Designed and constructed to deliver the core concepts of life-span
development, along with an applications focus reflecting the range
of interests and backgrounds of students taking this course.
Why are you assigning or considering a brief Human Development
text? Is it because your students do not complete the reading in a
comprehensive text? This title delivers core concepts along with a
strong applications reflecting the broad range of interests and
backgrounds of students taking this course.
John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches developmental psychology and educational psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and introductory psychology at the undergraduate level. Dr. Santrock's research on father custody is widely cited and used in expert witness testimony to promote flexibility and alternative considerations in custody disputes. His research has included publication in the Journal of Educational Psychology that focus 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 recently was a member of the editorial board of Developmental Psychology and his publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: CHILD DEVELOPMENT, Eighth Edition; LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT, Seventh Edition; CHILDREN, Sixth Edition; PSYCHOLOGY, Sixth Edition; and EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY.
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