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A Topical Approach to Life-Span Development

6th Edition
Publication Date: Nov 3, 2011
ISBN:0078035139 / 9780078035135
Language: English
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Imprint: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education Dimensions: 11.2 X 9.2 Inches (US)
Main Description
Connect with Santrock 6th edition and connect with success. Informed and driven by research. At McGraw-Hill, we have spent thousands of hours with you and your students, working to understand the key needs and concerns you face in Human Development courses. The most common topics raised include managing the vast amount of content inherent to a Lifespan course and ensuring the dependability of the assigned material–is it current and accurate? The result of this research is John Santrock's A Topical Approach to Lifespan Development 6e. Santrock 6e ensures students complete and understand the assigned material in a number of ways. Santrock's hallmark Learning Goals pedagogy provides a comprehensive roadmap to the text material, clearly pointing out the core concepts fundamental to students' learning and performance. An adaptive learning system increases students' efficiency in studying by identifying what they know and don't know and providing in-the-moment guides to learning what they do not. The research and development of the 6th edition indicated that students said that highlighting connections among the different aspects of life-span development would help them to better understand the concepts. This recurring theme of connections–Developmental Connections, Topical Connections, Connecting Development to Life, Connecting with Careers, and Connections through Research–ties together concepts from across chapters to reinforce the learning process and connects the material to students' everyday lives and future aspirations. And the new Milestones video and assessment program helps bring the course material to life, so your students can witness development as it unfolds. And of course, all of this material is informed by our unique board of expert contributors–a who's who of developmental psychology–who ensure the material is as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

Section 1: The Life-Span Perspective

Chapter 1: Introduction

The Life-Span Perspective

The Nature of Development

Theories of Development

Research in Life-Span Development

Reach Your Learning Goals

Appendix: Careers in Life-Span Development

Section 2: Biological Processes, Physical Development, and Health

Chapter 2: Biological Beginnings

The Evolutionary Perspective

Genetic Foundations of Development

Heredity and Environment Interaction: The Nature-Nurture Debate

Prenatal Development

Birth

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 3: Physical Development and Biological Aging

Body Growth and Change

The Brain

Sleep

Longevity

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 4: Health

Health, Illness, and Disease

Nutrition and Eating Behavior

Exercise

Substance Use

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 5: Motor, Sensory, and Perceptual Development

Motor Development

Sensory and Perceptual Development

Perceptual-Motor Coupling

Reach Your Learning Goals

Section 3: Cognitive Processes and Development

Chapter 6: Cogntive Developmental Approaches

Applying and Evaluating Piaget's Theory

Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

Cognitive Changes in Adulthood

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 7: Information Processing

The Information-Processing Approach

Attention

Memory

Thinking

Metacognition

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 8: Intelligence

The Concept of Intelligence

Controversies and Group Comparisons

The Development of Intelligence

The Extremes of Intelligence and Creativity

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 9: Language Development

What is Language?

How Language Develops

Biological and Environmental Influences

Reach Your Learning Goals

Section 4: Socioemotional Processes and Development

Chapter 10: Emotional Development

Exploring Emotion

Development of Emotion

Temperament

Attachment and Love

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 11: The Self, Identity, and Personality

The Self

Identity

Personality

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 12: Gender and Sexuality

Biological, Social, and Cognitive Influences on Gender

Gender Stereotypes, Similarities, and Differences

Gender Development Through the Life Span

Exploring Sexuality

Sexuality Through the Life Span

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 13: Moral Development, Values and Religion

Domains of Moral Development

Contexts of Moral Development

Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior

Values, Religion, Spirituality, and Meaning in Life

Reach Your Learning Goals

Section 5: Social Contexts of Development

Chapter 14: Families, Lifestyles, and Parenting

Family Processes

The Diversity of Adult Lifestyles

Parenting

Other Family Relationships

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 15: Peers and the Sociocultural World

Peer Relations in Childhood and Adolescence

Friendship

Play and Leisure

Aging and the Social World

Sociocultural Influences

Reach Your Learning Goals

Chapter 16: Schools, Achievement, and Work

Schools

Achievement

Careers, Work, and Retirement

Reach Your Learning Goals

Section 6: Endings

Chapter 17: Death, Dying, and Grieving

The Death System and Cultural Contexts

Defining Death and Life/Death Issues

A Developmental Perspective on Death

Facing One's Own Death

Coping with the Death of Someone Else

Reach Your Learning Goals

Glossary References Credits Name Index Subject Index
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