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Essentials of Life-span Development,9780073532073

Essentials of Life-span Development

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This book is awesome. The information is so helpful and the format is completely understandable. This book uses simplistic language to explain various theories and studies about human development. This is achieved through the works of Freud, Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky, and others. The various theories presented focus on biological, physiological, and sociological development during early, middle, and late stages of life for infants, children, adolescents, and adults. This textbook is much cheaper than the hardcover, came quickly and in great condition.






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Summary

Why are you assigning or considering a brief Human Development text? Is it because your students do not complete the reading in a comprehensive text? Do you run out of time trying to cover the entire lifespan over the course of a few months? Do your students struggle to retain the sheer volume of information in the course? Instructors from across the country have clamored for a streamlined text that captures the core concepts of life-span development.

Santrock Essentials 2e was developed to help meet the ever-changing needs of students in the lifespan course. Knowing that students do not often read the text and have poor study skills, Santrock Essentials introduces an adaptive diagnostic that helps students know what they know and what they donít know to become more efficient and effective learners. Organized in a concise format, Santrock Essentials helps students relate to the material and study more efficiently by driving them to the applicable reading content in a format that is more student-friendly.

Based on hallmark features- its expert contributors, updated research and focus on applications, Santrock provides the most dependable and current presentation of lifespan development available, and he does so in a briefer format and with our adaptive diagnostic helping to ensure that your students will read and appreciate the material while seeing the applications to their everyday life. In Santrock, our new Milestones video and assessment program helps bring the course material to life, so your students can witness development as it unfolds.

This book uses simplistic language to explain various theories and studies about human development. The various theories presented focus on biological, physiological, and sociological development during early, middle, and late stages of life for infants, children, adolescents, and adults. Throughout the book the continuing debate between nature and nurture as having ultimate control over human development is presented.

Essentials of Lifespan Development 2e, was carefully designed and constructed to deliver these core concepts along with a strong applications focus reflecting the broad range of interests and backgrounds of students taking this course. And as always with John Santrockís texts, the latest research in the field is incorporated throughout.

Table of Contents

ESSENTIALS OF LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT

CHAPTER 1: Introduction

THE LIFE-SPAN PERSPECTIVE

The Importance of Studying Life-Span Development

Characteristics of the Life-Span Perspective

Some Contemporary Concerns

THE NATURE OF DEVELOPMENT

Biological, Cognitive, and Socioemotional Processes

Periods of Development

Conceptions of Age

Developmental Issues

THEORIES OF DEVELOPMENT

Psychoanalytic Theories

Cognitive Theories

Behavioral and Social Cognitive Theories

Ethological Theory

Ecological Theory

An Eclectic Orientation

RESEARCH IN LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT

Methods for Collecting Data

Research Designs

Time Span of Research

Conducting Ethical Research

CHAPTER 2: Biological Beginnings

THE EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE

Natural Selection and Adaptive Behavior

Evolutionary Psychology

GENETIC FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT

The Genetic Process

Genetic Principles

Chromosome- and Gene-Linked Abnormalities

HEREDITY AND ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION: THE NATURE-NURTURE DEBATE

Behavior Genetics

Heredity-Environment Correlations

The Epigenetic View

Conclusions about Heredity-Environment Interaction

PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT

The Course of Prenatal Development

Prenatal Tests

Infertility and Reproductive Technology

Hazards to Prenatal Development

Prenatal Care

Cultural Beliefs about Pregnancy

BIRTH

The Birth Process

Low Birth Weight and Preterm Infants

Bonding

The Postpartum Period

CHAPTER 3: Physical and Cognitive Development in Infancy

PHYSICAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY

Patterns of Growth

Height and Weight

The Brain

Sleep

Nutrition

MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

Dynamic Systems Theory

Reflexes

Gross Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills

SENSORY AND PERCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT

Exploring Sensory and Perceptual Development

Visual Perception

Other Senses

Intermodal Perception

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Piaget’s Theory

Learning, Remembering, and Conceptualizing

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Defining Language

How Language Develops

Biological and Environmental Influences

CHAPTER 4: Socioemotional Development in Infancy

EMOTIONAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT

Emotional Development

Temperament

Personality Development

ATTACHMENT

What Is Attachment?

Individual Differences in Attachment

Caregiving Styles and Attachment

SOCIAL CONTEXTS

The Family

Child Care

CHAPTER 5: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood

PHYSICAL CHANGES

Body Growth and Change

Motor Development

Nutrition

Illness and Death

COGNITIVE CHANGES

Piaget’s Preoperational Stage

Vygotsky’s Theory

Information Processing

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Understanding Phonology and Morphology

Changes in Syntax and Semantics

Advances in Pragmatics

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Variations in Early Childhood Education

Education for Children Who Are Disadvantaged

Controversies in Early Childhood Education

CHAPTER 6: Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood

EMOTIONAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT

The Self

Emotional Development

Moral Development

Gender

FAMILIES

Parenting

Child Maltreatment

Sibling Relationships and Birth Order

The Changing Family in a Changing Society

PEER RELATIONS, PLAY, AND TELEVISION

Peer Relations

Play

Television

CHAPTER 7: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle and Late Childhood

