Looking Forward Through the Lifespan: Developmental Psychology

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When a local context really makes the difference…

 

The new edition of this original Australian text continues to offer the most balanced coverage of theory and research for Australian students and educators and appeals to students from many backgrounds. It covers the domains of development including neurological, cognitive, social, physical and personality.

 

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Description

Author: Peterson

Published: 17/12/2013

Edition: 6

Pages: 656

The text is organised chronologically by chapter. Within each chapter content is organised topically. This structure allows for a degree of flexibility and lecturers can choose the way they wish to approach the content, whether it is topically or chronologically.

 

Introducing My Virtual Child and MyVirtualLife!

 

My Virtual Child is an interactive web-based simulation that allows you to raise a child from birth to age 18 and monitor the effects of your parenting decisions over time. This engaging website lets you apply the key concepts that you are learning in class. And just like in real life, certain unplanned events will be presented to you. If you have decided to rear a virtual child using the software program at www.myvirtualchild.com, you will be aware of the crying, feeding and soothing issues discussed in this chapter. Take a look also at the video segments linked with the virtual child’s early development. Concepts described in this chapter, including reflexes, habituation and Piaget’s object permanence tests are vividly portrayed.

 

Raise your child, live your life. MyVirtualLife is two simulations in one. The first simulation allows you to raise a child from birth to age 18 and monitor the effects of your parenting decisions over time. In the second simulation you will make first person decisions and see the impact of those decisions on your simulated future self over time. www.myvirtuallife.com

 

Table of Contents:

Part 1 Studying Human Development over the Lifespan

1. Lifespan Developmental Psychology

2. The Science of Lifespan Development: Goals, Theories and Methodology

3. In the Beginning: Hereditary, Prenatal Development & Birth

In A Nutshell

Part 2 Infancy: From Birth to Age 2

4. Infancy: Physical, Neurocognitive, Sensorimotor and Cognitive Development

5. Infancy: Social, Emotional and Personality Development

In a Nutshell

Part 3 The Preschool Period: From Age 2 to Age 6

6. Toddlers: Cognitive, Social and Personality Development in the Context of Language Acquisition

7. Preschoolers: Physical, Neurocognitive, Emotional, Intellectual and Social Development
In a Nutshell

Part 4 Middle Childhood: Age 6 to Age 12

8. Middle Childhood: Social, Personality and Sex-role Development

9. Middle Childhood: Physical, Neurobiological, Cognitive and Emotional Development in the Context of Schooling

In a Nutshell

Part 5 The Adolescent Phase

10. Adolescence: Physical, Emotional and Sexual Development in the Context of Biological Puberty

11. Adolescence: Cognitive, Moral and Personality Development

12. Adolescence: Social, Personality and Relationship Development

In a Nutshell

Part 6 Adulthood

13. Early Adulthood: Physical, Cognitive, Social and Personality Development

14. Middle Adulthood: Physical, Cognitive, Social and Personality Growth

15. Late Adulthood: Physical, Cognitive, Social and Personality Development

In a Nutshell

Part 7 Old Age and the End of the Lifespan

16. Old Age: Physical, Neurobiological, Sensorimotor and Cognitive Development

17. Old Age: Social, Emotional and Personality Development

18. The End of the Lifespan: Death, Dying and Bereavement

In a Nutshell

 

Edition:  1

Pages:  204

Product Type:  Paperback

 

 

Additional information

Author

Peterson

Publish Date

17/12/2013

Edition

6

Pages

656

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