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Lifespan Development in Context
A Topical Approach

Second Edition
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February 2023 | 960 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Lifespan Development in Context: A Topical Approach, Second Edition by award-winning author Tara L. Kuther provides a panoramic view of the many influences that shape human development. Organized around three core themes— the centrality of context, the importance of research, and the applied value of developmental science—Kuther illustrates how the places, sociocultural environments, and ways in which we are raised influence who we become and how we grow and change throughout our lives. Case studies, real-world applications, and expanded coverage of diversity through an intersectional lens ignite critical thinking and class discussion, ensuring students have the tools they need to apply course concepts to their lives and future careers.

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Chapter 1: Understanding Human Development: Approaches and Theories
 
Chapter 2: Biological and Environmental Foundations and Prenatal Development
 
Chapter 3: Physical Development and Aging
 
Chapter 4: Brain, Perception, and Motor Development
 
Chapter 5: Health and Wellness
 
Chapter 6: Cognitive Change: Cognitive-Developmental and Sociocultural Approaches
 
Chapter 7: Cognitive Change: Information Processing
 
Chapter 8: Intelligence
 
Chapter 9: Language Development
 
Chapter 10: Emotional Development
 
Chapter 11: Self, Identity, and Personality
 
Chapter 12: Moral Development
 
Chapter 13: Gender and Sexuality
 
Chapter 14: Social Relationships: Family and Peers
 
Chapter 15: School, Achievement, and Work
 
Chapter 16: Death and Dying

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"I chose this textbook over others because of its emphasis on context and application, its approachable writing style, and its coverage of topics that I feel tend to be largely neglected in other texts. In terms of uniqueness, the consistency and care taken in addressing culture and diversity throughout is a major strength."

Allyson S. Graf
Northern Kentucky University

"The writing and presentation are particular strengths of this textbook. The language is precise, clear, and jargon free. The examples are relatable while current and accurate. Strengths are the student-centered language and examples and embedded videos. I am a huge fan of this book and do not have weaknesses to offer."

Carla M. Strickland-Hughes
University of the Pacific

"A very comprehensive and current text that engages students in multiple ways. A text that emphasizes applied situations and does its best to weave in cultural discussions. A great online text with several helpful resources."

Nathan George
Adelphi University
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • The new edition is available in SAGE Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality SAGE textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. Select the Vantage tab on this page to learn more.
  • New applied feature, Lifespan Development at Work, which introduces students to over 35 careers that are related to or benefit from an understanding of developmental science.
  • Updated with the most current research to date with over 2,500 references published since 2018, including about 450 published since 2021.
  • Expanded sections in each chapter to better cover relevant developmental issues, such as the opioid epidemic, transgender identity, spirituality, screen use, and the experience of discrimination.
KEY FEATURES:
  • Chapter-opening Learning Objectives are aligned to Bloom’s taxonomy and matched with key digital resources curated and developed specifically to facilitate comprehension.
  • Lives in Context integrated examples illustrate how our biology, cultural, lived experiences all are embedded in multiple layers of context, including family, culture, neighborhood, community, norms, values, and historical events. This key coverage is embedded in all sections throughout the text, linking to learning objectives, related core concepts, and to clear, real-life examples.
  • Career Connections featuring 35 careers rooted in developmental science, cover career pathways for students and highlight career contexts to consider at every stage of life.
  • Thinking in Context critical thinking questions at the end of every section prompt students to compare concepts, apply theoretical perspectives, and consider applications of research findings.
  • Apply Your Knowledge sections at the end of every chapter ask students to apply their understanding to address a particular situation or problem, reinforcing the book’s emphasis on application.
  • Robust pedagogical tools include key terms, summaries and end-of-chapter Review Questions allow students to easily revisit, review, and retain chapter content.
  • Available in Vantage, Lives in Context Video Cases with assessments spotlight individuals in every stage of the lifespan, allowing students to see theories of development through a culturally rich, real-world lens.
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