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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 10/29/2010
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill Education
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Table of Contents

Lifespan Development: An Introduction
An Example of Development through the Lifespan
Thinking about Lifespan Development
Why Study the Lifespan?
What Is Development?
Changing Views of the Lifespan
Changing Perspectives on Aging
The Importance of Biopsychosocial Interactions
Understanding Children's Cultures
Contributors to Biopsychosocial Interactions
Issues in Lifespan Development
Continuity versus Discontinuity
Nature versus Nurture
Research in Lifespan Development
Data Collection Techniques
Time-Variable Designs
Conclusion & Summary
Key Terms
What Do You Think?
Chapter Review Test
Theories of Development: Interpreting the Lifespan
Theories of Development: Interpreting the Lifespan
Psychoanalytic Theories
Freud's Theory
Erikson's Psychosocial Theory
Contributions and Criticism of Psychoanalytic Theories
Cognitive Theories
Piaget's Cognitive Developmental Theory
Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory
Contributions and Criticism of Cognitive Theories
The Behavioral Approach
Pavlov's and Watson's Classical Conditioning
Skinner's Operant Conditioning
Bandura's Social Cognitive Learning
Contributions and Criticism of Behavioral Theories
A Bioecological Model
Developmental Theory: Current Status, Future Direction
Interactions among Levels of Development
Developmental Systems Theory
Unique Theories of Development
From Neurons to Neighborhoods
Conclusion & Summary
Key Terms
For Review
Chapter Review Test
Chapter Objectives
Pregnancy and Prenatal Development
The Biological Basis of Development
Chromosomes, DNA, and Genes
Mitosis and Meiosis
Hereditary Disorders
Chromosomal Disorders
Genetic Disorders
The Fertilization Process
Menstrual Cycle
Fertility: Challenges and Opportunities
Causes of Infertility
Assisted Reproduction Techniques
Prenatal Development
Germinal Period
Embryonic Period
Fetal Period
Prenatal Testing
Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) test
Chorionic Villi Sampling (CVS)
Critical Interactions: Biology and the Environment
Nutrition and Exercise
Emotions and Sense of Self
Infectious Diseases
Other Infections
Rubella (German measles)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Genital Herpes
Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs
Illegal Drugs
Conclusion & Summary
Key Terms
For Review
Chapter Review Test
Chapter Objectives
Birth and Newborn
Stages in the Birth Process
Methods of Childbirth
Natural Childbirth
Midwives and Doulas
Home Delivery
Use of Medication
Cesarean Section
Complications and Interventions
Breech Birth
Fetal Monitoring
Use of Instruments
Induced Labor
Oxygen Deprivation
The Rh Factor
Premature Birth
Resilience and Prematurity
Characteristics of Neonates
Sensory Competence
Neonatal Reflexes
Neonatal Assessment Techniques
Postpartum Adjustment
Single-Parent Families
Family Dynamics
Conclusion & Summary
Key Terms
For Review
Chapter Review Test
Physical Development in Infancy
Developmental Milestones of Infancy
Brain Development
Motor Development
Neonatal Problems
Failure to Thrive
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Perceptual Development
Visual Perception
Depth Perception
Auditory Perception
Cognitive Development
Piaget's Sensorimotor Period
Evaluation of Piaget
Information Processing in Infancy
Language Development
The Pace of Language Acquisition
Vygotsky's Stages of Language Development
Key Milestones of Language Development
Social and Emotional Development
Children's Developing Relationships
The Role of Reciprocal Interactions
Role of Emotions in Development
Analyzing Emotional Expression
Examining Attachment
Attachment Challenges
The Dimensions of Temperament
Kagan's Biological Interpretation
Chess and Thomas's Classification of Temperament
Conclusion & Summary
Key Terms
For Review
Chapter Review Test
Early Childhood
Physical and Motor Development
Features of Physical Development
Brain Development
Growing Motor Skills
Biopsychosocial Influences on Physical Development
Cognitive Development
Piaget's Preoperational Period
Vygotsky's Theory
Information-Processing Theory
Theory of Mind
Early Childhood Education
Constructivist Approaches to Learning
Head Start
Language Development
Language Rules
Language Irregularities
The Self Emerges
The Development of Self
Social Development
The Role of the Family
Parenting Styles
The Role of Siblings
Children of Divorce
Nonparental Child Care
Gender Development
Definition of Terms
Theories of Gender Development
Acquiring Gender Identity
Gender Stereotyping
The Importance of Play
Kinds of Play
Developmental Aspects of Play
Play Materials
Children's Artwork
Conclusion & Summary
Key Terms
For Review
Chapter Review Test
Middle Childhood
Physical Development
Brain Development
Health and Nutrition
Learning Disabilities
Attention Disorders
Cognitive Development
Piaget and Concrete Operations
Gardner and Multiple Intelligences
Sternberg's Triarchic Theory
Intelligence Testing
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Problem Solving Strategies
Obstacles to Successful Problem Solving
Moral Development
Piaget's Explanation
Kohlberg's Theory
Gilligan's Ethics of Care
Language Development
Changes in Vocabulary
Theories of Reading Acquisition
The Issue of Literacy
The Changing Sense of Self
The Developing Self-Concept
Self-Esteem and Competence
Social Development
The Role of Family and Friends
The Role of Schools
The Role of Technology
Stress in Middle Childhood
Child Abuse
Resilient Children
Conclusion & Summary
Key Terms
For Review
Chapter Review Test
What Is Adolescence and When Does It Start?
