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Life: The Essentials of Human Development: 2024 Release
Life: The Essentials of Human Development: 2024 Release

Life: The Essentials of Human Development: 2024 Release

ISBN10: 1266255621 | ISBN13: 9781266255625
By Gabriela Martorell

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Life: The Essentials of Human Development is a brief but thorough account of human development from conception to death with a deep integration of diverse cultural perspectives and research, and a focus on practical application. Written from a developmental framework and borrowing from multiple traditions and theoretical perspectives, Life: The Essentials of Human Development addresses the major periods of development and focuses on the important biological, psychological, and social forces driving change, highlighting theoretical distinctions, research findings, and new directions in the field. McGraw Hill’s Connect platform enriches learning with the unique Milestones longitudinal video series, the interactive game Quest: Journey Through the Lifespan, and the Immersive Brain program, among other innovative and engaging resources.

Part 1: About Human Development
1 The Study of Human Development
2 Theory and Research

Part 2: Beginnings
3 Forming a New Life
4 Birth and Physical Development during the First Three Years 
5 Cognitive Development during the First Three Years 
6 Psychosocial Development during the First Three Years 

Part 3: Early Childhood
7 Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
8 Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood

Part 4: Middle Childhood
9 Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood 
10 Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood 

Part 5: Adolescence 
11 Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence 
12 Psychosocial Development in Adolescence 

Part 6: Emerging and Young Adulthood 
13 Physical and Cognitive Development in Emerging and Young Adulthood
14 Psychosocial Development in Emerging and Young Adulthood

Part 7: Middle Adulthood
15 Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood
16 Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood

Part 8: Late Adulthood
17 Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood 
18 Psychosocial Development in Late Adulthood

Part 9: The End of Life
19 Dealing with Death and Bereavement 

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About the Author

Gabriela Martorell

Gabriela Alicia Martorell was born in Seattle, Washington, but moved as a toddler to Guatemala. At eight, she returned to the United States and lived in Northern California until leaving for her undergraduate training at the University of California, Davis. After obtaining her B.S. in Psychology, she earned her Ph.D. in Developmental and Evolutionary Psychology with an interdisciplinary emphasis in Human Development from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She now works as a Full Professor of Psychology at Virginia Wesleyan University and serves as the chair of the Institutional Review Board. Gabi maintains an active teaching schedule and teaches courses in Introductory Psychology, Lifespan Human Development, Infant Development, Child Development, Adolescent Development, Culture and Development, Evolutionary Psychology, Research Methods, Original Research Project and Capstone community-based learning courses in Early Childhood Education and Adulthood and Aging. She is committed to teaching, mentoring, and advising. She recently concluded a 5-year longitudinal National Science Foundation grant focused on the retention of higher education students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and math. She is also a volunteer trainer for Court Appointed Special Advocates, and a group fitness instructor for the YMCA of South Hampton Roads. 

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