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.
Known for its clarity, plain-spokenness, and grounded in current research, Sigelman and Rider’s text blends a topical organization at the chapters level and an age/stages organization within each chapter. Chapters focus on domains of development such as physical health, cognitive abilities, and personality traits and trace developmental trends and influences in those areas from infancy through old age. Each chapter includes sections on infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, late childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. The organization helps readers grasp key transformations that occur during each period of the life cycle. Other staples of the book include its emphasis on theories and how they apply to different aspects of development, and its focus on the interaction between nature and nurture in development and the influence of culture on individual differences. This edition adds new research on biological and cultural factors influencing life-span development and provides additional media resources designed to enhance your engagement with the material.
Life span Human Development is about the developing of human being'from conception to death. It highlights similarities as well differences in developmental stages, and it asks fundamental questions regarding why we humans develop as they do. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic or domain of development, such as physical growth, cognition, or personality, and traces developmental trends and influence s in that domain from infancy through old age.
Life span development explores how we change, grow, and develop from birth to death. This field is studied by developmental psychologists who view life span development as a lifelong process. They study life span development across three developmental domains: Physical, Cognitive Development, and Psychosocial.
Life span developmental psychology refers to a set of interrelated concepts and principles that emphasize the complexity of developmental processes occurring within historically changing contexts. According the this perspective, age graded developmental processes are markedly influenced by existing socio cultural conditions and by social change.
The traditional approach emphasizes developmental change during childhood as well as adulthood. The life-span view emphasizes developmental change during adulthood. These two approaches can be seen as complementary rather than contradictory.
How people grow and develop throughout their lifespans is the subject of lifespan development. Lifespan development is the study of how people grow and change throughout their lives.
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.
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