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Lifespan Development

Lifespan Development - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205540877

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ISBN13: 978-0205540877
ISBN10: 0205540872
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 09
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No

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Lifespan Development - 5TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205540877

Denise Boyd

ISBN13: 978-0205540877
ISBN10: 0205540872
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 09
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Lifespan Development offers strong coverage of the practical applications of lifespan development research within a student-centered approach that emphasizes self-assessment. For the students who wants to know the answer to the questions, "What does current research say?" and "Why is this important?" will appreciate both the applied nature of this text and the clarity and rigor of the authors' presentation of current research.

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS.

1. Basic Concepts and Methods.

2. Theories of Development.

3. Prenatal Development and Birth. Policy Question: Should Pregnant Women Who Use Illicit Drugs Be Prosecuted?

II. INFANCY.

4. Physical, Sensory, and Perceptual Development in Infancy.

5. Cognitive Development in Infancy. 6. Social and Personality Development in Infancy. Policy Question: Are "Save Haven" Policies a Good Idea?

III. EARLY CHILDHOOD.

7. Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood.

8. Social and Personality Development in Early Childhood. Policy Question: "Deadbeat Dads": Irresponsible Parents or Political Scapegoats?

IV. MIDDLE CHILDHOOD.

9. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood.

10. Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood. Policy Question: Has Test-Based Reform Improved Schools in the United States?

V. ADOLESCENCE.

11. Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence.

12. Social and Personality Development in Adolescence. Policy Question: Should Video Games be Regulated by the Government?

VI. EARLY ADULTHOOD.

13. Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood.

14. Social and Personality Development in Early Adulthood. Policy Question: What Reforms are Needed in the Student Loan System?

VII. MIDDLE ADULTHOOD

15. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood.

16. Social and Personality Development in Middle Adulthood. Policy Question: What Types of Couples Should be Sanctioned by Society?

VIII. LATE ADULTHOOD AND THE END OF LIFE.

17. Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood.

18. Social and Personality Development in Late Adulthood.

19. Death, Dying, and Bereavement. Policy Question: How Should Stem Cell Research Be Funded and Regulated?