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Life: The Essentials of Human Development 2 2022 9781260388305 Life: The Essentials of Human Development is designed to be a brief but thorough account of human development from conception to death, exposing students to culture and diversity, and immersing them in practical application.
Life: The Essentials of Human Development
Life: The Essentials of Human Development

Life: The Essentials of Human Development, 2nd Edition

ISBN10: 1260388301 | ISBN13: 9781260388305
By Gabriela Martorell and Diane Papalia
© 2022

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Life: The Essentials of Human Development is designed to be a brief but thorough account of human development from conception to death, exposing students to culture and diversity, and immersing them in practical application.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Part 9: The End of Life
Chapter 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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