A complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to child development, lists of bibliographic citations, and information to users on how to update their knowledge using various Internet resources.
Critically examines modern and postmodern contributions to theoretical development in child and adolescent psychology, linking the various schools of thought, ideas for further study and links to selected websites. It also has the latest developments in theoretical thinking including evolutionary theory, feminism and indigenous theory, and implications of theory for practice.
hese complaints are not invalid. Clinical research has only begun. Extensive studies by developmental researchers have, however, strongly supported the importance Applies sophisticated contemporary understanding of the role of play in child development to the work of mental health professionals who are trying to design intervention and prevention programs that can be empirically evaluated.
Covers what is transpiring in this new paradigm from the developmental scientists working at the cutting edge, from neural mechanisms to population studies, and from basic laboratory science to clinical and community interventions.
Identifies factors that contribute to the current crisis in education, which is now felt throughout the world, reports on some innovative projects that give hope for the future, and surveys recent results in cognitive neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and educational psychology.
Offers a new way of thinking about the roles of parents and teachers and argues that adult-child communication in shared activities is the wellspring of psychological development. These dialogues enhance language skills, reasoning ability, problem-solving strategies, the capacity to bring action under the control of thought, and the child's cultural and moral values.