Understanding Human Development (3e) : 9780205233656

Understanding Human Development (3e)

 
Edition
 
3
ISBN
 
9780205233656
ISBN 10
 
0205233651
Published
 
27/11/2012
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
624
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$263.99
 
 
 
Description

An interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on culture and family

 

Understanding Human Development challenges students to examine development from a broader perspective. Students draw on their own experiences as they weigh the research and ideas presented in the text. This brief text is ideal for undergraduate courses in Lifespan Development and Human Development.

 

MyDevelopmentLab is an integral part of the Craig/Dunn program. Key learning applications include a personalized study plan, MyDevelopmentLab Video Series, and MyVirtualLife.

 

 

A better teaching and learning experience

The teaching and learning experience with this program helps to:

  • Personalize Learning – MyDevelopmentLab is online learning. MyDevelopmentLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors from course preparation to delivery and assessment.
  • Improve Critical Thinking — Critical thinking questions throughout encourage students to consider the relevance of developmental concepts and events in the context of their own lives.
  • Engage Students — "Try This!" give students an opportunity to challenge and extend their own thinking and expertise in the field of human development.
  • Explore Research — Strong focus on the most recent and relevant research.
  • Understand Culture and Diversity— "Changing Perspectives" features explore controversies about human development, often within a specific cultural context, and encourages thought and discussion.
  • Support Instructors — A complete package of instructors resources is available and the plan for these resources was carefully developed by the text authors to ensure the quality and coverage perfectly matches the content and focus of the text.

Table of contents

In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents

 

 


 

1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: Introduction to Human Development

Chapter 2: Heredity and Environment

Chapter 3: Prenatal Development and Childbirth

Chapter 4: Infancy and Toddlerhood: Physical, Cognitive, and Language Development

Chapter 5: Infancy and Toddlerhood: Personality and Sociocultural Development

Chapter 6: Early Childhood: Physical, Cognitive, and Language Development

Chapter 7: Early Childhood: Personality and Sociocultural Development

Chapter 8: Middle Childhood: Physical and Cognitive Development

Chapter 9: Middle Childhood: Personality and Sociocultural Development

Chapter 10: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: Physical and Cognitive Development

Chapter 11: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: Personality and Sociocultural Development

Chapter 12: Young Adulthood: Physical and Cognitive Development

Chapter 13: Young Adulthood: Personality and Sociocultural Development

Chapter 14: Middle Adulthood: Physical and Cognitive Development

Chapter 15: Middle Adulthood: Personality and Sociocultural Development

Chapter 16: Older Adulthood: Physical and Cognitive Development

Chapter 17: Older Adulthood: Personality and Sociocultural Development

Chapter 18: Death and Dying

Answers to Review the Facts

New to this edition
Found in this Section:
1. Overview of Change

2. Chapter-by-Chapter Change

 


1. Overview of changes

  • Newest research in developmental psychology.  This new edition has been updated to include the most recent statistical information about population trends along with a thorough integration of the newest research in developmental psychology, with hundreds of new reference citations.
  • Learning Objectives now appear at the beginning of each chapter.  These Learning Objectives help students better organize and understand the most important material in each chapter. 
  • MyVirtualLife  A feature at the end of each chapter refers students to MyVirtualLife.  Available in MyDevelopmentLab, MyVirtualLife is two simulations in one. The first simulation allows you to raise a child from birth to age 18 and monitor the effects of your parenting decisions over time. In the second simulation you will make first person decisions and see the impact of those decisions on your simulated future self over time.  Authored by Frank Manis of University of Southern California and Janine Buckner of Seton Hall University. 
  • MyDevelopmentLab Video Series, with footage filmed in the United States, Mexico, and Botswana, and guided by series editor Ashley Maynard (University of Hawaii, Manoa), show how culture impacts development.  Videos are available in multiple formats:  on an instructor’s DVD, tied to quizzes in MyDevelomentLab, and called out in the chapter with “Watch” icons. 

