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Summary: Carol Sigelman uses a topical approach blended with an age/stage approach to present life-span development as a motion picture rather than a series of snapshots. In this book, students will find numerous real-life examples and analogies that take the mystery out of the human life experience. Sigelman's clear, straightforward writing makes even the most complex topics accessible. Thoroughly updated with the latest research, the book emphasizes how nature and nurture i ...show morenteract over the life span to bring about normal and abnormal developmental changes. Edition/Copyright: 3RD 99
This new edition features multimedia ancillary products that you'll find helpful and your students will find engaging. Developmental Psychology Videos and Web Resources for Developmental Psychology bring concepts to life and make studying a truly interactive experience. In addition, you'll find new pedagogy including "Food for Thought" questions and a reorganized list of key terms at the end of each chapter. The book's strong research base is evident in the hundreds of new citations added to this edition. Plus, new four-color signatures and a larger trim size offer a more open, easy-to-read format.
- The author's unique topical/chronological approach focuses on domains of development such as physical growth, cognition, and personality, tracing developmental trends in each domain from infancy to old age. (Each topical chapter also contains major sections on infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood to help students appreciate distinct life periods.)
- Content changes include a greater emphasis on interactions between nature and nurture. The author gives serious attention to genes, hormones, and other biological forces in development while also showing how development reflects cultural and subcultural contexts.
- New pedagogy makes the text more accessible to weaker students. "Food for Thought" questions help students focus their study of key concepts, and "Key Terms" is now organized in text order. Student-oriented "Applications" sections show how material is applied to real-life problems, and "Summary Points" outline key points for easy review. "On the Web" give Web resources relevant to each chapter.
- An improved design and better use of headings make this edition even easier to study.
- The book's new design includes selected four-color signatures and a larger trim size that provides a more open, easy-to-read format on every page.
- Research has been updated throughout with many new references from 1997 and 1998.
- New Web site references at the end of each chapter direct students to online resources that provide more information on selected topics that are introduced in the chapter. These references are provided as links within the online Wadsworth Psychology Study Center
- Students will receive four months free access to InfoTrac College Edition-a fully searchable online university library that offers full articles from more than 600 periodicals. InfoTrac College Edition allows anytime, anywhere access to thousands of articles from such periodicals as the American Journal of Psychology. Students can print complete articles and join in online chat
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Year Published: 1999