Development Through Life A Psychosocial Approach 11th edition

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Development Through Life: A Psychosocial Approach, 11th edition

Development Through Life: A Psychosocial Approach, 11th edition
2011 | 768 Pages | ISBN: 1111344663 , 111134468X | PDF | 23 MB

This book uses a chronological approach to present development across the life span, drawing on the psychosocial theory of Erik Erikson to provide a conceptual framework. The authors address physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth in all life stages, focusing on the idea that development results from the interdependence of these areas at every stage, and placing special emphasis on optimal development through life.

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Retaining the basic structure and positive developmental emphasis of previous editions, the Eleventh Edition is fine-tuned to be even more clear, readable, and thought-provoking, while still capturing the complexities and novel concepts that make the study of human development so fascinating.

New research findings and recent census data are integrated throughout this completely updated edition.

Many new discussions have been added, including technology's influences on the societal system, evolutionary theory and William James's theory of consciousness, adoption as an alternative to childbearing, the fact that toddlers aren't getting enough physical activity to support optimal physical development, the relationship between playing violent video games and moral development, the reduction in unstructured child-initiated play time, how sibling relationships influence social development, and ways to help socially anxious children increase their sense of closeness to friends.

Other new discussions cover early adolescence as a time of positive strides toward maturity, the interaction of cognition and emotion and how the brain processes emotions, how hostile and aggressive parenting can lead to increased feelings of alienation for early adolescent children, four contexts for predicting alcohol misuse (parents, peers, school, neighborhood), the concept of career decision-making self efficacy, the rationale for calling the stage later adolescence rather than emerging adulthood, and role experimentation as a cycling of commitment formation and commitment reevaluation.

Additional new content explains how the transition into adulthood has changed, speed dating and online dating as new ways of finding a partner, the communal norm and the exchange norm as explanations for how relationships are sustained in the early years of marriage, workers who experience hostility from their supervisors, an international comparison of poverty rates in 21 countries (noting the relatively limited resources dedicated to workers in the United States), online social networking, and, in a new section, the benefits of sleep in early adulthood.

Coverage of middle adulthood includes new discussions of sex discrimination, age discrimination, race discrimination, and sexual harassment; and elder-hood coverage includes new discussions of insomnia, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis.

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