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This long-trusted text features an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and contextual perspective on development. Applications to psychology, health care, social work, education, and family dynamics make this a perfect book for classes with a mixed population of majors. Continuing the hallmark diversity coverage of the prior eight editions, Crandell et al once again do an incomparable job examining populations at risk and explaining how they experience development and why their experience is different. With more than 1200 new references, the 9th edition has been updated throughout to reflect the latest information available in human development.
Posted August 26, 2010
It is difficult to create a textbook which not only grabs a students attention but actually invigorates the mind. This book succeeds spectacularly. The book is easy to read; explanations of core issues comprehensively covered but written with clarity without overwhelming the reader with too much technical detail. The chapters build on each step and area of human development offering a smooth transition into deeper processes. There is plenty of extra information and instructions on where the student can go for additional study on many areas of discussion. Extra boxes providing synapses of real life situations, studies, and short biographies of individual professionals within different disciples in the real world. Photos are in color, relevant, and eye catching. All of this provides an engaging and original learning experience. This book is an excellent textbook for the classroom but is especially suitable for distance coursework.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.