Summary: Human Development Across the Lifespan, 4e by Professors John Dacey and John Tavers, provides a well balanced, chronological view of the lifespan with a strong applied focus, a built in study guide and a value conscious price tag. As in previous editions, the 4th edition of Human Development across the Lifespan reflects the authors exhaustive research and careful application of relevant theories in a thorough yet engaging presentation of the interplay of biological, s ...show moreociological and psychological forces in human development. New and updated content, contemporary applications and a more concise format place theories and concepts in a context that is meaningful to students from a variety of disciplines including: psychology, education, nursing, home economics, and developmental psychology. Edition/Copyright: 4TH 99
- Updated References include more than 375 updated research citations from 1995-1998
- Expanded coverage of brain development including the Human Genome Project
- Adolescence Coverage is consolidated in two chapters (formerly presented in three chapters)
- An Applied View Boxes have a new design that guide students through the process of using what they have learned to develop a personal point of "view" and apply it to contemporary issues
- Expanded coverage of biological topics such as fertilization techniques.
- Recognizes the increased interest in the contextual viewpoint which looks at the interaction of environmental influences and their impact upon development
- Chapter 14: Passages to Maturity is now integrated into surrounding chapters for a more logical and concise presentation
- Further Reading Icons integrated throughout each chapter connect sources directly to content discussions
- Integrated chapter pedagogy includes: chapter summaries, key terms, exercises and problems.
- The Chronological Presentation looks at the entire lifespan from conception through death
- An Applied View Boxes encourage class discussion and projects, making the content more relevant
- View Boxes: "An Applied View", "A Sociocultural View"
- Sociocultural Boxes help students recognize the contextual forces--biological, psychological and social -that impact development
- Discussions of Multicultural issues in each chapter
- Chapters open with Vignettes often based on actual cases that stimulate student interest
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Year Published: 1999