Lifespan Development
Author : Leo B. Hendry,Marion Kloep
Publisher : Cengage Learning EMEA
Release :2002
Total pages :194
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1861527543

"Takes a lifespan approach with much greater emphasis on adulthood and 'old' age than many other developmental books. This reflects the continual increase in this portion of the population in present day society. Uses one central model (the 'challenge-risk' model) throughout to tie all the different stages of the lifespan together, making this topic much less confusing for students. Introduces other theoretical models where appropriate to provide a balanced view of approaches to the subject. Includes world-wide research findings and examples. Considers developmental psychology as an interdisciplinary topic, looking at motor, cognitive and social skills together rather than as unrelated topics." --Thomson.

Lifespan Development
Author : Kelvin Seifert,Robert J. Hoffnung,Michele Hoffnung
Publisher :
Release :1999-06-29
Total pages :705
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0395967716

This chronologically organized text presents development from a growth perspective, focusing on continuities and change throughout life. By illustrating the connections and relationships among all stages, "Lifespan" allows students to discover that human development is a lifelong process. The Second Edition offers an even stronger emphasis on the lifespan approach to development, as exemplified by four themes: Lifelong Growth, Continuity and Change, Changing Meanings and Changing Vantage Points, and Developmental Diversity.

Handbook of Life-Span Development
Author : Karen L. Fingerman
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release :2010-12-25
Total pages :905
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780826110794


Life-Span Development: Infancy Through Adulthood
Author : Laurence Steinberg,Marc H. Bornstein,Deborah Lowe Vandell,Rook
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release :2010-06-15
Total pages :768
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780618721566

The combined features that distinguish this text from other titles can be summarized with an acronym: CARE C utting edge research A pplied developmental science R eadability E ssential knowledge Written by respected child, adolescent, and adulthood development experts, this authoritative and chronologically organized text presents an integrated perspective on lifespan development. The authors write in an engaging manner, synthesizing biological, social, cultural, and socioeconomic influences as opposed to organizing content around developmental themes. Incorporation of classic and cutting-edge research includes extensive coverage of new research in developmental neuroscience, which has transformed the study of lifespan development by introducing brain maturation. At the same time, the text emphasizes the application of developmental psychology to real world problems, focusing on the ways in which knowledge of child development can inform social policy and practice in the fields of child care, education, mental health, and family life. The text also examines the many fascinating changes that take place through adulthood to help students answer the important question: Who will I become tomorrow? And with a separate epilogue that focuses on death and dying, the book takes students on a developmental journey from our first breath to our last. Reflecting the authors' combined expertise, the broad array of real-life examples resonate with students from different backgrounds and fields of study, and with different occupational goals in mind. With its distinctive and effective combination of cutting-edge research, applications, readability, and essential knowledge, this text helps students understand and appreciate what today's scientists are discovering about human development across the lifespan, how they study the process, and how this knowledge can be used to improve the lives of infants, children, adolescents, and adults around the world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Life-Span Development and Behavior
Author : David L. Featherman,Richard M. Lerner,Marion Perlmutter
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release :2014-01-14
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781317783749

This volume continues the tradition of the Life-Span Development Series, presenting overviews of research programs on a variety of developmental topics. Research and theory in life-span development have given increased attention to the issues of constancy and change in human development and to the opportunities for, and constraints on, plasticity in structure and function across life. Acknowledging the need for and existence of interconnection between age and developmental periods, it focuses on conditions for possibly discontinuous development that emerge at later periods. Contributors to this series are sensitive to the restrictive consequences of studying only specific age periods, such as old age, infancy, or adolescence. Each scholar attempts to relate the facts about one age group to similar facts about other age groups, and to move toward the study of transformation of characteristics and processes over the life span.

Lifespan Development in Context
Author : Tara L. Kuther
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release :2018-01-02
Total pages :776
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781506373379

Award-winning author Tara L. Kuther presents Lifespan Development in Context, a topically organized version of her bestselling Lifespan Development text that provides a panoramic view of the many influences that shape human development. Kuther’s student-friendly narrative guides the reader through immersive video cases and real-world examples to illustrate how the places, sociocultural environments, and ways in which we are raised influence who we become and how we grow and change throughout our lives. Three core themes resonate throughout each chapter: the centrality of context, the importance of research, and the value of applied developmental science. Foundational theories and classic studies are combined with contemporary research and culturally diverse perspectives for a modern introduction to the field that is both comprehensive and concise. Visual overviews, case studies, and critical thinking questions encourage self-reflection and class discussion, ensuring students have the tools they need to apply course concepts to their lives and future careers.

Life-span Development
Author : Leonie Sugarman
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2004-03-01
Total pages :256
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781134651528

This thorough revision of the highly successful first edition of Life-Span Development offers the reader a wide-ranging and thought provoking account of human development throughout the lifespan. The lifespan approach emphasises that development does not stop when we cease to be adolescents but goes on throughout adulthood and into old age. In initial chapters Leonie Sugarman outlines the issues surrounding the notion of development and how it can be studied, including reviews of the work of key theorists Erikson, Levinson and Gould. She goes on to consider the different ways in which the life course can be construed: as a series of age-related stages; as a cumulative sequence; as a series of developmental tasks; as a series of key life events and transitions or as a narrative construction which creates a sense of dynamic continuity. A final chapter looks at how people cope, the resources that are available and the theoretical and practical issues regarding interventions to assist them in the process. New to this edition is increased coverage of the topical issue of successful ageing and a new chapter on the increasingly popular narrative approach to lifespan development. This edition is also more student-friendly with exercises in self-reflection that encourage the reader to look at the development of their own lives or those of their current or future clients. Boxed material highlighting major theories and clarifying concepts is also included. This book will be invaluable for students of developmental and occupational psychology and professionals in the fields of health management, education and social work.

Work and Pain
Author : Elaine Wainwright
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release :2019-12-10
Total pages :216
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780198828273

From childhood to millennials and beyond, it is essential we take a life-course approach to occupation and work when in pain. Written by experts in the field, Work and pain: A lifespan development approach provides an authoritative summary and analysis of the relationship between all forms of occupation and pain. Divided into three sections, 'Foundations', provides a critical account of the nature of work and of pain. The next section, 'Investigations', analyses the bi-directional relationships between children living with chronic pain and parents; between being a child in pain and schooling; what it is to be a millennial in pain; the implications of pain which is determined to be occupational in origin; and enabling a life lived well with pain as one ages. The final section, 'Interventions', critically reviews what individuals can change, what workplaces can do, and how governments can innovate to try to maximise workability for people living with pain in the context of current working practices. Work and pain: A lifespan development approach investigates and guides the reader on understanding how and why people seek to be occupied, and how we can maximise their social and personal involvement when living with ongoing pain, suggesting ways forward in research, practice, and policy.

Lifespan Development
Author : Tara L. Kuther
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release :2018-12-21
Total pages :816
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781544332260

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. 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.

Understanding Human Development
Author : Ursula M. Staudinger,Ulman E.R. Lindenberger
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release :2003-01-31
Total pages :519
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1402073836

Understanding developmental processes in the individual as well as in aggregates of individuals is an important aim of many of the social and behavioral sciences. This book presents a theoretical framework for this endeavor - an architecture for the study of human development across different disciplines. This architecture describes two major sources of human development (biology and culture) and posits three central developmental mechanisms (selection, optimization, and compensation).