Handbook of Life-Span Development by Karen L. Fingerman PhD, Cynthia Berg PhD, Jacqui Smith PhD,

By Karen L. Fingerman PhD, Cynthia Berg PhD, Jacqui Smith PhD, Toni C. Antonucci PhD

The doubling of our regular existence span because the flip of the 20 th century is taken into account by means of many students to be essentially the most vital adjustments in human lifestyles. This definitive textual content is the one quantity to totally tackle, via a multidisciplinary standpoint, the organic, cognitive, and mental improvement that happens from infancy via previous age, and the way the sociocultural and institutional components interface with those alterations. Edited by way of best learn students within the box of life-span improvement, the quantity additionally contains contributions of experts in behavioral genetics, socioemotional selectivity concept, neuroscience, ecological versions, and extra. It examines the dynamics of shut relationships and casual ties one of the aged inhabitants, child-parent attachment relationships as a life-span phenomenon, developmental projects around the lifespan, continuity and discontinuity in temperament and character, the sociocultural context of cognition around the lifestyles span, and variability in techniques to social challenge fixing from early to later existence. Given the variety of contemporary demographic shifts, it additionally explores matters regarding fertility, lifestyles expectancy, environmental contexts, expertise, immigration, and public coverage. Key positive aspects: Integrates the whole existence span from infancy via outdated age in each one bankruptcy Considers multidisciplinary views that handle own relationships, cognitive improvement, and social, emotional, and actual well-being around the lifestyles span Situates life-span improvement in ecological contexts (e.g., socioeconomic, local, and immigration prestige) offers a concise yet thorough source for graduate seminars in life-span-related reviews Highlights destiny concerns in all components of life-span research

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