Essentials of Life-Span Development

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February 7, 2013


Mixed media product, 560 pages


0078035422 / 9780078035425


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Why are you assigning or considering a brief Human Development text? Is it because your students do not complete the reading in a comprehensive text? Do you run out of time trying to cover the entire lifespan over the course of a few months? Do your students struggle to retain the sheer volume of information in the course? Instructors across the country, looking for a streamlined text that captures the core concepts of life-span development are excited for John Santrock's Essentials of Life-Span Development, 3e.

Essentials of Life-Span Development 3e was developed to help meet the ever-changing needs of students in the lifespan course. Knowing that students do not often read the text and have poor study skills, Essentials introduces LearnSmart, McGraw-Hill's adaptive study tool, that helps students know what they know, and more importantly what they don't know, to become more efficient and effective learners.

Based on hallmark features: its expert contributors, updated research, and focus on applications, Santrock provides the most dependable and current presentation of life-span development available, and he does so in a briefer format with LearnSmart, helping to ensure that your students will read and appreciate the material while seeing the applications to their everyday life. McGraw-Hill's new Milestones video and assessment program helps bring the course material to life, so your students can witness development as it unfolds.

Table of contents

ESSENTIALS OF LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT CHAPTER 1: Introduction THE LIFE-SPAN PERSPECTIVE The Importance of Studying Life-Span Development Characteristics of the Life-Span Perspective Contemporary Concerns in Life-Span Development THE NATURE OF DEVELOPMENT Biological, Cognitive, and Socioemotional Processes Periods of Development Conceptions of Age Developmental Issues THEORIES OF DEVELOPMENT Psychoanalytic Theories Cognitive Theories Behavioral and Social Cognitive Theories Ethological Theory Ecological Theory An Eclectic Orientation RESEARCH IN LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT Methods for Collecting Data Research Designs Time Span of Research Conducting Ethical Research CHAPTER 2: Biological Beginnings THE EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE Natural Selection and Adaptive Behavior Evolutionary Psychology GENETIC FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT The Genetic Process Genetic Principles Chromosome- and Gene-Linked Abnormalities THE INTERACTION OF HEREDITY AND ENVIRONMENT: THE NATURE-NURTURE DEBATE Behavior Genetics Heredity-Environment Correlations The Epigenetic View and Gene X Environment (G X E) Interaction Conclusions about Heredity-Environment Interaction PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT The Course of Prenatal Development Prenatal Tests Infertility and Reproductive Technology Hazards to Prenatal Development Prenatal Care BIRTH AND THE POSTPARTUM PERIOD The Birth Process The Transition from Fetus to Newborn Low Birth Weight and Preterm Infants Bonding The Postpartum Period CHAPTER 3: Physical and Cognitive Development in Infancy PHYSICAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY Patterns of Growth Height and Weight The Brain Sleep Nutrition MOTOR DEVELOPMENT Dynamic Systems Theory Reflexes Gross Motor Skills Fine Motor Skills SENSORY AND PERCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT Exploring Sensory and Perceptual Development Visual Perception Other Senses Intermodal Perception Nature, Nuture, and Perceptual Development Perceptual Motor Coupling COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT Piaget's Theory Learning, Remembering, and Conceptualizing LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT Defining Language How Language Develops Biological and Environmental Influences CHAPTER 4: Socioemotional Development in Infancy EMOTIONAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT Emotional Development Temperament Personality Development SOCIAL ORIENTATION AND ATTACHMENT Social Orientation and UnderstandingAttachment SOCIAL CONTEXTS The Family Child Care CHAPTER 5: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood PHYSICAL CHANGES Body Growth and Change The Brain Motor Development Nutrition and Exercise Illness and Death COGNITIVE CHANGES Piaget's Preoperational Stage Vygotsky's Theory Information Processing LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT Understanding Phonology and Morphology Changes in Syntax and Semantics Advances in Pragmatics Young Children's Literacy EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Variations in Early Childhood Education Education for Children Who Are Disadvantaged Controversies in Early Childhood Education CHAPTER 6: Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood EMOTIONAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT The Self Emotional Development Moral Development Gender FAMILIES Parenting Child Maltreatment Sibling Relationships and Birth Order The Changing Family in a Changing Society PEER RELATIONS, PLAY, AND MEDIA/SCREEN TIME Peer Relations Play Media and Screen Time CHAPTER 7: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle and Late Childhood PHYSICAL CHANGES AND HEALTH Body Growth and Change The Brain Motor Development Exercise Health, Illness, and Disease CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES The Scope of Disabilities Educational Issues COGNITIVE CHANGES Piaget's Cognitive Developmental Theory Information Processing Intelligence LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT Vocabulary, Grammar, and Metalinguistic Awareness Reading Bilingualism and Second Language Learning CHAPTER 8: Socioemotional Development in Middle and Late Childhood EMOTIONAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT The Self Emotional Development Moral Development Gender FAMILIES Developmental Changes in Parent-Child Relationships Parents as Managers Attachment Stepfamilies PEERS Developmental Changes Peer Status Social Cognition Bullying Friends SCHOOLS Contemporary Approaches to Student Learning Socioeconomic Status and Ethnicity CHAPTER 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence THE NATURE OF ADOLESCENCE PHYSICAL CHANGES Puberty The Brain Adolescent Sexuality ADOLESCENT HEALTH Nutrition and Exercise Sleep Patterns Leading Causes of Death in Adolescents Substance Use and Abuse Eating Disorders ADOLESCENT COGNITION Piaget's Theory Adolescent Egocentrism Information Processing SCHOOLS The Transition to Middle or Junior High School Effective Schools for Young Adolescents High School Service Learning CHAPTER 10: Socioemotional Development in Adolescence IDENTITY What is Identity? Erickson's View Developmental Changes Ethnic Identity FAMILIES Parental Management and Monitoring Autonomy and Attachment Parent-Adolescent Conflict PEERS Friendships Peer Groups Dating and Romantic Relationships CULTURE AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT Cross-Cultural Comparisons Ethnicity The Media ADOLESCENT PROBLEMS Juvenile Delinquency Depression and Suicide The Interrelation of Problems and Successful Prevention/Intervention Programs CHAPTER 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood THE TRANSITION FROM ADOLESCENCE TO ADULTHOOD Becoming an Adult The Transition from High School to College PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT Physical Performance and DevelopmentHealth SEXUALITY Sexual Activity in Emerging Adulthood Sexual Orientation and Behavior Sexually Transmitted Infections Forcible Sexual Behavior and Sexual Harassment COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT Cognitive Stages Creativity CAREERS AND WORK Careers Work CHAPTER 12: Socioemotional Development in Early Adulthood STABILITY AND CHANGE FROM CHILDHOOD TO ADULTHOOD LOVE AND CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS Intimacy Friendship Romantic and Affectionate Love Consummate Love ADULT LIFE STYLES Single Adults Cohabiting Adults Married Adults Divorced Adults Remarried Adults Gay and Lesbian Adults CHALLENGES IN MARRIAGE, PARENTING, AND DIVORCE Making Marriage Work Becoming a Parent Dealing with Divorce GENDER, COMMUNICATION, AND RELATIONSHIPS CHAPTER 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood THE NATURE OF MIDDLE ADULTHOOD Changing Midlife Defining Middle Adulthood PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT Physical Changes Health and Disease Mortality Rates Sexuality COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT Intelligence Information Processing CAREERS, WORK, AND LEISURE Work in Midlife Career Challenges and Changes Leisure RELIGION AND MEANING IN LIFE Religion and Adult Lives Religion and Health Meaning in Life CHAPTER 14: Socioemotional Development in Middle Adulthood PERSONALITY THEORIES AND DEVELOPMENT Adult STages Theories The Life-Events Approach Stress and Personal Control in Midlife Contexts of Midlife Development STABILITY AND CHANGE Longitudinal Studies Conclusions CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS Love and Marriage at Midlife The Empty Nest and Its Refilling Sibling Relationships and Friendships Grandparenting Intergenerational Relationships CHAPTER 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood LONGEVITY, BIOLOGICAL AGING, AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT Longevity Biological Theories of Aging The Aging Brain Physical Development Sexuality HEALTH Health Problems Exercise, Nutrition, and Weight Health Treatment COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING Multidimensionality and Multidirectionality Use It or Lose It Training Cognitive Skills Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging WORK AND RETIREMENT Work Adjustment to Retirement MENTAL HEALTH Depression Dementia, Alzheimer Disease, and Parkinson Disease CHAPTER 16: Socioemotional Development in Late Adulthood THEORIES OF SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT Erikson's Theory Activity Theory Socioemotional Selectivity Theory Selective Optimization with Compensation Theory PERSONALITY AND SOCIETY Personality Older Adults in Society FAMILIES AND SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Life Style Diversity Older Adult Parents and Their Adult Children Friendship Social Support and Social Integration Altruism and Volunteerism ETHNICITY, GENDER, AND CULTURE Ethnicity Gender Culture SUCCESSFUL AGING Chapter 17: Death, Dying, and Grieving DEFINING DEATH AND LIFE/DEATH ISSUES Determining Death Decisions Regarding Life, Death, and Health Care DEATH AND SOCIOHISTORICAL, CULTURAL CONTEXTS Changing Historical Circumstances Death in Different Cultures FACING ONE'S OWN DEATH Kubler-Ross' Stages of Dying Perceived Control and Denial COPING WITH THE DEATH OF SOMEONE ELSE Communicating with a Dying Person Grieving Making Sense of the World Losing a Life Partner Forms of Mourning

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