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Third Edition   ©2011

How Children Develop

Robert S. Siegler (Carnegie Mellon University) , Judy S. DeLoache (University of Virginia) , Nancy Eisenberg (Arizona State University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4292-1790-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4292-1790-3
  • Cloth Text , 600 pages

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Integrating the Latest Findings
In each new edition, authors Robert Siegler, Judy DeLoache, and Nancy Eisenberg draw on their extensive knowledge of the field and a close evaluation of recent literature to communicate the latest findings and logical directions for the discipline. They also rely on their communication with colleagues both nationally and internationally to ensure their presentation of child development is the most current.
Examples of new areas of coverage in this edition are:
• Dynamic systems theories and how this new research is changing our view of development
• New linkages between child development research and the improvement of children’s welfare, such as Dweck’s demonstrations showing changes in low-income children’s beliefs about intelligence has improved their math learning

Communicating the Latest Findings
Robert Siegler, Judy DeLoache, and Nancy Eisenberg are uniquely positioned to articulate the latest research in child development. Each a noted scholar, the authors are exceptionally skilled at making difficult topics more accessible—and more inviting. In each new edition, the authors have honed their skills at presenting information for students’ first course in child development, and the third edition succeeds like no other.

Organizing the Field around its Areas of Research
Siegler, DeLoache, and Eisenberg do more than any other topically-organized book to focus on distinctive scholarship in its many areas of study:
• The cognitive and physical development of the child is prefaced by a chapter on the cognitive theories of child development, setting the stage for the applied material in the chapters to come.
• The social theories chapter also sets up the subsequent coverage of the family, peers, moral and gender development allowing students to grasp the theory so it can be applied across the areas of study.
• The Third Edition continues its exploration into the cutting-edge research in Conceptual Development—a chapter unique to the Siegler, DeLoache, and Eisenberg text.

Revised Gender Development Chapter
Edited and revised by gender development expert Campbell Leaper at the University of California, Santa Cruz, this chapter gives students an up-to-date perspective on gender development. Full of new content and reorganized for better use in the classroom, instructors will see the difference on every page.

The Worth Video Tool Kit for Human Development to accompany How Children Develop, Third Edition, now features clips from the Up series of documentaries.  Starting with the release of Seven Up! in 1964, this groundbreaking series examines a group of English schoolchildren from a variety of backgrounds at ages 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, and 49.  Authors Robert Siegler, Judy DeLoache, and Nancy Eisenberg have personally selected clips from the series that address key themes from their textbook:  the roles of nature and nurture, the way that children’s own activity shapes their development, the influence of the sociocultural environment, and stability and change in individual differences.  The series also illustrates the unique contributions to understanding development that can be made by longitudinal and case study approaches. The film critic Roger Ebert has ranked the Up series as among his top 10 films of all time.