Taking Sides : Clashing Views in Life-Span Development

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-22
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
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Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions. Taking Sides readers feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume. Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource.

Table of Contents

General Issues in the Study of Life-Span Development
Does the Cultural Environment Influence Lifespan Development More than Our Genes?
Are Peers More Important than Parents during the Process of Development?
Do Significant Innate Differences Influence the Career Success of Males and Females?
Prenatal Development and Infancy
Is Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant an Unnecessary Risk to Prenatal Development?
Is There a "Myth of the First Three Years"?
Are There Good Reasons to Allow Infants to Consume Electronic Media, Such as Television?
Early Childhood and Middle Childhood
Is Advertising Responsible for Childhood Obesity?
Does Emphasizing Academic Skills Help At-Risk Preschool Children?
Is Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) a Legitimate Medical Condition That Affects Childhood Behavior?
Should Contemporary Adolescents Be Engaged in More Structured Activities?
Does the Adolescent Brain Make Risk Taking Inevitable?
Youth and Emerging Adulthood
Is There a "Narcissism Epidemic" Among Contemporary Young Adults?
Are College Graduates Unprepared for Adulthood and the World of Work?
Is There Such a Thing as "Emerging Adulthood"?
Middle Adulthood
Is the Institution of Marriage at Risk?
Is Religion a Pure Good in Facilitating Well-Being during Adulthood?
Are Professional Women "Opting Out" of Work by Choice?
Later Adulthood
Is More Civic Engagement Among Older Adults Necessarily Better?
Is "Mild Cognitive Impairment" Too Similar to Normal Aging to be a Relevant Concept?
Should the Terminally Ill Be Able to Have Physicians Help Them Die?
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