How does context impact human growth and development? Do the places, sociocultural environments, and ways in which we are raised influence who we become and how we grow and change throughout our lives? Tara L. Kuther helps students discover the answers with Lifespan Development: Lives in Context, Second Edition. Taking a chronological approach, the textbook follows three core themes: the centrality of context, the importance of research, and the applied value of developmental science. Dr. Kuther’s clear, concise narrative guides students through current and classic studies and foundational theories while exploring real-world connections and culturally diverse perspectives. Case studies, policy applications, and other examples are accompanied by opportunities for personal reflection to help students carry these discoveries into their own lives and future careers.
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About the Author
Tara L. Kuther is a professor of psychology at Western Connecticut State University where she has taught courses in child, adolescent, and adult development for over two decades. She earned her BA in psychology from Western Connecticut State University and her MA and Ph D in developmental psychology at Fordham University. Dr. Kuther is fellow of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (American Psychological Association, Division 2), has served the Society for the Teaching of Psychology as executive committee member, chair of the Task Force on Instructional Research Awards, and chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee, and has chaired the Society for Research in Child Development Teaching Committee. Her research interests include social cognition and risky behavior during adolescence and emerging adulthood.
Table of Contents
PART I. Foundations of Life Span Human Development1. UNDERSTANDING HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: APPROACHES AND THEORIES What Is Life Span Human Development? Basic Issues in Life Span Human Development Theoretical Perspectives on Human Development Research in Human Development Research Ethics 2. BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FOUNDATIONS Genetic Foundations of Development Chromosomal and Genetic Problems Heredity and Environment 3. THE PRENATAL PERIOD, BIRTH, AND THE NEWBORN Prenatal Development Environmental Influences on Prenatal Development Birth and the Newborn PART II. Infancy and Toddlerhood4. PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD Body Growth Brain Development During Infancy and Toddlerhood Early Learning Capacities Sensation and Perception During Infancy and Toddlerhood Motor Development During Infancy and Toddlerhood 5. COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD Piaget’s Cognitive-Developmental Perspective Information Processing Individual Differences in Infant Intelligence Language Development in Infancy 6. SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD Psychosocial Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood Emotional Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood Temperament Attachment Self-Concept and Self-Recognition PART III. Early Childhood7. PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD Physical Development in Early Childhood Cognitive-Developmental and Sociocultural Reasoning in Early Childhood Information Processing in Early Childhood Young Children’s Language Development Moral Development in Early Childhood Early Childhood Education8. SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD Emerging Sense of Self Emotional Development Parenting Gender Stereotypes, Gender Differences, and Gender Development Play and Peer Relationships PART IV. Middle Childhood9. PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD Physical and Motor Development Cognitive Development Intelligence Moral Development Language Development Learning and Schooling 10. SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood Peer Relationships in Middle Childhood Families in Middle Childhood Common Socioemotional and Developmental Problems in Middle Childhood PART V. Adolescence11. PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN ADOLESCENCE Conceptions of Adolescence Physical Development in Adolescence Brain Development in Adolescence Adolescent Cognitive Development Adolescent Moral Development Schools and Academic Functioning in Adolescence 1870 12. SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ADOLESCENCE Psychosocial Development: The Changing Self Adolescents and Their Families Adolescents and Their Peers Adolescent Sexuality Problems in Adolescence PART VI. Early Adulthood13. PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY ADULTHOOD Emerging Adulthood: Transition to Adulthood Physical Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood Health, Fitness, and Wellness in Emerging and Early Adulthood Cognitive Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood Education in Emerging and Early Adulthood Career Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood 14. SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EMERGING AND EARLY ADULTHOOD Psychosocial Development in Emerging Adulthood and Early Adulthood Relationships in Psychosocial Development in Emerging Adulthood and Early Adulthood Lifestyles and Romantic Partnerships Parenthood in Early Adulthood PART VII. Middle Adulthood15. PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE ADULTHOOD Physical Development in Middle Adulthood Health in Middle Adulthood Intellectual Abilities in Middle Adulthood Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood 16. SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE ADULTHOOD Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood The Self in Middle Adulthood Relationships in Middle Adulthood Careers in Middle Adulthood PART VIII. Late Adulthood17. PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN LATE ADULTHOOD Physical Development in Late Adulthood Health in Late Adulthood Dementia in Late Adulthood Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood 18. SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN LATE ADULTHOOD The Self in Late Adulthood Late Adulthood and Social Contexts Relationships in Late Adulthood Retirement 19. DEATH AND DYING Patterns of Mortality and Defining Death Conceptions of Death Across the Lifespan Dying and the Experience of Death Bereavement and GriefPART IX: ENDINGS