9780130833785

Development Across the Life Span

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130833785

  • ISBN10:

    0130833789

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2000
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

This chronologically organized book provides readers with a broad overview of the field of human development-from the moment of conception through death-focusing on physical, cognitive, and social and personality development. Appealing to individuals with a myriad of different backgrounds and future goals, this book offers the most current, balanced coverage of theory and research. A wide variety of chapter topics includes gene therapy; brain development, post-partum depression; child care effects; home schooling; cognitive developments, stability of personality; cultural approaches to development, and attitudes toward aging and length of life. For a better understanding of the experiences of life and development of humans.

Table of Contents

Preface xxi
PART 1 BEGINNINGS
An Introduction to Lifespan Development
2(42)
The Start of Life: Genetics and Prenatal Development
44(38)
Birth and the Newborn Infant
82(32)
PART 2 INFANCY: FORMING THE FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE
Physical Development
114(34)
Cognitive Development
148(34)
Social and Personality Development
182(32)
PART 3 THE PRESCHOOL YEARS
Physical and Cognitive Development
214(42)
Social and Personality Development
256(36)
PART 4 THE MIDDLE CHILDHOOD YEARS
Physical and Cognitive Development
292(48)
Social and Personality Development
340(36)
PART 5 ADOLESCENCE
Physical and Cognitive Development
376(30)
Social and Personality Development
406(34)
PART 6 EARLY ADULTHOOD
Physical and Cognitive Development
440(34)
Social and Personality Development
474(36)
PART 7 MIDDLE ADULTHOOD
Physical and Cognitive Development
510(30)
Social and Personality Development
540(34)
PART 8 LATE ADULTHOOD
Physical and Cognitive Development
574(32)
Social and Personality Development
606(34)
PART 9 ENDINGS
Death and Dying
640(24)
Glossary 664(8)
References 672(44)
Acknowledgments 716(5)
Name Index 721(12)
Subject Index 733

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