A Child's World: Infancy Through Adolescence

A Child's World: Infancy Through Adolescence

13th Edition

By Gabriela Martorell and Diane Papalia and Ruth Feldman

  • Copyright: 2014

  • Publication Date: Sep 25 2013

  • ISBN 10: 0078035430

  • ISBN 13: 9780078035432

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This fully-revised thirteenth edition continues to provide the extensive cross-cultural and multicultural coverage, the innovative pedagogical learning system, and the balance between research and rea

This fully-revised thirteenth edition continues to provide the extensive cross-cultural and multicultural coverage, the innovative pedagogical learning system, and the balance between research and real-life applications that has made A Child's World a favorite of students and professors alike. The new edition was revised using McGraw-Hill's Heat Map Technology, which gives authors access to real data from real students to create their revisions. This data is anonymously collected from the many students who use LearnSmart, the adaptive learning tool that provides students with an individualized assessment of their own progress. Because virtually every text paragraph is tied to several questions that students answer while using LearnSmart, empirical data showing the specific concepts with which students have the most difficulty is easily pinpointed for the authors to review. In addition to those areas that have been reworked for clarity in the thirteenth edition, ?StudySmart? icons are placed in the most important hot spots in the chapter based on student data. These icons lead students to digital assets that enhance their understanding of challenging concepts.

  • Language: English

  • Imprint: McGraw-Hill College

  • Dimension: 9.2 x 11.1

  • Page Count: 640

New Features

  • LearnSmart is our response to today?s student. LearnSmart is designed to maximize productivity and efficiency in learning, helping students ?know what they know? while helping them learn what they don?t know.
  • Milestones of Child Development is a powerful tool that allows students to experience life as it unfolds. With Milestones students track the early stages of physical, social, and emotional development. By watching one child over time or comparing various children, Milestones provides a unique, experiential learning environment that can only be achieved by watching real human development as it happens? all in pre- transitional and post milestone segments. In addition, McGraw-Hill?s Milestones includes a powerful assessment tool, to help students and instructors track progress and gage understanding of key course concepts.
  • ?StudySmart? icons lead students to digital assets that enhance their understanding of challenging concepts. The assets may be a video of a child that demonstrates a milestone, an animated figure to explain a concept visually, or a video of one of the book?s authors to further explain the topic.
  • Correlation Guide:

    www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/AE_Early_Childhood_Education_35e.pdf

    This convenient guide matches the articles in Annual Editions: Early Childhood Education, 35/e with the corresponding chapters in two of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Early Childhood Education textbooks by Papalia/Feldman and Santrock.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive pedagogic support includes Guideposts for Study, Checkpoints, What's Your View? questions, Summary and Key Terms, Part Previews, and Part Overviews, preparing students for the material they are about to read and guiding them through the reading process.
  • Chapter 1, Studying A Child's World, now includes a new box on immigrant families, new examples of childhood as a social construction, and updated statistics on poverty and ethnicity.
  • Updated information on ART, epigenesis, Down syndrome, schizophrenia, multiple births, and genetic testing emphasizes the importance of heredity and the environment in a child's life.
  • Information on birth and newborn babies now features coverage of childbirth settings, doulas, and C-sections updated as well as information on VBACs, Apgar, and low birth weight, along with updated statistics on prematurity and stillbirths.
  • Updated consideration of psychosocial development during the first three years includes new material on infant smiling, mirror neurons, the neural base of attachment, altruism/altruistic behavior and self-regulation, disorganized attachment pattern and maternal employment/child care, along with a new section on shared intentionality/collaborative activity.
  • Significantly revised early education material features expanded coverage of Montessori, Reggio Emilia, theory of mind, and late-talking toddlers, as well as a new section on the School of the 21st Century and universal preschool.
  • A new feature, Did You Know . . . ?, introduces each chapter by highlighting interesting and enlightening findings mentioned in the chapter.
  • Updated boxed features--including The Research World, The Everyday World, and Around the World boxes--support the learning process while highlighting such issues of interest to students as Family Mealtimes, Food Security, Multitasking and Gen M, Children of Immigrant Families, and Inventing Sign Language.
  • Integration of cognitive neuroscience includes sections on brain development in middle childhood, adolescence, and in the fetus and infant, helping instructors to expose their students to the latest research on the role of the brain in cognition and emotions.
  • Dedicated coverage of evolutionary theory as it affects the study of child development features evolutionary interpretations of topics ranging from maternal nutrition and early sensory abilities to gender, integrating the newest research in evolutionary theory so instructors can keep their course and their students apprised of the latest developments.
  • Continued emphasis on cultural and historical influences on development includes cross-cultural research throughout the text and highlights it in Around the World boxes, reflecting the diversity of the population in the United States and in other societies, exposing students to the diversity of cultures around the world.
  • Visual Assets Database, McGraw-Hill's online database of video & audio clips, photographs, and illustrations for instructors, features improved asset quality, all downloadable to any location you choose. You can customize classroom presentations by downloading the videos to your computer and showing them on their own or by inserting them into your course cartridge or PowerPoint presentations.
  • Correlation Guide:

    www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/AE_Child_Growth_and_Development_12_13.pdf

    This convenient guide matches the units in Annual Editions: Child Growth and Development 12/13 with the corresponding chapters in one our best-selling McGraw-Hill Child Development textbooks by Papalia.

