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A Topical Approach to Lifespan Development,9780073370934

A Topical Approach to Lifespan Development

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9780073370934

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0073370932
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Pub. Date:
12/8/2009
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

John Santrock'sA Topical Approach to Life-Span Developmentcombines the most current research with a proven pedagogical system to provide instructors and students with the best-selling topically arranged introduction to lifespan development. Drawing on a who's who list of expert consultants in all areas of developmental psychology, Santrock once again provides a trusted, comprehensive, readable, and engaging survey of the field. Rich applications and examples from a range of areas such as parenting, health care, and education ensure that students will remain engaged with the material. Significant revisions for the 5th edition include updated discussions of health and well-being as well as expanded coverage of diversity, culture, and gender.

Table of Contents

Section 1: The Life-Span Perspective

Chapter 1: Introduction

The Life-Span Perspective

The Nature of Development

Theories of Development

Research in Life-Span Development

Reach Your Learning Goals

Appendix: Careers in Life-Span Development

Section 2: Biological Processes, Physical Development, and Health

Chapter 2: Biological Beginnings

The Evolutionary Perspective

Genetic Foundations of Development

Heredity and Environment Interaction: The Nature-Nurture Debate

Prenatal Development

Birth

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 3: Physical Development and Biological Aging

Body Growth and Change

The Brain

Sleep

Longevity

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 4: Health

Health, Illness, and Disease

Nutrition and Eating Behavior

Exercise

Substance Use

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 5: Motor, Sensory, and Perceptual Development

Motor Development

Sensory and Perceptual Development

Perceptual-Motor Coupling

Reach Your Learning Goals

Section 3: Cognitive Processes and Development

Chapter 6: Cogntive Developmental Approaches

Applying and Evaluating Piaget's Theory

Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

Cognitive Changes in Adulthood

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 7: Information Processing

The Information-Processing Approach

Attention

Memory

Thinking

Metacognition

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 8: Intelligence

The Concept of Intelligence

Controversies and Group Comparisons

The Development of Intelligence

The Extremes of Intelligence and Creativity

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 9: Language Development

What is Language?

How Language Develops

Biological and Environmental Influences

Reach Your Learning Goals

Section 4: Socioemotional Processes and Development

Chapter 10: Emotional Development

Exploring Emotion

Development of Emotion

Temperament

Attachment and Love

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 11: The Self, Identity, and Personality

The Self

Identity

Personality

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 12: Gender and Sexuality

Biological, Social, and Cognitive Influences on Gender

Gender Stereotypes, Similarities, and Differences

Gender Development Through the Life Span

Exploring Sexuality

Sexuality Through the Life Span

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 13: Moral Development, Values and Religion

Domains of Moral Development

Contexts of Moral Development

Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior

Values, Religion, Spirituality, and Meaning in Life

Reach Your Learning Goals

Section 5: Social Contexts of Development

Chapter 14: Families, Lifestyles, and Parenting

Family Processes

The Diversity of Adult Lifestyles

Parenting

Other Family Relationships

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 15: Peers and the Sociocultural World

Peer Relations in Childhood and Adolescence

Friendship

Play and Leisure

Aging and the Social World

Sociocultural Influences

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 16: Schools, Achievement, and Work

Schools

Achievement

Careers, Work, and Retirement

Reach Your Learning Goals

Section 6: Endings

Chapter 17: Death, Dying, and Grieving

The Death System and Cultural Contexts

Defining Death and Life/Death Issues

A Developmental Perspective on Death

Facing One's Own Death

Coping with the Death of Someone Else

Reach Your Learning Goals

Glossary References Credits Name Index Subject Index


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