Part 1: About Human Development Chapter 1: The Study of Human Development Chapter 2: Theory and Research Part 2: Beginnings Chapter 3: Forming a New Life Chapter 4: Physical Development During the First Three Years Chapter 5: Cognitive Development During the First Three Years Chapter 6: Psychosocial Development During the First Three Years Part 3: Early Childhood Chapter 7: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood Chapter 8: Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood Part 4: Middle Childhood Chapter 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood Chapter 10: Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood Part 5: Adolescence Chapter 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence Chapter 12: Psychosocial Development in Adolescence Part 6: Young Adulthood Chapter 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Young Adulthood Chapter 14: Psychosocial Development in Young Adulthood Part 7: Middle Adulthood Chapter 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood Chapter 16: Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood Part 8: Late Adulthood Chapter 17: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood Chapter 18: Psychosocial Development in Late Adulthood Part 9: The End of Life Chapter 19: Dealing with Death and Bereavement
Ruth Duskin Feldman is an award-winning writer and educator. With Diane E. Papalia and Sally Wendkos Olds, she coauthored the fourth and seventh editions of Human Development and the eighth edition of A Child's World. She also is coauthor, with Dr.Papalia and Cameron J. Camp, of Adult Development and Aging. A former teacher, she has developed educational materials for all levels from elementary school through college and has prepared ancillaries to accompany the Papalia-Olds books. She is author or coauthor of four books addressed to general readers, including Whatever Happened to the Quiz Kids? Perils and Profits of Growing Up Gifted. She has written for numerous newspapers and magazines and has lectured extensively and made national and local media appearances throughout the United States on education and gifted children. She received her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, where she was graduated with highest distinction and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.