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CHILD & ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT: A Chronological Approach, Sixth Edition 
Child & Adol 6e Front Cover.jpg

Megan Clegg-Kraynok, PhD​

Ohio Northern University​


Kelvin L. Seifert, PhD​

The University of Manitoba - Emeritus


Robert J. Hoffnung, PhD​

University of New Haven​ - Emeritus


Pages: 498 Pages

Copyright Year: © 2019

Status: Available

Formats & Ordering ISBNs:


Paperback (Full Color): 978-1-942041-79-5
Paperback (B/W): 978-1-942041-78-8

Loose-Leaf (B/W): 978-1-942041-80-1

Online eTexbook: 978-1-942041-81-8

CHILD & ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT is an exceptional textbook that offers a chronologically organized approach to understanding the cognitive, psycho-social, and physical development of children. The text incorporates a solid research base, a strong multicultural focus, and applications to the lives of real children, making it accessible and engaging for students.

One of the key strengths of this text is its emphasis on the role of adults in the lives of children. The Sixth Edition includes increased coverage of the applied and practical implications of developmental research for parenting, teaching, nursing, and other professions that work with children. This provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the importance of adult involvement in children's development and the practical strategies that can be used to support healthy development.

Furthermore, the text situates child and adolescent development in the context of today's society, highlighting the impact of cultural, economic, and social factors on development. This strong multicultural focus ensures that students are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to work effectively with diverse populations.

In addition, the text presents complex concepts in an accessible manner, making it easy for students to understand and apply the material. The use of real-life examples and case studies helps to bring the material to life and reinforces key concepts.

CHILD & ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT is an exceptional resource for students and professionals in the field of psychology. With its comprehensive coverage, strong multicultural focus, and emphasis on the role of adults in children's lives, this text provides students with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed in their studies and careers.
Comprehensive coverage of current issues, topics, and scholarly research. The text has been thoroughly updated to reflect current research, theories, and applications.​
A broad range of examples and applications. The examples and applications presented throughout the text increase the relevance of key concepts and issues for a wide range of students.
A critical research approach. All material is based on a firm understanding of current research in the field, balancing the inclusion of classic and re­cent studies and presenting research in a manner that is accessible to students.
An accessible and relevant text that offers a unique narrative. The natural and relaxed writing style promotes the sense of a conversation between the authors and the reader, facilitating student engagement with the content.​​
Contemporary design with a rich illustration program. Numerous graphs, fig­ures, and tables reinforce the text discussions by pro­viding a visual guide to key concepts.
Student-friendly pedagogy and features. Each chapter contains a wealth of in-text study aids: chapter outlines, focusing questions, on-page key term definitions, box inserts ("Focusing On...", "Working With" Interviews, and "A Multicultural View"), comprehensive chapter reviews, and much more.​​​


Complete Instructor's Support Package. Instructor's Resource Manual, Test Item File, PowerPoint Lecture Slides, and Online Video Labs with Student Worksheets.
For Student (Value Series):

Printed Text

(Paperback &

Loose-Leaf )


(Online-All Devices)


Study Guide

Quizlet Study Set

Printable Lecture Guide

For Instructors:

Instructor's Manual

Test Item


PowerPoint Lecture Slides

Online Video Labs w/Student Worksheets

100% of Our Development, Production, and Manufacturing are done here in the U.S.A.​
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