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Development Across the Life Span, 6th Edition

By Robert S. Feldman

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 7, 2010

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Offers a strong balance between research and applications.  For chronologically organized courses in Human Development/Lifespan Development.

 

Robert Feldman offers students a chronological overview of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development–from conception through death with his text Development Across the Lifespan . The text presents up-to-date coverage of theory and research, with an emphasis on the application of these concepts by students in their personal–and future professional–lives. The text taps into students’ inherent interest in the subject of human development, encouraging them to draw connections between the material and their own experiences.

 

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Table of Contents

 

Brief Table of Contents

 

PART 1  BEGINNINGS


CHAPTER 1:
An Introduction to Lifespan Development                                 

CHAPTER 2: The Start of Life: Prenatal Development                                               

CHAPTER 3: Birth and the Newborn Infant                

 

PART 2  INFANCY FORMING THE FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE

 

CHAPTER 4: Physical Development in Infancy                                                          

CHAPTER 5: Cognitive Development in Infancy                                                        

CHAPTER 6: Social and Personality Development in Infancy                                     

 

PART 3  THE PRESCHOOL YEARS

 

CHAPTER 7: Physical and Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years                 

CHAPTER 8: Social and Personality Development in the Preschool Years                  

 

PART 4  THE MIDDLE CHILDHOOD YEARS

 

CHAPTER 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood                    

CHAPTER 10: Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood                     

 

PART 5   ADOLESCENCE

              

CHAPTER 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence                            

CHAPTER 12: Social and Personality Development in Adolescence                

 

PART 6   EARLY ADULTHOOD

 

CHAPTER 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood                       

CHAPTER 14: Social and Personality Development in Early Adulthood                        

 

PART 7   MIDDLE ADULTHOOD

 

CHAPTER 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood                    

CHAPTER 16: Social and Personality Development in Middle Adulthood                     

 

PART 8   LATE ADULTHOOD

         

CHAPTER 17: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood                        

CHAPTER 18: Social and Personality Development in Late Adulthood                         

 

PART 9  ENDINGS

 

CHAPTER 19: Death and Dying

 

 

Detailed Table of Contents

 

 

PART 1  BEGINNINGS


CHAPTER 1:
An Introduction to Lifespan Development                                 

  • Prologue: The Oldest Newest Mother
  • Looking Ahead
    • AN ORIENTATION TO LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT
    • KEY ISSUES AND QUESTIONS: DETERMINING THE NATURE–AND NURTURE–OF LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT
    • THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
    • RESEARCH METHODS
  • Epilogue
  • Looking Back

CHAPTER 2: The Start of Life: Prenatal Development                                               

  • Prologue: An Agonizing Choice
  • Looking Ahead
    • EARLIEST DEVELOPMENT
    • THE INTERACTION OF HEREDITY AND ENVIRONMENT
    • PRENATAL GROWTH AND CHANGE
  • Epilogue
  • Looking Back

CHAPTER 3: Birth and the Newborn Infant                

  • Prologue: Smaller Than a Soda Can
  • Looking Ahead
    • BIRTH
    • BIRTH COMPLICATIONS
    • THE COMPETENT NEWBORN
  • Looking Back
  • Epilogue

PART 2  INFANCY FORMING THE FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE

 

CHAPTER 4: Physical Development in Infancy                                                          

  • Prologue: Waiting for the First Steps
  • Looking Ahead
    • GROWTH AND STABILITY
    • MOTOR DEVELOPMENT
    • THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SENSES
  • Epilogue
  • Looking Back

 CHAPTER 5: Cognitive Development in Infancy                                                        

  • Prologue: The Electric Nanny
  • Looking Ahead
    • PIAGET’S APPROACH TO COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
    • INFORMATION-PROCESSING APPROACHES TO COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
    • THE ROOTS OF LANGUAGE
  • Epilogue
  • Looking Back 

CHAPTER 6: Social and Personality Development in Infancy                                     

  • Prologue: The Velcro Chronicles
  • Looking Ahead
    • DEVELOPING THE ROOTS OF SOCIABILITY
    • FORMING RELATIONSHIPS
    • DIFFERENCES AMONG INFANTS
  • Epilogue
  • Looking Back

PART 3  THE PRESCHOOL YEARS

 