2. Chapter-by-Chapter Changes

 

Chapter 1:

 

  • Increased coverage of the subject matter and emphases of the “lifespan” approach to studying human development, including specific attention to the basic principles guiding lifespan developmental theory
  • Updated coverage on the impact of war on children
  • Better clarification of the basic tenets of Piaget’s theory
  • Clearer explanation of why replication of research is important to the progress of science
  • Updated coverage of the Fragile Families and Child Well-Being studies

 

Chapter 2:

  •  Improved explanation of the structure of the DNA molecule
  • Simplified description of protein synthesis as the mechanism by which DNA instructions are conveyed
  • New section on gene-environment interactions and the topic of epigenesist
  • Expanded coverage of mutations
  • New section on epigenetics and the epigenome
  • Clarification of chromosomal and genetic disorders and expanded treatment of both
  • New section on mitochondrial disorders
  • Updated section on cloning
  • Improved coverage of twin and adoption studies

 

Remaining chapter-by-chapter changes to come

Features & benefits

AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH WITH AN EMPHASIS ON CULTURE AND FAMILY

  • Understanding Human Development is a briefer development book, focusing on the most recent and relevant research.
  • By focusing on the research that is both cutting-edge and compelling to the field, Understanding Human Development allows instructors the opportunity to cover all the areas essential to the Human Development course.

 

PERSONALIZE LEARNING WITH MYDEVELOPMENTLAB

  • MyDevelopmentLab - MyDevelopmentLab is online learning and an integral part of the Craig/Dunn program. MyDevelopmentLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors with course preparation, content delivery, and assessment.
  • MyDevelopmentLab Margin Icons – Margin icons guide students from their reading material to view videos, simulations, and to read more about specific topics in the text.
  • MyVirtualLife - Raise your child. Live your life. MyVirtualLife is two simulations in one. The first simulation allows students to raise a child from birth to age 18 and monitor the effects of their parenting decisions over time. In the second simulation students make first person decisions and see the impact of those decisions on their simulated future self over time. Available in MyDevelopmentLab or as a standalone product. 
  • MyDevelopmentLab Video Series - The MyDevelopmentLab Video Series engages students and brings to life a wide range of topics spanning prenatal through the end of the lifespan. New international videos shot on location allow students to observe similarities and differences in human development across various cultures.
  • Pearson eText and Chapter Audio – Like the printed text, students can highlight relevant passages and add notes. The Pearson eText can be accessed through laptops, iPads, and tablets. Download the free Pearson eText app to use on tablets. Students can also listen to their text with the Audio eText.
  • Personalized Study Plan – Students’ personalized plans promote better critical thinking skills. The study plan organizes students’ study needs into sections, such as Remembering, Understanding, Applying, and Analyzing.
  • Assignment Calendar & Gradebook – A drag and drop assignment calendar makes assigning and completing work easy. The automatically graded assessment provides instant feedback and flows into the gradebook, which can be used in the MyLab or exported.
  • Instructor’s eText - Instructors have easy access to videos, readings, and more all in one place within their instructor’s eText.
  • Class Preparation Tool – All of the very best class presentation resources can be found in one convenient destination, so instructors can keep students engaged throughout every class.
  • Blackboard Single Sign-on - MyDevelopmentLab can be used by itself or linked to any course management system. Blackboard single sign-on provides deep linking to all New MyDevelopmentLab resources.
  • Customizable – MyDevelopmentLab is customizable. Instructors choose what students’ course looks like. Homework, applications, and more can easily be turned off and off.

 

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

  • Try This! Instructions help students explore on their own some of the fundamental developmental issues and cultural controversies that are woven through any discussion of human development, thereby giving them the opportunity to challenge and extend their own thinking and expertise in this field.
  • Critical thinking questions presented in the margins of the pages, encourage students to consider the relevance of developmental concepts and events in the context of their own lives.

 

ENGAGE STUDENTS

  • With an emphasis on diversity and culture, this book ignites students’ natural curiosity about development and allow every kind of student to see themselves reflected in the pages of the book. 
  • Each major section of the chapter is followed by a study aid we call Review the Facts. Each of these review sections includes a variety of questions posed in different formats (multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and so forth) that test the student’s ability to recall important ideas from the preceding section of text.  Chapter Summaries and a list of Key Terms help students focus on the most important topics from the chapter.

 

EXPLORE RESEARCH

  • Current Issues emphasizes the “doing” of developmental research and provides an opportunity for students to conceptualize how research projects help us better understand the processes involved in human development.

 

UNDERSTAND CUTURE AND DIVERSITY

  • Changing Perspectives features explore controversies about human development, often within a specific cultural context, and encourages thought and discussion.

