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Lifespan Development in Context

Lifespan Development in Context
A Topical Approach

Second Edition

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February 2023 | 960 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Lifespan Development in Context: A Topical Approach, Second Edition by award-winning author Tara L. Kuther provides a panoramic view of the many influences that shape human development. Organized around three core themes— the centrality of context, the importance of research, and the applied value of developmental science—Kuther illustrates how the places, sociocultural environments, and ways in which we are raised influence who we become and how we grow and change throughout our lives. Case studies, real-world applications, and expanded coverage of diversity through an intersectional lens ignite critical thinking and class discussion, ensuring students have the tools they need to apply course concepts to their lives and future careers.

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Chapter 1: Understanding Human Development: Approaches and Theories
Chapter 2: Biological and Environmental Foundations and Prenatal Development
Chapter 3: Physical Development and Aging
Chapter 4: Brain, Perception, and Motor Development
Chapter 5: Health and Wellness
Chapter 6: Cognitive Change: Cognitive-Developmental and Sociocultural Approaches
Chapter 7: Cognitive Change: Information Processing
Chapter 8: Intelligence
Chapter 9: Language Development
Chapter 10: Emotional Development
Chapter 11: Self, Identity, and Personality
Chapter 12: Moral Development
Chapter 13: Gender and Sexuality
Chapter 14: Social Relationships: Family and Peers
Chapter 15: School, Achievement, and Work
Chapter 16: Death and Dying


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"I chose this textbook over others because of its emphasis on context and application, its approachable writing style, and its coverage of topics that I feel tend to be largely neglected in other texts. In terms of uniqueness, the consistency and care taken in addressing culture and diversity throughout is a major strength."

Allyson S. Graf
Northern Kentucky University

"The writing and presentation are particular strengths of this textbook. The language is precise, clear, and jargon free. The examples are relatable while current and accurate. Strengths are the student-centered language and examples and embedded videos. I am a huge fan of this book and do not have weaknesses to offer."

Carla M. Strickland-Hughes
University of the Pacific

"A very comprehensive and current text that engages students in multiple ways. A text that emphasizes applied situations and does its best to weave in cultural discussions. A great online text with several helpful resources."

Nathan George
Adelphi University