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Lifespan Development, 7/e by Denise G. Boyd and Helen L. Bee thoroughly and accessibly addresses the most critical concepts of development. Through their engaging writing style, the authors have made more abstract material about developmental theories approachable to students. Readers will appreciate both the applied nature of this title and the clarity of the authors’ presentation of current research. Students will emerge from your course with a thorough understanding of developmental science and will be able to apply this understanding to their own lives.
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Denise Boyd received her Ed.D. in educational psychology from the University of Houston and has been a psychology instructor in the Houston Community College System since 1988. From 1995 until 1998, she chaired the psychology, sociology, and anthropology department at Houston Community College–Central. She has coauthored four other Allyn and Bacon texts: with Helen Bee, The Developing Child (Twelfth Edition), and The Growing Child (First Edition); and with Genevieve Stevens, Current Readings in Lifespan Development. A licensed psychologist, she has presented a number of papers at professional meetings, reporting research in child, adolescent, and adult development. She has also presented workshops for teachers whose students range from preschool to college.
Brief Table of Contents:
Part I: Foundations
Chapter 1: Basic Concepts and Methods
Chapter 2: Theories of Development
Chapter 3: Prenatal Development and Birth
Part II: Infancy
Chapter 4: Physical, Sensory, and Perceptual Development in Infancy
Chapter 5: Cognitive Development in Infancy
Chapter 6: Social and Personality Development in Infancy
Part III: Early Childhood
Chapter 7: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
Chapter 8: Social and Personality Development in Early Childhood
Part IV: Middle Childhood
Chapter 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
Chapter 10: Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood
Part V: Adolescence
Chapter 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
Chapter 12: Social and Personality Development in Adolescence
Part VI: Early Adulthood
Chapter 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood
Chapter 14: Social and Personality Development in Early Adulthood
Part VII: Middle Adulthood
Chapter 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood
Chapter 16 Social and Personality Development in Middle Adulthood
PART VIII: Late Adulthood and the End of Life
Chapter 17: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood
Chapter 18: Social and Personality Development in Late Adulthood
Chapter 19: Death, Dying, and Bereavement