Carol Sigelman uses a topical approach blended with an age/stage approach to present life-span development as a motion picture rather than a series of snapshots. In this book, students will find numerous real-life examples and analogies that take the mystery out of the human life experience. Sigelman's clear, straightforward writing makes even the most complex topics accessible. Thoroughly updated with the latest research, the book emphasizes how nature and nurture interact over the life span to bring about normal and abnormal development changes.
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Carol K. Sigelman (Ph.D., George Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University) is professor of psychology at The George Washington University and until recently associate vice president for research and graduate studies and then graduate studies and academic affairs there. She earned her bachelor's degree from Carleton College and a double-major doctorate in English and psychology from George Peabody College for Teachers. She has also been on the faculty at Texas Tech University, Eastern Kentucky University (where she won her college's Outstanding Teacher Award), and the University of Arizona. She has taught courses in child, adolescent, adult, and life-span development and has published research on such topics as the communication skills of individuals with developmental disabilities, the development of stigmatizing reactions to children and adolescents who are different, and children's emerging understandings of diseases and psychological disorders. Through a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, she and her colleagues studied children's intuitive theories of AIDS and developed and evaluated a curriculum to correct their misconceptions and convey the facts of HIV infection. With a similar grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, she explored children's and adolescents' understandings of the effects of alcohol and drugs on body, brain, and behavior. For fun, she enjoys hiking, biking, discovering good movies, and communing with her cats.Review:
"This is an excellent text that the author should view with pride. I wish it much success."
"To be truly life-span in perspective, the manuscript must make it clear that whatever is happening at some point in the lifetime is at least a partial result of what happened before... On that basis alone this manuscript is highly competitive. Add to it the depth, level, style, accuracy, organization, and coverage, and I think you've got a winner."
"I have used earlier editions of this text for a number of semesters and I have yet to find one that I like as well."
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