A study of the psychological development of an individual from conception, through childhood and adolescence, to adulthood. Development of motor behavior, language, social behavior, and intelligence are included.
The basic lexicon of development across the lifespan is illuminated in thousands of entries and hundreds of cross-references representing four basic categories: theories (e.g., psychoanalytic, normative development, testing, learning, Piagetian stages); biosocial (e.g., heredity/genetics, physical/sexual maturation); cognitive (e.g., learning, memory, and neurology); and psychosocial (e.g., family, community, education, employment).
Call Number: Online in Gale Virtual Reference Library
Publication Date: 2008-11-10
Examines three key life stages from a sociological perspective, exploring how enduring experiences, as well as transitions and events such as childcare, education, stress, marriage, career, addiction, friendship, parenthood, disease, spirituality, and retirement influence the individual's life course. The life stages examined are: Childhood and Adolescence; Adulthood; and Later Life.
A comprehensive guide to the entire life course from an interdisciplinary perspective. Combining important insights from sociology and psychology, the book presents the concept's theoretical underpinnings in an accessible style, supported by real-life examples. lay viewpoints. This second edition updates key data and includes additional material on topics such as new technologies, changing markers of transitions to adulthood, active ageing, resilience and neuropsychology.
Brings together prominent investigators to provide a comprehensive guide to doing life course research, including an 'inside view' of how they designed and carried out influential longitudinal studies.
Describes theories of normal human development advanced by such pioneers as Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, Jean Piaget, Nancy Chodorow, Daniel Levinson, Erik Erikson, and Margaret Mahler. Beginning with infancy, toddlerhood, and preschool, each chapter examines corresponding ideologies concerning maturation and development in middle childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age, while acknowledging that no one theory can encompass all aspects of human development.
The second edition of Effective Writing in Psychology helps users produce crisp scientific communication, form concise unambiguous arguments, and render technical information clear and comprehensible. The new edition incorporates the latest guidelines contained within the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual. Features a sample manuscript showing common deviations from correct APA style and a version demonstrating appropriate use of APA style