Lifespan Development: Lives in Context

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SAGE Publications, Dec 10, 2015 - Psychology - 720 pages

Recipient of the 2017 Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA)


Chronologically organized, Lifespan Development: Lives in Context offers a unique perspective on the field by focusing on the importance of context—examining how the places, sociocultural environments, and ways in which we are raised influence who we become and how we grow and change. Author Tara L. Kuther integrates cutting-edge and classic research throughout the text to present a unified story of developmental science and its applications to everyday life. Robust pedagogy, student-friendly writing, and an inviting design enhance this exciting and inclusive exploration of the ways in which context informs our understanding of the lifespan.
 

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Contents

Middle Adulthood
Contents
Freuds Psychosexual Theory
Infancy and Toddlerhood
Toddlerhood
Early Childhood
Middle Childhood
Adolescence
Adulthood
Late Adulthood
the End of Life
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index
Copyright

Early Adulthood

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Tara L. Kuther is a professor of psychology at Western Connecticut State University where she has taught courses in child, adolescent, and adult development since 1996. She earned her BA in psychology from Western Connecticut State University and her MA and PhD in developmental psychology from Fordham University. Dr. Kuther is fellow of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (American Psychological Association, Division 2), has served in various capacities in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and the Society for Research on Adolescence, and is the former chair of the Teaching Committee for the Society for Research in Child Development. Her research interests include social cognition and risky activity in adolescence and adulthood. She is also interested in promoting undergraduate and graduate students’ professional development and helping them navigate the challenges of pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology.


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