A Guide to Teaching Developmental Psychology / Edition 1

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Overview

Part of the Blackwell Series on Teaching Psychological Science, this practical, hands-on guide shares ideas, tips, and strategies for effectively teaching lifespan developmental psychology to undergraduates.

  • Provides a unique wealth of concrete suggestions and a clear roadmap for successfully teaching developmental psychology
  • Links chapters to major areas of a lifespan development course, including Research Methods, Teaching Infant Development, and Teaching Adolescent Development
  • Offers practical, hands-on tips for novice teachers and experienced instructors alike
  • Includes sample syllabi and lecture outlines, reading quizzes, critical thinking assignments, and references for helpful videotapes and websites
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What People Are Saying

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"The book provides numerous useful ideas for topics, course structuring, activities, and logistical issues for instructors teaching a life-span human development course. It will be especially useful to individuals who have not taught this course before or have taught it infrequently."
Nancy Eisenberg, Arizona State University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405157803
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/3/2008
  • Series: Teaching Psychological Science Series , #2
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Brestan Knight is Associate Professor of Psychology at Auburn University. She teaches undergraduate Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Health Psychology, and has taught Child Psychopathology and Child Therapy at the graduate level. In 2005, Brestan Knight was named the Lanier Professor of Psychology.

Ember L. Lee received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University. She is currently enrolled in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program with an emphasis in Child Clinical Psychology at Auburn University.

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Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Preface.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Developing the Course.

2. Contexts of Development: Research Methods.

3. Prenatal Development; Labor and Delivery.

4. Infant Development.

5. Early Childhood Development.

6. Middle Childhood Development.

7. Adolescent Development.

8. Young Adult Development.

9. Middle Adult and Older Adult Development.

10. Death and Dying.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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