CHAPTER 7: Physical and Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years                 

  • Prologue: Wild William
  • Looking Ahead
    • Physical Growth
    • Intellectual Development
    • The Growth of Language and Learning
  • Epilogue
  • Looking Back

CHAPTER 8: Social and Personality Development in the Preschool Years                  

  • Prologue: Baby's First Application Essay
  • Looking Ahead
    • FORMING A SENSE OF SELF
    • FRIENDS AND FAMILY: PRESCHOOLERS’ SOCIAL LIVES
    • MORAL DEVELOPMENT AND AGGRESSION
  • Looking Back
  • Epilogue

PART 4  THE MIDDLE CHILDHOOD YEARS

 

CHAPTER 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood                    

  • Prologue: A Kid-Drawn Sensation
  • Looking Ahead
    • PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
    • INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT
    • SCHOOLING: THE THREE Rs (AND MORE) OF MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
  • Looking Back
  • Epilogue 

CHAPTER 10: Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood                     

  • Prologue: To Play or Not to Play
  • Looking Ahead
    • THE DEVELOPING SELF
    • RELATIONSHIPS: BUILDING FRIENDSHIP IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
    • FAMILY AND SCHOOL: SHAPING CHILDREN’S BEHAVIOR IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
  • Looking Back
  • Epilogue

PART 5   ADOLESCENCE

              

CHAPTER 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence                            

  • Prologue: The Middle School Marathon
  • Looking Ahead
    • PHYSICAL MATURATION
    • COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT AND SCHOOLING
    • THREATS TO ADOLESCENTS’ WELL-BEING
  • Looking Back
  • Epilogue

CHAPTER 12: Social and Personality Development in Adolescence                

  • Prologue: Teen Tech
  • Looking Ahead
    • IDENTITY: ASKING “WHO AM I?”
    • RELATIONSHIPS: FAMILY AND FRIENDS
    • DATING, SEXUAL BEHAVIOR, AND TEENAGE PREGNANCY
  • Epilogue
  • Looking Back

PART 6   EARLY ADULTHOOD

 

CHAPTER 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood                       

  • Prologue: A Tale of Two Students
  • Looking Ahead
    • PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
    • COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
    • COLLEGE: PURSUING HIGHER EDUCATION
  • Epilogue
  • Looking Back

CHAPTER 14: Social and Personality Development in Early Adulthood                        

  • Prologue
  • Looking Ahead
    • FORGING RELATIONSHIPS: INTIMACY, LIKING, AND LOVING DURING EARLY ADULTHOOD
    • THE COURSE OF RELATIONSHIPS
    • WORK: CHOOSING AND EMBARKING ON A CAREER
  • Looking Back
  • Epilogue 

PART 7   MIDDLE ADULTHOOD

 

CHAPTER 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood                    

  • Prologue: Faster, Higher, Older
  • Looking Ahead
    • PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
    • HEALTH
    • COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
  • Epilogue
  • Looking Back

CHAPTER 16: Social and Personality Development in Middle Adulthood                     

  • Prologue: From Clothes to Rock to Talk
  • Looking Ahead
    • PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT
    • RELATIONSHIPS: FAMILY IN MIDDLE AGE
    • WORK AND LEISURE
  • Looking Back
  • Epilogue

PART 8   LATE ADULTHOOD

         

CHAPTER 17: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood                        

  • Prologue: Better Way to Shell a Nut
  • Looking Ahead
    • PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN LATE ADULTHOOD
    • HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN LATE ADULTHOOD
    • COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN LATE ADULTHOOD
  • Epilogue
  • Looking Back

CHAPTER 18: Social and Personality Development in Late Adulthood                         

  • Prologue: Logging on Late in Life
  • Looking Ahead
    • PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT AND SUCCESSFUL AGING
    • THE DAILY LIFE OF LATE ADULTHOOD
    • RELATIONSHIPS: OLD AND NEW
  • Epilogue

PART 9  ENDINGS

 

CHAPTER 19: Death and Dying

  • Prologue: Facing the End with a Smile
  • Looking Ahead
    • DYING AND DEATH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
    • CONFRONTING DEATH
    • GRIEF AND BEREAVEMENT
  • Epilogue
  • Looking Back 

Glossary

References

Acknowledgments

Name Index

Subject Index

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