In Child Development: Myths and Misunderstanding Second Editions, Jean Mercer uses intriguing vignettes and questions about children and families to guide readers in thinking critically about 59 common beliefs. Each essay confronts commonly held misconceptions about development, encouraging students to think like social scientists and to become better consumers of media messages and anecdotal stories. The book can be assigned to parallel either chronologically or topically organized child development texts. Features and Benefits: Presents 59 short essays about child development that challenge readers to reconsider their pre-conceived notions 14 new essays in the second edition confront topics like language acquisition, adoption, discipline, and nature versus nurture. Includes carefully developed critical thinking questions at the end of each essayOffers examples of research to help students make the connection between research designs and conclusions Intrigues and engages students with the theme of dispelling myths and misconceptions and challenges them to find out if their own beliefs are correct or incorrect.

Genetic Factors Play such a Strong Role in Human Development that Genes Alone can Determine Certain Human Behavioral Characteristics

Genetic Factors Play such a Strong Role in Human Development that Genes Alone can Determine Certain Human Behavioral Characteristics
Genetic factors play such a strong role in human development that genes alone can determine certain human behavioral characteristics

Susan likes coffee a lot and often has some when out with friends. But she'd rather have it at home because there it's easier to fix it the way she wants. Susan likes to put the cream in the cup and then add the coffee to it rather than the other way around. “That's weird,” say her friends. “How come you do it like that?” “I don't know,” replies Susan. “My dad does the same thing, and so does Grandma. I guess it must be genetic. People say ...

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