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Human Development: A Life-Span View, 6th Edition

  • Robert V. Kail
  • John C. Cavanaugh
  • ISBN-10: 1111834113
  • ISBN-13: 9781111834111
  • 768 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 1996
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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About the Product

Balanced coverage of the entire life span is just one thing that distinguishes HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: A LIFE-SPAN VIEW, 6TH EDITION. With its comprehensive, succinct, and applied coverage, the text has proven its ability to capture students' interest while introducing them to the issues, forces, and outcomes that make us who we are. Robert V. Kail's expertise in childhood and adolescence, combined with John C. Cavanaugh's extensive research in gerontology, result in a book with a rich description of all life-span stages and important topics. A modified chronological approach traces development in sequential order from conception through late life, while also dedicating several chapters to key topical issues. This organization also allows the book to be relatively briefer than other texts a benefit given the enormous amount of information covered in the course. The authors provide theoretical and empirical foundations that enable students to become educated, critical interpreters of developmental information. A blend of basic and applied research, as well as coverage of controversial topics and emergent trends, demonstrates connections between the laboratory and life. A complete media and supplement package--including videos, the PowerLecture (lecture presentation tool), and student study tools--supports students and instructors.

Features

  • The authors' modified chronological treatment reduces redundancy and emphasizes the integrated biopsychosocial model of human development over the course of the life span. This organization also allows the book to be briefer (just 16 chapters) and more manageable for a one-semester course.

  • Up-to-date findings and references introduce students to the perspectives of those who are currently shaping the field and those who pioneered it. New examples include a greater number of diversity examples to appeal to the broadest possible range of students: a diversity and neuroscience index precedes chapter 1 in the book.

  • More prominent Learning Objectives (listed at the beginning of each major section and repeated as subheads throughout the section) promote effective studying by focusing students' attention on important upcoming topics.

  • Wikipedia, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, texting, and other current topics (in Think About It questions sprinkled strategically throughout each chapter) engage students in thinking critically. These questions also appear on slides on the PowerLecture¿ CD for use with student response system software and "clickers," making it easy to conduct quizzes in class and see students' responses immediately.

  • Streamlined end-of-chapter content encourages active learning. Test Yourself questions include one interpretive question and one application question, with answers listed upside down to provide immediate feedback. Summaries are organized around the Learning Objectives. A website icon directs students to related video clips and other online material.

  • Visual learners benefit from the art program's many new photos, figures, and graphs all numbered and captioned. Key terms now appear in colorized boldface type when introduced, making it easier for students to locate them as they study and review.

  • Adolescent development is covered in two chapters, physical/cognitive development and socioemotional development to give each topic the coverage appropriate for most courses.

  • Spotlight on Research boxes highlight a specific study discussed in the text, helping students understand the science and scope of life-span development. An icon next to each box refers students to online material, such as video clips, related articles, and critical thinking questions.

  • Real People: Applying Human Development boxes illustrate how a development issue is manifested in the life of a real person. Examples include "Coping with layoff," "Tell Me About a Girl That You Like A Lot" and "Creativity in Later life."

About the Author

Robert V. Kail

Robert V. Kail is Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. His undergraduate degree is from Ohio Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. is from the University of Michigan. Kail is editor of Child Development Perspectives and editor emeritus of Psychological Science. He received the McCandless Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association, was named the Distinguished Sesquicentennial Alumnus in Psychology by Ohio Wesleyan University, and is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Kail has also written CHILDREN AND THEIR DEVELOPMENT and SCIENTIFIC WRITING FOR PSYCHOLOGY. His research focuses on cognitive development during childhood and adolescence.

John C. Cavanaugh

John C. Cavanaugh is President and CEO of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. Cavanaugh is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Gerontological Society of America, and has served as president of the Adult Development and Aging Division (Division 20) of the APA. Cavanaugh has also written (with the late Fredda Blanchard-Fields) ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING. His research interests in gerontology concern family caregiving as well as the role of beliefs in older adults' cognitive performance.

Table of Contents

1. The Study of Human Development.
PART I: PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT, INFANCY, AND EARLY CHILDHOOD.
2. Biological Foundations: Heredity, Prenatal Development, and Birth.
3. Tools for Exploring the World: Physical, Perceptual, and Motor Development in Infancy and Early Childhood.
4. The Emergence of Thought and Language: Cognitive Development in Infancy and Early Childhood.
5. Entering the Social World: Socioemotional Development in Infancy and Early Childhood.
PART II: SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS.
6. Off to School: Cognitive and Physical Development in Middle Childhood.
7. Expanding Social Horizons: Socioemotional Development in Middle Childhood.
8. Rites of Passage: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence.
9. Moving into the Adult Social World: Socioemotional Development in Adolescence.
PART III: YOUNG AND MIDDLE ADULTHOOD.
10. Becoming an Adult: Physical, Cognitive & Personality Development in Early Adulthood.
11. Being With Others: Forming Relationships in Young & Middle Adulthood.
12. Work and Leisure: Occupational and Life-style Issues in Young and Middle Adulthood.
13. Making It in Midlife: The Unique Challenges of Middle Adulthood.
PART IV: LATE ADULTHOOD.
14. The Personal Context of Later Life: Physical, Cognitive, and Mental Health Issues.
15. Social Aspects of Later Life: Psycho-social, Retirement, Relationship, and Societal Issues.
16. The Final Passage: Dying and Bereavement.

