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How Children Develop

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In its first edition, this highly anticipated textbook for the topically-organized child development course provided a fresh, non-encyclopedic approach, offering the latest, straight-from-the-research understanding of child development without overwhelming the student with inessential detail.

The new edition brings those hallmark features forward, again providing a thorough
Hardcover, 600 pages
Published December 16th 2005 by Worth Publishers (first published December 2nd 2002)
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Jul 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
How Children Develop is a tome of a textbook, with an incredibly appealing and structured design, making it both readable and easy to look things up in. It’s an extensive, interesting and comprehensive book about developmental psychology, and manages to cover all relevant topics in the field adequately.

This is book is, unlike some others on the subject, not structured chronologically, i.e. beginning at a child’s conception and growth, and ending as soon as it becomes an adult, but instead topica
each chapter was longer than it needed to be
Aug 23, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
As textbooks go, this one is engaging and I appreciated how it was set out with coloured subheadings and pictures to break up the text. It covers the field of developmental psychology fairly comprehensively, and the second edition includes a chapter on gender that wasn't part of my course, but I read it anyway (which I think is proof of how good a textbook is!). I only wish I'd had more than two weeks to read it in, because some of it was really interesting and I'd have liked to take my time.
Oct 10, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sehr informativ und auch gut erklärt. Doch das Lesen ist eher mühsam und man braucht deutlich länger als bei trivial Literatur. Somit ist es teilweise ganz schön frustrierend. Trotzdem wirklich gut.
Feb 01, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: school
Infant development bores me, but I read this thing through and through. Ridiculous.
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Dec 25, 2009 rated it liked it
I'm using this book for my class next semester.
Scott Shepard
I read this textbook for my Principles of Child Development class. It is pretty good as far as textbooks go, well written and full of supporting research.
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