Research Manual in Child Development

Research Manual in Child Development

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This unique hands-on lab manual in child development provides great ideas and resources for teaching research courses involving child subjects. It includes projects in psychomotor/perceptual, cognitive, and social development. Projects are preceded by background essays on the history of that topic, related research, theoretical issues, and controversies. Each project has hypotheses to test, detailed procedures to follow, all stimuli, individual and group data sheets, empty tables, suggested statistics, discussion questions, and an updated bibliography. Special features of this second edition: *The introductory text portion details research considerations, including an introduction to psychological research, sections on developmental research, children as subjects, and general experimental research procedures. *The popular Infant Observation project has the student visit homes with babies for a semester and provides practice in observational data collection, reliability assessment, and report writing. *The cognitive development section includes two new subfields: Theory of Mind and Language--Children's Interpretation of the Word Big, in addition to classic studies of Piaget's spatial perspective-taking and attention and memory. The final chapter describes a suggested neuropsychological project. *The socialized child section includes a new study on sibling relationships as seen by the older or younger sibling, in addition to the earlier projects on self-esteem, sex identity, and cooperation-competition. The final section describes a suggested cross-cultural interview project.lowing page displays a copy of the letter sent to all families in a large public school near the university, with ... children see me and the assistants, to ask for their cooperation, to answer their questions, and to show them sample rewards ... Referring to the instructor as a€œMiss, a€ a€œMs.a€ or a€œMr.a€ with young children (and perhaps Professor with parents) is often preferable to a€œDr.a€ One does not a€œusea€ or a€œruna€ a childanbsp;...


Title:Research Manual in Child Development
Author: Lorraine Nadelman
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2003-10-03
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