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Development Across the Life Span,9780134225890

Development Across the Life Span

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Edition: 8th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 1/11/2016
Publisher(s): Pearson

Summary

For courses in Lifespan Development

A compelling blend of lifespan development research and applications
Development Across the Life Span provides a chronological overview of human development from the moment of conception through death, examining both the traditional areas of the field and more recent innovations. Author Robert Feldman focuses on how developmental findings can be can be applied meaningfully and practically, helping students to recognize the relevance of the discipline to their own lives. Thoroughly updated with the latest data and contemporary examples, the Eighth Edition better engages students in key concepts via recent news items, timely world events, and contemporary uses of lifespan development.

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Author Biography

Robert S. Feldman is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Deputy Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, 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 three decades as a college instructor, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, and 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 the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Professor Feldman received a B.A. with High Honors from Wesleyan University (from which he received the Distinguished Alumni Award). He has an MS 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) and 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 many languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Korean, German, Arabic, and Japanese. His research interests include honesty and deception in everyday life, work that he described in The Liar in Your Life, a trade book published in 2009. 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 is president of the Federation of Associations of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Foundation, a consortium of societies that benefit the social sciences. In addition, he is on the Board of New England Public Radio. Professor Feldman loves music, is an enthusiastic pianist, and enjoys cooking and traveling. He has three children, four grandchildren, and he and his wife, a psychologist, live in western Massachusetts in a home overlooking the Holyoke Mountain Range.

Table of Contents

PART 1 — BEGINNINGS
1. An Introduction to Lifespan Development
2. The Start of Life: Prenatal Development
3. Birth and the Newborn Infant

PART 2 — INFANCY: FORMING THE FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE
4. Physical Development in Infancy
5. Cognitive Development in Infancy
6. Social and Personality Development in Infancy

PART 3 — THE PRESCHOOL YEARS
7. Physical and Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years
8. Social and Personality Development in the Preschool Years

PART 4 — THE MIDDLE CHILDHOOD YEARS
9. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
10. Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood

PART 5 — ADOLESCENCE
11. Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
12. Social and Personality Development in Adolescence

PART 6 — EARLY ADULTHOOD
13. Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood
14. Social and Personality Development in Early Adulthood

PART 7 — MIDDLE ADULTHOOD
15. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood
16. Social and Personality Development in Middle Adulthood

PART 8 — LATE ADULTHOOD
17. Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood
18. Social and Personality Development in Late Adulthood
19. Death and Dying 

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