Human Development Across the Lifespan / Edition 6

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Overview

This chronologically-organized text's succinct coverage and examples that relate effectively to education, nursing, and psychology majors have made this book a favorite with professors and students. Along with updated citations and examples, this edition includes increased coverage of exceptional individuals, thoroughly revised adulthood chapters, and increased integration of web and media resources.
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This text covers nine major periods of human development from pregnancy and birth to late adulthood, with attention paid to physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development at each stage. Vignettes, outlines, list of objectives, view boxes, and chapter highlights are used liberally throughout the text for emphasis and clarification. Some color photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072967357
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/22/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. John Dacey teaches courses in adolescent and adult development at Boston College and has a small practice as a psychotherapist. He is the author of 13 books on the subjects of anxiety, creativity and human development, including Your Anxious Child and The Safe Child Handbook. He has received public service awards from Newton, Peabody and Roxbury, MA.

John F. Travers is a Professor of Child Psychology at Boston College. He is the author of about 30 articles and the following books: The Growing Child, 2/e, Learning, 2/e, Human Development Across the Lifespan, 7/e, The First Six Years, Educational Psychology, 3/e, Growth and Development Through the Lifespan, 2/e, Children's Literature: A Developmental Perspective

Lisa B. Fiore, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of Early Childhood Education at Lesley University. She primarily teaches graduate students preparing to be early childhood and elementary educators, but also enjoys working with in-service teachers around professional development. Recent interests include the use of documentation to extend and enhance learning environments, and the use of rich media in classroom teaching. The mother of two young children, she is reminded daily of the competence and curiosity of young people, and how much grown-ups have to learn about the way things work. She has written several books, the most recent The Safe Child Handbook with co-author John Dacey.

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Table of Contents


Dacey/Travers Human Development Across the Lifespan 6e

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1: Lifespan Psychology: An Introduction

Chapter 2: Theories of Development: Interpreting the Lifespan

Part II Beginnings

Chapter 3: The Biological Basis of Development

Chapter 4: Pregnancy and Birth

Part III Infancy

Chapter 5: Physical and Cognitive Development in Infancy

Chapter 6: Psychosocial Development in Infancy

Part IV Early Childhood

Chapter 7: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood

Chapter 8: Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood

Part V Middle Childhood

Chapter 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood

Chapter 10: Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood

Part VI Adolescence

Chapter 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence

Chapter 12: Psychosocial Development in Adolescence

Part VII Early Adulthood

Chapter 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood

Chapter 14: Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood

Part VIII Middle Adulthood

Chapter 15: Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

Chapter 16: Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood

Part IX Late Adulthood

Chapter 17: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

Chapter 18: Psychosocial Development in Late Adulthood

Chapter 19: Dying and Spirituality

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