ISBN-10:
0133785645
ISBN-13:
9780133785647
Pub. Date:
01/23/2014
Publisher:
Pearson
The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package / Edition 4

The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package / Edition 4

by Patricia C. Broderick, Pamela Blewitt
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ISBN-13: 9780133785647
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/23/2014
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 878,667
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Patricia Broderick, Ph.D. is a Research Associate with the Prevention Research Center at Penn State University and former director of the Stress Reduction Center at West Chester University of PA. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Villanova and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from Temple University. She is a licensed psychologist, certified school psychologist (K-12), certified school counselor (K-12). and certified teacher. She was trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) at UMASS Medical Center and has taught MBSR since 2003. Her research interests include mindfulness in education, gender differences in coping styles of early adolescents, and relationships between rumination and the development of depression.

Pamela Blewitt, Ph.D. is a professor of Psychology at the Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A leading authority on how young children acquire vocabulary, she has researched the basic cognitive processes that support word learning while delving into environmental factors that enrich verbal expression such as shared book reading and adult-child conversation. Blewitt can also address how the quality of child care affects early language and literacy and discuss how to make developmental science accessible to parents, caregivers and helping professionals. She has a B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Organizing Themes in Development

Reflection and Action

A Historical Perspective on Contemporary Developmental Theories

Applying Theory to Practice

Major Issues in Development

Applications

Focus on Developmental Psychopathology

Summary

Case Study

Journal Questions

Key Terms

Chapter 2: Epigenesis and the Brain: The Fundamentals of Behavioral Development

The Nature—Nurture Illusion

Mechanisms of Genetic Influence: How Do Genes Work?

Explaining Behavior: Focus on Genetics

Epigenesis: The Gene—Environment Dance

Healthy Prenatal Development

Applications

Focus on Developmental Psychopathology

Summary

Case Study

Journal Questions

Key Terms

Chapter 3: Neural and Cognitive Development in the Early Years

The Brain

Cognitive Development

Applications

Summary

Case Study

Journal Questions

Key Terms

Chapter 4: Emotional Development in the Early Years

Theories of Emotions: The State of the Art

Early Caregiver—Infant Interactions and Emotional Development

Attachment: Early Social Relationships

Applications

Focus on Developmental Psychopathology

Summary

Case Study

Journal Questions

Key Terms

Chapter 5: The Emerging Self and Socialization in the Early Years

The Self-System: Traditional Conceptions

The Early Development of the Self-System

Early Socialization: Parenting and the Development of the Self-System

Conscience: The Beginnings of a Moral Self

Applications

Summary

Case Study

Journal Questions

Key Terms

Chapter 6: Realms of Cognition in Middle Childhood

Physical and Brain-Related Changes

Cognitive Development

Social Cognition

Applications

Summary

Case Study

Journal Questions

Key Terms

Chapter 7: Self and Moral Development: Middle Childhood Through Early Adolescence

Self-Concept

The Moral Self

Applications

Focus on Developmental Psychopathology

Summary

Case Study

Journal Questions

Key Terms

Chapter 8: Gender and Peer Relationships: Middle Childhood Through Early Adolescence

Sex Role Development

Peer Relationships

Applications

Summary

Case Study

Journal Questions

Key Terms

Chapter 9: Physical, Cognitive, and Identity Development in Adolescence

Physical Development

Cognitive Development

Identity Development

Applications

Focus on Developmental Psychopathology

Summary

Case Study

Journal Questions

Key Terms

Chapter 10: The Social World of Adolescence

Frameworklessness and Autonomy: A Model of Adolescent Social Identity

The Structure of the Peer Network

The Role of Parents

The Role of School

Leisure and Work

Media and the Consumer Culture

Risky Behavior and Social Deviance

Applications

Summary

Case Study

Journal Questions

Key Terms

Chapter 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Young Adulthood

Physical Development in Young Adulthood

Cognitive Development in Young Adulthood

Applications

Focus on Developmental Psychopathology

Summary

Case Study

Journal Questions

Key Terms

Chapter 12: Socioemotional and Vocational Development in Young Adulthood

Lieben–To Love

Arbeiten–To Work

Applications

Summary

Case Study

Journal Questions

Key Terms

Chapter 13: Middle Adulthood: Cognitive, Personality, and Social Development

Life Span Developmental Theory

Influences on Adult Development: Sources of Stability

Influences on Adult Development: Sources of Change

Key Developmental Tasks of Midlife: The Continuing Pursuit of Intimacy and Generativity

Applications

Focus on Developmental

Summary

Case Study

Journal Questions

Key Terms

Chapter 14: Living Well: Stress, Coping, and Life Satisfaction in Adulthood

Life Satisfaction: What Is a Well-Lived Life?

Stress, Coping, and Well-Being in Midlife

Applications

Summary

Case Study

Journal Questions

Key Terms

Chapter 15: Gains and Losses in Late Adulthood

Aging Well

Experiencing Loss

Applications

Summary

Case Study

Journal Questions

Key Terms

Appendix: A Practitioner’s Guide to Psychological Science

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