Development across the life span

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, Feb 15, 2005 - Psychology - 773 pages
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This chronologically organized book provides readers with a broad overview of the field of human development--from the moment of conception through death--focusing on physical, cognitive, and social and personality development. Appealing to individuals with a myriad of different backgrounds and future goals, this book offers the most current, balanced coverage of theory and research. A wide variety of chapter topics includes gene therapy; brain development, post-partum depression; child care effects; home schooling; cognitive developments, stability of personality; cultural approaches to development, and attitudes toward aging and length of life. For a better understanding of the experiences of life and development of humans.

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This is a text book, but it was so fun to read! The writing is lively and interestig. Kudos to such great writers who made a mandatory topic of study absolutely fascinating! Read full review


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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 Online 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 love 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 Holyokemountain range.

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