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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

Table of Contents:
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 Adulthood
Chapter 14 - Psychosocial Development in Early Adulthood
PART VIII MIDDLE ADULTHOOD
Chapter 15 - Physical and Cognitive 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
Glossary
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