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Development Across the Life Span by Robert S Feldman
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Development Across the Lifespan 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 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.

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents PART 1 BEGINNINGS CHAPTER 1: An Introduction to Lifespan Development *Prologue: New Conceptions*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: The Future is Now *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: A 22-Ounce Miracle*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: 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: Aaron*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: Feeling His Mother's Pain*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: La-Toya Pankey and The Witches *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: Play Time*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: A Teenager's Day*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: Adolescent Trio*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: Love Without Borders*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: Fit for Life*Looking Ahead*PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT*HEALTH*COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT*Epilogue*Looking Back CHAPTER 16: Social and Personality Development in Middle Adulthood *Prologue: A Winding Journey to Success*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: Cycling Through Late Adulthood*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: Late Love*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: Choosing Death*Looking Ahead*DYING AND DEATH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN*CONFRONTING DEATH*GRIEF AND BEREAVEMENT*Epilogue*Looking Back Glossary References Acknowledgments Name Index Subject Index

Author Biography

Robert S. Feldman is Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A recipient of the College Distinguished Teacher Award, he teaches psychology classes ranging in size from 15 to nearly 500 students. During the course of more than two decades as a college instructor, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, Virginia Commonwealth University, in addition to the University of Massachusetts. Professor Feldman, who initiated the Minority Mentoring Program at the University of Massachusetts, also has served as a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and Senior Online Teaching Fellow. He initiated distance learning courses in psychology at the University of Massachusetts A Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, Professor Feldman received a B.A. with High Honors from Wesleyan University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award, and he has written more than 100 books, book chapters, and scientific articles. He has edited Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Children (Springer-Verlag), Applications of Nonverbal Behavioral Theory and Research (Erlbaum), and co-edited Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior (Cambridge University Press). He is also author of Child Development, Understanding Psychology, and P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life. His books have been translated into a number of languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese. His research interests include honesty and deception in everyday life and the use of nonverbal behavior in impression management, and his research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research. Professor Feldman loves music, is an enthusiastic pianist, and enjoys cooking and traveling. He has three children, and he and his wife, a psychologist, live in Amherst, Massachusetts, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range.
Release date NZ
October 30th, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
5th Revised edition
Illustrations (some col.), ports.
Prentice Hall
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