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Childhood and Adolescence: Voyages in Development,
7th Edition

Spencer A. Rathus

ISBN-13: 9780357374108 | ISBN-10: 035737410x

Copyright 2022

| Published 2021

| 672 pages

List Price USD $208.95

Overview

Walking you chronologically from infancy through the teen years, Rathus' CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE: VOYAGES IN DEVELOPMENT, Seventh Edition, helps you understand how developmental theories and research apply to everyday life. Interspersing personal and humorous stories with the latest research and theory, Rathus captures the wonder of child and adolescent development while portraying the field of development as the rigorous science that it is. The new edition integrates hundreds of new references and relevant information from the DSM-5 of the American Psychiatric Association, including changes to substance use disorders, autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Maximizing your success, the PQ4R method of learning and studying -- preview, question, read, reflect, relate and review -- is used throughout, while MindTap digital solution is also available.

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Meet the Authors

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Spencer A. Rathus received his Ph.D. from the University at Albany and is on the faculty of The College of New Jersey. His research interests include treatment of obesity and eating disorders, smoking cessation, human growth and development, methods of therapy and sexual dysfunctions. The author of the widely used Rathus Assertiveness Schedule, he has written several college textbooks, including PSYCH, HDEV, AIDS: WHAT EVERY STUDENT NEEDS TO KNOW, HUMAN SEXUALITY IN A CHANGING WORLD, ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD, and CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE: VOYAGES IN DEVELOPMENT.

  • The in-text pedagogy featuring the PQ4R method of learning and studying -- preview, question, read, reflect, relate and review -- has been fine-tuned to better promote student learning. The questions are now more regularly spaced, comprising the second level heads of every topic. In addition, summary reviews at the conclusion of every chapter convert the major heads into questions -- with answers.
  • Helping readers focus on key concepts, each chapter begins with Learning Objectives that provide students with an organizational structure that previews where they are going, while the text's proven end-of-chapter pedagogy reviews where they have been.
  • The seventh edition includes categories of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) of the American Psychiatric Association. The revised DSM is connected with changes throughout the text, including new types of emotional problems experienced by many women following childbirth ("postpartum") and changes to issues such as substance use and substance use disorders, autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Revised and improved, the popular "Truth-or-Fiction" features now expand and clarify what is truth and what is fiction -- enhancing students' interest as well as strengthening the pedagogical power of the features. In addition, "Truth-or-Fiction Revisited" items have been redesigned to increase their prominence.
  • Reflecting the latest developments from the field, the seventh edition has been updated throughout and includes hundreds of new references to the current theory, research and practice.
  • "A Closer Look -- Diversity" boxes address challenging issues surrounding how children and adolescents are influenced by their ethnic backgrounds and gender roles.
  • Extremely reader-friendly, the book's chronological organization takes students from the micro world of genetics and neuroscience to the macro world of a child's growth, from infancy through adolescence.
  • Chapter Reviews are the final feature in each chapter. They repeat the Learning Objectives and summarize the material, objective by objective.
  • "A Closer Look -- Real Life" boxes illustrate the many ways in which theories and research in development can be applied in students' worlds. They cover such topics as treating bed-wetting, sex selection, advice for expectant fathers, birthing options and guidelines for infant nutrition.
  • A Section Review is found at the end of each major section in every chapter. Fill-in-the-blank items assess students' recollection, while "Reflect & Relate" items encourage students to think about what they have read and relate it to experiences in their own lives -- helping them make a personal connection to chapter material and improve retention.
  • Chapter Reviews are the final feature in each chapter. They repeat the Learning Objectives and summarize the material, objective by objective.***NOTE: COULD THIS BE COMBINED WITH THE SECOND FEATURE??****
  • Extremely reader-friendly, the book's chronological organization takes students from the micro world of genetics and neuroscience to the macro world of a child's growth, from infancy through adolescence.
  • Focusing on contemporary techniques and issues in developmental research, "A Closer Look -- Research" boxes cover such key topics as ethics, the impact of genes on delinquency, mixed-age preschool classrooms, scaffolding, prejudice and math education.
  • A Section Review is found at the end of each major section in every chapter. Fill-in-the-blank items assess students' recollection, while "Reflect & Relate" items encourage students to think about what they have read and relate it to experiences in their own lives -- helping them make a personal connection to chapter material and improve retention.

Table of Contents

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1. History, Theories, and Methods.
2. Heredity and Conception.
3. Prenatal Development.
4. Birth and the Newborn Baby: In the New World.
5. Infancy: Physical Development.
6. Infancy: Cognitive Development.
7. Infancy: Social and Emotional Development.
8. Early Childhood: Physical Development.
9. Early Childhood: Cognitive Development.
10. Early Childhood: Social and Emotional Development.
11. Middle Childhood: Physical Development.
12. Middle Childhood: Cognitive Development.
13. Middle Childhood: Social and Emotional Development.
14. Adolescence: Physical Development.
15. Adolescence: Cognitive Development.
16. Adolescence: Social and Emotional Development.

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