Life Span Development: Pearson New International Edition: A Topical Approach eBook (2e) : 9781292035369

Life Span Development: Pearson New International Edition: A Topical Approach eBook (2e)

 
Edition
 
2
ISBN
 
9781292035369
ISBN 10
 
1292035366
Published
 
23/07/2013
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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eBook
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About the book

Current Research and Real World Application.

Updated in its second edition, Life Span Development: A Topical Approach maintains the student friendliness that has been the hallmark of Feldman’s development texts. Rich in examples, it illustrates the applications that can be derived from the research and theory of lifespan developmentalists. The text takes a modular approach providing both readers and instructors with maximum flexibility.

Table of contents
Chapter 1 An Orientation to Lifespan Development

Chapter 2 Genetics, Prenatal Development, and Birth

Chapter 3 Physical Growth and Aging Across the Life Span

Chapter 4 Health and Wellness

Chapter 5 Cognitive Growth: Piaget and Vygotsky

Chapter 6 Cognitive Growth: Information Processing Approaches

Chapter 7 Language Development

Chapter 8 Intelligence

Chapter 9 Social and Emotional Development

Chapter 10 Development of the Self

Chapter 11 Moral Development and Aggression

Chapter 12 Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 13 Schooling, Culture, and Society: Living in a Multicultural World

Chapter 14 Friends and Family

Chapter 15 Death and Dying
Author biography

Robert S. Feldman is Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A recipient of the College Distinguished Teacher Award, he teaches psychology classes ranging in size from 15 to nearly 500 students. During the course of more than two decades as a college instructor, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, Virginia Commonwealth University, in addition to the University of Massachusetts.

Professor Feldman, who initiated the Minority Mentoring Program at the University of Massachusetts, also has served as a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and Senior Online Teaching Fellow. He initiated distance learning courses in psychology at the University of Massachusetts.

A Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, Professor Feldman received a B.A. with High Honors from Wesleyan University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award, and he has written more than 100 books, book chapters, and scientific articles. He has edited Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Children (Springer-Verlag), Applications of Nonverbal Behavioral Theory and Research (Erlbaum), and co-edited Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior (Cambridge University Press). He is also author of Child Development, Understanding Psychology, and P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life. His books have been translated into a number of languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese. His research interests include honesty and deception in everyday life and the use of nonverbal behavior in impression management, and his research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.

Professor Feldman loves music, is an enthusiastic pianist, and enjoys cooking and traveling. He has three children, and he and his wife, a psychologist, live in Amherst, Massachusetts, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range.

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