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Lifespan Development
Lives in Context

Third Edition
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March 2022 | SAGE Publications, Inc
How does context impact human growth and development? Do the places, sociocultural environments, and ways in which we are raised influence who we become and how we grow and change throughout our lives? Best-selling author Tara Kuther helps students discover the answers with Lifespan Development: Lives in Context, Third Edition.

Taking a chronological approach, the book follows three core themes: the centrality of context, the importance of research, and the applied value of developmental science. Dr. Kuther’s clear, concise narrative guides students through current and classic studies and foundational theories while exploring real-world connections and culturally diverse perspectives. Case studies, policy applications, and other examples are accompanied by opportunities for personal reflection to help students carry these discoveries into their own lives, relationships, and future careers.

 
Part 1 Foundations of Lifespan Human Development
 
Chapter 1 Understanding Human Development: Approaches and Theories
 
Chapter 2 Biological and Environmental Foundations of Development
 
Chapter 3 The Prenatal Period, Birth, and the Newborn
 
Part 2 Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
Chapter 4 Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
Chapter 5 Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
Chapter 6 Socioemotional Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
Part 3 Early Childhood
 
Chapter 7 Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
 
Chapter 8 Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood
 
Part 4 Middle Childhood
 
Chapter 9 Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
 
Chapter 10 Socioemotional Development in Middle Childhood
 
Part 5 Adolescence
 
Chapter 11 Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
 
Chapter 12 Socioemotional Development in Adolescence
 
Part 6 Emerging and Early Adulthood
 
Chapter 13 Physical and Cognitive Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood
 
Chapter 14 Socioemotional Development in Emerging and Early Adulthood
 
Part 7 Middle Adulthood
 
Chapter 15 Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood
 
Chapter 16 Socioemotional Development in Middle Adulthood
 
Part 8 Late Adulthood
 
Chapter 17 Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood
 
Chapter 18 Socioemotional Development in Late Adulthood
 
Part 9 Endings
 
Chapter 19 Death and Dying
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • The new edition is available as a digital option through 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.
  • A streamlined organization presents information more succinctly for improved readability while retaining and enhancing coverage of major findings in developmental science.
  • New and current research reflects over 1,400 references published since 2016, including nearly 900 published in 2017 and 2018, in addition to discussions of classic research.
  • A new chapter on death and dying (Chapter 19) covers the processes of death, how children and adults understand death, and coping with bereavement.
  • Brain and Biological Influences on Development boxes illustrate the intersection of context and brain development by applying research to neurological development.
  • Cultural Influences on Development boxes that emphasize the role of context in diversity and the many forms that diversity takes now appear in every chapter.
  • Content on emerging adulthood in chapters 13 and 14 gives attention to the increasing distinction between emerging adults (between 18 and 24 years old) and adults.
  • Review Questions tied to Learning Objectives help students recall the most important information at the end of every chapter; suggested answers are provided in an instructor’s manual.

KEY FEATURES:

  • A contextual perspective emphasizes how individual factors combined with the places, sociocultural environments, and ways in which we are raised influence who we become and how we grow and change throughout the lifespan.
  • Lives in Context boxes offer compelling examples that illustrate how we all are embedded in multiple layers of context, including family, culture, neighborhood, community, norms, values, and historical events.
  • Cultural Influences on Development boxes emphasize the role of context in diversity and the many forms that diversity takes, including gender, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and more.
  • Applying Developmental Science boxes reflect the increasing relevance and influence of developmental science on contemporary issues influencing our lives.
  • What Do You Think? Questions at the end of every boxed feature challenge students to assess and evaluate the issues highlighted in that feature.
  • Thinking in Context critical-thinking questions appear at the end of every A-head section. These questions encourage readers to compare concepts, apply theoretical perspectives, and consider applications of research findings presented.
  • Apply Your Knowledge case scenarios at the end of every chapter include in-depth questions that require students to apply their understanding to address a particular situation or problem.
  • Assignable SAGE Premium Video (available on the SAGE vantage platform, linked through SAGE coursepacks) that is tied to learning objectives, and curated and produced exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life.
    • 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 class time can be spent on active learning
    • Lives in Context Video Cases spotlight individuals in every stage of the lifespan, from infancy to older adulthood. Through voiceover narration, Tara Kuther guides students beyond the covers of her book into homes, schools, and workplaces to help them master core concepts through examples and demonstrations, while accompanying assignments track progress.
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