1. Themes and Theories. 2. Studying Child Development. 3. Genetics and Heredity. 4. The Prenatal Period and Birth. 5. Brain, Motor Skill, and Physical Development. 6. Basic Learning and Perception. 7. Language. 8. Cognition. 9. Social Cognition. 10. Achievement. 11. Emotion. 12. Self and Values. 13. Gender. 14. The Family. 15. Peers. 16. Beyond Family and Peers.
About the Author
Danuta (Diane) Bukatko (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is Professor of Psychology and currently holds the Joseph H. Maguire Professorship in Education at Holy Cross College. She has a long-standing interest in cognitive and gender-role development in children, as well as the teaching of psychology. Her current research focuses on children's understanding of gender and power.
Marvin W. Daehler is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a Fellow in Division 7 (Developmental Psychology) of the American Psychological Association as well as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. He has been Associate Editor for the journal CHILD DEVELOPMENT and the MONOGRAPHS OF THE SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT, a reviewer for research articles submitted to numerous other developmental publications, and has served on grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Education. He has also served as Associate Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of Undergraduate Studies for various periods while a member of the Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts. His research activities, supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health, have been concerned with understanding the development of basic representational abilities, memory, and transfer in problem solving in very young children.