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Development Across the Life Span, Media and Research Update

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780131899506

ISBN10:
0131899503
Format:
Hardcover w/CD
Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

For courses in Life Span Development and Human Development.This chronologically organized text provides students 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 the many different backgrounds and career goals of students, this text offers the most current, balanced coverage of theory and research with a focus on the application of that research, woven into a rich presentation filled with useful student learning tools.

Table of Contents

Beginnings
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
Heredity
The Interaction of Heredity and Environment
Prenatal Growth and Change
3
Birth and the Newborn Infant
Birth
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
Adolescence
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
Health
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
Endings
Death and Dying
Dying and Death Across the Life Span
Confronting Death
Grief and Bereavement
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