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Overview

John Santrock’s A Topical Approach to Life-Span Development combines the most current research with a proven pedagogical system to provide instructors and students with the best-selling topically arranged introduction to lifespan development. Drawing on a who's who list of expert consultants in all areas of developmental psychology, Santrock once again provides a trusted, comprehensive, readable, and engaging survey of the field. Rich applications and examples from a range of areas such as parenting, health care, and education ensure that students will remain engaged with the material. Significant revisions for the 5th edition include updated discussions of health and well-being as well as expanded coverage of diversity, culture, and gender.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073370934
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 12/8/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: The Life-Span Perspective

Chapter 1: Introduction


The Life-Span Perspective

The Nature of Development

Theories of Development

Research in Life-Span Development

Reach Your Learning Goals

Appendix: Careers in Life-Span Development

Section 2: Biological Processes, Physical Development, and Health


Chapter 2: Biological Beginnings


The Evolutionary Perspective


Genetic Foundations of Development


Heredity and Environment Interaction: The Nature-Nurture Debate


Prenatal Development


Birth


Reach Your Learning Goals


Chapter 3: Physical Development and Biological Aging


Body Growth and Change


The Brain


Sleep


Longevity


Reach Your Learning Goals


Chapter 4: Health


Health, Illness, and Disease

Nutrition and Eating Behavior

Exercise

Substance Use

Reach Your Learning Goals


Chapter 5: Motor, Sensory, and Perceptual Development


Motor Development


Sensory and Perceptual Development


Perceptual-Motor Coupling


Reach Your Learning Goals

Section 3: Cognitive Processes and Development


Chapter 6: Cogntive Developmental Approaches


Cognitive's Theory of Cognitive Development


Applying and Evaluating Piaget's Theory


Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development


Cognitive Changes in Adulthood


Reach Your Learning Goals


Chapter 7: Information Processing


The Information-Processing Approach


Attention


Memory


Thinking


Metacognition


Reach Your Learning Goals


Chapter 8: Intelligence


The Concept of Intelligence


Controversies and Group Comparisons


The Development of Intelligence


The Extremes of Intelligence and Creativity


Reach Your Learning Goals


Chapter 9: Language Development


What is Language?


How Language Develops


Biological and Environmental Influences


Reach Your Learning Goals

Section 4: Socioemotional Processes and Development


Chapter 10: Emotional Development


Exploring Emotion


Development of Emotion


Temperament


Attachment and Love


Reach Your Learning Goals


Chapter 11: The Self, Identity, and Personality


The Self


Identity


Personality


Reach Your Learning Goals


Chapter 12: Gender and Sexuality


Biological, Social, and Cognitive Influences on Gender


Gender Stereotypes, Similarities, and Differences


Gender Development Through the Life Span


Exploring Sexuality


Sexuality Through the Life Span


Reach Your Learning Goals


Chapter 13: Moral Development, Values and Religion


Domains of Moral Development


Contexts of Moral Development


Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior


Values, Religion, Spirituality, and Meaning in Life


Reach Your Learning Goals

Section 5: Social Contexts of Development


Chapter 14: Families, Lifestyles, and Parenting


Family Processes


The Diversity of Adult Lifestyles


Parenting


Other Family Relationships


Reach Your Learning Goals


Chapter 15: Peers and the Sociocultural World


Peer Relations in Childhood and Adolescence


Friendship


Play and Leisure


Aging and the Social World


Sociocultural Influences


Reach Your Learning Goals


Chapter 16: Schools, Achievement, and Work


Schools


Achievement


Careers, Work, and Retirement


Reach Your Learning Goals

Section 6: Endings


Chapter 17: Death, Dying, and Grieving


The Death System and Cultural Contexts


Defining Death and Life/Death Issues


A Developmental Perspective on Death


Facing One's Own Death


Coping with the Death of Someone Else


Reach Your Learning Goals
Glossary
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index
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