Topical Approach to Life-Span Development

ISBN-10: 0078035139

ISBN-13: 9780078035135

Edition: 6th 2012

Authors: John Santrock

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Connect with Santrock 6th edition and connect with success.Informed and driven by research. At McGraw-Hill, we have spent thousands of hours with you and your students, working to understand the key needs and concerns you face in Human Development courses. The most common topics raised include managing the vast amount of content inherent to a Lifespan course and ensuring the dependability of the assigned material—is it current and accurate? The result of this research is John Santrock’s A Topical Approach to Lifespan Development 6e. Santrock 6e ensures students complete and understand the assigned material in a number of ways. Santrock’s hallmark Learning Goals pedagogy provides a comprehensive roadmap to the text material, clearly pointing out the core concepts fundamental to students’ learning and performance. Anadaptive learning systemincreases students’ efficiency in studying by identifying what they know and don’t know and providing in-the-moment guides to learning what they do not. The research and development of the 6th edition indicated that students said that highlighting connections among the different aspects of life-span development would help them to better understand the concepts. This recurring theme of connections—Developmental Connections, Topical Connections, Connecting Development to Life, Connecting with Careers, and Connections through Research—ties together concepts from across chapters to reinforce the learning process and connects the material to students’ everyday lives and future aspirations. And the newMilestones video and assessment programhelps bring the course material to life, so your students can witness development as it unfolds. And of course, all of this material is informed by our unique board of expert contributors—a who’s who of developmental psychology—who ensure the material is as accurate and up-to-date as possible.
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List price: $141.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.444

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
The Life-Span Perspective
The Nature of Development
Theories of Development
Research in Life-Span Development
Reach Your Learning Goals
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
Reach Your Learning Goals
Physical Development and Biological Aging
Body Growth and Change
The Brain
Reach Your Learning Goals
Health, Illness, and Disease
Nutrition and Eating Behavior
Substance Use
Reach Your Learning Goals
Motor, Sensory, and Perceptual Development
Motor Development
Sensory and Perceptual Development
Perceptual-Motor Coupling
Reach Your Learning Goals
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
Reach Your Learning Goals
Information Processing
The Information-Processing Approach
Reach Your Learning Goals
The Concept of Intelligence
Controversies and Group Comparisons
The Development of Intelligence
The Extremes of Intelligence and Creativity
Reach Your Learning Goals
Language Development
What is Language?
How Language Develops
Biological and Environmental Influences
Reach Your Learning Goals
Socioemotional Processes and Development
Emotional Development
Exploring Emotion
Development of Emotion
Attachment and Love
Reach Your Learning Goals
The Self, Identity, and Personality
The Self
Reach Your Learning Goals
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
Reach Your Learning Goals
Moral Development, Values and Religion
Domains of Moral Development
Contexts of Moral Development
Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior
Values, Religion, Spirituality, and Meaning in Life
Reach Your Learning Goals
Social Contexts of Development
Families, Lifestyles, and Parenting
Family Processes
The Diversity of Adult Lifestyles
Other Family Relationships
Reach Your Learning Goals
Peers and the Sociocultural World
Peer Relations in Childhood and Adolescence
Play and Leisure
Aging and the Social World
Sociocultural Influences
Reach Your Learning Goals
Schools, Achievement, and Work
Careers, Work, and Retirement
Reach Your Learning Goals
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
Reach Your Learning Goals
Name Index
Subject Index
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