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Lifespan Development,9780133805666

Lifespan Development

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Edition: 7th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 3/14/2014
Publisher(s): SCHOLG


Provides the most Support for Student Learning and Success

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.


MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Boyd/Bee program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching and learning system that will help students master life span development. New features include the updated MyPsychLab Video Series for Lifespan Development, which contains a rich assortment of video clips including sketchnote-style tutorials as well as cross-cultural footage and segments featuring real students sharing their experiences. MyPsychLab also contains MyVirtualLife, an engaging variable-based simulation that allows students to experience lifespan development firsthand.


This title is available in a variety of formats - digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson's MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more.  

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

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 

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