The Big Picture of Child Development –Child Development: A Topical Approach, 1/eis arranged in a way that helps students to see the “big picture” of development across the entire span of childhood and adolescence.
KEY TOPICS: Engage Students – Many chapters include an interview with a person working in a field that uses the findings of child and adolescent development. Among those interviewed is a counselor for a treatment center serving teenagers confronting substance abuse, a childcare provider, a neonatal nurse, and a preschool teacher. Improve Critical Thinking – Review, Check, and Apply Sections – Interspersed throughout each chapter are short recaps of the chapters’ main points, followed by questions designed to provoke mastery of the material and critical thinking.
MARKET: For those interested in learning about Child Development.
Robert S. Feldman is Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A recipient of the College Distinguished Teacher Award, he teaches psychology classes ranging in size from 15 to nearly 500 students. During the course of more than two decades as a college instructor, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, and Virginia Commonwealth University in addition to the University of Massachusetts.
A Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, Professor Feldman received a B.A. with High Honors from Wesleyan University (and from which he received the Distinguished Alumni Award). He has an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award, and he has written more than 100 books, book chapters, and scientific articles.
Professor Feldman has edited Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Children and Applications of Nonverbal Behavioral Theory and Research, and co-edited Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior. He is also author of Development Across the Life Span, Understanding Psychology, and P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life. His books have been translated into a number of languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. His research interests include honesty and deception in everyday life, work that he described in The Liar in Your Life, a trade book. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.
Professor Feldman loves music, is an enthusiastic pianist, and enjoys cooking and traveling. He has three children, two young grandsons, and he and his wife, a psychologist, live in western Massachusetts in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range.