Life-Span Human Development

Life-Span Human Development

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Known for its clear, straightforward writing style, comprehensive coverage, strong and current research-based approach, and excellent visuals and tables, this life-span development text offers a topical organization at the chapter level and a consistent chronological presentation within each chapter. Each chapter focuses on a domain of development such as physical growth, cognition, or personality and traces developmental trends and influences in that domain from infancy to old age. Within each chapter, you will find sections on four life stages: Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood. This unique organization enables students to comprehend the processes of transformation that occur in key areas of human development. This new edition includes a clear focus on the complex interactions of nature and nurture in development, more integrated coverage of culture and diversity, and an exciting new media package for both students and instructors.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 670 pages
  • 220.98 x 276.86 x 25.4mm | 1,519.53g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 0534553818
  • 9780534553814

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"I think the writing style is terrific?I describe this book as one of the best on life-span development available." "The introductions to the chapters give it a modern tone. The critical thinking questions encourage application of concepts to relevant topics." "A well written accessible book that examines the lifespan using a topical approach. The book covers an extremely wide range of concepts and topics thoroughly, yet in a manner that is clear and engaging, making it a particularly valuable resource." "I think the writing style is terrific'I describe this book as one of the best on life-span development available." "I think the writing style is terrificI describe this book as one of the best on life-span development available." "I think the writing style is terrifica]I describe this book as one of the best on life-span development available." "The scope of coverage, sequence of topics, and overall organization are excellenta]This text is very impressive in that it takes a straightforward, theoretical, and well researched approach to describing a complex subject, lifespan development. It does this in a totally integrated topical/chronological approach that enhances the understanding of the material." "I think it (Sigelman & Rider) is the best topical book available a]in terms of depth and breadth of coverage being coupled with general readability"
"The photo and illustration program is attractive and effective. In general, there is a good diversity of people represented, and colorful and engaging pictures. The table and graphs are at an appropriate level of complexity and frequency."
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