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Lifespan Development: A Chronological Approach, 2nd Australasian Edition

Lifespan Development: A Chronological Approach, 2nd Australasian Edition

Michele Hoffnung, Robert J. Hoffnung, Kelvin L. Seifert, Rosanne Burton Smith, Alison Hine, Lynn Ward, Cat Pausé

ISBN: 978-0-730-30178-3

Sep 2012

884 pages

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Lifespan Development: A Chronological Approach, 2nd Australasian Edition explores human physical, cognitive and social development within an Australian and New Zealand context. Building on the success of the popular first edition, the text continues to provide comprehensive theory coverage via the latest local and international research in this ever evolving field. This content is complemented by new and updated mental and physical health applications within local psychological, allied health and educational settings.

A key strength of the text and its extensive accompanying online resources is its integrated coverage of cross-cultural and indigenous issues unique to the multicultural societies of Australia and New Zealand. It is an ideal resource offering for undergraduate students in both countries in order to enhance understanding of human development, from conception through to the end of life.

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Part 1 – Beginnings

Chapter 1 Studying development
Chapter 2 Theories of development
Chapter 3 Biological foundations, genetics, prenatal development and birth

Part 2 – The first two years of life

Chapter 4 Physical and cognitive development in the first two years
Chapter 5 The first two years: psychosocial development

Part 3 – Early childhood

Chapter 6 Physical and cognitive development in early childhood
Chapter 7 Psychosocial development in early childhood

Part 4 – Middle childhood

Chapter 8 Physical and cognitive development in middle childhood
Chapter 9 Psychosocial development in middle childhood

Part 5 – Adolescence

Chapter 10 Physical and cognitive development in adolescence
Chapter 11 Psychosocial development in adolescence

Part 6 – Early adulthood

Chapter 12 Physical and cognitive development in early adulthood
Chapter 13 Psychosocial development in early adulthood

Part 7 – Middle adulthood

Chapter 14 Physical and cognitive development in middle adulthood
Chapter 15 Psychosocial development in middle adulthood

Part 8 – Late adulthood

Chapter 16 Physical and cognitive development in late adulthood
Chapter 17 Psychosocial development in late adulthood

Part 9 – Endings

Chapter 18 Dying, death and bereavement

Glossary G-1

References R-1

Name index NI-1

Subject index SI-1

  • Thoroughly updated research and statistics
  • 20% more real world examples and applications in psychological, allied health and educational contexts
  • Interactive Study Guide
  • Multicultural view boxed features throughout the text highlight issues of development from a cross-cultural or multicultural perspective
  • Theory in practice boxed features throughout the text provide either:
    • The transcript of an interview with a local practitioner in the psychology, health or education fields, or
    • The application of relevant developmental theory on a specific issue within the Australasian context
  • Focusing on boxed features provide expanded coverage of selected developmental topics by highlighting a timely local issue for Australia or New Zealand
  • What do you think? questions appear regularly throughout each chapter and are designed to stimulate reflection and discussion about key issues and concepts of development