 

SUPPORT INSTRUCTORS

  • Instructor’s Resource Manual   This manual offers an exhaustive collection of resources.  Instructors will find activities, exercises, assignments, handouts, and demonstrations for in-class use.  In addition, it includes guidelines on integrating the many Pearson media resources into the classroom and syllabus  This manual saves prep time and helps instructors maximize classroom time. 
  • Test Bank.  The Test Item File, written by Wendy Dunn, was written to support the assessment of student learning.  It includes over 100 multiple choice items per chapter.  About 40% of the question in each chapter assess student mastery of factual content; the remaining 60% consist of conceptual and applied items that measure student comprehension on a deeper level.  All multiple choice items are accompanied by an answer key listing the correct response and text reference where the answer can be found. 
  • MyTest is a powerful assessment generation program that helps instructors easily create and print quizzes and exams. In MyTest, questions and tests can be authored online, allowing instructors ultimate flexibility and the ability to efficiently manage assessments anytime, anywhere! Instructors can easily access existing questions and then edit, create, and store using simple drag- and-drop and Word-like controls. Data on each question provides information relevant to difficulty level and page numberFor more information go to www.PearsonMyTest.com.Lecture
  •  PowerPoint Slides offer detailed outlines of key points for each chapter supported by selected visuals from the textbook. A separate Art and Figure version of these presentation slides contain all art from the textbook for which Pearson has been granted electronic permissions.
  • Classroom Response System (CRS) PowerPoint Slides: These class lecture and discussion slides incorporate CRS “clicker” questions that process student responses and interpret them instantly.
  • Video Embedded PowerPoints on DVD, allow instructors to seamlessly integrate videos into their lectures without the need for internet access.
  • ClassPreparation on MyDevelopmentLab makes lecture preparation easier and less time-consuming! Pearson has collected the very “best of” instructor resources, including art and figures from our leading texts, videos, lecture activities, classroom activities, demonstrations and much more. Instructors are able to search through this extensive database by content topic or by content type (video, audio, simulation, word documents). ClassPrep allows instructors to select resources appropriate for lecture, many of which can be downloaded directly. Instructors can tag the online resources however they want, build their own folder of resources, and run their in class presentation from within the ClassPrep program.
  • An assignment calendar on MyDevelopmentLab allows instructors to assign graded activities with specific deadlines and measure student progress.
  • Create a Custom Text: For enrollments as low as 25 students, instructors can customize their own textbook by combining chapters from best-selling Pearson textbooks and/or reading selections in the sequence they want. To begin building your custom text, visit www.pearsoncustomlibrary.com. Instructors may also work with a dedicated Pearson Custom editor to create their ideal text–publishing
Author biography

Wendy Dunn is the James Y. Canfield Professor of Psychology at Coe College.  Wendy majored in biology and psychology at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where she also worked at the National Animal Disease Laboratory.  She earned a master’s degree, also at Iowa State, in experimental psychology.  Taking a break from education, she next worked at a nationally-known marketing research firm, but ultimately decided that teaching undergraduates was her true passion.  She subsequently earned two doctoral degrees from the University of Iowa, one in educational psychology and, supported by Coe College, a second in management and organizations.  Wendy’s diverse career interests have led her, at various times, to serve in administrative, as well as teaching roles at Coe.  She worked for a time as Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, and she currently holds a joint appointment as Professor and Director of Institutional Research and Planning at Coe.  Although Wendy has published her research in major journals and is an author of three texts in the field of psychology, her true love is teaching, and it is this activity that gives her the most pleasure.  Students consistently comment on Wendy’s ability to inspire their curiosity about human nature, and they have honored her by electing her to receive the colleges’ highest teaching recognition – the C. J. Lynch award for outstanding teaching.  Wendy has been married to Greg for 37 years, and together they have raised two children – as such, like all of us, her interest in human development is personal as well as professional.

 

Grace Craig is Professor Emerita at the University of Massachusetts, at Amherst.  Currently, she is semi-retired from the Child, Family and Schools program, teaching specialty seminars intermittently.  Grace completed her B.A. in Sociology, with honors in Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, and her MS and PhD there in Child and Educational Psychology with minors in Clinical Psychology and in Research methods.  She took time out for 2 years along the way to practice School Psychology in western Massachusetts She began her academic career as a Lecturer, for 4 years, in the Psychology Department at Smith College, in the late 1960s, -- a time of reassessment in the social sciences and in the society at large. Grace has been married to Ralph Craig for 53 years and together they have one daughter and one grandson.