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
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.