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Lifespan Development, 7/e by Denise G. Boyd and Helen L. Bee thoroughly and accessibly addresses the most critical concepts of development. Through their engaging writing style, the authors have made more abstract material about developmental theories approachable to students. Readers will appreciate both the applied nature of this title and the clarity of the authors' presentation of current research. Students will emerge from your course with a thorough understanding of developmental science and will be able to apply this understanding to their own lives.
Denise Boyd received her Ed.D. in educational psychology from the University of Houston and has been a psychology instructor in the Houston Community College System since 1988. From 1995 until 1998, she chaired the psychology, sociology, and anthropology department at Houston Community College-Central. She has coauthored four other Allyn and Bacon texts: with Helen Bee, The Developing Child (Twelfth Edition), and The Growing Child (First Edition); and with Genevieve Stevens, Current Readings in Lifespan Development. A licensed psychologist, she has presented a number of papers at professional meetings, reporting research in child, adolescent, and adult development. She has also presented workshops for teachers whose students range from preschool to college.
Table of Contents: Part I: Foundations Chapter 1: Basic Concepts and Methods Chapter 2: Theories of Development Chapter 3: Prenatal Development and Birth Part II: Infancy Chapter 4: Physical, Sensory, and Perceptual Development in Infancy Chapter 5: Cognitive Development in Infancy Chapter 6: Social and Personality Development in Infancy Part III: Early Childhood Chapter 7: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood Chapter 8: Social and Personality Development in Early Childhood Part IV: Middle Childhood Chapter 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood Chapter 10: Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood Part V: Adolescence Chapter 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence Chapter 12: Social and Personality Development in Adolescence Part VI: Early Adulthood Chapter 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood Chapter 14: Social and Personality Development in Early Adulthood Part VII: Middle Adulthood Chapter 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood Chapter 16 Social and Personality Development in Middle Adulthood PART VIII: Late Adulthood and the End of Life Chapter 17: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood Chapter 18: Social and Personality Development in Late Adulthood Chapter 19: Death, Dying, and Bereavement