The Development of Children 8th Ed.
By Cynthia Lightfoot, Michael Cole, and Sheila R. Cole
This popular textbook is an authoritative chronological exploration of how the lives of children are shaped by biological and cultural factors. The book offers a lively, engaging, and always accessible examination of child development as a process involving the whole child within multiple, mutually influencing contexts.
Throughout, the emphasis is on how the interaction of biology and culture contributes both to the universal pathways of development shared by all children and to the diverse developmental patterns that unfold in the lives of individual children. This is an accessible introduction to Developmental Psychology for students taking courses that focus on child and adolescent development.
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