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Child Development : Myths and Misunderstandings

ISBN: 9781452217680 | 1452217688
Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub. Date: 11/1/2012

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In Child Development: Myths and Misunderstandings 2e, 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 notions14 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.


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