Human Development : A Life-Span View

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2006-02-28
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Whether you plan on a future career in the education, counseling, psychology, or simply want a richer understanding of how humans develop this affordable THOMSON ADVANTAGE BOOKS version of HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: A LIFE-SPAN VIEW, is the right textbook for you. Development experts Cavanaugh and Kail include complete coverage of all life stages--tracing development from conception through late life in sequential order. "Current Controversies" highlight the field's current debates. "Real People: Applying Human Development" boxes illustrate the value of the field's concepts to everyday life. "Focus on Research" boxes linked to critical thinking questions on the information-packed Book Companion Website keep you at the cutting edge of research in the field.

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 Development in Infancy and Early Childhood
The Emergence of Thought and Language: Cognitive Development in Infancy and Early Childhood
Entering the Social World: Socio-Emotional Development in Infancy and Early Childhood
School-Age Children and Adolescents
Off to School: Cognitive and Physical Development in Middle Childhood
Expanding Social Horizons: Socio-Emotional Development in Middle Childhood
Rites of Passage: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescents
Moving into the Adult Social World: Socio-Emotional Development in Adolescents
Young and Middle Adulthood
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
Name Index
Subject Index
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