Child And Adolescent Development Summary

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The book entitled “Child and Adolescent Development: an Advanced Course” was written by Damon,Siegler and Eisenberg (2012) to present the importance of human development and the significant researches and findings regarding human development field. The book describes what meant by human development and the universal views towards this issue. Upon reading the book, it can be deduced that book one of the most debated and interesting topics that are always discussed in the field of Psychology is the human development. The main idea of this book is to give the reader in-depth understanding of children and adolescent development. The book mentioned above by Damon et. Al is composed of 19 chapters that determine the subject from the scientific study …show more content…
In the first part, the authors discussed the importance of the contemporary developmental science in the field of child and adolescent development in the modern times, it is a good idea when introducing the book on the first chapter to grab the readers’ attention to comprehend the topic while understanding the other universal views which accepted truths regarding child and adolescent development. In addition, further studies and extensive researches are still needed because of course, things change; the truths that may be applicable before may slowly and gradually evolve over time, thus encouraging and opening new doors for more …show more content…
Damon et. Al addressed the importance of many researches on children development starting from their infancy and reaching their adolescents which gave the reader a deeper understanding of children experiences with peers and how interactions, cultural, and group differences effect their developmental outcomes. Interestingly, in chapter five the authors discussed the development from other side in which we can measured by some indicators (i.g, language and thought). Part five is about understand ing how children will master the language and how they learn to communicate with others using the language in right way grammatically and symbolically. The book addressed some historical and theoretical views of the childern development as well as the process of language acquisition for children. The chapter finished with focusing on the cognitive and social processes in what will help children to become a competent user of a natural language. In the next part of the Child and Adolescent Development book, the authors discussed the importance of The development of emotional competence in children growth. It is directly linked to the successful adult-childern relationship and for the child 's relationships with their peers. Emotional development should go hand in hand with academic and cognitive competence. Modern scholars and early

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