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.
Autism Rates are Rising Rapidly, Especially in Certain Parts of the Country, so Something must be Happening to Cause more Cases of this Serious Developmental Problem
The Becker family had one child, a 5-year-old boy, and a second baby was on the way. Sherry Becker and her husband, Alan, had discussed many times how much they'd like to have a summer house by the shore, and it seemed that it would be so nice to be able to spend part of each hot East Coast summer at the beach. Sherry mentioned this to her sister, naming the coastal community where ...