Human Development

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Designed for the mainstream human development course, this chronologically organized text combines research and applications with real-life examples to help students apply the material to realistic situations. Thorough coverage of cross-cultural topics and issues facing the disabled, in addition to exceptionally good coverage of health issues and applications, has helped to make Human Development stand apart from the competition. The ninth edition, like its predecessors, is both academically rigorous and very student friendly. The authors' clear, accessible writing style guides students through the various topics of human development with the help of a strong pedagogical program.

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User Review  - June6Bug - LibraryThing

Very dated but readable for a textbook; seems like a decent basic overview of the human life cycle, with research up to about 1990 (published in 1992). I give it two stars because, while I imagine the book was good for its time, surely more up-to-date works have come out in the last fifteen years. Read full review

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I'm a student of psychology in Indonesia, and this book is really helping me when I'm doing my thesis.
This is a must-read book for those who want to study dev psychology.


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About Human Development
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As a professor, Diane E. Papalia has taught thousands of undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her bachelor's degree, majoring in psychology, from Vassar College and both her master's degree in child development and family relations and her Ph.D. in life-span developmental psychology from West Virginia University. She has published numerous articles in such professional journals as Human Development, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, Sex Roles, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology and Journal of Gerontology. Most of these papers have dealt with her major research focus, cognitive development from childhood through old age.

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