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Part 1 About Human Development Chapter 1: The Study of Human DevelopmentDID YOU KNOW...?HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: AN EVER-EVOLVING FIELDTHE STUDY OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: BASIC CONCEPTSINFLUENCES ON DEVELOPMENTPAUL B. BALTES'S LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENTAL APPROACHChapter 2: Theory and ResearchDID YOU KNOW...? BASIC THEORETICAL ISSUESTHEORETICAL PERSPECTIVESRESEARCH METHODSPart 2 BeginningsChapter 3: Forming a New LifeDID YOU KNOW...? CONCEIVING NEW LIFEMECHANISMS OF HEREDITYNATURE AND NURTURE: INFLUENCES OF HEREDITY AND ENVIRONMENTPRENATAL DEVELOPMENTChapter 4: Birth and Physical Development During the First Three YearsDID YOU KNOW...? CHILDBIRTH AND CULTURE: HOW BIRTHING HAS CHANGEDTHE BIRTH PROCESSTHE NEWBORN BABYCOMPLICATIONS OF CHILDBIRTHSURVIVAL AND HEALTHEARLY PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTMOTOR DEVELOPMENTChapter 5: Cognitive Development during the First Three YearsDID YOU KNOW...?STUDYING COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT: SIX APPROACHESBEHAVIORIST APPROACH: BASIC MECHANICS OF LEARNINGPSYCHOMETRIC APPROACH: DEVELOPMENTAL AND INTELLIGENCE TESTINGPIAGETIAN APPROACH: THE SENSORIMOTOR STAGEINFORMATION-PROCESSING APPROACH: PERCEPTIONS AND REPRESENTATIONSCOGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE APPROACH: THE BRAIN'S COGNITIVE STRUCTURESSOCIAL-CONTEXTUAL APPROACH: LEARNING FORM INTERACTIONS WITH CAREGIVERSLANGUAGE DEVELOPMENTChapter 6: Psychosocial Development during the First Three YearsDID YOU KNOW...? FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENTDEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES IN INFANCYDEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES IN TODDLERHOODCONTACT WITH OTHER CHILDRENCHILDREN OF WORKING PARENTSFAMILIES IN TROUBLE: CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECTPart 3 Early ChildhoodChapter Seven: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early ChildhoodDID YOU KNOW...? PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTASPECTS OF PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTHEALTH AND SAFETYCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTPIAGETIAN APPROACH: THE PREOPERATIONAL CHILDINFORMATION-PROCESSING APPROACH: MEMORY DEVELOPMENTINTELLIGENCE: PSYCHOMETRIC AND VYGOTSKIAN APPROACHESLANGUAGE DEVELOPMENTEARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATIONChapter 8: Psychosocial Development in Early ChildhoodDID YOU KNOW...? THE DEVELOPING SELFGENDERPLAY: THE BUSINESS OF EARLY CHILDHOODPARENTINGRELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER CHILDRENPart 4 Middle ChildhoodChapter 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle ChildhoodDID YOU KNOW...? PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTASPECTS OF PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTHEALTH AND SAFETYCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTPIAGETIAN APPROACH: THE CONCRETE OPERATIONAL CHILDINFORMATION PROCESSING APPROACH: PLANNING, ATTENTION, AND MEMORY PSYCHOMETRIC APPROACH: ASSESSMENT OF INTELLIGENCELANGUAGETHE CHILD IN SCHOOLEDUCATING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDSChapter 10: Psychosocial Development in Middle ChildhoodDID YOU KNOW...? THE DEVELOPING SELFTHE CHILD IN THE FAMILYTHE CHILD IN THE PEER GROUPMENTAL HEALTHPart 5 AdolescenceChapter 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in AdolescenceDID YOU KNOW...? ADOLESCENCE: A DEVELOPMENTAL TRANSITIONPHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTPUBERTY: THE END OF CHILDHOODTHE ADOLESCENT BRAINPHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTHCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTASPECTS OF COGNITIVE MATURATIONEDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL PREPARATIONChapter 12: Psychosocial Development in AdolescenceDID YOU KNOW...? THE SEARCH FOR IDENTITYSEXUALITYRELATIONSHIPS WITH FAMILY, PEERS, AND ADULT SOCIETYANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND JUVENILE DELINQUENCYPart 6 Young AdulthoodChapter 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Emerging and Young AdulthoodDID YOU KNOW...? EMERGING ADULTHOODPHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTHEALTHSEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE ISSUESCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTPERSPECTIVES ON ADULT COGNITIONMORAL REASONINGEDUCATION AND WORKChapter Fourteen: Psychosocial Development in Emerging and Young AdulthoodDID YOU KNOW...? EMERGING