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.
Punishment is an Effective Way of Changing Children's and Adolescents' Undesirable Behaviors
Fifteen-year-old Lance was a high school freshman and thought a book assigned for his English class was boring. He decided to not read the book and not do any of the related assignments. When his mother asked about his English homework, he told her he had already done it, but she went to a parent-teacher conference and found out differently. When Lance's father came home from a business trip, he soon heard the story and decided that Lance must be punished. His father yelled at Lance for quite a long time and then grounded him for a week, so he missed his ...