Development Across the Life Span by Robert S. Feldman

Development Across the Life Span

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    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 de...
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Title:Development Across the Life SpanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:792 pages, 11 × 9.22 × 1.28 inPublished:October 30, 2007Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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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