Developing Person Through the Life Span

ISBN-10: 0716757060

ISBN-13: 9780716757061

Edition: 6th 2004

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Book details

List price: $134.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/26/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 667
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.928
Language: English

The Beginnings
Introduction
Studying the Life Span: Five Characteristics
A Case to Study: "This Sense of Liberation"
In Person: My Nephew David
Developmental Study as a Science
Studying Changes over Time
Ethics and Science
Theories of Development
What Theories Do
Grand Theories
Thinking Like a Scientist: What Is a Mother For?
Emergent Theories
In Person: My Beautiful, Hairless Babies
What Theories Can Contribute
Heredity and Environment
The Genetic Code
Changing Policy: Too Many Boys? Too Many Girls?
Thinking Like a Scientist: The Human Genome Project
From Genotype to Phenotype
Chromosomal and Genetic Abnormalities
A Case to Study: What Do People Live to Do?
Changing Policy: Decisions and Values
Prenatal Development and Birth
From Zygote to Newborn
Risk Reduction
Changing Policy: AIDS and Alcohol as Teratogens
The Birth Process
The First Two Years: Infants and Toddlers
The First Two Years: Biosocial Development
Body Changes
A Case to Study: Toni's Well-Child Visit
Early Brain Development
Thinking Like a Scientist: Plasticity and Young Orphans
The Senses and Motor Skills
In Person: the Normal Berger Daughters
Public Health Measures
The First Two Years: Cognitive Development
Sensorimotor Intelligence
Thinking Like a Scientist: Object Permanence Revisited
Information Processing
Language: What Develops in Two Years?
The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development
A Case to Study: Parents on Autopilot
Theories About Early Psychosocial Development
Emotional Development
The Development of Social Bonds
Conclusions in Theory and Practice
The Play Years
The Play Years: Biosocial Development
Body and Brain
Motor Skills and Avoidable Injuries
Changing Policy: Fences All Around the Pool
Child Maltreatment
A Case to Study: The Neglect of Neglect: A 2-Year-Old Boy
The Play Years: Cognitive Development
How Children Think: Piaget and Vygotsky
Language
In Person: Fast Mapping: Mommy the Brat
Early-Childhood Education
The Play Years: Psychosocial Development
Emotional Development
Parenting Patterns
Boy or Girl: So What?
In Person: Berger and Freud
The School Years
The School Years: Biosocial Development
In Person: Two Children of Mexican Heritage in California
A Healthy Time
Brain Development
Children with Special Needs
A Case to Study: Billy: Dynamo or Dynamite?
The School Years: Cognitive Development
Building on Piaget and Vygotsky
Information Processing
Teaching and Learning
Thinking Like a Scientist: How Does Class Size Affect Learning?
The School Years: Psychosocial Development
The Child's Emotions and Concerns
The Peer Group
Thinking Like a Scientist: Intervention to Stop Bullying: Impossible?
Families and Children
Coping with Problems
Adolescence
Adolescence: Biosocial Development
Puberty Begins
Hazards to Health
Changing Policy: Postponing Teenage Drug Experimentation
Adolescence: Cognitive Development
Intellectual Advances
Thinking Like a Scientist: Piaget's Balance Experiment
Adolescent Decision Making
Adolescence: Psychosocial Development
The Self and Identity
Sadness and Anger
Family and Friends
In Person: Talking to My Children About Marriage and Parenthood
Conclusion
Early Adulthood
Early Adulthood: Biosocial Development
Growth, Strength, and Health
Emotional Problems in Early Adulthood
A Case to Study: Julia Again: "Too Thin, As If That's Possible"
Early Adulthood: Cognitive Development
Postformal Thought
Thinking Like a Scientist: Reducing Stereotype Threat
Adult Moral Reasoning
In Person: Faith and Tolerance
Cognitive Growth and Higher Education
In Person: A Dialectical View of Cheating
Early Adulthood: Psychosocial Development
Theories of Adulthood
A Case to Study: Linda: "Her Major Issues Were Relationships and Career"
Intimacy
In Person: Romance and Reality: Changing Expectations
Generativity
A Case to Study: Linda: "A Much Sturdier Self"
Middle Adulthood
Middle Adulthood: Biosocial Development
Primary and Secondary Aging
Measuring Health
Health Habits Through the Years
Thinking Like a Scientist: World Health and the Tragedy of the Commons
Ethnic Variations in Health
Middle Adulthood: Cognitive Development
What Is Intelligence?
Thinking Like a Scientist: Case by Case
Selective Gains and Losses
In Person: An Experienced Parent
A Case to Study: "Men Come and Go"
Middle Adulthood: Psychosocial Development
Personality Throughout Adulthood
Family Relationships in Midlife
Work in Middle Adulthood
Changing Policy: Income and Age
Late Adulthood
Late Adulthood: Biosocial Development
Prejudice and Predictions
Primary Aging in Late Adulthood
Theories of Aging
The Centenarians
Late Adulthood: Cognitive Development
Changes in Information Processing
Reasons for Age-Related Changes
Thinking Like a Scientist: Neuroscience and Brain Activity
Dementia
New Cognitive Development in Later Life
Late Adulthood: Psychosocial Development
Theories of Late Adulthood
A Case to Study: Mrs. Edwards, Doing Just Fine
Keeping Active
The Social Convoy
The Frail Elderly
Changing Policy: Between Fragile and Frail: Protective Buffers
Epilogue: Death and Dying
Deciding How to Die
Medical Professionals
Legal Preparations
Preparing for Death
Avoiding Despair
A Case to Study: "Ask My Son and My Husband"
Cultural Variations
Coping with Bereavement
Forms of Sorrow
Contemporary Challenges
Responses to Bereavement
Conclusion
Supplemental Charts, Graphs, and Tables
More About Research Methods
Suggestions for Research Assignments
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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