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Case Studies in Lifespan Development

Case Studies in Lifespan Development offers students a comprehensive view into life’s key developmental stages through unique, diverse, and moving cases. Author Stephanie M. Wright presents a series of 12 case studies shaped by the contributions of real students—including their observations, concerns, and moments of triumph—to build immersive examples that readers can relate to and enjoy.  

INSTRUCTORS: Bundle Case Studies in Lifespan Development with one of the best-selling core texts below for only $5 more! SAGE coursepacks LMS resources accompanying these texts allow you to track student understanding of the entire human lifespan with auto-graded assessments and open-ended discussion questions.

About the Author
Case 1) Jamal Jones
Case 2) Naomi Rowe
Case 3) James Albert
Case 4) Riley Everett
Case 5) Leonardo Ramirez
Case 6) London Dennel
Case 7) Edward Archer
Case 8) Aiza Morris
Case 9) Zack Park
Case 10) Bliss McCallen
Case 11) Poppy Bell
Case 12) Aminah Mohammed
Appendix A: Domain Mapping
Appendix A: Student Research Kit
Appendix B: Alternate Cases With Moderate Outcomes
Appendix C: Alternate Cases With Undesirable Outcomes
Key features


  • Options to bundle with a core text include Tara L. Kuther’s Lifespan Development: Lives in Context, Second Edition and Lifespan Development in Context, and Laura E. Levine and Joyce Munsch’s Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence, Second Edition.
    • SAGE coursepacks LMS resources for these texts include auto-graded assessments and open-ended discussion questions.
  • Each case portrays a different context than the others, reinforcing for students the effects of diverse environments on human development.         
  • Wide diversity among cases exposes students to development within periods and domains from differing genetic and cultural contexts.         
  • Cases develop from conception through end-of-life to encourage analysis of early life experiences as precursors to later life development.         
  • Comprehensive assessment requires students to create new case outcomes from existing theory and information.         
  • Specific learning objectives for each domain and period of development are presented at the beginning of each developmental moment and are mapped to primary text material.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Case 1: Jamal Jones

Case 2: Naomi Rowe

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