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Human Development, Ninth Edition, is an accessible and applied 4-color text for the chronological Human Development course. With the help of professional writer, Ruth Feldman, this author team combines up-to-date research coverage with the broadest array of parenting, nursing, and education applications available. It includes coverage of social policy, cross-cultural topics, and issues facing a diverse population, as well as extensive examples relating to health issues and applications.
A new "Refocus" section at the end of each chapter revisits the chapter-opening "Focus Vignette," helping students relate what they've learned within the chapter to the well-known person profiled in the vignette.
Expanded coverage of adult development and aging reflects current research and applications in the study of this growing segment of the population.
Coverage of death and dying now appears in the concluding chapter of the text ("The End of Life"), rather than in the epilogue.
A new student CD-ROM is packaged free with each new copy of the text! Features include audio and video clips that expand on in-text material, decision-making scenarios that help students apply what they Have learned to parenting, nursing, and education, and test preparation questions that provide immediate feedback and text references.?
The Online Learning Center now includes PowerWeb! PowerWeb is a password-protected website that includes current articles, weekly updates with assessment, informative and timely world news, refereed Web links, interactive exercises, and much more. A PowerWeb access card is free with each new copy of the text.
A clear and personal, dynamic writing style appeals to students of all ages and backgrounds.
An even-handed treatment of all stages of the lifespan, including strong coverage of adult development and aging, results in a balanced textbook.
An innovative pedagogical learning system helps students build upon their knowledge as they move through each chapter, and helps test their mastery of the text content. Components include:
"Guideposts for Study": broad overview questions designed to help students begin the chapter thinking about specific ideas and issues. Guideposts are repeated throughout the chapter and in the Summary.
Checkpoints: appearing periodically within the text to help students check their mastery of the material, as well as review and analyze text content.
"What's Your View?": questions that give students the opportunity to answer questions geared to help them personalize the important and relevant topics and issues in each chapter.
Key Terms: bolded within the text and defined in the margins.
Summary and Key Terms: at the end of every chapter.
The outstanding box program includes:
Cross-cultural vignettes in "Window on the World" boxes, giving insight into human development in other societies.
Real-life applications of research and theory (e.g., "How reliable is eyewitness testimony of children?"), in "Practically Speaking" boxes.
"Digging Deeper" boxes, taking a deeper look at important topics such as human cloning.
Part overviews introduce the period of life discussed in each part. The overviews include "Linkups to Look For" (bulleted lists that point to examples of the interaction of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of development) and part preview tables that highlight the main features of each period of development discussed in the chapters that follow.