Emphasizing the role of family, this psychology textbook describes development during the seven stages of life in two-chapter sets. The first chapter examines physical, cognitive, and moral development while the second chapter deals with emotional and social changes. The eighth edition adds 1,200 references and updates U.S. statistics. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This trusted text features an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and contextual perspective on development. Applications to psychology, health care, social work, education, and family dynamics make this a popular choice for schools offering the course to a variety of majors. This rich range of applications, along with instructional design features drawn from cognitive psychology, provides a strong pedagogical framework for learning. The fully revised eighth edition includes more than 1,200 citations from the 21st century, expanded coverage of diversity, new "Implications for Practice" boxes, and many new photos, figures, and tables.