This detailed and readable book provides readers with a broad overview of the field of human development, covering the entire range of human life—from the moment of conception through death—and focusing on physical, cognitive, and social and personality development. It covers basic theories and research findings, as well as highlighting current applications outside the laboratory. A nine-part organization covers beginnings, infancy: forming the foundations of life, the preschool years, the middle childhood years, adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood, late adulthood, and endings. For individuals spanning the range of human existence—and trying to maximize its current content and inherent promise.
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User-friendly in approach with a variety of pedagogical tools and an abundance of "take-home" information, this broad, balanced and comprehensive overview of life-span development integrates theories, research, and applications with particular emphasis on relevance to students' lives. Organized chronologically, it covers the entire range of human life from conception through death and examines both the traditional areas of the field as well as more recent innovations.About the Author:
Robert S. Feldman is professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he is Director of Undergraduate Studies and recipient of the College Distinguished Teacher Award. He is both a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and a Senior One Teaching Fellow at UMass.
Professor Feldman was educated as an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, from which he graduated with High Honors, and received a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he specialized in social and developmental psychology.
Among his more than 100 books, chapters, and articles, he has edited Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Children (Springer-Verlag), Applications of Nonverbal Behavioral Theory and Research (Erlbaum), and co-edited Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior (Cambridge University Press). He is the recipient of grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of the Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research, which have supported his research on the development of nonverbal behavior in children. A past Fulbright lecturer and research scholar, he is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and American Psychological Society.
During the course of nearly two decades as a college instructor, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, Virginia Commonwealth University, in addition to the University of Massachusetts.
Professor Feldman loves music, is an enthusiastic, if not particularly accomplished, pianist, and is an excellent cook. He has three children, and he and his wife, a psychologist, live in Amherst, Massachusetts, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0130982814
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110130982814