Social and Personality Development

Social and Personality Development

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The success of this best-selling text lies in the authora€™s belief that a good text talks with, rather than at, its readers. Shaffer does an extraordinary job of anticipating studentsa€™ interests, questions, and concerns while treating them as active participants in the process of learning about social and personality development. The Sixth edition of SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT features clearly written, current coverage of social and personality development that aids students in discovering the causes, processes, and complexities that underlie developmental change. Students learn why biological and environmental factors, contextual factors such as cross-cultural, familial, neighborhood, school, and peer-group influences cause change in children. Shaffer also explores the approaches that researchers use to test their theories and answer important questions about developing children and adolescents. This booka€™s effective coverage of field research stands out from other texts not only for its accuracy and currency, but because Shaffer consistently juxtaposes classic research with the latest breakthroughs in a way that helps students appreciate how knowledge builds on earlier findings. This edition features a much stronger emphasis on cultural influences on development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.many stereotypes about how the sexes differ, and have come to prefer gendera€” appropriate activities and samea€”sex playmates. ... When Marianne Taylor (1996 ) asked 4a€” to 10a€”yeara€”olds to indicate Chrisa#39;s toy prefera€” ences, occupational aspirations, and personality traits, 4a€” to ... Evolutionary psychologists (for example, Buss, 1995, 2000; Geary, 1999, 2005) contend that men and women facedanbsp;...

Title:Social and Personality Development
Author:David Shaffer
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2008-09-19


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