Part 1 Studying Human Development over the Lifespan 1. Lifespan Developmental Psychology 2. The Science of Lifespan Development: Goals, Theories and Methodology 3. In the Beginning: Hereditary, Prenatal Development & Birth In A Nutshell Part 2 Infancy: From Birth to Age 2 4. Infancy: Physical, Neurocognitive, Sensorimotor and Cognitive Development 5. Infancy: Social, Emotional and Personality Development In a Nutshell Part 3 The Preschool Period: From Age 2 to Age 6 6. Toddlers: Cognitive, Social and Personality Development in the Context of Language Acquisition 7. Preschoolers: Physical, Neurocognitive, Emotional, Intellectual and Social Development In a Nutshell Part 4 Middle Childhood: Age 6 to Age 12 8. Middle Childhood: Social, Personality and Sex-role Development 9. Middle Childhood: Physical, Neurobiological, Cognitive and Emotional Development in the Context of Schooling In a Nutshell Part 5 The Adolescent Phase 10. Adolescence: Physical, Emotional and Sexual Development in the Context of Biological Puberty 11. Adolescence: Cognitive, Moral and Personality Development 12. Adolescence: Social, Personality and Relationship Development In a Nutshell Part 6 Adulthood 13. Early Adulthood: Physical, Cognitive, Social and Personality Development 14. Middle Adulthood: Physical, Cognitive, Social and Personality Growth 15. Late Adulthood: Physical, Cognitive, Social and Personality Development In a Nutshell Part 7 Old Age and the End of the Lifespan 16. Old Age: Physical, Neurobiological, Sensorimotor and Cognitive Development 17. Old Age: Social, Emotional and Personality Development 18. The End of the Lifespan: Death, Dying and Bereavement In a Nutshell Click here to access the Detailed Contents (398 Kb)
Candida Peterson, PhD, F.A.S.S.A, an internationally renowned professor and researcher in the field of human development, has revised this seminal and widely used textbook with a heightened emphasis on Indigenous Australian and New Zealand material, cultural psychology, neurocognition and real-life examples of development over the lifespan. Building on the success of the fifth edition, the author continues to highlight local and Indigenous cultures and to incorporate the latest Australian and international research findings. Candida presents a comprehensive, thought-provoking account of lifespan development psychology, a curriculum she pioneered with the first edition of this book in 1984 for social, behavioural and health sciences teaching in Australasia.