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Lifespan Development - Vantage Digital Option
Lives in Context

Third Edition


March 2022 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-7180-5

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With a chronological organization, Lifespan Development: Lives in Context, Third Edition follows three core themes: the centrality of context, the importance of research, and the applied value of developmental science. Tara L. Kuther’s clear, concise narrative guides students through current and classic studies and foundational theories while exploring real-world connections and inclusive perspectives. Lifespan Development - Vantage Digital Option, Third Edition delivers the trusted content from Tara L. Kuther’s text on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that features auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. It offers easy course setup and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your SAGE representative.

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How does context impact human growth and development? Do the places, sociocultural environments, and ways in which we are raised influence who we become and how we grow and change throughout our lives? Best-selling author Tara L. Kuther helps students discover the answers with Lifespan Development: Lives in Context. Taking a chronological approach, the book follows three core themes: the centrality of context, the importance of research, and the applied value of developmental science. Dr. Kuther’s clear, concise narrative guides students through current and classic studies and foundational theories while exploring real-world connections and inclusive perspectives. The Third Edition features case studies, policy applications, and other examples, each accompanied by opportunities for personal reflection, prompting students to carry these discoveries into their own lives, relationships, and future careers.

 
Part I. Foundations of Lifespan Human Development
 
Chapter 1. Understanding Human Development: Approaches and Theories
 
Chapter 2. Biological and Environmental Foundations of Development
 
Chapter 3. The Prenatal Period, Birth, and the Newborn
 
Part II. Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
Chapter 4. Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
Chapter 5. Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
Chapter 6. Socioemotional Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
Part III. Early Childhood
 
Chapter 7. Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
 
Chapter 8. Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood
 
Part IV. Middle Childhood
 
Chapter 9. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
 
Chapter 10. Socioemotional Development in Middle Childhood
 
Part 5. Adolescence
 
Chapter 11. Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
 
Chapter 12. Socioemotional Development in Adolescence
 
Part 6. Emerging and Early Adulthood
 
Chapter 13. Physical and Cognitive Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood
 
Chapter 14. Socioemotional Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood
 
Part 7. Middle Adulthood
 
Chapter 15. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood
 
Chapter 16. Socioemotional Development in Middle Adulthood
 
Part 8. Late Adulthood
 
Chapter 17. Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood
 
Chapter 18. Socioemotional Development in Late Adulthood
 
Part 9. Endings
 
Chapter 19. Death and Dying

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KEY FEATURES OF LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT, THIRD EDITION
  • A contextual perspective emphasizes how individual factors combined with the places, sociocultural environments, and ways in which we are raised influence who we become and how we grow and change throughout the lifespan.
  • Streamlined research coverage helps students understand historical theories and their connection to cutting edge psychological science today.
  • Thinking in Context critical-thinking questions appear at the end of every A-head section. These questions encourage readers to compare concepts, apply theoretical perspectives, and consider applications of research findings presented.
  • Apply Your Knowledge case scenarios at the end of every chapter include in-depth questions that require students to apply their understanding to address a particular situation or problem.
  • Assignable SAGE Premium Video (available on the SAGE vantage platform, linked through SAGE coursepacks) that is tied to learning objectives, and curated and produced exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life.
    • Lives in Context Video Cases spotlight individuals in every stage of the lifespan, from infancy to older adulthood. Through voiceover narration, Tara Kuther guides students beyond the covers of her book into homes, schools, and workplaces to help them master core concepts through examples and demonstrations, while accompanying assignments track progress.
    • Dr. Kuther’s Chalk Talks related assessment are now available to teachers within Kuther’s instructor’s resources for LMS integration and assignment. These whiteboard-style animations narrated by the author provide a foundational overview for students to learn basic concepts outside the classroom so class time can be spent on active learning.

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