You are here

Lifespan Development in Context - Vantage Digital Option
Share

Lifespan Development in Context - Vantage Digital Option
A Topical Approach



October 2019 | SAGE Publications, Inc

Course tools done right.

Built to support your teaching. Designed to ignite learning.

STUDENTS: Please note that this is an instant-access product. Once you complete your purchase, you will not receive or need an access code. If you’ve previously accessed SAGE Vantage via your LMS and/or initiated a grace period, this purchase will be applied directly to your account when you log in to SAGE Vantage.

Within a few minutes of completing your order, you will receive two (2) emails as follows: a confirmation email (Your order has been received) and an email with additional instructions on how to access your product (Your SAGE Vantage order is ready). Be sure to check your spam folder and adjust filter settings if you do not receive these emails.

INSTRUCTORS: See what your colleagues are saying... 

With Vantage, I set up my course in under 10 minutes, which is unheard of...And it benefitted students, they did all the right things in all the right places. I love Vantage!”

Karin Machluf, Instructor, Penn State Scranton

“My learners really enjoyed the SAGE Vantage experience. Many of them said it forced them to read, which aided in their comprehension…The feedback I received is that they all really enjoyed the interactive nature of the program, as well as the [number] of activities…”    

—Daniel Amoruso, Instructor, Boise State University


SEE HOW IT WORKS!


Lifespan Development in Context: A Topical Approach – Vantage Digital Option delivers trusted SAGE textbook content on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. With evidence-based instructional design at the core, SAGE Vantage creates more time for engaged learning and empowered teaching, keeping the classroom where it belongs—in your hands.

Easy to access across mobile, desktop, and tablet devices, SAGE Vantage enables students to engage with the material you choose, learn by applying knowledge, and soar with confidence by performing better in your course.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

eReading Experience
Makes it easy for students to study wherever they are—students can take notes, highlight content, look up definitions, and more!

Pedagogical Scaffolding
Builds on core concepts, moving students from basic understanding to mastery.

Confidence Builder
Offers frequent knowledge checks, applied-learning multimedia tools, and chapter tests with focused feedback to assure students know key concepts.

Time-saving Flexibility
Feeds auto-graded assignments to your gradebook, with real-time insight into student and class performance.

Quality Content
Written by expert authors and teachers, content is not sacrificed for technical features.

Honest Value
Affordable access to easy-to-use, quality learning tools students will appreciate.

About Lifespan Development in Context: A Topical Approach

Award-winning author Tara L. Kuther presents Lifespan Development in Context, a topically organized version of her bestselling Lifespan Development text that provides a panoramic view of the many influences that shape human development.


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Part I: Foundations of Development
 
1 Understanding Human Development: Approaches and Theories
What Is Lifespan Human Development?

 
Basic Issues in Lifespan Human Development

 
Theoretical Perspectives on Human Development

 
Research in Human Development

 
Ethical Issues in Research

 
 
Part II: Biological Development and Health
 
2 Biological and Environmental Foundations and Prenatal Development
Genetic Foundations of Development

 
Chromosomal and Genetic Problems

 
Heredity and Environment

 
Prenatal Development

 
Environmental Influences on Prenatal Development

 
 
3 Physical Development and Aging
Physical Development in Infancy and Childhood

 
Physical Development in Adolescence

 
Physical Changes in Adulthood

 
Eating and Exercise Over the Lifespan

 
 
4 Brain, Perception, and Motor Development
Brain Development

 
Motor Development

 
Sensation and Perception

 
 
5 Health
Common Health Issues in Infancy and Childhood

 
Common Health Issues in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

 
Common Health Issues in Adulthood

 
Dementia in Older Adulthood

 
 
Part III: Cognitive Development
 
6 Cognitive Change: Cognitive– Developmental and Sociocultural Approaches
Piaget’s Cognitive–Developmental Perspective: Cognition in Infancy and Early Childhood

 
Piaget’s Cognitive–Developmental Perspective: Cognition in Middle Childhood and Adolescence

 
Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Perspective

 
Cognitive Development in Adulthood

 
 
7 Cognitive Change: Information Processing Approach
The Information Processing System

 
Information Processing in Infancy

 
Information Processing in Childhood

 
Information Processing in Adolescence

 
Information Processing in Adulthood

 
 
8 Intelligence
Psychometric Approach to Intelligence

 
New Approaches to Intelligence

 
Development of Intelligence

 
Group Differences in IQ

 
Giftedness, Intellectual Disability, and Special Needs

 
 
9 Language Development
Foundations of Language

 
From Sounds to Symbols: Language Development in Infancy

 
Language Development Over the Lifespan

 
Perspectives on Language Development

 
Contextual Influences on Language Development

 
 
Part IV: Socioemotional Development
 
10 Emotional Development
Emotional Development in Infancy

 
Emotional Development in Childhood

 
Emotional Development in Adolescence and Adulthood

 
Attachment

 
Temperament

 
 
11 Self, Identity, and Personality
Self-Concept

 
Self-Esteem

 
Identity

 
Personality

 
 
12 Moral Development
Moral Reasoning

 
Prosocial Behavior

 
Moral Socialization

 
Aggression and Antisocial Behavior

 
Religion and Spirituality

 
 
13 Gender and Sexuality
Gender Stereotypes, Gender Differences, and Gender Development

 
Influences on Gender Development

 
Emerging Sexuality

 
Sexuality and Sexual Activity

 
 
