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Human Development: A Cultural Approach, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 19, 2011

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Help students understand how culture impacts development- and why it matters. 

 

Through current research and examples of human development around the world students learn to think culturally about their own development and see how it applies to their own lives and future careers, preparing them for a future in today’s globalized society. 

 

New U.S. and international videos, shot in several countries, allow students to observe similarities and differences in human development across cultures.   Video Guides are included in each chapter, at the end of each section.  Students can quickly scan the Video Guide’s “QR code” and link directly to a short video clip using their smart phone.  Videos are also available on MyDevelopmentLab.

 

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning — The new MyDevelopmentLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Apply Developmental Science & Engage Students — Arnett meets students where they are with personal anecdotes, video scans, and a cultural focus.
  • Improve Critical Thinking - Students learn to think critically about the influence of culture on development. Learning objectives help students organize and understand the material covered within each section.
  • Explore Research — “Research Focus” provides students with a firm grasp of various research methods and helps them see the impact that methods can have on research findings.
  • Understand Culture and Diversity — By taking a cultural approach to human development, Arnett includes culture on every page and integrates culture throughout the narrative. 
  • Support Instructors — The Arnett supplements were written and tested by a dedicated team of instructors who teach the lifespan development course and believe in the importance of taking a cultural approach to human development.

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Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:


Chapter 1: A Cultural Approach to Human Development
Chapter 2: Genetics and Prenatal Development
Chapter 3: Birth and the Newborn Child
Chapter 4: Infancy: The First Year of Life
Chapter 5: Toddlerhood
Chapter 6: Early Childhood
Chapter 7: Middle Childhood
Chapter 8: Adolescence
Chapter 9: Emerging Adulthood
Chapter 10: Young Adulthood
Chapter 11: Middle Adulthood
Chapter 12: Late Adulthood
Chapter 13: Death and Afterlife Beliefs



COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: A Cultural Approach to Human Development
Section 1: Human Development Today and Its Origins
   Humanity Today: A Demographic Profile
   Human Origins and the Birth of Culture
Section 2: Theories of Human Development
   Ancient Conceptions of Development
   Scientific Conceptions of Human Development
Section 3: How We Study Human Development
   The Scientific Study of Human Development
   Methods and Designs in Research
 
Chapter 2: Genetics and Prenatal Development
Section 1: Generic Influences on Development
   Genetic Basics
   Genes and Environment in Human Development
   Genes and Individual Development
Section 2: Prenatal Development and Prenatal Care
   Prenatal Development
   Prenatal Care
Section 3: Pregnancy Problems
   Prenatal Problems
   Infertility

 

Chapter 3: Birth and the Unborn Child
Section 1: Birth and its Cultural Context
   The Birth Process
   Cultural and Historical Variations in Birth Beliefs and Practices
Section 2: The Neonate
  The Neonate’s Health
  Physical Functioning of the Neonate
Section 3: Caring for the Neonate
  Nutrition: Is Breast Best?
  Social and Emotional Aspects of Neonatal Care
 
Chapter 4: The First Year of Life
Section 1: Physical Development
   Growth and Change in Infancy
   Infant Health
   Baby on the Move: Motor and Sensory Development
Section 2: Cognitive Development
   Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development
   Information Processing in Infancy
   Assessing Infant Development
   The Beginnings of Language
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
   Temperament
   Infants’ Emotions
   The Social World of the Infant
 
Chapter 5: Toddlerhood
Section 1: Physical Development
   Growth and Change in Years 2 and 3
   Socializing Physical Functions: Toilet Training and Weaning
Section 2: Cognitive Development
   Cognitive Development Theories
   Language Development
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
   Emotional Development in Toddlerhood
   Relations with Parents
   The Social World of the Toddler
 
Chapter 6: Early Childhood
Section 1: Physical Development
   Growth from Age 3 to 6
   Motor Development
Section 2: Cognitive Development
   Theories of Cognitive Development
   Early Childhood Education
   Language Development
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
   Emotional Development and Gender Socialization
   Parenting
   The Child’s Expanding Social World
 
Chapter 7: Middle Childhood
Section 1: Physical Development
   Growth in Middle Childhood
   Motor Development
Section 2: Cognitive Development
   Theories of Cognitive Development
   Language Development
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
   Emotional and Self-Development
   The Social and Cultural Contexts of Middle Childhood
 
Chapter 8: Adolescence
Section 1: Physical Development
   The Metamorphosis: Biological Changes of Puberty
   Health Issues in Adolescence
Section 2: Cognitive Development
   Piaget’s Theory of Formal Operations
   Other Changes in Adolescent Thinking
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
   Emotional and Self-Development
   Cultural Beliefs: Morality and Religion
   The Social and Cultural Contexts of Adolescent Development
   Problems and Resilience
 
Chapter 9: Emerging Adulthood
Section 1: Physical Development
   The Emergence of Emerging Adulthood
   Physical Changes of Emerging Adulthood
   Risk Behavior and Health Issues
Section 2: Cognitive Development
   Postformal Thinking
   Tertiary Education: College, University, and Training Programs
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
   Emotional and Self-Development
   Cultural Beliefs

   The Social and Cultural Contexts of Development

 

Chapter 10: Young Adulthood
Section 1: Physical Development
   What Makes an Adult?
   The Transition to Adulthood
   Physical Functioning and Health
   Aging Begins
   Overweight and Obesity
   The Importance of Exercise
Section 2: Cognitive Development
   Adult Intelligence
   IQ Scores and Career Success
   Cultural Views of Intelligence
   Cognitive Changes in Young Adulthood
   Expertise
   Creativity
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
   Emotional Development in Young Adulthood
   Intimacy Versus Isolation: Erikson’s Theory
   Sternberg’s Theory of Love
   The Social and Cultural Contexts of Young Adulthood
   Marriage in Young Adulthood
   Divorce in Young Adulthood
   Gay and Lesbian Partnerships
   Sexuality in Young Adulthood
   Leisure Activities in Young Adulthood
 
Chapter 11: Middle-Adulthood
Section 1: Physical Development
  Physical Changes in Middle Adulthood
  Health and Disease
Section 2: Cognitive Development
  Intelligence
  Information Processing in Middle Adulthood
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
  Emotional and Self-development
  The Social and Cultural Contexts of Development
 
Chapter 12: Late Adulthood
Section 1: Physical Development
   Cultural Beliefs About Late Adulthood
   Physical Changes
   Health in Late Adulthood
Section 2: Cognitive Development
   Cognitive Changes and Decline
   Alternative Views on Cognitive Changes
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
   Emotional and Self-development
   The Sociocultural Contexts of Development
 
Chapter 13: Death and Afterlife Beliefs
Section 1: Physical Aspects of Death
   The Demography of Death
   Beyond Death? Attempts to Extend the Human Lifespan
Section 2: Sociocultural and Emotional Responses to Death
   The Sociocultural Contexts of Death
   Bereavement and Grief
Section 3: Beliefs about Death and the Afterlife
   Beliefs about Death Throughout the Lifespan
   Afterlife Beliefs and Mourning Rituals

 

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