Life Span Human Development 8th edition. It is a book published by Wadsworth Cengage Learning recently. The previous editions were published in 2012 and 2009. Human development includes all the stages through which human body passes. Life Span human development involves lifelong changes. The study of all these stages is presented in the book under consideration. Many books on Psychology are reviewed on Book Hut. These books contain one or two chapters on human development. But this very book contains a detailed description. You should also read the following books.
Life Span Human Development 8th edition.
This book is written by Carol K. Sigelmen and Elizabeth A. Rider. There are 17 chapters in the text. These can be grouped as written hereafter. First three chapter help reader understand human development. These chapters answer the following questions. What actually life span human development is? Which methods are involved in its study? What are different theories of human development? And what are the factors that affect development? In answer to these questions a reader will learn a variety of updated approaches to study development. He/She will be able to read all the theories by researchers on human development. And also an interaction of genes and environment in shaping an individual will be clarified.
A chapter is dedicated to the study of prenatal development and birth process. Then afterwards the physical development of humans in every stage of life is elaborated. Either its infant stage or adult, growth patterns of all aspects are highlighted. Then most of the chapters involve the psychological changes in people. Life Span human development describes the behavioral changes and emotional patterns. The learning, language and development of personality all are the psychological changes that develop throughout life. Similarly, social cognition and relationships play an important part in life of a person. These development stages are also described by authors.
Life Span human development 8th edition is a unique book. It is dedicated towards clarifying the stages and roles of various factors in human development. Writing style of the book is somewhat different as compared to other psychology books. Emphasis on figures and pictorial descriptions in lesser. Most concepts are elaborated in textual form. At the end of the book there are careers mentioned in which we can practice human development. This is followed by a useful glossary.
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