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Development Across the Life Span, Media and Research Update

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ISBN-10: 0131899503

ISBN-13: 9780131899506

Edition: 3rd 2005

Authors: Robert S. Feldman

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List price: $101.33
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/24/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 800
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.334
Language: English

Robert S. Feldman still remembers those moments of being overwhelmed when he started college at Wesleyan University. “I wondered whether I was up to the challenges that faced me,” he recalls, “and--although I never would have admitted it at the time--I really had no idea what it took to be successful at college.”That experience, along with his encounters with many students during his own teaching career, led to a life-long interest in helping students navigate the critical transition that they face at the start of their own college careers. Professor Feldman, who went on to receive a doctorate in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaches at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he is Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology. He directs POWER Up for Student Success, the UMass first-year experience course for incoming students.Professor Feldman’s proudest professional accomplishment is winning the College Outstanding Teaching Award at UMass. He also has been named a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and was Senior Online Instruction Fellow. He has taught courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, and Virginia Commonwealth University.Professor Feldman is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award and has written some 100 scientific articles, book chapters, and books. His books, some of which have been translated into Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Chinese, include Improving the First Year of College: Research and Practice, Understanding Psychology, 8/e, and Development Across the Life Span, 4/e. His research interests encompass the study of honesty and truthfulness in everyday life, development of nonverbal behavior in children, and the social psychology of education. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research. With the last of his three children completing college, Professor Feldman occupies his spare time with serious cooking and earnest, but admittedly unpolished, piano playing. He also loves to travel. He lives with his wife, who is an educational psychologist, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range in western Massachusetts.

An Introduction to Life Span Development
An Orientation to Life Span Development
Key Issues and Questions: Determining the Nature-and Nurture-of Life Span Development
Theoretical Perspectives
Research Methods
The Start of Life: Prenatal Development
The Interaction of Heredity and Environment
Prenatal Growth and Change
Birth and the Newborn Infant
Birth Complications
The Competent Newborn
Infancy Forming the Foundations of Life
Physical Development in Infancy
Growth and Stability
Motor Development
The Development of the Senses
Cognitive Development in Infancy
Piaget's Approach to Cognitive Development
Information-Processing Approaches to Cognitive Development
The Roots of Language
Social and Personality Development in Infancy
Forming the Roots of Sociability
Forging Relationships
Differences Among Infants
The Preschool Years
Physical and Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years
Physical Growth
Intellectual Development
The Growth of Language and Learning
Social and Personality Development in the Preschool Years
Forming a Sense of Self
Friends and Family: Preschooler's Social Lives
Moral Development and Aggression
The Middle Childhood Years
Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
Physical Development
Intellectual Development
Schooling: The Three Rs (and More) of Middle Childhood
Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood
The Developing Self
Relationships: Building Friendship in Middle Childhood
Family Life
Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
Physical Maturation
Cognitive Development and Schooling
Threats to Adolescents' Well-Being
Social and Personality Development in Adolescence
Identity: Asking ldquo;Who Am I?rdquo;
Relationships: Family and Friends
Dating, Sexual Behavior, and Teenage Pregnancy
Early Adulthood
Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood
Physical Development and Stress
Cognitive Development
College: Pursuing Higher Education
Social and Personality Development in Early Adulthood
Forging Relationships: Intimacy, Liking, and Loving During Early Adulthood
The Course of Relationships
Work: Choosing and Embarking on a Career
Middle Adulthood
Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood
Physical Development
Cognitive Development
Social and Personality Development in Middle Adulthood
Personality Development
Relationships: Family in Middle Age
Work and Leisure
Late Adulthood
Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood
Physical Development in Late Adulthood
Health and Wellness in Late Adulthood
Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood
Social and Personality Development in Late Adulthood
Personality Development and Successful Aging
The Daily Life of Late Adulthood
Relationships: Old and New
Death and Dying
Dying and Death Across the Life Span
Confronting Death
Grief and Bereavement