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Child Psychology: A Contemporary Viewpoint Hardcover – July 15, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0073012315 ISBN-10: 0073012319 Edition: 6th

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  • Hardcover: 736 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 6 edition (July 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073012319
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073012315
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #725,529 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ross D. Parke is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and director of the Center for Family Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He is a past President of Division 7, the Developmental Psychology Division, of the American Psychological Association, and in 1995 received the g. Stanley Hall Award from this APA division. Park was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1997. He is currently editor of the Journal of Family Psychology and has served as editor of Developmental Psychology and as associate editor of Child Development. Parke is author of Fatherhood; co-author of The Throwaway Father, with Armin Brott; and co-editor of Family-Peer Relationships: In Search of the Linkages, with Gary Ladd, Children in Time and Place, with Glen Elder and John Modell, and Exploring Family Relationships with other Social Contexts, with Sheppard Kellam. Parke's research has focused on early social relationships in infancy and childhood. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and is well known for his early work on the effects of punishment, aggression, and child abuse and for his work on the father's role in infancy and early childhood. His current work focuses on the link between family and peer social systems and on the impact of economic stress on families of diverse ethnic backgrounds.



Virginia Otis Locke has been a professional writer and editor for more than twenty years. She is an author of Introduction to Theories of Personality,, with Calvin Hall, Gardner Lindzey, John Loehlin, and Martin Manosevitz, and of several other books. Both while a senior development editor at Prentice Hall and as a freelance writer-editor, Locke has developed many books in the behavioral sciences. As writer-editor at Cornell Medical College/New York Hospital Medical Center, she also wrote and edited professional and lay articles in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Locke received her B.A. from Barnard College and earned her M.A. in the doctoral clinical psychology program at Duke University. For several years she was a staff psychologist at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center, New York City. Her biography is included in Who's Who in America and Who's Who of American Women. Locke is studying elementary education and plans to teach in the early grades.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mochamom on February 2, 2012
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this book was exactly as it said it was, and is a fine alternative to the edition that comes after it, considering the price difference.
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Ross D.Parke was born in Canada and educated at the university of Toronto (BA;MA) and at the university of waterloo (PHD).He has taught Child psychology at various universities since 1965 including the university of Wisconsin ,University of Illinois and UC,Riverside. He has studied and written about fathers and families throughout his career. His most recent book is Future Families :Diverse forms, Rich possibilities (2013)which challenges our concept of the ideal family as the traditional two parent married family with biological children. In this book ,Parke argues for appreciating the wide array of family forms in our own and other cultures including single families ,stepparent families ,cohabitating families ,same gender and new reproductive technology created families.All can be nurturing and stimulating environments for children and social policy changes to better support a range of family forms are outlined in the book. Parke has been editor of several journals (Developmental Psychology ;Journal of Family Psychology ) and is past president of the Society for Research in Child Development. He has received several awards for his contributions to scientific research on children's development from The American Psychological Association and the Society for Research in Child Development. Perhaps his major credential as a child development expert is that he has seven children and six grandchildren. He retired as Distinguished Professor of Psychology ,emeritus from UC,Riverside in 2008.He enjoys trips to Vancouver Island,Canada ,ocean cruises ,kayaking and walks on the beach.He also writes stories for his grandchildren.

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