Physical Development
When Does Puberty Start?
The Secular Trend
Body Image and Eating Disorders
Cognitive Development
Variables in Cognitive Development: Piaget
Emotions and Brain Development
Adolescent Egocentrism
Information Processing
Critical Thinking
Identity in Adolescence
Erikson's Psychosocial Theory
Marcia's Identity Status
Hill's Biopsychosocial Theory
Social Development
The Role of Family
The Role of Peers
Sexual Identity
Sexual Behavior
Sexual Abuse
Teenage Pregnancy
Mental Health Issues
Substance Abuse
Criminal Behavior
Conclusion & Summary
Key Terms
For Review
Chapter Review Test
Early Adulthood
Initiation into Adulthood
Emerging Adulthood in the United States
Physical Development
The Peak Is Reached
Organ Reserve
The Effect of Lifestyle on Health
Rape and Sexual Harassment
Cognitive Development
Piaget and Early Adulthood
Intellectual/Ethical Development
Gender and Sexuality
Aspects of Gender Role
Male and Female Identity
Evolutionary Psychology
Sexual Behavior
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Social Development
Levinson's Concept of Individuation
Erikson's Theory: Intimacy versus Isolation
Sternberg: Love Stories
Fromm: Validation
Marriage and the Family
Marital Practices
Changing American Marriages and Families
Same-Sex Relationships
Patterns of Work
Career Development and Work Identity
The Dual-Career Family
Conclusion & Summary
Key Terms
For Review
Chapter Review Test
Middle Adulthood
Physical Development
Overall Health
Visual Signs of Aging
Cardiovascular Health
Sensory Abilities - Vision and Hearing
Effects of Health Habits
Cognitive Development
New Views of Intelligence
Information Processing and Expertise
The Role of Creativity
Learning Ability
Social Development
Levinson's Seasons of Life
Erikson's Theory: Generativity versus Stagnation
Stability versus Change
Continuous Traits Theory
Vaillant: Predictive Power
Marriage and the Family
Marriage at Middle Age
Divorce in Middle Adulthood
Relationships with Aging Parents
Relationships with Siblings
Patterns of Work
Work-Family Conflict
Mid-career Challenges
Coping with Stress
Risk and Resilience
Conclusion & Summary
Key Terms
For Review
Chapter Review Test
Late Adulthood
Must We Age and Die?
Life Expectancy
Physiological Theories of Aging
Aging by Program
Homeostatic Imbalance
Cross-Linkage Theory
Genetic Theories of Aging
Other Modifiers of Aging
Physical Development
Reaction Time
Sensory Abilities
Other Body Systems
General Health
Heart Disease, Cancer, and Stroke
Substance Abuse
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
Mental Health
Cognitive Development
Tests versus Observations
Social Development
Erikson's Theory: Integrity versus Despair
Gender and Sexuality
Aging and the Family
Care of Elderly Parents
The Changing Role of the Grandparent
The Role of Peers
Patterns of Work
Conclusion & Summary
Key Terms
For Review
Chapter Review Test
Chapter Objectives
Dying and Spirituality
The Role of Death in Life
What Is Death?
Four Types of Death
The Legal Definition of Death
Lifespan Perspectives on Death
The Role of Grief
Unresolved Grief
Firsthand Experience with Grief
The Role of the Funeral
Dealing Successfully with One's Own Death
Death with Dignity
The Hospice: "A Better Way of Dying"
Suicide: The Rejection of Life
The Overall Picture
The Influence of Gender
Religious Participation
Frankl's Theory of Spirituality
Jung's Theory of Spirituality
Wilson's Theory of Spirituality
If I Had My Life to Live Over
Conclusion & Summary
Key Terms
For Review
Chapter Review Test
Putting It All Together: LifeSpan Development in Action
Lifespan Development - It's All About You
Putting Theory into Practice
The Field of Lifespan Development
Meet the Stakeholders
New Horizons
Current Concerns and Controversies
How History Informs Change
Leadership Opportunities
Professionalism in the Field of Lifespan Development
Career Choices and Considerations
Effort Rewarded: Financial vs. Emotional Compensation
Responsibility to Self and Others
Advocacy in the Field of Lifespan Development
Surveying the Landscape
Implications for Policy and Practice
Legislation and Lifespan Development
Conclusion & Summary
Key Terms
For Review
Chapter Review Test
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