Development Across the Life Span (2nd Edition)

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9780130833785: Development Across the Life Span (2nd Edition)

This detailed and readable book provides readers with a broad overview of the field of human development, covering the entire range of human life—from the moment of conception through death—and focusing on physical, cognitive, and social and personality development. It covers basic theories and research findings, as well as highlighting current applications outside the laboratory. A nine-part organization covers beginnings, infancy: forming the foundations of life, the preschool years, the middle childhood years, adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood, late adulthood, and endings. For individuals spanning the range of human existence—and trying to maximize its current content and inherent promise.

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User-friendly in approach with a variety of pedagogical tools and an abundance of "take-home" information, this broad, balanced and comprehensive overview of life-span development integrates theories, research, and applications with particular emphasis on relevance to students' lives. Organized chronologically, it covers the entire range of human life from conception through death and examines both the traditional areas of the field as well as more recent innovations.

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This user-friendly text provides a broad, balanced overview of the discipline of life-span development. Organized chronologically, it introduces readers to the theories, research, and applications of the field. It renders a variety of pedagogical tools to make the field of life-span development engaging, accessible, and of immediate relevance to readers. Expands discussions of behavioral genetics, cloning, evolutionary approaches, Vygotsky, ethnography, gene therapy, new breast-feeding guidelines, automaticity in information processing, and adds hundreds of new research citations. For anyone interested in life-span development, life-span developmental psychology, or human development.

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