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The Essentials of Lifespan Development
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The Essentials of Lifespan Development
Lives in Context

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June 2022 | 808 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In The Essentials of Lifespan Development, best-selling author Tara L. Kuther examines the ways in which contexts—culture, society, socioeconomic status, home, family, and even community—impact each stage of a person's life. With its chronological organization, highly relatable examples, and vivid cross-cultural stories, Kuther connects the latest cutting-edge research to learners’ experiences and interdisciplinary career aspirations. Integrated examples; routine critical thinking questions; and a 16-chapter organization helps make the book engaging and accessible for all students.

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Part 1 Foundations of Lifespan Human Development
 
Chapter 1: Understanding Human Development: Approaches and Theories
 
Chapter 2: Genetics and Prenatal Development
 
Part 2 Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
Chapter 3: Physical and Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
Chapter 4: Socioemotional Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
Part 3 Early Childhood
 
Chapter 5: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
 
Chapter 6: Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood
 
Part 4 Middle Childhood
 
Chapter 7: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
 
Chapter 8: Socioemotional Development in Middle Childhood
 
Part 5 Adolescence
 
Chapter 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
 
Chapter 10: Socioemotional Development in Adolescence
 
Part 6 Emerging and Early Adulthood
 
Chapter 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood
 
Chapter 12: Socioemotional Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood
 
Part 7 Middle Adulthood
 
Chapter 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood
 
Chapter 14: Socioemotional Development in Middle Adulthood
 
Part 8 Late Adulthood and Endings
 
Chapter 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood
 
Chapter 16: Socioemotional Development in Late Adulthood

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  • This text is available as a digital option through SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including video—all designed to enable students to better prepare for class. Learn more.
  • 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.
  • Integrated examples of Lives in Context 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 clear, real-life examples.
  • Thinking in Context: Intersectionality coverage is integrated within chapters to emphasize the role of context in diversity and the many forms that diversity takes, including sex, gender, race and ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic status, and more. Each section within a chapter concludes with related critical thinking items.
  • 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.
  • Impactful 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.
  • 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 and 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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