Lifespan Development: A Topical Approach

Lifespan Development: A Topical Approach

by Janina M. M. Jolley, Mark L. Mitchell



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780697129819
Publisher: Brown & Benchmark
Publication date: 10/17/1995
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 1.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 10.80(d)

Table of Contents

1 Developmental Psychology: Issues and Methods
What is Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Controversies in Developmental Psychology
Scientific Research
Understanding and Judging Developmental Research
2 Theories of Human Development
The Characteristics of a Scientific Theory
Theories of Development
3 Genes and Environment
Your Biological Heritage
Chemical Influences on Development
Genetic and Sensory Variable and Sensory Stable Factors
Assessing Hereditary and Environmental Influences
4 Physical Development
Prenatal Physical Development
The Developing Brain
The Endocrine System
The Developing Body
Motor Development
The Developing Senses
Physical and Motor Changes
Sensory Changes
5 Learning and Memory Throughout the Lifespan
Traditional Behavioral Models of Learning
Information Processing
How Memory Changes Over the Lifespan
6 The Development of Intelligence of Cognition
The Psychometric Approach
Jean Paiget's View of Cognitive Development
Systems Theorizing
(and more...)

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