Over the years researchers have found the necessity to develop theories of behavior that are specific to family settings. These theories have been developed by people with a variety of areas of emphasis, from family therapists to gerontologists to child development specialists. In this chapter we will briefly discuss six such theories: Bioecological Model, Family Systems, Functionalism, Conflict Theory, Symbolic Interactionism, and Psychological Perspectives.
Welcome to Child Growth and Development. This text is a presentation of how and why children grow, develop, and learn. We will look at how we change physically over time from conception through adolescence. We examine cognitive change, or how our ability to think and remember changes over the first 20 years or so of life. And we will look at how our emotions, psychological state, and social relationships change throughout childhood and adolescence.
This book is also available as an adaptable Word file.
From The Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO) of the National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC), “full-text of publications that do not require fee or password. Many of the publications included in this collection were published by state and federal government agencies, and are in the public domain. Others were funded by foundations or other organizations for open access.”
A site "designed to provide the information and tools parents need to understand their unique child/children and to enable them to help each child develop into the successful human being they were meant to be." Has useful sections about Ages/Stages, Development, Health/Safety, Psychology, and more.
A multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, professional association with an international membership of approximately 5,500 researchers, practitioners, and human development professionals. This site provides free access to some of the articles published in this journal.