ADULTHOOD: PATTERNS AND TASKSPERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT: FOUR VIEWSFOUNDATIONS OF INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPSMARITAL AND NONMARITAL LIFESTYLESPARENTHOODWHEN MARRIAGE ENDSPart 7 Middle AdulthoodChapter 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle AdulthoodDID YOU KNOW...? MIDDLE AGE: A CULTURAL CONSTRUCTPHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTPHYSICAL CHANGESPHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTHCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTMEASURING COGNITIVE ABILITIES IN MIDDLE AGETHE DISTINCTIVENESS OF ADULT COGNITIONCREATIVITYWORK AND EDUCATIONChapter 16: Psychosocial Development in Middle AdulthoodDID YOU KNOW...? LOOKING AT THE LIFE COURSE IN MIDDLE AGECHANGE AT MIDLIFE: THEORETICAL APPROACHESTHE SELF AT MIDLIFE: ISSUES AND THEMESRELATIONSHIPS AT MIDLIFECONSENSUAL RELATIONSHIPSRELATIONSHIPS WITH MATURING CHILDRENOTHER KINSHIP TIESPart 8 Late AdulthoodChapter 17: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late AdulthoodDID YOU KNOW...? OLD AGE TODAYPHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTLONGEVITY AND AGING PHYSICAL CHANGESPHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTHCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTASPECTS OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTChapter 18: Psychosocial Development in Late AdulthoodDID YOU KNOW...? THEORY AND RESEARCH ON PERSONALITY IN LATE LIFEWELL-BEING IN LATE ADULTHOODPRACTICAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES RELATED TO AGINGPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS IN LATE LIFEMARITAL RELATIONSHIPSNONMARITAL LIFESTYLES AND RELATIONSHIPSOTHER KINSHIP TIESPart 9 The End of LifeChapter 19: Dealing with Death and BereavementDID YOU KNOW....? THE MANY MEANINGS OF DEATH AND DYINGFACING DEATH AND LOSSSIGNIFICANT LOSSESMEDICAL, LEGAL, AND ETHICAL ISSUES: THE "RIGHT TO DIE"FINDING MEANING AND PURPOSE IN LIFE AND DEATH

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As a professor, Diane E. Papalia has taught thousands of undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her bachelors degree, majoring in psychology, from Vassar College and both her masters degree in child development and family relations and her Ph.D. in life-span developmental psychology from West Virginia University. She has published numerous articles in such professional journals as Human Development, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, Sex Roles, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology and Journal of Gerontology. Most of these papers have dealt with her major research focus, cognitive development from childhood through old age. An award-winning professional writer who has written more than 200 articles in leading magazines and is the author or coauthor of six books addressed to general readers in addition to the three textbooks she has coauthored with Dr. Papalia. Her book The Complete Book of Breastfeeding, a classic since its publication in 1972, was reissued in 1999 in a completely updated and expanded edition; more than 2 million copies are in print. She has spoken widely on the topics of her books and articles to both professional and lay audiences, in person and on television and radio. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in English literature and minored in psychology. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was graduated summa cum laude. Ruth Duskin Feldman is an award-winning writer and educator. With Diane E. Papalia and Sally Wendkos Olds, she coauthored the fourth and the seventh through the twelfth editions of Human Development and the eighth through the twelfth editions of A Child's World. She also is coauthor, with Dr. Papalia, Harvey Sterns and Cameron J. Camp, of Adult Development and Aging. A former teacher, she has developed educational materials for all levels from elementary school through college and has prepared ancillaries to accompany the Papalia-Olds books. She is author or coauthor of four books addressed to general readers, including Whatever Happened to the Quiz Kids? Perils and Profits of Growing Up Gifted. She has written for numerous newspapers and magazines and has lectured extensively and made national and local media appearances throughout the United States on education and gifted children. She received her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, where she was graduated with highest distinction and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

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