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Lives in Context

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December 2018 | 816 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

In the Second Edition of her award-winning, chronologically organized text, Lifespan Development: Lives in Context, author and teacher Tara L. Kuther explores the dynamic interactions between individuals, our genetic makeup, and the diverse contexts that shape our growth and development at every stage of life. With a clear and approachable writing style, Kuther integrates current research findings with foundational, classic theory and research to present a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the field. The book is organized around part-level overviews brought to life in Dr. Kuther’s Chalk Talks, brief animations narrated by the author. Within each chapter, Lives in Context Video Cases spotlight real individuals’ contexts and experiences to bring key concepts home. Lively feature boxes and critical thinking questions encourage students to compare concepts, apply theoretical perspectives, and consider applications of research findings in their own lives and future careers.

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Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
PART I. Foundations of LifeSpan Human Development
 
1. UNDERSTANDING HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: APPROACHES AND THEORIES
What Is LifeSpan Human Development?  
Basic Issues in LifeSpan Human Development  
Theoretical Perspectives on Human Development  
Research in Human Development  
Research Ethics  
 
2. BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FOUNDATIONS
Genetic Foundations of Development  
Chromosomal and Genetic Problems  
Reproductive Choices  
Heredity and Environment  
 
3. THE PRENATAL PERIOD, BIRTH, AND THE NEWBORN
Prenatal Development  
Environmental Influences on Prenatal Development  
Childbirth  
The Newborn  
 
PART II. Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
4. PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD
Body Growth and Nutrition in Infants and Toddlers  
Brain Development During Infancy and Toddlerhood  
Early Learning Capacities  
Sensation and Perception During Infancy and Toddlerhood  
Motor Development During Infancy and Toddlerhood  
 
5. COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD
Piaget’s Cognitive-Developmental Theory  
Information Processing Theory  
Individual Differences in Infant Intelligence  
Language Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood  
 
6. SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD
Psychosocial Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood  
Emotional Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood  
Temperament in Infancy and Toddlerhood  
Attachment in Infancy and Toddlerhood  
The Self in Infancy and Toddlerhood  
 
PART III. Early Childhood
 
7. PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
Physical Development in Early Childhood  
Cognitive-Developmental and Sociocultural Reasoning in Early Childhood  
Information Processing in Early Childhood  
Language Development In Early Childhood  
Moral Development in Early Childhood  
Early Childhood Education  
 
8. SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
Emerging Sense of Self  
Emotional Development in Early Chlidhood  
Parenting  
Gender Stereotypes, Gender Differences, and Gender Development  
Play and Peer Relationships in Early Childhood  
 
PART IV. Middle Childhood
 
9. PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
Physical and Motor Development in Middle Childhood  
Cognitive Development in Middle Chldhood  
Intelligence  
Moral Development in Middle Childhood  
Language Development in Middle Chidhood  
Learning and Schooling in Middle Chldhood  
 
10. SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood  
Peer Relationships in Middle Childhood  
Families in Middle Childhood  
Common Socioemotional and Developmental Problems in Middle Childhood  
 
PART V. Adolescence
 
11. PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN ADOLESCENCE
Conceptions of Adolescence  
Physical Development in Adolescence  
Brain Development in Adolescence  
Adolescent Cognitive Development  
Adolescent Moral Development  
Schools and Academic Functioning in Adolescence  
 
12. SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ADOLESCENCE
Psychosocial Development: The Changing Self  
Adolescents and Their Families  
Adolescents and Their Peers  
Adolescent Sexuality  
Problems in Adolescence  
 
PART VI. Emerging and Early Adulthood
 
13. PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN EMERGING AND EARLY ADULTHOOD
Emerging Adulthood: Transition to Adulthood  
Physical Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood  
Health, Fitness, and Wellness in Emerging and Early Adulthood  
Cognitive Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood  
Education and Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood  
Career Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood  
 
14. SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EMERGING AND EARLY ADULTHOOD
Psychosocial Development in Emerging Adulthood and Early Adulthood  
Relationships in Psychosocial Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood  
Lifestyles and Romantic Partnerships  
Parenthood in Early Adulthood  
 
PART VII. Middle Adulthood
 
15. PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE ADULTHOOD
Physical Development in Middle Adulthood  
Health in Middle Adulthood  
Intellectual Abilities in Middle Adulthood  
Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood  
 
16. SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE ADULTHOOD
Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood  
The Self in Middle Adulthood  
Relationships in Middle Adulthood  
Careers in Middle Adulthood  
 
PART VIII. Late Adulthood
 
17. PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN LATE ADULTHOOD
Physical Development in Late Adulthood  
Health in Late Adulthood  
Dementia in Late Adulthood  
Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood  
 
18. SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN LATE ADULTHOOD
The Self in Late Adulthood  
Late Adulthood and Social Contexts  
Relationships in Late Adulthood  
Retirement  
 
PART IX. ENDINGS
 
19. DEATH AND DYING
Patterns of Mortality and Defining Death  
Conceptions of Death Across the Lifespan  
Dying and the Experience of Death  
Bereavement and Grief  
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Name Index
 
Subject Index

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