Readings on the Development of Children
This collection of 35 readings spans the breadth of contemporary scientific thinking on the developing child. lt provides a forum through which ... Show synopsis This collection of 35 readings spans the breadth of contemporary scientific thinking on the developing child. lt provides a forum through which readers can encounter acknowledged leaders in the field discussing their work observing children, conducting experiments, and devising theories, The selections, each of which is introduced by the editors, range from classic papers and book excerpts to recently published research reports and literature reviews. Each theoretical selection was chosen for its power to convey important and provocative statements by experts in a compelling way. The research selections offer fresh insights into the process of collecting evidence, interpreting findings, and drawing conclusions. Topics include today's most crucial and controversial issues, such as child abuse, the effects of divorce, and developmental variations in different cultural groups.