Development Across the Life Span

ISBN-10: 0136016103
ISBN-13: 9780136016106
Edition: 5th 2008
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Book details

List price: $154.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 792
Size: 9.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.664
Language: English

For classes in lifespan development. nbsp; Development Across the Life Spanseeks to capture the discipline in a way that sparks and nurtures and shapes readersrsquo; interest. It is meant to excite students about the field, to draw them into its way of looking at the world, and to build their understanding of developmental issues. The text furnishes a broad, comprehensive introduction to the field, covering basic theories and research findings, as well as highlighting current applications outside the laboratory. By exposing readers to both the current content and the promise inherent in lifespan development, the text is designed to keep interest in the discipline alive long after studentsrsquo; formal study of the field has ended. nbsp; This text furnishes a broad, comprehensive, chronological introduction to the field, covering basic theories and research findings, as well as highlighting current applications outside the laboratory.

Beginnings
An Introduction to Lifespan Development Prologue: New Conceptions Looking Ahead
An Orientation to Lifespan Development Key Issues and Questions
Determining the Natureand Nurtureof Lifespan
Development Theoretical Perspectives Research Methods
Epilogue Looking Back
The Start of Life
Prenatal Development Prologue: The Future is Now Looking Ahead
Earliest Development the Interaction of Heredity and Environment
Prenatal Growth and Change
Epilogue Looking Back
Birth and the Newborn Infant Prologue: A 22-Ounce Miracle Looking Ahead
Birth
Birth Complications
The Competent Newborn
Looking Back Epilogue
Infancy Forming the Foundations of Life
Physical Development in Infancy Prologue: First Steps Looking Ahead
Growth and Stability Motor Development
The Development of the Senses
Epilogue Looking Back
Cognitive Development in Infancy Prologue: The Electric Nanny Looking Ahead
Piagets Approach to Cognitive Development
Information-Processing Approaches to Cognitive Development
The Roots of Language
Epilogue Looking Back
Social and Personality Development in Infancy Prologue: The Velcro Chronicles Looking Ahead
Developing the Roots of Sociability
Forming Relationships Differences among Infants
Epilogue Looking Back
The Preschool Years
Physical and Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years Prologue
Aaron Looking Ahead Physical Growth Intellectual Development
The Growth of Language and Learning
Epilogue Looking Back
Social and Personality Development in the Preschool Years Prologue
Feeling His Mothers Pain Looking Ahead
Forming a Sense of Self Friends and Family: Preschoolers
Social Lives Moral Development and Aggression
Looking Back Epilogue
The Middle Childhood Years
Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood Prologue
La-Toya Pankey and The Witches Looking Ahead
Physical Development Intellectual Development Schooling: The Three Rs (and More) of Middle Childhood
Looking Back Epilogue
Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood
Prologue: Play Time Looking Ahead
The Developing Self Relationships: Building Friendship in Middle Childhood
Family and School: Shaping Childrens Behavior in Middle Childhood
Looking Back Epilogue
Adolescence
Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
Prologue: A Teenagers Day Looking Ahead
Physical Maturation Cognitive Development and Schooling
Threats to Adolescents Well-Being
Looking Back Epilogue
Social and Personality Development in Adolescence
Prologue: Adolescent Trio Looking Ahead
Identity: Asking Who am I?
Relationships: Family and Friends Dating, Sexual Behavior, and Teenage Pregnancy

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