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John Santrock's Life-Span Development has won wide praise for accurate, up-to-date coverage and its unique Learning Goals system. Highlights of this revision include expanded coverage of adulthood and aging, more than 2,100 twenty-first-century research citations, and a new student LifeMap CD-ROM.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xviii
Expert Consultantsp. xxx
A Visual Tour for Studentsp. xxxiv
The Life-Span Developmental Perspective
Introductionp. 2
The Life-Span Perspectivep. 5
Developmental Processes and Periodsp. 16
Developmental Issuesp. 22
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 25
Summaryp. 26
Key Termsp. 26
Key Peoplep. 26
E-Learning Toolsp. 27
Careers in Life-Span Developmentp. 28
The Science of Life-Span Developmentp. 38
Theories of Developmentp. 41
Research in Life-Span Developmentp. 55
Facing Up to Research Challengesp. 65
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 71
Summaryp. 71
Key Termsp. 72
Key Peoplep. 73
E-Learning Toolsp. 73
Biological Beginningsp. 74
The Evolutionary Perspectivep. 77
Genetic Foundationsp. 80
Reproductive Challenges and Choicesp. 88
Heredity, Environment, and Individual Differencesp. 94
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 99
Summaryp. 100
Key Termsp. 101
Key Peoplep. 101
E-Learning Toolsp. 101
Prenatal Development and Birthp. 102
Prenatal Developmentp. 105
Birthp. 119
The Postpartum Periodp. 128
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 131
Summaryp. 132
Key Termsp. 133
Key Peoplep. 133
E-Learning Toolsp. 133
Physical Development in Infancyp. 134
Physical Growth and Development in Infancyp. 137
Motor Developmentp. 150
Sensory and Perceptual Developmentp. 157
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 167
Summaryp. 167
Key Termsp. 168
Key Peoplep. 168
E-Learning Toolsp. 169
Cognitive Development in Infancyp. 170
Piaget's Theory of Infant Developmentp. 173
Learning and Rememberingp. 180
Individual Differences in Intelligencep. 183
Language Developmentp. 185
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 195
Summaryp. 196
Key Termsp. 197
Key Peoplep. 197
E-Learning Toolsp. 197
Socioemotional Development in Infancyp. 198
Emotional and Personality Developmentp. 200
Attachmentp. 210
Social Contextsp. 215
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 221
Summaryp. 222
Key Termsp. 223
Key Peoplep. 223
E-Learning Toolsp. 223
Early Childhood
Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhoodp. 224
Physical Changesp. 227
Cognitive Changesp. 234
Language Developmentp. 245
Early Childhood Educationp. 246
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 251
Summaryp. 252
Key Termsp. 253
Key Peoplep. 253
E-Learning Toolsp. 253
Socioemotional Development in Early Childhoodp. 254
Emotional and Personality Developmentp. 256
Familiesp. 267
Peer Relations, Play, and Televisionp. 280
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 287
Summaryp. 287
Key Termsp. 288
Key Peoplep. 288
E-Learning Toolsp. 289
Middle and Late Childhood
Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle and Late Childhoodp. 290
Physical Changes and Healthp. 293
Children with Disabilitiesp. 297
Cognitive Changesp. 301
Language Developmentp. 319
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 323
Summaryp. 323
Key Termsp. 325
Key Peoplep. 325
E-Learning Toolsp. 325
Socioemotional Development in Middle and Late Childhoodp. 326
Emotional and Personality Developmentp. 329
Familiesp. 342
Peersp. 345
Schoolsp. 349
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 356
Summaryp. 357
Key Termsp. 358
Key Peoplep. 358
E-Learning Toolsp. 358
Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescencep. 360
The Nature of Adolescencep. 362
Physical Changesp. 364
Adolescent Problems and Healthp. 374
Adolescent Cognitionp. 382
Schoolsp. 386
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 391
Summaryp. 392
Key Termsp. 393
Key Peoplep. 393
E-Learning Toolsp. 393
Socioemotional Development in Adolescencep. 394
The Self and Emotional Developmentp. 397
Familiesp. 404
Peersp. 407
Culture and Adolescent Developmentp. 412
Adolescent Problemsp. 419
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 426
Summaryp. 427
Key Termsp. 428
Key Peoplep. 428
E-Learning Toolsp. 428
Early Adulthood
Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthoodp. 430
The Transition from Adolescence to Adulthoodp. 432
Physical Developmentp. 436
Sexualityp. 445
Cognitive Developmentp. 451
Careers and Workp. 455
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 460
Summaryp. 461
Key Termsp. 462
Key Peoplep. 462
E-Learning Toolsp. 462
Socioemotional Development in Early Adulthoodp. 464
Continuity and Discontinuity from Childhood to Adulthoodp. 467
Attraction, Love, and Close Relationshipsp. 470
Marriage and the Familyp. 479
The Diversity of Adult Lifestylesp. 487
Gender, Relationships, and Self-Developmentp. 492
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 495
Summaryp. 496
Key Termsp. 497
Key Peoplep. 497
E-Learning Toolsp. 497
Middle Adulthood
Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthoodp. 498
Changing Middle Agep. 501
Physical Developmentp. 502
Cognitive Developmentp. 513
Careers, Work, and Leisurep. 516
Religion and Meaning in Lifep. 519
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 523
Summaryp. 524
Key Termsp. 525
Key Peoplep. 525
E-Learning Toolsp. 525
Socioemotional Development in Middle Adulthoodp. 526
Personality Theories and Developmentp. 529
Stability and Changep. 537
Close Relationshipsp. 541
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 549
Summaryp. 550
Key Termsp. 551
Key Peoplep. 551
E-Learning Toolsp. 551
Late Adulthood
Physical Development in Late Adulthoodp. 552
Longevityp. 555
The Course of Physical Development in Late Adulthoodp. 561
Healthp. 569
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 577
Summaryp. 578
Key Termsp. 579
Key Peoplep. 579
E-Learning Toolsp. 579
Cognitive Development in Late Adulthoodp. 580
Cognitive Functioning in Older Adultsp. 582
Work and Retirementp. 591
Mental Healthp. 594
Religionp. 601
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 603
Summaryp. 604
Key Termsp. 605
Key Peoplep. 605
E-Learning Toolsp. 605
Socioemotional Development in Late Adulthoodp. 606
Theories of Socioemotional Developmentp. 609
The Self and Societyp. 615
Families and Social Relationshipsp. 620
Ethnicity, Gender, and Culturep. 624
Successful Agingp. 628
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 629
Summaryp. 630
Key Termsp. 631
Key Peoplep. 631
E-Learning Toolsp. 631
Death and Grievingp. 632
Defining Death and Life/Death Issuesp. 634
Death and Cultural Contextsp. 638
A Developmental Perspective on Deathp. 640
Facing One's Own Deathp. 643
Coping with the Death of Someone Elsep. 646
Research in Life-Span Development
Reach Your Learning Goalsp. 653
Summaryp. 654
Key Termsp. 655
Key Peoplep. 655
E-Learning Toolsp. 655
Creditsp. 1
Name Indexp. 1
Subject Indexp. 20
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