  • Correlation Guide:

    www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/AE_Early_Childhood_Education_1213.pdf

    This convenient guide matches the units in Annual Editions: Early Childhood Education 12/13 with the corresponding chapters in two of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Early Childhood Education textbooks by Papalia/Feldman and Santrock.

  • Correlation Guide:

    www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/AE_Child_Growth_and_Development_13_14.pdf

    This convenient guide matches the units in Annual Editions: Child Growth and Development 13/14 with the corresponding chapters in one our best-selling McGraw-Hill Child Development textbooks by Papalia/Feldman.

  • Correlation Guide:

    www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/AE_Early_Childhood_Education_13_14.pdf

    This convenient guide matches the units in Annual Editions: Early Childhood Education 13/14 with the corresponding chapters in two of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Early Childhood Education textbooks by Papalia/Feldman and Santrock.

  • Correlation Guide:

    www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/TS_Childhood_and_Society_9e.pdf

    This convenient guide matches the issues in Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Childhood and Society, 9/e with the corresponding chapters in two of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Child Development textbooks by Papalia/Feldman and Santrock.

  • To purchase an electronic eBook version of this title, visit www.CourseSmart.com (0-07-734707-2).

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Part 1 Entering a Child?s World

Chapter 1: Studying A Child's World

Chapter 2: A Child's World: How We Discover It

Part 2 Beginnings

Chapter 3: Forming a New Life: Conception, H

Table of Contents

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Part 1 Entering a Child?s World

Chapter 1: Studying A Child's World

Chapter 2: A Child's World: How We Discover It

Part 2 Beginnings

Chapter 3: Forming a New Life: Conception, Heredity, and Environment

Chapter 4: Pregnancy and Prenatal Development

Chapter 5: Birth and the Newborn Baby

Part 3 Infancy and Toddlerhood

Chapter 6: Physical Development and Health During the First Three Years

Chapter 7: Cognitive Development during the First Three Years

Chapter 8: Psychosocial Development during the First Three Years

Part 4 Early Childhood

Chapter 9: Physical Development and Health in Early Childhood

Chapter 10: Cognitive Development in Early Childhood

Chapter 11: Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood

Part 5 Middle Childhood

Chapter 12: Physical Development and Health in Middle Childhood

Chapter 13: Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood

Chapter 14: Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood

Part 6 Adolescence

Chapter 15: Physical Development and Health in Adolescence

Chapter 16: Cognitive Development in Adolescence

Chapter 17: Psychosocial Development in Adolescence

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About the Authors

Gabriela Martorell

Gabriela Alicia Martorell was born in Seattle, Washington, but moved as a toddler to Guatemala. At eight, she returned to the United States and lived in Northern California until leaving for her undergraduate training at the University of California, Davis. After obtaining her B.S. in Psychology, she earned her Ph.D. in Developmental and Evolutionary Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Since that time, she has taught at a number of learning institutions including Portland State University, Norfolk State University, and her current full-time position as an Associate Professor of Psychology at Virginia Wesleyan College. Gabriela has taught courses in introductory psychology, research methods, lifespan human development, infant development, child development, adolescent development, adulthood and aging, cultural issues in psychology, evolutionary psychology, developmental psychopathology, and Capstone community-based learning courses in Early Childhood Education and Aging. She is committed to teaching, mentoring, and advising. She is currently conducting research on attachment processes in immigrant Latino/a adolescents which is funded by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, and is Co-Investigator for a National Science Foundation grant focused on student retention and success in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Diane Papalia

As a professor, Diane E. Papalia has taught thousands of undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her bachelor?s degree, majoring in psychology, from Vassar College and both her master?s degree in child development and family relations and her Ph.D. in life-span developmental psychology from West Virginia University. She has published numerous articles in such professional journals as Human Development, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, Sex Roles, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology and Journal of Gerontology. Most of these papers have dealt with her major research focus, cognitive development from childhood through old age.

Ruth Feldman

Ruth Duskin Feldman is an award-winning writer and educator. With Diane E. Papalia and Sally Wendkos Olds, she coauthored the fourth and the seventh through the twelfth editions of <i>Human Development</i> and the eighth through the twelfth editions of <i>A Child's World</i>. She also is coauthor, with Dr. Papalia, Harvey Sterns and Cameron J. Camp, of <i>Adult Development and Aging</i>. A former teacher, she has developed educational materials for all levels from elementary school through college and has prepared ancillaries to accompany the Papalia-Olds books. She is author or coauthor of four books addressed to general readers, including <i>Whatever Happened to the Quiz Kids? Perils and Profits of Growing Up Gifted</i>. She has written for numerous newspapers and magazines and has lectured extensively and made national and local media appearances throughout the United States on education and gifted children. She received her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, where she was graduated with highest distinction and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.