Part I: PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT, INFANCY, AND EARLY CHILDHOOD. 1. The Study of Human Development. 2. Biological Foundations: Heredity, Prenatal Development, and Birth. 3. Tools for Exploring the World: Physical, Perceptual, and Motor Development. 4. The Emergence of Thought and Language: Cognitive Development in Infancy and Early Childhood. 5. Entering the Social World: Socioemotional Development in Infancy and Early Childhood. Part II: SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS. 6. Off to School: Cognitive and Physical Development in Middle Childhood. 7. Expanding Social Horizons: Socioemotional Development in Middle Childhood. 8. Rites of Passage: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence. 9. Moving into the Adult Social World: Socioemotional Development in Adolescence. Part III: YOUNG AND MIDDLE CHILDHOOD. 10. Becoming an Adult: Physical, Cognitive, and Personality Development. 11. Being with Others: Forming Relationships in Young and Middle Adulthood. 12. Work and Leisure: Occupational and Lifestyle Issues in Young and Middle Adulthood. 13. Making It in Midlife: The Unique Challenges of Middle Adulthood. Part IV: LATE ADULTHOOD. 14. The Personal Context of Later Life: Physical, Cognitive, and Mental Health Issues. 15. Social Aspects of Later Life: Psychosocial, Retirement, Relationship, and Societal Issues. 16. The Final Passage: Dying and Bereavement. Glossary. References.