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Lifespan Development A Topical Approach Plus NEW MyDevelopmentLab with eText -- Access Card Package

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Edition:
2nd
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9780205946464

ISBN10:
0205946461
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/1/2013
Publisher(s):
Pearson

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Summary

Current Research and Real World Application.

 

Updated in its second edition, Life Span Development: A Topical Approach  maintains the student friendliness that has been the hallmark of Feldman’s development texts. Rich in examples, it illustrates the applications that can be derived from the research and theory of lifespan developmentalists. The text takes a modular approach providing both readers and instructors with maximum flexibility.

 

MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Feldman program. Key learning applications include, MyDevelopmentLab video series, MyVirtualLife, and MyVirtualChild.

 

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning MyPsychLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance.
  • Improve Critical Thinking  – “Review and Apply” sections consist of short recaps of the chapters’ main points, followed by questions designed to provoke critical thinking. 
  • Engage Students  – At the beginning of each chapter are Chapter Opening Prologues, a short vignette, describing an individual or situation that is relevant to the basic developmental issues being addressed in the chapter. 
  • Explore Research “From Research to Practice” boxes describe current developmental research or research issues applied to everyday problems.
  • Support Instructors  – All supplements were developed around the textbook’s carefully constructed learning objectives.

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Author Biography

Robert S. Feldman is Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A recipient of the College Distinguished Teacher Award, he teaches psychology classes ranging in size from 15 to nearly 500 students. During the course of more than two decades as a college instructor, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, Virginia Commonwealth University, in addition to the University of Massachusetts.

Professor Feldman, who initiated the Minority Mentoring Program at the University of Massachusetts, also has served as a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and Senior Online Teaching Fellow. He initiated distance learning courses in psychology at the University of Massachusetts

A Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, Professor Feldman received a B.A. with High Honors from Wesleyan University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award, and he has written more than 100 books, book chapters, and scientific articles. He has edited Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Children (Springer-Verlag), Applications of Nonverbal Behavioral Theory and Research (Erlbaum), and co-edited Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior (Cambridge University Press). He is also author of Child Development, Understanding Psychology, and P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life. His books have been translated into a number of languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese. His research interests include honesty and deception in everyday life and the use of nonverbal behavior in impression management, and his research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.

Professor Feldman loves music, is an enthusiastic pianist, and enjoys cooking and traveling. He has three children, and he and his wife, a psychologist, live in Amherst, Massachusetts, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range.

Table of Contents

In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 


1. Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1:    An Orientation to Lifespan Development

Chapter 2:     Genetics, Prenatal Development, and Birth

Chapter 3:     Physical Growth and Aging Across the Life Span

Chapter 4:    Health and Wellness

Chapter 5:    Cognitive Growth: Piaget and Vygotsky

Chapter 6:    Cognitive Growth: Information Processing Approaches

Chapter 7:     Language Development

Chapter 8:    Intelligence

Chapter 9:    Social and Emotional Development

Chapter 10:  Development of the Self

Chapter 11:  Moral Development and Aggression

Chapter 12:  Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 13:  Friends and Family

Chapter 14:  Schooling, Culture, and Society: Living in a Multicultural World

Chapter 15:  Death and Dying

 


2. Full Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1:    An Orientation to Lifespan Development

Module 1.1: Determining the Nature—and Nurture—of Lifespan Development

Key Debates in Lifespan Development

Module 1.2: Theoretical Perspectives on Lifespan Development

Module 1.3: Research Methods

 

Chapter 2:     Genetics, Prenatal Development, and Birth

Module 2.1: Earliest Development and the Foundations of Genetics

Genetic Counseling: Predicting the Future from the Genes of the Present

Module 2.2: The Interaction of Heredity and Environment

Module 2.3: Prenatal Growth and Birth

 

Chapter 3:     Physical Growth and Aging Across the Life Span

Module 3.1: Physical Growth and Change

Module 3.2: Brain Growth and Motor Development

Module 3.3: Perceptual Development

 

Chapter 4:    Health and Wellness

Module 4.1: Stress and Coping

Module 4.2: Illness and Well-Being

Module 4.3: Promoting Health and Wellness

 

Chapter 5:    Cognitive Growth: Piaget and Vygotsky

Module 5.1: Piaget’s Approach to Cognitive Development

Module 5.2: Appraising Piaget: Support, Challenges, and Alternatives

Module 5.3: Vygotsky’s View of Cognitive Development: Taking Culture

into Account

 

Chapter 6:    Cognitive Growth: Information Processing Approaches

Module 6.1: The Basics of Information Processing

Module 6.2: Attention and Memory

Module 6.3: Applying Information Processing Approaches

 

Chapter 7:     Language Development

Module 7.1: The Course of Language Development

Module 7.2: The Origins of Language Development

Module 7.3: Children’s Conversations:Speaking to and with Children

 

Chapter 8:    Intelligence

Module 8.1: Intelligence: Determining Individual Strengths

Module 8.2: Controversies Involving Intelligence

Module 8.3: Intellectual Deficits and the Intellectually Gifted

 

Chapter 9:    Social and Emotional Development

Module 9.1: Forging Early Social Relationships

Module 9.2: Emotional Development

Module 9.3: Personality Development across the Life Span

 

Chapter 10:  Development of the Self

Module 10.1: The Development of the Self

Module 10.2: Evaluating the Self

Module 10.3: Picking an Occupation: Choosing Life’s Work

 

Chapter 11:  Moral Development and Aggression

Module 11.1: Developing Morality: Following Society’s Rights and Wrongs

Module 11.2: Values, Religion, and Spirituality: Focusing on the

Meaning of Life

Module 11.3: Aggression and Violence

 

Chapter 12:  Gender and Sexuality

Module 12.1: Gender: Why Do Boys Wear Blue and Girls Wear Pink?

Module 12.2: Sexual Maturation and Sexuality

Module 12.3: Relationships

 

Chapter 13:  Friends and Family

Module 13.1: Social Relationships Across the Life Span

Module 13.2: Family Life

Module 13.3: Family Ties in Middle and Late Adulthood

 

Chapter 14:  Schooling, Culture, and Society: Living in a Multicultural World

Module 14.1: Schooling Throughout the Life Span

Module 14.2: Leisure

Module 14.3: Living in a Multicultural World

 

Chapter 15:  Death and Dying

Module 15.1: Death and Dying across the Life Span

Module 15.2: Confronting Death

Module 15.3: Grief and Bereavement

 



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