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The Development of Children


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The Study of Human Development; PART I: IN THE BEGINNING; Biocultural Foundations; Prenatal Development and Birth; PART II: INFANCY; The First Three Months; Physical and Cognitive Development in Infancy; Social and Emotional Development in Infancy; PART III: EARLY CHILDHOOD; Language Acquisition; Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood; Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood; Contexts of Development; PART IV: MIDDLE CHILDHOOD; Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood; School as a Context for Development; Social and Emotional Development in Middle Childhood; PART V: ADOLESCENCE; Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence; Social and Emotional Development in Adolescence.

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CYNTHIA LIGHTFOOT is Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Pennsylvania State University, USA, and Division Head of Health and Human Development for the Commonwealth College. She is currently Vice President of the Jean Piaget Society. MICHAEL COLE is Professor of Psychology, Communication and Human Development at the University of California, USA. He is based at University College San Diego, USA, where he is the Director of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition. SHEILA R. COLE is a former journalist who specialized in writing about families, children, development and education.

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