Children Today an Applied Approach to Child Development Through Adolescence (Paperback)

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A comprehensive and engaging approach to child development that prepares students to navigate the complexities of working with children in our modern world.

Children Today gives students practical knowledge to support children in their development. It uses stories and case studies to connect theory to practice, with a particular emphasis on how technology impacts the lives of children.
Theories are most useful when we can see their value in real life, as such, a key objective of this text is to show how development theories connect to the lives of children with features that demonstrate how educators can make practical use of theoretical concepts. In addition, Children Today recognizes that today's children are growing up in a digital world. To capture this reality, every chapter discusses issues encountered by children in our digital society.

Children Today is organized chronologically, covering child development from prenatal stages through adolescence. The first four chapters provide a foundational understanding of child development, while the remainder is divided by stages of development, each covering physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development.

About the Author

Karin Sternberg, Ph.D. is a research associate at Cornell University. She has a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, as well as an MBA with a specialization in banking from the University of Cooperative Education in Karlsruhe, Germany. Karin completed some of her doctoral research at Yale and her postdoctoral work at the University of Connecticut. Afterward, she worked as a research associate at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and School of Public Health. She has held a grant from the National Institutes of Health for the development of a cognitive training program for seniors. She currently teaches Child Development and Cognitive Development at Cornell University. Sternberg's interest focuses on the application of psychological/ behavioral research with the purpose of improving people's relationships and lives. This passion led her to develop the concept for this textbook, which she uses in her own Child Development course at Cornell. In line with the effort of putting research into practice, Sternberg, together with her husband Robert J. Sternberg, has developed the concept of True Compatibility in relationships and is using his theory of love as well as relationship research in general to help people find their true love and create happy, life-long relationships. Sternberg is the author of a textbook on the psychology of love, Love 101, and the co-author of The Psychologist's Companion, Cognitive Psychology, The Nature of Hate, and The New Psychology of Love, among other books.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781605356815
ISBN-10: 1605356816
Publisher: Sinauer Associates Is an Imprint of Oxford Un
Publication Date: July 31st, 2023
Pages: 688
Language: English