Development Across the Life Span (6th Edition)


Offers a strong balance between research and applications. For chronologically organized courses in Human Development/Lifespan Development.

Robert Feldman offers students a chronological overview of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development–from conception through death with his text Development Across the Lifespan . The text presents up-to-date coverage of theory and research, with an emphasis on the application of these concepts by students in their personal–and future professional–lives. The text taps into students’ inherent interest in the subject of human development, encouraging them to draw connections between the material and their own experiences.

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This update of the 2000 edition incorporates new material on a diversity of topics including brain development, cloning, the human genome, psychoneuroimmunology, virginity pledges, and euthanasia. In his definition of lifespan development, Feldman (psychology, U. of Massachusetts-Amherst) focuses on patterns of growth and stability from conception to late adulthood and adjusting to the death of a loved one. Chapters include color photos, critical thinking questions, and other learning aids. A companion website and other ancillaries are available. First published in 1997. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Development Across the Life Span (6th Edition)

Author: Robert S. Feldman Ph.D.
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN13: 9780205805914
ISBN10: 205805914

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