Topical Approach to Lifespan Development

ISBN-10: 0073370932
ISBN-13: 9780073370934
Edition: 5th 2010
Authors: John W. Santrock
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Description: This is a topically-oriented text for the lifespan development course. It will allow instructors to focus more on research and to show students how broad concepts of development apply to different stages of life.

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List price: $206.67
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/8/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 832
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.774
Language: English

This is a topically-oriented text for the lifespan development course. It will allow instructors to focus more on research and to show students how broad concepts of development apply to different stages of life.

John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches educational psychology every year at the undergraduate level. In 2006, John received the University of Texas at Dallas Excellence in teaching award. His research has included publications in the Journal of Educational Psychology that focus on the contextual aspects of affectively-toned cognition and children's self-regulatory behavior as well as teachers' perceptions of children from divorced families. He has been a member of the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology and Child Development. His publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: Child Development, 13th Ed; Life-Span Development, 14th Edition; Adolescence, 14th Edition; Psychology, 7th Edition; and Educational Psychology, 4th Edition.

The Life-Span Perspective
Introduction
The Life-Span Perspective
The Nature of Development
Theories of Development
Research in Life-Span Development
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Appendix: Careers in Life-Span Development
Biological Processes, Physical Development, and Health
Biological Beginnings
The Evolutionary Perspective
Genetic Foundations of Development
Heredity and Environment Interaction: The Nature-Nurture Debate
Prenatal Development
Birth
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Physical Development and Biological Aging
Body Growth and Change
The Brain
Sleep
Longevity
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Health
Health, Illness, and Disease
Nutrition and Eating Behavior
Exercise
Substance Use
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Motor, Sensory, and Perceptual Development
Motor Development
Sensory and Perceptual Development
Perceptual-Motor Coupling
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Cognitive Processes and Development
Cogntive Developmental Approaches
Cognitive's Theory of Cognitive Development
Applying and Evaluating Piaget's Theory
Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development
Cognitive Changes in Adulthood
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Information Processing
The Information-Processing Approach
Attention
Memory
Thinking
Metacognition
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Intelligence
The Concept of Intelligence
Controversies and Group Comparisons
The Development of Intelligence
The Extremes of Intelligence and Creativity
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Language Development
What is Language?
How Language Develops
Biological and Environmental Influences
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Socioemotional Processes and Development
Emotional Development
Exploring Emotion
Development of Emotion
Temperament
Attachment and Love
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The Self, Identity, and Personality
The Self
Identity
Personality
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Gender and Sexuality
Biological, Social, and Cognitive Influences on Gender
Gender Stereotypes, Similarities, and Differences
Gender Development Through the Life Span
Exploring Sexuality
Sexuality Through the Life Span
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Moral Development, Values and Religion
Domains of Moral Development
Contexts of Moral Development
Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior
Values, Religion, Spirituality, and Meaning in Life
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Social Contexts of Development
Families, Lifestyles, and Parenting
Family Processes
The Diversity of Adult Lifestyles
Parenting
Other Family Relationships
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Peers and the Sociocultural World
Peer Relations in Childhood and Adolescence
Friendship
Play and Leisure
Aging and the Social World
Sociocultural Influences
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Schools, Achievement, and Work
Schools
Achievement
Careers, Work, and Retirement
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Endings
Death, Dying, and Grieving
The Death System and Cultural Contexts
Defining Death and Life/Death Issues
A Developmental Perspective on Death
Facing One's Own Death
Coping with the Death of Someone Else
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Glossary
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index

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