For Human Development/Lifespan Development courses organized topically.
Life Span Development: A Topical Approach is based on the chronologically-organized, highly popular Development Across the Life Span, is be approximately 20% shorter than traditional lifespan books and organized topically .
Feldman maintains the student friendliness that has been the hallmark of Feldman's other development textbooks. It is rich in examples and illustrates the applications that can be derived from the research and theory of lifespan developmentalists. It pays particular attention to the applications that can be drawn from theory and research in the field.
To optimize student learning and to provide instructors with maximum flexibility, the book uses a modular approach. Consequently, rather than facing long, potentially daunting chapters, students encounter material that is divided into smaller, more manageable chunks (modules). Presenting material in small chunks represents a structure that research long ago found to be optimum for promoting learning.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. An Orientation to Lifespan Development
Module 1. Determining The Nature–And Nurture–Of Lifespan Development
Module 2. Theoretical Perspectives
Module 3. Research in Lifespan Development
PART II. PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 2. Genetics, Prenatal Development, and Birth
Module 4. Foundations of Genetics
Module 5. The Interaction of Heredity and Environment
Module 6. Prenatal Growth and Birth
Chapter 3. Physical Growth and Aging Across The Lifespan
Module 7. Physical Growth and Change
Module 8. Motor Development
Module 9. Perceptual Development
Chapter 4. Health and Wellness
Module 10. Stress and Coping
Module 11. Illness and Well-Being
Module 12. Promoting Health and Wellness
PART III. COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 5. Cognitive Growth: Piaget And Vygotsky
Module 13. Principles of Cognitive Development
Module 14. Piaget’s Approach to Cognitive Development
Module 15. Vygotsky’s View of Cognitive Development
Chapter 6. Cognitive Growth: Information Processing Approaches
Module 16. The Basics of Information Processing
Module 17. Memory
Module 18. Applying Information Processing Approaches
Chapter 7. Language Development
Module 19. The Origins of Language
Module 20. The Course of Language Development
Module 21. Culture and Language
Chapter 8. Intelligence
Module 22. Intelligence: Determining Individual Strengths
Module 23. Controversies Involving Intelligence
Module 24. Intellectual Disabilities and the Intellectually Gifted
PART IV. SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 9. Social and Emotional Development
Module 25. Forging Early Social Relationships
Module 26. Emotional Development
Module 27. Personality
Chapter 10. Development of the Self
Module 28. The Development of the Self
Module 29. Evaluating the Self
Module 30. Picking An Occupation: Choosing Life’s Work
Chapter 11. Moral Development and Aggression
Module 31. Developing Morality
Module 32. Spirituality and Religion
Module 33. Aggression and Violence
Chapter 12. Gender and Sexuality
Module 34. Gender: Why Do Boys Wear Blue And Girls Wear Pink?
Module 35. Sexual Maturation and Sexuality
Module 36. Relationships
Chapter 13. Friends and Family
Module 37. Social Relationships Across the Lifespan
Module 38 .Lifestyles
Module 39. Family Life
Chapter 14. Schooling, Culture, and Society: Living in a Multicultural World
Module 40. Schooling and Lifetime Learning
Module 41. Leisure
Module 42. A Multicultural World
PART V. THE END OF LIFE
Chapter 15. Death and Grieving: The End of Life
Module 43. Dying and Death Across the Lifespan
Module 44. Confronting Death
Module 45. Grief and Bereavement
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