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Lifespan Development

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780205439676

ISBN10:
0205439675
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

Lifespan Developmentpresents the optimum balance between theory, research, and practical application in a warm, personal, accessible manner. Students and instructors will appreciate the personal style of this text, yet recognize the theoretical clarity and rigor of research used in presenting the most current and relevant discussions for the study of development in the 21st century. Additionally, in order to give your students the extra support they need to succeed in your classroom, this new edition offers perforated chapter practice tests at the end of the textbook.

Table of Contents

To the Studentp. xviii
To the Instructorp. xx
Foundations
Basic Concepts and Methodsp. 1
An Introduction to Human Developmentp. 3
Key Issues in the Study of Human Developmentp. 7
Research Designs and Methodsp. 12
Summaryp. 20
Key Termsp. 21
Theories of Developmentp. 22
Psychoanalytic Theoriesp. 24
Learning Theoriesp. 29
Cognitive Theoriesp. 33
Current Trendsp. 38
Comparing Theoriesp. 43
Summaryp. 45
Key Termsp. 46
Prenatal Development and Birthp. 47
Conception and Geneticsp. 49
Pregnancy and Prenatal Developmentp. 54
Problems in Prenatal Developmentp. 62
Birth and the Neonatep. 72
Summaryp. 80
Key Termsp. 81
Policy Question: Should Pregnant Women Who Use Illicit Drugs Be Prosecuted?p. 82
Infancy and Early Childhood
Physical, Sensory, and Perceptual Development in Infancyp. 84
Physical Changesp. 86
Sensory Skillsp. 99
Perceptual Skillsp. 102
Summaryp. 110
Key Termsp. 111
Cognitive Development in Infancyp. 112
Cognitive Changesp. 114
Learning, Categorizing, and Rememberingp. 121
The Beginnings of Languagep. 123
Measuring Intelligence in Infancyp. 134
Summaryp. 135
Key Termsp. 136
Social and Personality Development in Infancyp. 137
Theories of Social and Personality Developmentp. 139
Attachmentp. 141
Personality, Temperament, and Self-Conceptp. 150
Effects of Nonparental Carep. 158
Summaryp. 162
Key Termsp. 163
Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhoodp. 164
Physical Changesp. 166
Cognitive Changesp. 173
Changes in Languagep. 182
Differences in Intelligencep. 185
Summaryp. 194
Key Termsp. 194
Social and Personality Development in Early Childhoodp. 195
Theories of Social and Personality Developmentp. 197
Family Relationships and Structurep. 201
Peer Relationshipsp. 212
Personality and Self-Conceptp. 217
The Gender Concept and Sex Rolesp. 220
Summaryp. 226
Key Termsp. 227
Policy Question: "Deadbeat Dads": Irresponsible Parents or Political Scapegoats?p. 228
Middle Childhood and Adolescence
Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhoodp. 230
Physical Changesp. 232
Cognitive Changesp. 235
Schoolingp. 242
Children with Special Needsp. 252
Summaryp. 256
Key Termsp. 257
Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhoodp. 258
Theories of Social and Personality Developmentp. 260
Dimensions of Moral Developmentp. 261
Social Relationshipsp. 265
Personality and Self-Conceptp. 275
Influences beyond Family and Schoolp. 280
Summaryp. 286
Key Termsp. 287
Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescencep. 288
Physical Changesp. 290
Adolescent Healthp. 295
Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobaccop. 300
Changes in Thinking and Memoryp. 304
Schoolingp. 309
Summaryp. 315
Key Termsp. 315
Social and Personality Development in Adolescencep. 316
Theories of Social and Personality Developmentp. 318
Self-Concept and Personalityp. 320
Social Relationshipsp. 328
Moral Developmentp. 335
Summaryp. 344
Key Termsp. 345
Policy Question: Has Test-Based Reform Improved Schools in the United States?p. 346
Early and Middle Adulthood
Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthoodp. 348
Physical Functioningp. 350
Health and Wellnessp. 358
Cognitive Changesp. 367
Post-Secondary Educationp. 371
Summaryp. 377
Key Termsp. 377
Social and Personality Development in Early Adulthoodp. 378
Theories of Social and Personality Developmentp. 380
Intimate Relationshipsp. 383
Parenthood and Other Relationshipsp. 390
The Role of Workerp. 396
Summaryp. 403
Key Termsp. 403
Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthoodp. 404
Physical Changesp. 406
Health and Wellnessp. 413
Cognitive Functioningp. 422
Summaryp. 429
Key Termsp. 430
Social and Personality Development in Middle Adulthoodp. 431
Theories of Social and Personality Developmentp. 433
Changes in Relationships and Personalityp. 436
Mid-Life Career Issuesp. 447
Summaryp. 453
Key Termsp. 453
Policy Question: What Types of Couples Should Be Sanctioned by Society?p. 454
Late Adulthood and the End of Life
Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthoodp. 456
Variability in Late Adulthoodp. 458
Physical Changesp. 465
Mental Healthp. 472
Cognitive Changesp. 480
Summaryp. 484
Key Termsp. 484
Social and Personality Development in Late Adulthoodp. 485
Theories of Social and Personality Developmentp. 487
Individual Differencesp. 489
Social Relationshipsp. 494
Career Issues in Late Lifep. 504
Summaryp. 511
Key Termsp. 511
Policy Question: How Should Stem Cell Research Be Funded and Regulated?p. 512
Death, Dying, and Bereavementp. 514
The Experience of Deathp. 516
The Meaning of Death across the Lifespanp. 519
The Process of Dyingp. 525
The Experience of Grievingp. 530
Theoretical Perspectives on Grievingp. 536
Summaryp. 540
Key Termsp. 541
Policy Question: Do People Have a Right to Die?p. 542
Referencesp. 545
Glossaryp. 607
Name Indexp. 615
Subject Indexp. 641
Parctice Testsp. 1
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