Human Development : A Life-Span View

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/29/2008
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Balanced coverage of the entire life span is just one thing that distinguishes HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: A LIFE-SPAN VIEW, 5TH EDITION. With its comprehensive, succinct, and applied coverage, the book has proven its ability to capture users' interest while introducing them to the issues, forces, and outcomes that make us who we are. Robert V. Kail's expertise in childhood and adolescence, combined with John C. Cavanaugh's extensive research in gerontology, result in a book with a rich description of all life-span stages and important topics. A modified chronological approach traces development in sequential order from conception through late life, while also dedicating several chapters to key topical issues. This organization also allows the book to be relatively briefer than other texts—a benefit given the enormous amount of information covered in the course. The authors provide theoretical and empirical foundations that enable users to become educated, critical interpreters of developmental information. A blend of basic and applied research, as well as coverage of controversial topics and emergent trends, demonstrates connections between the laboratory and life. A complete media and supplement package—including videos, the PowerLecture lecture presentation tool, a user visual summary booklet, and eAudio downloads—supports users.

Table of Contents

Prenatal Development, Infancy, and Early Childhood
The Study of Human Development
Biological Foundations: Heredity, Prenatal Development, and Birth
Tools for Exploring the World: Physical, Perceptual, and Motor Development
The Emergence of Thought and Language: Cognitive Development in Infancy and Early Childhood
Entering the Social World: Socioemotional Development in Infancy and Early Childhood
School -Age Children and Adolescents
Off to School: Cognitive and Physical Development in Middle Childhood
Expanding Social Horizons: Socioemotional Development in Middle Childhood
Rites of Passage: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
Moving into the Adult Social World: Socioemotional Development in Adolescence
Young and Middle Childhood
Becoming an Adult: Physical, Cognitive, and Personality Development
Being with Others: Forming Relationships in Young and Middle Adulthood
Work and Leisure: Occupational and Lifestyle Issues in Young and Middle Adulthood
Making It in Midlife: The Unique Challenges of Middle Adulthood
Late Adulthood
The Personal Context of Later Life: Physical, Cognitive, and Mental Health Issues
Social Aspects of Later Life: Psychosocial, Retirement, Relationship, and Societal Issues
The Final Passage: Dying and Bereavement
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