Take a fresh look at a proven product! John Santrock presents the most authoritative account of child development balanced with applications and a pedagogical system to help motivate students to master concepts. Learning goals have been incorporated into this edition to help students focus on the big ideas in child development. The learning goals also serve as the organizing mechanism for the chapter review, student study guide, and on-line resources. A rich collection of media resources support the text and bring the critical experiments/concepts in child development to life.