Life Span Human Development 9th edition is a book by Wadsworth Cengage Learning. The previous editions came into scene in 2015 and 2012. 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 present in the book under consideration. 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 9th edition
This book by Carol K Sigelmen and Elizabeth A Rider comprises of 17 chapters. First three chapters help reader understand human development. These chapters also 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 also learn a variety of updated approaches to study development. Moreover, he will be able to read all the theories by researchers on human development. Similarly, the interaction of genes and environment in shaping an individual gets a clarification.
A dedicated chapter is there for the study of prenatal development and birth process. Then afterwards, the physical development of humans in every stage of life gets an elaboration. A thorough description of growth patterns of all aspects of infant and adult stage is present. Then most of the chapters involve the psychological changes in people. Life Span human development also describes the behavioral changes and emotional patterns. Similarly, social cognition and relationships play an important part in life of a person. There is also an in depth explanation of these development stages.
Life Span human development is a unique book in the sense that it clarifies the stages and roles of various factors in human development. Writing style of the book is somewhat different in comparison to other psychology books. Moreover, there is a lesser emphasis on figures and pictorial descriptions. Elaboration of most of the concepts is also in textual form. At the end of the book there are careers mentioned in which we can practice human development. This then follows a useful glossary.
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