Part V: Contexts of Development
 
14 Social Relationships: Family and Peers
Social Transitions and Family Formation

 
Family Constellations

 
Parenting

 
Family Relationships in Adulthood

 
Peer Relationships

 
 
15 School, Achievement, and Work
Early Childhood and Elementary Education

 
Secondary and Postsecondary Education

 
Achievement Motivation

 
Career Development, Work, and Retirement

 
 
Part VI: Endings
 
16 Death and Dying
Patterns of Mortality and Defining Death

 
Conceptions of Death Across the Lifespan

 
Dying and the Experience of Death

 
Bereavement and Grief

 
 
References
 
Glossary
 
Index

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site
edge.sagepub.com/kuthertopical

Instructors: SAGE Coursepacks and SAGE Edge for Instructors are included FREE with this text and give you access to all of the online resources and tools you need for your course. For a brief personalized demo, contact your sales representative today.
 

Import course content into your LMS
 
SAGE Coursepacks for instructors makes it easy to import our quality content into your school’s learning management system (LMS)*.
  • Intuitive and simple to use
  • No access codes required
  • Use only the content you need
  • High-quality assessment

*For use in: Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle
 
Don’t use an LMS platform? No problem, you can still access many of the online resources for your text via SAGE Edge for Instructors—see details below.
 
With SAGE Coursepacks you get: 

  • quality resources delivered directly into your LMS
  • an intuitive, simple format that makes it easy to integrate the material into your course with minimal effort
  • assessment tools that foster review, practice, and critical thinking, including:
    • chapter tests to identify opportunities for improvement and track student progress
    • test banks built on Bloom’s Taxonomy that provide a diverse range of test items
  • editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides that offer flexibility when creating multimedia lectures
  • sample course syllabi with suggested models for structuring your course
  • lecture notes that summarize chapters to help you with preparation for lectures and class discussions
  • all tables and figures from the textbook

Prefer to access your course resources online?

With SAGE Edge for Instructors you get:

  • a password-protected site for complete and protected access to all text-specific instructor resources
  • sample course syllabi with suggested models for structuring your course
  • editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides that offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for your course
  • lecture notes that summarize chapters to help you prepare for lectures and class discussions
Key features

FAVORITE SAGE VANTAGE FEATURES

 

  • 3-step course setup is so fast you can complete it in minutes!
  • Control over assignments, content selection, due dates, and grading empowers you to teach your way.
  • Quality content authored by the experts you trust.
  • eReading experience makes it easy to learn and study by presenting content in easy-to-digest segments featuring note-taking, highlighting, definition look-up, and more.
  • LMS integration provides single sign-on with streamlined grading capabilities and course management tools.
  • Auto-graded assignments include:
    • formative knowledge checks for each major section of the text that quickly reinforce what students have read and ensure they stay on track;
    • dynamic, hands-on multimedia activities that tie real world examples and motivate students to read, prepare for class;
    • summative chapter tests that reinforce important themes; and
    • helpful hints and feedback (provided with all assignments) that offer context and explain why an answer is correct or incorrect, allowing students to study more effectively.
  • Compelling polling questions bring concepts to life and drive meaningful comprehension and classroom discussion.
  • Instructor reports track student activity and provide analytics so you can adapt instruction as needed.
  • A student dashboard offers easy access to grades, so students know exactly where they stand in your course and where they might improve.
  • Honest value gives students access to quality content and learning tools at a price they will appreciate.

NEW AND KEY FEATURES OF LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT LIVES IN CONTEXT: A TOPICAL APPROACH

  • Chapter-opening Learning Objectives are aligned to Bloom’s taxonomy and matched with key digital resources curated and developed specifically to facilitate comprehension.
  • Lives in Context boxes provide rich examples of how we are all embedded in multiple layers of context, including family, culture, neighborhood, community, norms, values, and historical events.
  • Cultural Influences on Development boxes explore the role of context in diversity and the many forms that diversity takes, highlighting the importance of cultural influences in today’s changing world.
  • Applying Developmental Science boxes reflect the increasing relevance and influence of developmental science on contemporary issues influencing our lives.
  • Lifespan Brain Development boxes discuss cutting-edge studies that apply research to neurological development so students can see the importance of research in understanding human development.
  • What Do You Think? questions at the end of every boxed feature challenge students to assess and evaluate these issues and engage with the book’s core themes.
  • Thinking in Context critical thinking questions at the end of every section prompt students to compare concepts, apply theoretical perspectives, and consider applications of research findings.
  • Apply Your Knowledge case studies at the end of every chapter ask students to apply their understanding to address a particular situation or problem, reinforcing the book’s emphasis on application.
  • Robust pedagogical tools include key terms, summaries, end-of-chapter Review Questions, and visual overviews that allow students to easily revisit, review, and retain chapter content.
  • SAGE Premium Video brings concepts to life and appeals to diverse learners:
    • Dr. Kuther’s Chalk Talks are whiteboard-style animations narrated by the author that provide a foundational overview for students to learn basic concepts outside the classroom so that class time can be spent on active learning.
    • Lives in Context Video Cases with follow-up assessments spotlight individuals in every stage of the lifespan, allowing students to see theories of development through a culturally rich, real-world lens.

Preview this book

For Students

For Instructors

Before purchasing, make sure your instructor assigned this title.

Vantage Digital Option
ISBN: 9781544378503
How review access works
Qualified faculty can request complimentary review access to consider for course adoption. Learn more about our review access policy.

Already using Vantage?

Log in to Vantage