Human Development Across the Lifespan

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9780072413649: Human Development Across the Lifespan

This lifespan text emphasizes practical applications of the material, and uses the biopsychosocial model to help the reader organize and retain information. A multicultural focus facilitates understanding of the diversity of human behaviour across the lifespan, and a study guide is included.

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· Online Learning Center now includes PowerWeb! PowerWeb is a password-protected web site that includes current articles, weekly updates with assessment, informative and timely world news, refereed web links, interactive exercises, and much more. A PowerWeb access card is free with each new copy of the text.
· The adulthood chapters have been thoroughly revised based on new research.
· The latest research citations and current examples have been incorporated.
· The coverage of exceptional individuals has been increased to include the latest research.
· New visual summaries at the end of each section and chapter help students process and remember what they have just read.
· New Media Icons in the margin direct students to CD and web assets for further study.
n Chapter Objectives have been added to the beginning of each chapter to help students identify the key concepts that they should master by chapter's end.
n Integrated Study Guide , unique to this text features:
n Guided Review sections have been expanded to give students additional opportunities to test their knowledge.
n Conclusion and Summary appears at the end of each chapter, combining a brief conclusion with bulleted summary points that recap the chapter.
n What Do You Think? challenge questions ask students to apply what they've read.
n Chapter Review Test concludes the chapter by providing multiple choice questions that test students' knowledge.
n Recognizes the increased interest in the contextual viewpoint which looks at the interaction of environmental influences and their impact upon development.
n View Boxes: 'An Applied View', 'A Multicultural View,' and 'An Informed View' encourage students to use what they have learned to develop an informed view of contemporary issues.
n Sociocultural Boxes help students recognize the contextual forces - biological, psychological and social -that impact development.
n Discussions of Multicultural issues in each chapter
n Chapters open with Vignettes often based on actual cases that stimulate student interest.

About the Author:

John F. Travers teaches Child Psychology and Learning at Boston College. Other books published include The Growing Child, 2/e, Learning, 2/e, Human Development Across the Lifespan, 3/e, The First Six Years, Educational Psychology, 2/e (McGraw-Hill, 1996), Foundations of Education, 3/e (A&B, 1995), and Supervision, 2/e (PH: Regents, 1993).

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