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Overview

Help students understand how culture impacts development- and why it matters.

Through current research and examples of human development around the world, Arnett’s Human Development teaches students to think culturally about their own development and see how it applies to their own lives and future careers.

New U.S. and international videos, shot in several countries, allow students to observe similarities and differences in human development across cultures. Video Guides are included in each chapter, at the end of each section. Students can quickly scan the Video Guide’s “QR code” and link directly to a short video clip using their smart phone. Videos are also available on MyDevelopmentLab.

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning — The new MyDevelopmentLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Engage Students — Arnett's personal anecdotes, career and real world applications, cross-cultural examples, and in-text video scans help to engage students.
  • Improve Critical Thinking - Students learn to think critically about the influence of culture on development. Learning objectives help students organize and understand the material covered within each section.
  • Explore Research — “Research Focus” provides students with a firm grasp of various research methods and helps them see the impact that methods can have on research findings.
  • Understand Culture and Diversity — By taking a cultural approach to human development, Arnett includes culture on every page and integrates culture throughout the narrative.
  • Support Instructors — The Arnett supplements were written and tested by a dedicated team of instructors who teach the lifespan development course and believe in the importance of taking a cultural approach to human development.

Note: MyDevelopmentLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyDevelopmentLab, please visit: www.mydevelopmentlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyDevelopmentLab (at no additional cost). VP: 9780205258628

Click here to learn more about the book and to view a sample chapter! www.pearsonhighered.com/showcase/arnett

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

This is the best book that I have seen that genuinely integrates cross-cultural perspectives throughout the chapter while covering the content in way that

is meaningful to the lives of the readers.

–RUSSELL SEARIGHT, Lake Superior State University

This text is a necessity in our diverse society. It's organized very well; one doesn’t feel overwhelmed processing the information given. Visual support materials are incredibly helpful in keeping students’ interest on the subject.

–VOLKAN SAHIN, Weber State University

I am most excited about how well the text is written, how cultural aspects of development have been fully integrated, and the video clips that I would incorporate into my lectures.
–MINHNOI WROBLE BIGLAN, Chatham University

It discusses developmental topics viewed from a cultural perspective in a way that is integrated–it doesn't feel tacked-on at the end–non-judgmental and balanced.

–SUSAN HALL, Pepperdine University

Today and tomorrow’s teachers will have a more diverse population in their centers and we can only be effective teachers when we understand a person’s cultural.

–MARLENE WELCH, Carroll Community College

I love the cross-cultural information. I believe that this text presents information that my students are not aware of in a way that is interesting and thought provoking. I think many of the cultural examples would spark an interesting class discussion. I would love to present this information in my classroom!

–LAURA RINGER, Newberry College

The integrated videos in each chapter really bring home the material so that students can really ‘see’ what they’ve learned.

–PAMELA COSTA, Tacoma Community College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205595266
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/30/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 740
  • Sales rank: 137,964
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett is a Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He received his Ph.D. in developmental psychology in 1986 from the University of Virginia, and did three years of postdoctoral work at the University of Chicago. From 1992-1998 he was Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Missouri where he taught a 300-student lifespan development course every semester. From 1998-2005 he was a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development at the University of Maryland. In the fall of 2005 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

His primary scholarly interest for the past 10 years has been in emerging adulthood. He coined the term, and has conducted research on emerging adults concerning a wide variety of topics, including risk behavior (especially cigarette smoking) and media use (especially music), involving several different ethnic groups in American society. He is the editor of the Journal of Adolescent Research, and is on the Editorial Board of 4 other journals. He was Editor-In-Chief for 2 encyclopedias published in 2007, the International Encyclopedia of Adolescence (Routledge, two volumes) and the Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media (Sage, two volumes). He has published many theoretical and research papers on emerging adulthood in peer-reviewed journals, as well as the books Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach (2010, 4th edition, Pearson); Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties (2004, Oxford University Press); and Metalheads: Heavy Metal Music and Adolescent Alienation (1996, Westview Press). He has also edited (with Jennifer Tanner) the book Emerging Adults in America: Coming of Age in the 21st Century, published in 2006 by APA Books.

He lives in Worcester, Massachusetts with his wife Lene Jensen and their nine-year-old twins, Miles and Paris. For more information on Dr. Arnett and his research, see www.jeffreyarnett.com .

