Offers a strong balance between research and applications. For chronologically organized courses in Human Development/Lifespan Development.
Robert Feldman offers students a chronological overview of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development–from conception through death with his text Development Across the Lifespan . The text presents up-to-date coverage of theory and research, with an emphasis on the application of these concepts by students in their personal–and future professional–lives. The text taps into students’ inherent interest in the subject of human development, encouraging them to draw connections between the material and their own experiences.
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This text provides a broad overview of the field of human development, introducing major theorists, research, and applications, while connecting development to the students' own lives. Feldman (U. of Massachusetts, Amherst) also illustrates the commonalties and differences of various cultures; incorporates interviews with professionals in various fields who use the findings of development; and discusses ways that individuals can use development information in their own lives. The enclosed CD-ROM features author tip videos, theorist biographies, quizzes, and links to the Internet, including the text's companion website. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)