Child Psychology is a branch of developmental psychology, which is the scientific study of systematic psychological changes that occur in human beings over the course of their life span. Child Psychologists examine how children's brains work even before they are born, through to the beginnings of adulthood. They may explore questions of how well children develop language, how they respond to other children and adults, how quickly children become aware of their environment and autonomous from their parents. In this INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDE, child psychologist Kairen Cullen applies the lessons from a lifetime's research and practice in the area to help you understand, without jargon or technical language, why your child develops in the way that he or she does, and how you can best create the conditions for their living a healthy, successful and happy life.
Written in a conversational style that transforms complex ideas into accessible ones, this international best-seller provides an interdisciplinary review of the theories and research in cross-cultural psychology. The book's unique critical thinking framework, including Critical Thinking boxes, helps to develop analytical skills. Exercises interspersed throughout promote active learning and encourage class discussion. Case in Point sections review controversial issues and opinions about behavior in different cultural contexts. Cross-Cultural Sensitivity boxes underscore the importance of empathy in communication. Numerous applications better prepare students for working in various multicultural contexts such as teaching, counseling, health care, and social work. The dynamic author team brings a diverse set of experiences in writing this book. Eric Shiraev was raised in the former Soviet Union and David Levy is from Southern California. Sensation, perception, consciousness, intelligence, human development, emotion, motivation, social perception, interaction, psychological disorders, and applied topics are explored from cross-cultural perspectives.
New to this Edition:
-Thoroughly updated with over 200 recent references, particularly on studies of non-western regions such as the Middle East, Africa, Asia, & Latin America as well as the US and Europe.
-New chapter on personality and the self with an emphasis on gender identity.
-New or revised chapter opening vignettes that draw upon current events.
- More examples related to the experiences of international students in the US and indigenous people.
-Many more figures and tables which appeal to visual learners.
-New research on gender, race, religious beliefs, parenting styles, sexual orientation, ethnic identity and stereotypes, conflict resolution, immigration, intelligence, physical abuse, states of consciousness, DSM-5, cultural customs, evolutionary psychology, treatment of psychological disorders, and acculturation.
-Revised methodology chapter with more attention to issues related specifically to cross-cultural research and more on qualitative and mixed methods.
-www.routledge.com/9781138668386 features for instructors a test bank, research paper topics, Power Points, a conversion guide, discussion questions for the related video clips, and for students there are outlines, key terms, exercises, and links to related videos, readings, and the authors' Facebook page.
Intended as a text for courses on cross-cultural psychology, multicultural psychology, cultural psychology, cultural diversity, and the psychology of ethnic groups, this book also appeals to practitioners, researchers, and educators who work in multicultural environments.
The private thoughts, emotions, hopes, and frustrations contained in this collection of letters written by key figures in psychology provide rich insight into the development of the field. From John Locke writing parenting advice in 17th century Holland to Kenneth B. Clark responding to the impact of his research on the 19th century Brown v. Board decision, this book illustrates the history of the psychology in a direct, engaging manner.
While some kids are naughty and overactive and others are just disinterested in academics, there are a few kids that are genuinely struggling with reading and writing. Since a teacher has a handful of kids to handle, she might label him, not hard working, or bright, but lazy or a various other adjectives based on what she is seeing on the surface. But it is when you see your child lacking interest in studying or just avoiding simple tasks that others in her peer group does, you will need to take a closer look to identify if it is simple laziness or there is something more to it.
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