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Essentials of Life-Span Development

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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 across the country, looking for a streamlined text that captures the core concepts of life-span development are excited for John Santrock's Essentials of Life-Span Development, 3e.

Essentials of Life-Span Development 3e 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, Essentials introduces LearnSmart, McGraw-Hill's adaptive study tool, that helps students know what they know, and more importantly what they don’t know, to become more efficient and effective learners.

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

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

Contemporary Concerns in Life-Span Development

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

THE INTERACTION OF HEREDITY AND ENVIRONMENT: THE NATURE-NURTURE DEBATE

Behavior Genetics

Heredity-Environment Correlations

The Epigenetic View and Gene X Environment (G X E) Interaction

Conclusions about Heredity-Environment Interaction

PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT

The Course of Prenatal Development

Prenatal Tests

Infertility and Reproductive Technology

Hazards to Prenatal Development

Prenatal Care

BIRTH AND THE POSTPARTUM PERIOD

The Birth Process

The Transition from Fetus to Newborn

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

Nature, Nuture, and Perceptual Development

Perceptual Motor Coupling

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

SOCIAL ORIENTATION AND ATTACHMENT

Social Orientation and Understanding

Attachment

SOCIAL CONTEXTS

The Family

Child Care

CHAPTER 5: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood

PHYSICAL CHANGES

Body Growth and Change

The Brain

Motor Development

Nutrition and Exercise

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

Young Children's Literacy

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 MEDIA/SCREEN TIME

Peer Relations

Play

Media and Screen Time

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

PHYSICAL CHANGES AND HEALTH

Body Growth and Change

The Brain

Motor Development

Exercise

Health, Illness, and Disease

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

The Scope of Disabilities

Educational Issues

COGNITIVE CHANGES

Piaget’s Cognitive Developmental Theory

Information Processing

Intelligence

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Vocabulary, Grammar , and 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

Developmental Changes in Parent-Child Relationships

Parents as Managers

Attachment

Stepfamilies

PEERS

Developmental Changes

Peer Status

Social Cognition

Bullying

Friends

SCHOOLS

Contemporary Approaches to Student Learning

Socioeconomic Status and Ethnicity

CHAPTER 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence

THE NATURE OF ADOLESCENCE

PHYSICAL CHANGES

Puberty

The Brain

Adolescent Sexuality

ADOLESCENT HEALTH

Nutrition and Exercise

Sleep Patterns

Leading Causes of Death in Adolescents

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

IDENTITY

What is Identity?

Erickson's View

Developmental Changes

Ethnic Identity

FAMILIES

Parental Management and Monitoring

Autonomy and Attachment

Parent-Adolescent Conflict

PEERS

Friendships

Peer Groups

Dating and Romantic Relationships

CULTURE AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

Cross-Cultural Comparisons

Ethnicity

The Media

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

Physical Performance and Development

Health

SEXUALITY

Sexual Activity in Emerging Adulthood

Sexual Orientation and Behavior

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Forcible Sexual Behavior and Sexual Harassment

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Cognitive Stages

Creativity

CAREERS AND WORK

Careers

Work

CHAPTER 12: Socioemotional Development in Early Adulthood

STABILITY AND CHANGE FROM CHILDHOOD TO ADULTHOOD

LOVE AND CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS

Intimacy

Friendship

Romantic and Affectionate Love

Consummate Love

ADULT LIFE STYLES

Single Adults

Cohabiting Adults

Married Adults

Divorced Adults

Remarried Adults

Gay and Lesbian Adults

CHALLENGES IN MARRIAGE, PARENTING, AND DIVORCE

Making Marriage Work

Becoming a Parent

Dealing with Divorce

GENDER, COMMUNICATION, AND RELATIONSHIPS

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

Adult STages Theories

The Life-Events Approach

Stress and Personal Control 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

Adjustment to Retirement

MENTAL HEALTH

Depression

Dementia, Alzheimer Disease, and Parkinson Disease

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

SUCCESSFUL AGING

Chapter 17: Death, Dying, and Grieving

DEFINING DEATH AND LIFE/DEATH ISSUES

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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