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Essentials of Life-Span Development
Essentials of Life-Span Development

Essentials of Life-Span Development, 7th Edition

ISBN10: 1260726800 | ISBN13: 9781260726800
By John Santrock

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Essentials of Life-Span Development is organized chronologically and covers all periods of the human life span, from the prenatal period through late adulthood and death. Providing a broad overview of life-span development, this text especially gives attention to the theories and concepts that students seem to have difficulty mastering. 

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Biological Beginnings
Chapter 3: Physical and Cognitive Development in Infancy
Chapter 4: Socioemotional Development in Infancy
Chapter 5: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood 
Chapter 6: Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood 
Chapter 7: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle and Late Childhood 
Chapter 8: Socioemotional Development in Middle and Late Childhood
Chapter 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence 
Chapter 10: Socioemotional Development in Adolescence 
Chapter 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood
Chapter 12: Socioemotional Development in Early Adulthood  
Chapter 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood 
Chapter 14: Socioemotional Development in Middle Adulthood
Chapter 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood
Chapter 16: Socioemotional Development in Late Adulthood
Chapter 17: Death, Dying, and Grieving 

About the Author

John Santrock

John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He has taught at the University of Charleston, the University of Georgia, and the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches educational psychology at the undergraduate level. In 2006, Dr. Santrock received the University of Texas at Dallas Excellence in Teaching Award. His research has included publications in the Journal of Educational Psychology on the contextual aspects of affectively toned cognition and children's self-regulatory behavior as well as teachers' perceptions of children from divorced families. He has been on the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology and Child Development. His publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: Child Development, 13th Edition; Life-Span Development, 14th Edition; Adolescence, 14th Edition; Psychology, 7th Edition; and Educational Psychology, 4th Edition.


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