Development Across the Life Span

Hardcover | October 30, 2007

byRobert S. Feldman

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For classes in lifespan development.   Development Across the Lifespan offers students a chronological overview of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development–from conception through death. It presents up-to-date coverage of theory and research, with an emphasis on the application of these concepts by students in their pe...

    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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Format:HardcoverDimensions:792 pages, 11 × 9.22 × 1.28 inPublished:October 30, 2007Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0136016103

ISBN - 13:9780136016106

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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