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Development Across the Life Span

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780205940073

ISBN10:
0205940072
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
2/1/2013
Publisher(s):
PEARSON

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Summary

Offers a strong balance between research and applications.

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Robert Feldman offers students a chronological overview of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development—from conception through death with his text Development Across the Life Span. This best-selling text presents up-to-date coverage of theory and research, with an emphasis on the application of these concepts by students in their personal—and future professional—lives. The text taps into students’ inherent interest in the subject of human development, encouraging them to draw connections between the material and their own experiences.

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MyDevelopmentLab is an integral part of the Feldman program. Key learning applications include, MyDevelopmentLab video series, MyVirtualLife, and MyVirtualChild.

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Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning MyDevelopmentLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance.
  • Improve Critical Thinking ¿— Review and Apply¿sections — Consist of short recaps of the chapters’ main points, followed by questions designed to provoke critical thinking.
  • Engage Students ¿— Chapter Opening Prologues¿Describe an individual or situation that is relevant to the basic developmental issues being addressed in the chapter.
  • Explore Research From Research to Practice boxes — Describe a contemporary developmental research topic.
  • Support Instructors ¿— A number of Instructor Resources including PowerPoint Presentations, MyTest Test Bank, and Instructor’s Manual.

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Author Biography

Robert S. Feldman is Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A recipient of the College Distinguished Teacher Award, he teaches psychology classes ranging in size from 15 to nearly 500 students. During the course of more than two decades as a college instructor, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, Virginia Commonwealth University, in addition to the University of Massachusetts.

Professor Feldman, who initiated the Minority Mentoring Program at the University of Massachusetts, also has served as a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and Senior Online Teaching Fellow. He initiated distance learning courses in psychology at the University of Massachusetts

A Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, Professor Feldman received a B.A. with High Honors from Wesleyan University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award, and he has written more than 100 books, book chapters, and scientific articles. He has edited Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Children (Springer-Verlag), Applications of Nonverbal Behavioral Theory and Research (Erlbaum), and co-edited Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior (Cambridge University Press). He is also author of Child Development, Understanding Psychology, and P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life. His books have been translated into a number of languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese. His research interests include honesty and deception in everyday life and the use of nonverbal behavior in impression management, and his research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.

Professor Feldman loves music, is an enthusiastic pianist, and enjoys cooking and traveling. He has three children, and he and his wife, a psychologist, live in Amherst, Massachusetts, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range.

Table of Contents

1. Brief Table of Contents

 

Part 1 Beginnings

Chapter 1:     An Introduction to Lifespan Development

Chapter 2:     The Start of Life: Prenatal Development

Chapter 3:     Birth and the Newborn Infant

 

Part 2 Infancy: Forming the Foundations of Life

Chapter 4:     Physical Development in Infancy

Chapter 5:     Cognitive Development in Infancy

Chapter 6:     Social and Personality Development in Infancy

 

Part 3 The Preschool Years

Chapter 7:     Physicaland Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years

Chapter 8:     Social and Personality Development in the Preschool Years

 

Part 4 The Middle Childhood Years

Chapter 9:     Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood

Chapter 10:   Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood

 

Part 5 Adolescence

Chapter 11:   Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence

Chapter 12:   Social and Personality Development in Adolescence

 

Part 6 E arly Adulthood

Chapter 13:   Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

Chapter 14:   Social and Personality Development in Early Adulthood

 

Part 7 Middle Adulthood

Chapter 15:   Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood

Chapter 16:   Social and Personality Development in Middle Adulthood

 

Part 8 Late Adulthood

Chapter 17:   Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

Chapter 18:   Social and Personality Development in Late Adulthood

 

Part 9 Endings

Chapter 19:   Death and Dying


 

 

2. Full Table of Contents

 

Part 1 Beginnings

Chapter 1:     An Introduction to Lifespan Development

An Orientation to Lifespan Development

Key Issues and Questions: Determining the Nature—and Nurture—of Lifespan Development

Theoretical Perspectives on Lifespan Development

Research Methods

 

Chapter 2:     The Start of Life: Prenatal Development

Earliest Development

The Interaction of Heredity and Environment

Prenatal Growth and Change

 

Chapter 3:     Birth and the Newborn Infant

Birth

Birth Complications

The Competent Newborn

 

Part 2 Infancy: Forming the Foundations of Life

Chapter 4:     Physical Development in Infancy

Growth and Stability

Motor Development

The Development of the Senses

 

Chapter 5:     Cognitive Development in Infancy

Piaget’s Approach to Cognitive Development

Information Processing Approaches to Cognitive Development

The Roots of Language

 

Chapter 6:     Social and Personality Development in Infancy

Developing the Roots of Sociability

Forming Relationships

Differences among Infants

 

Part 3 The Preschool Years

Chapter 7:     Physicaland Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years

Physical Growth

Intellectual Development

The Growth of Language and Learning

 

Chapter 8:     Social and Personality Development in the Preschool Years

Forming a Sense of Self

Friends and Family: Preschoolers’ Social Lives

Moral Development and Aggression

 

Part 4 The Middle Childhood Years

Chapter 9:     Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood

Physical Development

Intellectual Development

Schooling: The Three Rs (and More) of Middle Childhood

 

Chapter 10:   Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood

The Developing Self

Relationships: Building Friendship in Middle Childhood

Family and School: Shaping Children’s Behavior in Middle Childhood

 

Part 5 Adolescence

Chapter 11:   Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence

Physical Maturation

Cognitive Development and Schooling

Threats to Adolescents’ Well-Being

 

Chapter 12:   Social and Personality Development in Adolescence

Identity: Asking “Who Am I?”

Relationships: Family and Friends

Dating, Sexual Behavior, and Teenage Pregnancy

 

Part 6 Early Adulthood

Chapter 13:   Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

Physical Development

Cognitive Development

College: Pursuing Higher Education

 

Chapter 14:   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

 

Part 7 Middle Adulthood

Chapter 15:   Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood

Physical Development

Health

Cognitive Development

 

Chapter 16:   Social and Personality Development in Middle Adulthood

Personality Development

Relationships: Family in Middle Age

Work and Leisure

 

Part 8 Late Adulthood

Chapter 17:   Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

Physical Development in Late Adulthood

Health and Wellness in Late Adulthood

Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

 

Chapter 18:   Social and Personality Development in Late Adulthood

Personality Development and Successful Aging

The Daily Life of Late Adulthood

Relationships: Old and New

 

Part 9 Endings

Chapter 19:   Death and Dying

Dying and Death Across the Life Span

Confronting Death

Grief and Bereavement



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