New to this edition

  • Increased coverage of neuroscience — Most chapters will have new neuroscience discussions, and a neuroscience theme index is added to the diversity theme index (located before chapter 1).
  • To reinforce the fact that the physical, cognitive, and socioemotional dimensions of each life period are indeed covered, the text now includes chapter subtitles (such as "Socioemotional Development in Adolescence") in the table of contents at the beginning of the book.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Cengage Advantage Books: Human Development: A Life-Span View  (ISBN-10: 1111835543 | ISBN-13: 9781111835545)

Balanced coverage of the entire life span is just one thing that distinguishes HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: A LIFE-SPAN VIEW, 6TH EDITION. With its comprehensive, succinct, and applied coverage, the text has proven its ability to capture students' interest while introducing them to the issues, forces, and outcomes that make us who we are. Robert V. Kail's expertise in childhood and adolescence, combined with John C. Cavanaugh's extensive research in gerontology, result in a book with a rich description of all life-span stages and important topics. A modified chronological approach traces development in sequential order from conception through late life, while also dedicating several chapters to key topical issues. This organization also allows the book to be relatively briefer than other texts a benefit given the enormous amount of information covered in the course. The authors provide theoretical and empirical foundations that enable students to become educated, critical interpreters of developmental information. A blend of basic and applied research, as well as coverage of controversial topics and emergent trends, demonstrates connections between the laboratory and life. A complete media and supplement package--including videos, the PowerLecture (lecture presentation tool), and student study tools--supports students and instructors.

Instructor's Resource Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111835217 | ISBN-13: 9781111835217)

Prepare for class more quickly and effectively with such resources as critical thinking questions, lecture expanders, chapter outlines, learning objectives, key terms, spotlight on research activities, see for yourself activities, in-class and out-of-class activities, internet exercises, video recommendations, and Web links.

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The fastest, easiest way to build powerful, customized media-rich lectures, PowerLecture provides a collection of book-specific PowerPoint lecture and class tools to enhance the educational experience.

Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1111836175 | ISBN-13: 9781111836177)

Study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time with this comprehensive guide. Written to work hand-in hand with HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: A LIFE-SPAN VIEW, 6th Edition, this user-friendly guide includes a wide variety of learning tools to help you master the key concepts of the course.

ABC DVD: Developmental Psychology  (ISBN-10: 0495596353 | ISBN-13: 9780495596356)

ABC videos feature short, high-interest clips about current studies and research in Psychology. These videos are perfect for discussion starters or to enrich lectures. Some topics include: Infant Mental Health, Fathers and Autism, Foster Care, Childhood Eating, Premature Puberty

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Cengage Learning eBook  (ISBN-10: 1133044913 | ISBN-13: 9781133044918)

Student Supplements

Cengage Advantage Books: Human Development: A Life-Span View  (ISBN-10: 1111835543 | ISBN-13: 9781111835545)

You're in good hands and needn't feel intimidated by the life-span course with HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: A LIFE-SPAN VIEW, SIXTH EDITION as your guide. Complete, yet succinct and filled with real-life examples that aid understanding, the text has proven its ability to capture students' interest while introducing them to the issues, forces, and outcomes that make us who we are. The efficient organization (chronological, but with a few chapters on key topical issues) allows this text to be briefer than many other texts for the same course. The material is relevant, too: You'll gain the foundations in important theories and research that enable you to become educated interpreters of developmental information in your future careers. In addition, basic and applied research along with controversial topics and emergent trends demonstrate connections between the laboratory and life. Media resources including an online study tool with videos and exercises that clarify topics and help you pinpoint areas needing further study add support to help you succeed in the course.

Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1111836175 | ISBN-13: 9781111836177)

Study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time with this comprehensive guide. Written to work hand-in hand with HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: A LIFE-SPAN VIEW, 6th Edition, this user-friendly guide includes a wide variety of learning tools to help you master the key concepts of the course.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113304493X | ISBN-13: 9781133044932)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Psychology CourseMate includes: An interactive eBook with highlighting, note taking and an interactive glossary and Interactive learning tools, including: Quizzes, Flashcards, Videos and more!

Cengage Learning eBook  (ISBN-10: 1133044913 | ISBN-13: 9781133044918)
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Interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. True/false and multiple choice questions are included for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

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Interactive practice quizzes and flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Flashcards contain terms and definitions for each chapter. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.