Personality Development: Alternative Views
  • Chapter 10: Concepts of Self, Gender, and Sex Roles
  • Chapter 11: The Development of Social Relationships
  • Chapter 12: Thinking about Relationships: Social-Cognitive and Moral Development
  • Part VI: The Whole Child
  • Chapter 13: The Ecology of Development: The Child within the Family System
  • Chapter 14: Beyond the Family: The Impact of the Broader Culture
  • Chapter 15: Atypical Development
  • Epilogue: Putting It All Together: The Developing Child

About the Author

Denise Boyd received her Ed.D. in educational psychology from the University of Houston and has been a psychology instructor in the Houston Community College System since 1988. From 1995 until 1998, she chaired the psychology, sociology, and anthropology department at Houston Community College-Central. She has coauthored multiple Pearson texts: with Helen Bee, Lifespan Development (Sixth Edition) and The Growing Child (First Edition); and with Genevieve Stevens, Current Readings in Lifespan Development. A licensed psychologist, she has presented a number of papers at professional meetings, reporting research in child, adolescent, and adult development. She has also presented workshops for teachers whose students range from preschool to college.

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