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Development Across the Life Span

International Edition

By Robert S. Feldman

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Format: Paperback, 792 pages, 5th edition Edition
Published In: United States, 27 June 2008
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Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents PART 1 BEGINNINGSCHAPTER 1: An Introduction to Lifespan Development Prologue: New ConceptionsLooking AheadAN ORIENTATION TO LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTKEY ISSUES AND QUESTIONS: DETERMINING THE NATURE-AND NURTURE-OF LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTTHEORETICAL PERSPECTIVESRESEARCH METHODSEpilogueLooking BackCHAPTER 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 CHANGEEpilogue Looking BackCHAPTER 3: Birth and the Newborn Infant Prologue: A 22-Ounce MiracleLooking AheadBIRTHBIRTH COMPLICATIONSTHE COMPETENT NEWBORNLooking BackEpiloguePART 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 SENSESEpilogue 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 LANGUAGEEpilogue Looking Back CHAPTER 6: Social and Personality Development in Infancy Prologue: The Velcro ChroniclesLooking AheadDEVELOPING THE ROOTS OF SOCIABILITYFORMING RELATIONSHIPSDIFFERENCES AMONG INFANTSEpilogueLooking BackPART 3 THE PRESCHOOL YEARS CHAPTER 7: Physical and Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years Prologue: AaronLooking AheadPhysical GrowthIntellectual DevelopmentThe Growth of Language and LearningEpilogueLooking BackCHAPTER 8: Social and Personality Development in the Preschool Years Prologue: Feeling His Mother's PainLooking AheadFORMING A SENSE OF SELFFRIENDS AND FAMILY: PRESCHOOLERS' SOCIAL LIVESMORAL DEVELOPMENT AND AGGRESSIONLooking BackEpiloguePART 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 CHILDHOODLooking Back Epilogue CHAPTER 10: Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood Prologue: Play TimeLooking AheadTHE DEVELOPING SELFRELATIONSHIPS: BUILDING FRIENDSHIP IN MIDDLE CHILDHOODFAMILY AND SCHOOL: SHAPING CHILDREN'S BEHAVIOR IN MIDDLE CHILDHOODLooking BackEpiloguePART 5 ADOLESCENCE CHAPTER 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence Prologue: A Teenager's DayLooking AheadPHYSICAL MATURATIONCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT AND SCHOOLINGTHREATS TO ADOLESCENTS' WELL-BEINGLooking BackEpilogueCHAPTER 12: Social and Personality Development in Adolescence Prologue: Adolescent TrioLooking AheadIDENTITY: ASKING "WHO AM I?"RELATIONSHIPS: FAMILY AND FRIENDSDATING, SEXUAL BEHAVIOR, AND TEENAGE PREGNANCYEpilogueLooking BackPART 6 EARLY ADULTHOOD CHAPTER 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood Prologue: A Tale of Two StudentsLooking AheadPHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTCOLLEGE: PURSUING HIGHER EDUCATIONEpilogueLooking BackCHAPTER 14: Social and Personality Development in Early Adulthood Prologue: Love Without BordersLooking AheadFORGING RELATIONSHIPS: INTIMACY, LIKING, AND LOVING DURING EARLY ADULTHOODTHE COURSE OF RELATIONSHIPSWORK: CHOOSING AND EMBARKING ON A CAREERLooking BackEpilogue PART 7 MIDDLE ADULTHOOD CHAPTER 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood Prologue: Fit for LifeLooking AheadPHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTHEALTHCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTEpilogueLooking BackCHAPTER 16: Social and Personality Development in Middle Adulthood Prologue: A Winding Journey to SuccessLooking AheadPERSONALITY DEVELOPMENTRELATIONSHIPS: FAMILY IN MIDDLE AGEWORK AND LEISURELooking BackEpiloguePART 8 LATE ADULTHOOD CHAPTER 17: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood Prologue: Cycling Through Late AdulthoodLooking AheadPHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN LATE ADULTHOODHEALTH AND WELLNESS IN LATE ADULTHOODCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN LATE ADULTHOODEpilogueLooking BackCHAPTER 18: Social and Personality Development in Late Adulthood Prologue: Late LoveLooking AheadPERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT AND SUCCESSFUL AGINGTHE DAILY LIFE OF LATE ADULTHOODRELATIONSHIPS: OLD AND NEWEpiloguePART 9 ENDINGS CHAPTER 19: Death and DyingPrologue: Choosing DeathLooking AheadDYING AND DEATH ACROSS THE LIFESPANCONFRONTING DEATHGRIEF AND BEREAVEMENTEpilogueLooking Back GlossaryReferencesAcknowledgmentsName IndexSubject Index

About the Author

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 decades as a college instructor, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, Virginia Commonwealth University, in addition to the University of Massachusetts. Professor Feldman, who initiated the Minority Mentoring Program at the University of Massachusetts, also has served as a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and Senior Online Teaching Fellow. He initiated distance learning courses in psychology at the University of Massachusetts A Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, Professor Feldman received a B.A. with High Honors from Wesleyan University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award, and he has written more than 100 books, book chapters, and scientific articles. He has edited Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Children (Springer-Verlag), Applications of Nonverbal Behavioral Theory and Research (Erlbaum), and co-edited Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior (Cambridge University Press). He is also author of Child Development, Understanding Psychology, and P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life. His books have been translated into a number of languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese. His research interests include honesty and deception in everyday life and the use of nonverbal behavior in impression management, and his research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research. Professor Feldman loves music, is an enthusiastic pianist, and enjoys cooking and traveling. He has three children, and he and his wife, a psychologist, live in Amherst, Massachusetts, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range.

EAN: 9780136084853
ISBN: 0136084850
Publisher: Pearson
Dimensions: 27.1 x 22.8 x 2.7 centimetres (1.69 kg)
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