PHYSICAL CHANGES AND HEALTH

Body Growth and Change

Motor Development

Exercise

Health, Illness, and Disease

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Learning Disabilities

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Educational Issues

COGNITIVE CHANGES

Piaget’s Cognitive Developmental Theory

Information Processing

Intelligence

Interpreting Differences in IQ Scores

Extremes of Intelligence

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Vocabulary and Grammar

Metalinguistic Awareness

Reading

Bilingualism and Second Language Learning

CHAPTER 8: Socioemotional Development in Middle and Late Childhood

EMOTIONAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT

The Self

Emotional Development

Moral Development

Gender

FAMILIES

Parent-Child Issues

Stepfamilies

Latchkey Children

PEERS

Friends

Peer Status

Social Cognition

Bullying

SCHOOLS

Contemporary Approaches to Student Learning

Socioeconomic Status and Ethnicity

Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Achievement

CHAPTER 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence

THE NATURE OF ADOLESCENCE

PHYSICAL CHANGES

Puberty

The Brain

Adolescent Sexuality

ISSUES IN ADOLESCENT HEALTH

Adolescent Health

Substance Use and Abuse

Eating Disorders

ADOLESCENT COGNITION

Piaget’s Theory

Adolescent Egocentrism

Information Processing

SCHOOLS

The Transition to Middle or Junior High School

Effective Schools for Young Adolescents

High School

Service Learning

CHAPTER 10: Socioemotional Development in Adolescence

THE SELF AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Self-Esteem

Identity

FAMILIES

Autonomy and Attachment

Parent-Adolescent Conflict

PEERS

Friendships

Peer Groups

Dating and Romantic Relationships

CULTURE AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

Cross-Cultural Comparisons

Ethnicity

ADOLESCENT PROBLEMS

Juvenile Delinquency

Depression and Suicide

The Interrelation of Problems and Successful Prevention/Intervention Programs

CHAPTER 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

THE TRANSITION FROM ADOLESCENCE TO ADULTHOOD

Becoming an Adult

The Transition from High School to College

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

The Peak and Slowdown in Physical Performance

Eating and Weight

Regular Exercise

Substance Abuse

SEXUALITY

Sexual Orientation and Behavior

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Forcible Sexual Behavior and Sexual Harassment

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Cognitive Stages

Creativity

CAREERS AND WORK

Developmental Changes

Personality Types

Monitoring the Occupational Outlook

The Impact of Work

CHAPTER 12: Socioemotional Development in Early Adulthood

STABILITY AND CHANGE FROM CHILDHOOD TO ADULTHOOD

Temperament

Attachment

ATTRACTION, LOVE, AND CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS

Attraction

The Faces of Love

Falling Out of Love

ADULT LIFE STYLES

Single Adults

Cohabiting Adults

Married Adults

Divorced Adults

Remarried Adults

Gay and Lesbian Adults

MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY

Becoming a Parent

Making Marriage Work

Dealing with Divorce

GENDER, RELATIONSHIPS, AND SELF DEVELOPMENT

Women’s Development

Men’s Development

CHAPTER 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood

THE NATURE OF MIDDLE ADULTHOOD

Changing Midlife

Defining Middle Adulthood

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Physical Changes

Health and Disease

Mortality Rates

Sexuality

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Intelligence

Information Processing

CAREERS, WORK, AND LEISURE

Work in Midlife

Career Challenges and Changes

Leisure

RELIGION AND MEANING IN LIFE

Religion and Adult Lives

Religion and Health

Meaning in Life

CHAPTER 14: Socioemotional Development in Middle Adulthood

PERSONALITY THEORIES AND DEVELOPMENT

Stages of Adulthood

The Life-Events Approach

Stress in Midlife

Contexts of Midlife Development

STABILITY AND CHANGE

Longitudinal Studies

Conclusions

CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS

Love and Marriage at Midlife

The Empty Nest and Its Refilling

Sibling Relationships and Friendships

Grandparenting

Intergenerational Relationships

CHAPTER 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

LONGEVITY, BIOLOGICAL AGING, AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Longevity

Biological Theories of Aging

The Aging Brain

Physical Development

Sexuality

HEALTH

Health Problems

Exercise, Nutrition, and Weight

Health Treatment

COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING

Multidimensionality and Multidirectionality

Use It or Lose It

Training Cognitive Skills

Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging

WORK AND RETIREMENT

Work

Retirement in the United States and Other Countries

Adjustment to Retirement

MENTAL HEALTH

Depression

Dementia, Alzheimer Disease, and other Afflictions

CHAPTER 16: Socioemotional Development in Late Adulthood

THEORIES OF SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Erikson’s Theory

Activity Theory

Socioemotional Selectivity Theory

Selective Optimization with Compensation Theory

PERSONALITY AND SOCIETY

Personality

Older Adults in Society

FAMILIES AND SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

Life Style Diversity

Older Adult Parents and Their Adult Children

Friendship

Social Support and Social Integration

Altruism and Volunteerism

ETHNICITY, GENDER, AND CULTURE

Ethnicity

Gender

Culture

Chapter 17: Death and Grieving

DEFINING DEATH AND LIFE/DEATH ISSUES

Issues in Determining Death

Decisions Regarding Life, Death, and Health Care

DEATH AND SOCIOHISTORICAL, CULTURAL CONTEXTS

Changing Historical Circumstances

Death in Different Cultures

FACING ONE’S OWN DEATH

Kubler-Ross’ Stages of Dying

Perceived Control and Denial

COPING WITH THE DEATH OF SOMEONE ELSE

Communicating with a Dying Person

Grieving

Making Sense of the World

Losing a Life Partner

Forms of Mourning



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