Filled with the latest research and live examples, Sigelman and Rider's LIFE-SPAN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 10th Edition provides a solid understanding of the overall flow of development and the key transformations that occur in each period of life. Written in plain, plain language, each chapter focuses on a development domain - such as cognitive or personality development - and tracks developmental trends and influences in that domain from infancy to old age. Sections on infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood are included. The text emphasizes theories and their application to help us understand development, focuses on the interplay of nature and education in development, and provides an extensive study of both biological and socio-cultural influences on life expectancy development. In addition, MindTap's digital resources offer educational solutions anytime, anywhere.
Elizabeth A. Rider is Professor of Psychology, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. She previously served on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She has taught courses in child and lifelong development, women and gender issues, applied developmental psychology, and genetic and environmental influences on development. Through a grant from the Pennsylvania State System for Higher Education, Dr. Rider Factors associated with academic success. She has published research on spatial awareness, orientation, and orientation in children and adults, and is the author of OUR VOICES (John Wiley & Sons), a book on the psychology of women. She received her bachelor's degree from Gettysburg College and her doctorate from Vanderbilt University. When not working she is busy with house and garden projects and two energetic dogs.
Carol K. Sigelman is a professor of psychology at George Washington University, where she was also associate vice president for 13 years and department chair for four years. Previously, she served on the faculty of Texas Tech University, Eastern Kentucky University (where she won her college's Outstanding Professor Award), and the University of Arizona. In addition to teaching courses on child, adolescent, adult and lifelong development, Dr. Sigelman has published research on the communication skills of individuals with developmental disabilities, the development of stigmatizing reactions to children and adolescents who are different, children's emerging understandings of psychological illness and disorders, and distance parent-child communication in military families. A member of the Association for Psychological Science, she earned her bachelor's degree from Carleton College and a dual doctorate in English and psychology from George Peabody College for Teachers, now part of Vanderbilt University.