Driven by learning goals, previous editions of this text have been widely adopted for their accurate, complete, and up-to-date coverage. While maintaining these hallmarks, this revision includes increased coverage of adulthood and aging, a new “Interlude” feature on applications, and updated research with more 21st-century citations than ever before.
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Careers in Life-Span Development boxes feature interviews with professionals who use the concepts from life-span development in their careers. A new appendix offers additional information on careers in life-span development.
Dramatically expanded Web Resources including Web Icons which appear throughout each chapter, next to appropriate content, signaling to the student that connecting links and additional information is available on the 8th edition web site. Taking it to the Net problem-solving exercises have been added to encourage students to explore topics in more depth via the internet.
Key Terms are now defined in the margin of the page on which they first appear making it easier for students to learn new vocabulary.
Key People feature summarizes important researchers and theorists at the end of each chapter to help students connect the people with the theories, concepts, and studies.
Unique Cross-linkages are featured within the text of every chapter to refer students back to the primary discussion of key concepts to increase comprehension. This serves as a built-in review for students
Text Design has been completely replaced with an open, colorful one-column design to appeal to students.
Cognitive Maps, expanded in this edition appear at the beginning, end and within each chapter to help visual learners organize and visualize major concepts as they progress.
Summary Tables, now streamlined for enhanced effectiveness, provide quick and easy-to-use overviews of key topics.
Expert consultants reviewed chapters, adding their recommendations and insights to provide the most current information available about adolescent development. The text's expert reviewer panel is listed in the preface of the text.
Adventures for the Mind critical thinking inserts appear periodically throughout the chapters to challenge students to expand their personal application of theories and research.
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.
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