In the Second Edition of her award-winning, chronologically organized text, Lifespan Development: Lives in Context, author and teacher Tara L. Kuther explores the dynamic interactions between individuals, our genetic makeup, and the diverse contexts that shape our growth and development at every stage of life. With a clear and approachable writing style, Kuther integrates current research findings with foundational, classic theory and research to present a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the field. The book is organized around part-level overviews brought to life in Dr. Kuther’s Chalk Talks, brief animations narrated by the author. Within each chapter, Lives in Context Video Cases spotlight real individuals’ contexts and experiences to bring key concepts home. Lively feature boxes and critical thinking questions encourage students to compare concepts, apply theoretical perspectives, and consider applications of research findings in their own lives and future careers.
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|What Is LifeSpan Human Development?|
|Basic Issues in LifeSpan Human Development|
|Theoretical Perspectives on Human Development|
|Research in Human Development|
|Genetic Foundations of Development|
|Chromosomal and Genetic Problems|
|Heredity and Environment|
|Environmental Influences on Prenatal Development|
|Body Growth and Nutrition in Infants and Toddlers|
|Brain Development During Infancy and Toddlerhood|
|Early Learning Capacities|
|Sensation and Perception During Infancy and Toddlerhood|
|Motor Development During Infancy and Toddlerhood|
|Piaget’s Cognitive-Developmental Theory|
|Information Processing Theory|
|Individual Differences in Infant Intelligence|
|Language Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood|
|Psychosocial Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood|
|Emotional Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood|
|Temperament in Infancy and Toddlerhood|
|Attachment in Infancy and Toddlerhood|
|The Self in Infancy and Toddlerhood|
|Physical Development in Early Childhood|
|Cognitive-Developmental and Sociocultural Reasoning in Early Childhood|
|Information Processing in Early Childhood|
|Language Development In Early Childhood|
|Moral Development in Early Childhood|
|Early Childhood Education|
|Emerging Sense of Self|
|Emotional Development in Early Chlidhood|
|Gender Stereotypes, Gender Differences, and Gender Development|
|Play and Peer Relationships in Early Childhood|
|Physical and Motor Development in Middle Childhood|
|Cognitive Development in Middle Chldhood|
|Moral Development in Middle Childhood|
|Language Development in Middle Chidhood|
|Learning and Schooling in Middle Chldhood|
|Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood|
|Peer Relationships in Middle Childhood|
|Families in Middle Childhood|
|Common Socioemotional and Developmental Problems in Middle Childhood|
|Conceptions of Adolescence|
|Physical Development in Adolescence|
|Brain Development in Adolescence|
|Adolescent Cognitive Development|
|Adolescent Moral Development|
|Schools and Academic Functioning in Adolescence|
|Psychosocial Development: The Changing Self|
|Adolescents and Their Families|
|Adolescents and Their Peers|
|Problems in Adolescence|
|Emerging Adulthood: Transition to Adulthood|
|Physical Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood|
|Health, Fitness, and Wellness in Emerging and Early Adulthood|
|Cognitive Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood|
|Education and Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood|
|Career Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood|
|Psychosocial Development in Emerging Adulthood and Early Adulthood|
|Relationships in Psychosocial Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood|
|Lifestyles and Romantic Partnerships|
|Parenthood in Early Adulthood|
|Physical Development in Middle Adulthood|
|Health in Middle Adulthood|
|Intellectual Abilities in Middle Adulthood|
|Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood|
|Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood|
|The Self in Middle Adulthood|
|Relationships in Middle Adulthood|
|Careers in Middle Adulthood|
|Physical Development in Late Adulthood|
|Health in Late Adulthood|
|Dementia in Late Adulthood|
|Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood|
|The Self in Late Adulthood|
|Late Adulthood and Social Contexts|
|Relationships in Late Adulthood|
|Patterns of Mortality and Defining Death|
|Conceptions of Death Across the Lifespan|
|Dying and the Experience of Death|
|Bereavement and Grief|
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