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Discovering the Life Span / Edition 1

Discovering the Life Span / Edition 1

by Robert S. Feldman
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    ISBN-13: 2900136061679
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Publication date: 10/15/2008
    Series: MyDevelopmentLab Series
    Edition description: Older Edition
    Pages: 576
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Robert S. Feldman is Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A recipient of the College Distinguished Teacher Award, he teaches psychology classes ranging in size from 15 to nearly 500 students. During the course of more than two decades as a college instructor, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, Virginia Commonwealth University, in addition to the University of Massachusetts.

    Feldman, who initiated the Minority Mentoring Program at the University of Massachusetts, also has served as a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and Senior Online Teaching Fellow. He initiated distance learning courses in psychology at the University of Massachusetts.

    Feldman also is actively involved in promoting the field of psychology. He is on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) and he also is on the Board of the FABBS Foundation

    A Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, Professor Feldman received a B.A. with High Honors from Wesleyan University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Feldman is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award, and he has written more than 150 books, book chapters, and scientific articles. He has edited Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Children (Springer-Verlag), Applications of Nonverbal Behavioral Theory and Research (Erlbaum), and co-edited Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior (Cambridge University Press). He is also author of Child Development, Understanding Psychology, and P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life. His books have been translated into a number of languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese.

    His research interests include honesty and deception in everyday life and the use of nonverbal behavior in impression management, and his research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.

    Feldman loves music, is an enthusiastic, if not-exactly-expert, pianist, and he enjoys cooking and traveling. He has three children, and he and his wife, a psychologist, live in western Massachusetts, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range.

    Table of Contents


    1.) BRIEF



    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: Start of Life

    Chapter 3: Infancy

    Chapter 4: The Preschool Years

    Chapter 5: Middle Childhood

    Chapter 6: Adolescence

    Chapter 7: Early Adulthood

    Chapter 8: Middle Adulthood

    Chapter 9: Late Adulthood

    Chapter 10: Death and Dying


    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Module 1.1 Beginnings

    An Orientation to Lifespan Development

    Key Issues and Questions: Determining the Nature—and Nurture—of Lifespan Development

    Module 1.2 Theoretical Perspectives on Lifespan Development

    The Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and Cognitive Perspectives

    The Humanistic, Contextual, and Evolutionary Perspectives

    Module 1.3 Research Methods

    Theories, Hypotheses, and Correlational Studies

    Experiments: Determining Cause and Effect

    Chapter 2: The Start of Life

    Module 2.1 Prenatal Development

    Earliest Development

    The Interaction of Heredity and Environment

    Module 2.2 Prenatal Growth and Change

    The Prenatal Period

    The Prenatal Environment: Threats to Development

    Module 2.3 Birth and the Newborn Infant


    Birth Complications

    The Competent Newborn

    Chapter 3: Infancy

    Module 3.1 Physical Development in Infancy

    Growth and Stability

    Motor Development

    The Development of the Senses

    Module 3.2 Cognitive Development in Infancy

    Piaget’s Approach to Cognitive Development

    Information Processing Approaches to Cognitive Development

    The Roots of Language

    What Can You Do to Promote Infants’ CognitiveDevelopment?

    Module 3.3 Social and Personality Development in Infancy

    The Velcro Chronicles

    Developing the Roots of Sociability

    Forming Relationships

    Differences among Infants

    Chapter 4: The Preschool Years

    Module 4.1 Physical Development in the Preschool Years

    The Growing Body

    The Growing Brain

    Motor Development

    Module 4.2 Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years

    Piaget’s Approach to Cognitive Development

    Information Processing and Vygotsky’s Approach to Cognitive Development

    The Growth of Language and Learning

    Module 4.3 Social and Personality Development in the Preschool Years

    Forming a Sense of Self

    Friends and Family: Preschoolers’ Social Lives

    Moral Development and Aggression

    Chapter 5: Middle Childhood

    Module 5.1 Physical Development in Middle Childhood

    The Growing Body

    Motor Development and Safety

    Children with Special Needs

    Keeping Children Fit

    Module 5.2 Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood

    Intellectual and Language Development

    Schooling: The Three Rs (and More) of Middle Childhood

    Cultural Dimensions: Multicultural Education

    Intelligence: Determining Individual Strengths

    Module 5.3 Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood

    The Developing Self

    Family Life in Middle Childhood

    Chapter 6: Adolescence

    Module 6.1 Physical Development in Adolescence

    Physical Maturation

    Threats to Adolescents’ Well-Being

    Module 6.2 Cognitive Development in Adolescence

    Cognitive Development

    School Performance

    Module 6.3 Social and Personality Development in Adolescence

    Identity: Asking “Who Am I?”

    Relationships: Family and Friends

    Dating, Sexual Behavior, and Teenage Pregnancy

    Chapter 7: Early Adulthood

    Module 7.1 Physical Development in Early Adulthood

    Physical Development 310

    Physical Limitations and Challenges

    Stress and Coping: Dealing With Life’s Challenges

    Module 7.2 Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

    Cognitive Development

    Intelligence: What Matters in Early Adulthood?

    College: Pursuing Higher Education

    Module 7.3 Social and Personality Development in Early Adulthood

    Forging Relationships: Intimacy, Liking, and Loving During Early Adulthood

    The Course of Relationships

    Work: Choosing and Embarking on a Career

    Chapter 8: Middle Adulthood

    Module 8.1 Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

    Physical Development

    Sexuality in Middle Adulthood


    Module 8.2 Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood

    Cognitive Development


    Module 8.3 Social and Personality Development in Middle Adulthood

    Personality Development

    Relationships: Family in Middle Age

    Work and Leisure

    Cultural Dimensions: Immigrants on the Job:

    Chapter 9: Late Adulthood

    Module 9.1 Physical Development in Late Adulthood

    Physical Development in Late Adulthood

    Health and Wellness in Late Adulthood

    Module 9.2 Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood



    Module 9.3 Social and Personality Development in Late Adulthood

    Personality Development and Successful Aging

    The Daily Life of Late Adulthood

    Relationships: Old and New

    Chapter 10: Death and Dying

    Module 10.1 Dying and Death Across the Life Span

    Defining Death: Determining the Point at Which Life Ends

    Death Across the Life Span: Causes and Reactions

    Death Education: Preparing for the Inevitable?

    Module 10.2 Confronting Death

    Understanding the Process of Dying: Taking Steps Toward Death

    Choosing the Nature of Death: Is DNR the Way to Go?

    Caring for the Terminally Ill: The Place of Death

    Module 10.3 Grief and Bereavement

    Mourning and Funerals: Final Rites

    Bereavement and Grief: Adjusting to the Death of a Loved One

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