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Development Across the Life Span, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Robert S. Feldman

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 18, 2013

Description

Offers a strong balance between research and applications.

 

Robert Feldman offers students a chronological overview of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development–from conception through death with his text Development Across the Life Span. This best-selling 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.

 

MyDevelopmentLab is an integral part of the Feldman program. Key learning applications include, MyDevelopmentLab video series, MyVirtualLife, and MyVirtualChild.

 

Teaching & Learning Experience 

  • Personalize LearningMyDevelopmentLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance.
  • Improve Critical Thinking – Review and Apply sections – Consist of short recaps of the chapters’ main points, followed by questions designed to provoke critical thinking.
  • Engage Students – Chapter Opening Prologues Describe an individual or situation that is relevant to the basic developmental issues being addressed in the chapter.
  • Explore Research<emphasis><inst></inst>From Research to Practice<inst></inst></emphasis> boxes – Describe a contemporary developmental research topic.
  • Support Instructors – A number of Instructor Resources including PowerPoint Presentations, MyTest Test Bank, and Instructor’s Manual.

Table of Contents

1. 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:     Physicaland 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 E arly 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


 

 

2. Full Table of Contents

 

Part 1 Beginnings

Chapter 1:     An Introduction to Lifespan Development

An Orientation to Lifespan Development

Key Issues and Questions: Determining the Nature—and Nurture—of Lifespan Development

Theoretical Perspectives on Lifespan Development

Research Methods

 

Chapter 2:     The Start of Life: Prenatal Development

Earliest Development

The Interaction of Heredity and Environment

Prenatal Growth and Change

 

Chapter 3:     Birth and the Newborn Infant

Birth

Birth Complications

The Competent Newborn

 

Part 2 Infancy: Forming the Foundations of Life

Chapter 4:     Physical Development in Infancy

Growth and Stability

Motor Development

The Development of the Senses

 

Chapter 5:     Cognitive Development in Infancy

Piaget’s Approach to Cognitive Development

Information Processing Approaches to Cognitive Development

The Roots of Language

 

Chapter 6:     Social and Personality Development in Infancy

Developing the Roots of Sociability

Forming Relationships

Differences among Infants

 

Part 3 The Preschool Years

Chapter 7:     Physicaland Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years

Physical Growth

Intellectual Development

The Growth of Language and Learning

 

Chapter 8:     Social and Personality Development in the Preschool Years

Forming a Sense of Self

Friends and Family: Preschoolers’ Social Lives

Moral Development and Aggression

 

Part 4 The Middle Childhood Years

Chapter 9:     Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood

Physical Development

Intellectual Development

Schooling: The Three Rs (and More) of Middle Childhood

 

Chapter 10:   Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood

The Developing Self

Relationships: Building Friendship in Middle Childhood

Family and School: Shaping Children’s Behavior in Middle Childhood

 

Part 5 Adolescence

Chapter 11:   Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence

Physical Maturation

Cognitive Development and Schooling

Threats to Adolescents’ Well-Being

 

Chapter 12:   Social and Personality Development in Adolescence

Identity: Asking “Who Am I?”

Relationships: Family and Friends

Dating, Sexual Behavior, and Teenage Pregnancy

 

Part 6 Early Adulthood

Chapter 13:   Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

Physical Development

Cognitive Development

College: Pursuing Higher Education

 

Chapter 14:   Social and Personality Development in Early Adulthood

Forging Relationships: Intimacy, Liking, and Loving During Early Adulthood

The Course of Relationships

Work: Choosing and Embarking on a Career

 

Part 7 Middle Adulthood

Chapter 15:   Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood

Physical Development

Health

Cognitive Development

 

Chapter 16:   Social and Personality Development in Middle Adulthood

Personality Development

Relationships: Family in Middle Age

Work and Leisure

 

Part 8 Late Adulthood

Chapter 17:   Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

Physical Development in Late Adulthood

Health and Wellness in Late Adulthood

Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

 

Chapter 18:   Social and Personality Development in Late Adulthood

Personality Development and Successful Aging

The Daily Life of Late Adulthood

Relationships: Old and New

 

Part 9 Endings

Chapter 19:   Death and Dying

Dying and Death Across the Life Span

Confronting Death

Grief and Bereavement

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