Brief Table of Contents PART 1 BEGINNINGS
CHAPTER 1: An Introduction to Lifespan Development CHAPTER 2: The Start of Life: Prenatal Development CHAPTER 3: Birth and the Newborn Infant PART 2 INFANCY FORMING THE FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE CHAPTER 4: Physical Development in Infancy CHAPTER 5: Cognitive Development in Infancy CHAPTER 6: Social and Personality Development in Infancy PART 3 THE PRESCHOOL YEARS CHAPTER 7: Physical and Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years CHAPTER 8: Social and Personality Development in the Preschool Years PART 4 THE MIDDLE CHILDHOOD YEARS CHAPTER 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood CHAPTER 10: Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood PART 5 ADOLESCENCE CHAPTER 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence CHAPTER 12: Social and Personality Development in Adolescence PART 6 EARLY ADULTHOOD CHAPTER 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood CHAPTER 14: Social and Personality Development in Early Adulthood PART 7 MIDDLE ADULTHOOD CHAPTER 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood CHAPTER 16: Social and Personality Development in Middle Adulthood PART 8 LATE ADULTHOOD CHAPTER 17: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood CHAPTER 18: Social and Personality Development in Late Adulthood PART 9 ENDINGS CHAPTER 19: Death and Dying Detailed Table of Contents PART 1 BEGINNINGS
CHAPTER 1: An Introduction to Lifespan Development
CHAPTER 5: Cognitive Development in Infancy
GlossaryReferencesAcknowledgmentsName IndexSubject Index
Robert S. Feldman is Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A recipient of the College Distinguished Teacher Award, he teaches psychology classes ranging in size from 15 to nearly 500 students. During the course of more than two decades as a college instructor, he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, Virginia Commonwealth University, in addition to the University of Massachusetts.
Professor Feldman, who initiated the Minority Mentoring Program at the University of Massachusetts, also has served as a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and Senior Online Teaching Fellow. He initiated distance learning courses in psychology at the University of Massachusetts A Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, Professor Feldman received a B.A. with High Honors from Wesleyan University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award, and he has written more than 100 books, book chapters, and scientific articles. He has edited Development of Nonverbal Behavior in Children (Springer-Verlag), Applications of Nonverbal Behavioral Theory and Research (Erlbaum), and co-edited Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior (Cambridge University Press). He is also author of Child Development, Understanding Psychology, and P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life. His books have been translated into a number of languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese. His research interests include honesty and deception in everyday life and the use of nonverbal behavior in impression management, and his research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.Professor Feldman loves music, is an enthusiastic pianist, and enjoys cooking and traveling. He has three children, and he and his wife, a psychologist, live in Amherst, Massachusetts, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range.
Craig Outhouse - Western New England CollegeThe strength of the
text is the integration of text, graphics, with current research.
Additionally, the readibility makes the book accessible to a range
of learners. Additionally, the use of hot topics (autism MMR vacine
debate) makes the reader even more interested in the text. Feldman
has an uncanny ability to make dry (but important) research fun to
read. He is both an advocate for scholars and scholars in training.
Rather than simply tell the reader what they should think, Feldman
challenges them with higher order thinking questions that allow for
a much stronger understanding and appreciation of the topics. Barb
Ramos - Simpson CollegeI believe this is a very strong text. I
have used it repeatedly and it gets great reviews from my students.
It is readable and interesting even for reluctant readers. It is
visually pleasing. The content is clearly expressed and organized.
This is the best text that I've used for this course. Jo Ann
Armstrong - Patrick Henry Community CollegeMy students seem
to read the material and to understand it and to be challenged to
ask questions or comment on what they have read. Very thorough and
yet does try to be as brief as possible on a wide variety of
topics. Nice layout with wide margins and nice colored photographs.
Sindy Armstrong - Ozarks Technical CollegeIt is easy for
students to use which is something I am always looking for.
Stephanie Babb - University of Houston-DowntownThe greatest
strengths are the well-written, comprehensible text, and also the
colorful pictures. The chapters are also well-organized. Verneda
Hamm Baugh- Kean UniversityThe greatest strengths are the writing
style, actual layout of the book, and the broad discussion of
racial/gender/cultural diversity incorporated in the book beyond
the Developmental Diversity boxes. Cynthia Calhoun -
Southwest Tennessee Community CollegeI think that students can
understand the material with the tables, definitions, and inserts
such as "From Research to Practice" to support the narrative. Cara
Cashon - University of LouisvilleWell-organized, yes. Yes,
there are good examples. The figures included are very helpful.
Donnell Griffin - Davidson County Community CollegeThe
ongoing use of CURRENT research from HIGH QUALITY sources (and
pointing out what those are) is VERY GOOD! It is comprehensive and
balanced. It also teaches students how to critically assess the
usefulness of quality research and information. Sandra Hellyer
- Ball State UniversityThe chapters are clear, interesting, and
well-organized. The greatest strengths of this text is Feldman's
writing style. Donnell Griffin- Davidson County Community
CollegeFeldman provides a very balanced, data based presentation of
Human Development. The material is high quality and covers the
diversity of human experience well. Lisa Brown - Frederick
Community CollegeI love the layout and organization!!