Hear directly from the author! Click here to watch Jeff Arnett's talk on Culture and Human Development (10:59 min): www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6BQrVs3Ahw&feature=channel_video_title

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Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE


BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:


Chapter 1: A Cultural Approach to Human Development
Chapter 2: Genetics and Prenatal Development
Chapter 3: Birth and the Newborn Child
Chapter 4: Infancy: The First Year of Life
Chapter 5: Toddlerhood
Chapter 6: Early Childhood
Chapter 7: Middle Childhood
Chapter 8: Adolescence
Chapter 9: Emerging Adulthood
Chapter 10: Young Adulthood
Chapter 11: Middle Adulthood
Chapter 12: Late Adulthood
Chapter 13: Death and Afterlife Beliefs


COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: A Cultural Approach to Human Development
Section 1: Human Development Today and Its Origins
Humanity Today: A Demographic Profile
Human Origins and the Birth of Culture
Section 2: Theories of Human Development
Ancient Conceptions of Development
Scientific Conceptions of Human Development
Section 3: How We Study Human Development
The Scientific Study of Human Development
Methods and Designs in Research

Chapter 2: Genetics and Prenatal Development
Section 1: Generic Influences on Development
Genetic Basics
Genes and Environment in Human Development
Genes and Individual Development
Section 2: Prenatal Development and Prenatal Care
Prenatal Development
Prenatal Care
Section 3: Pregnancy Problems
Prenatal Problems
Infertility

Chapter 3: Birth and the Unborn Child
Section 1: Birth and its Cultural Context
The Birth Process
Cultural and Historical Variations in Birth Beliefs and Practices
Section 2: The Neonate
The Neonate’s Health
Physical Functioning of the Neonate
Section 3: Caring for the Neonate
Nutrition: Is Breast Best?
Social and Emotional Aspects of Neonatal Care

Chapter 4: The First Year of Life
Section 1: Physical Development
Growth and Change in Infancy
Infant Health
Baby on the Move: Motor and Sensory Development
Section 2: Cognitive Development
Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development
Information Processing in Infancy
Assessing Infant Development
The Beginnings of Language
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
Temperament
Infants’ Emotions
The Social World of the Infant

Chapter 5: Toddlerhood
Section 1: Physical Development
Growth and Change in Years 2 and 3
Socializing Physical Functions: Toilet Training and Weaning
Section 2: Cognitive Development
Cognitive Development Theories
Language Development
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
Emotional Development in Toddlerhood
Relations with Parents
The Social World of the Toddler

Chapter 6: Early Childhood
Section 1: Physical Development
Growth from Age 3 to 6
Motor Development
Section 2: Cognitive Development
Theories of Cognitive Development
Early Childhood Education
Language Development
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
Emotional Development and Gender Socialization
Parenting
The Child’s Expanding Social World

Chapter 7: Middle Childhood
Section 1: Physical Development
Growth in Middle Childhood
Motor Development
Section 2: Cognitive Development
Theories of Cognitive Development
Language Development
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
Emotional and Self-Development
The Social and Cultural Contexts of Middle Childhood

Chapter 8: Adolescence
Section 1: Physical Development
The Metamorphosis: Biological Changes of Puberty
Health Issues in Adolescence
Section 2: Cognitive Development
Piaget’s Theory of Formal Operations
Other Changes in Adolescent Thinking
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
Emotional and Self-Development
Cultural Beliefs: Morality and Religion
The Social and Cultural Contexts of Adolescent Development
Problems and Resilience

Chapter 9: Emerging Adulthood
Section 1: Physical Development
The Emergence of Emerging Adulthood
Physical Changes of Emerging Adulthood
Risk Behavior and Health Issues
Section 2: Cognitive Development
Postformal Thinking
Tertiary Education: College, University, and Training Programs
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
Emotional and Self-Development
Cultural Beliefs

The Social and Cultural Contexts of Development

Chapter 10: Young Adulthood
Section 1: Physical Development
What Makes an Adult?
The Transition to Adulthood
Physical Functioning and Health
Aging Begins
Overweight and Obesity
The Importance of Exercise
Section 2: Cognitive Development
Adult Intelligence
IQ Scores and Career Success
Cultural Views of Intelligence
Cognitive Changes in Young Adulthood
Expertise
Creativity
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
Emotional Development in Young Adulthood
Intimacy Versus Isolation: Erikson’s Theory
Sternberg’s Theory of Love
The Social and Cultural Contexts of Young Adulthood
Marriage in Young Adulthood
Divorce in Young Adulthood
Gay and Lesbian Partnerships
Sexuality in Young Adulthood
Leisure Activities in Young Adulthood

Chapter 11: Middle-Adulthood
Section 1: Physical Development
Physical Changes in Middle Adulthood
Health and Disease
Section 2: Cognitive Development
Intelligence
Information Processing in Middle Adulthood
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
Emotional and Self-development
The Social and Cultural Contexts of Development

Chapter 12: Late Adulthood
Section 1: Physical Development
Cultural Beliefs About Late Adulthood
Physical Changes
Health in Late Adulthood
Section 2: Cognitive Development
Cognitive Changes and Decline
Alternative Views on Cognitive Changes
Section 3: Emotional and Social Development
Emotional and Self-development
The Sociocultural Contexts of Development

Chapter 13: Death and Afterlife Beliefs
Section 1: Physical Aspects of Death
The Demography of Death
Beyond Death? Attempts to Extend the Human Lifespan
Section 2: Sociocultural and Emotional Responses to Death
The Sociocultural Contexts of Death
Bereavement and Grief
Section 3: Beliefs about Death and the Afterlife
Beliefs about Death Throughout the Lifespan
Afterlife Beliefs and Mourning Rituals

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