Foundations in Human Development
Foundations in Human Development

Foundations in Human Development

Lead Author(s): Jerry Bigner, Troianne Grayson

Student Price: Contact us to learn more

Foundations in Human Development, from BVT Publishing, is a concise yet comprehensive textbook with all of the content required to teach a typical Lifespan Psychology course. This Top Hat version contains everything you need for before, during, and after class. Students can read fully customizable chapters with built-in active learning components and formative assessment elements. Each chapter is accompanied by PowerPoint slides with built-in comprehension questions and engagement tools. After class students can engage with pre-made, fully customizable homework assignments, plus chapter summaries for student review. There is also a comprehensive chapter-by-chapter Instructor’s Manual; pre-made customizable midterm and final exams; and extensive test banks.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Field of Human  Development 

1.1 The Life Span Perspective
       1.1a The field of human development
       1.1b The importance of studying life span development
       1.1c Historical perspectives on human development
       1.1d Domains and principles of development
       1.1e Phases of developmental change
1.2 Developmental Research Methods
       1.2a The foundation for research
       1.2b How are theories tested?
       1.2c Developmental considerations in research
       1.2d Widely used statistical approaches
1.3 Theories in Human Development
       1.3a Theories that focus on biological processes
       1.3b Theories that focus on cognitive processes
       1.3c Theories that focus on socioemotional processes
       1.3d Theories that focus on the environment or context of development
       1.3e Comparing developmental theories

Chapter 2: The Dawn of Development

2.1 Genetics
       2.1a Biological foundations
       2.1b Genetic disorders
       2.1c Behavior genetics
2.2 Prenatal Development
       2.2a Stages of prenatal development
       2.2b Critical factors in prenatal development
       2.2c Complications in pregnancy
       2.2d Prenatal care
       2.2e Reactions to pregnancy
2.3 Birth and the Newborn
       2.3a Labor and delivery
       2.3b Complications during delivery and at birth
       2.3c The newborn
       2.3d Transitions

Chapter 3: Infancy

3.1 Physical Development During Infancy
       3.1a Physical growth
       3.1b Motor development
       3.1c Perceptual development
       3.1d Health issues
3.2 Cognitive Development During Infancy
       3.2a Piaget’s cognitive development theory and the sensorimotor stage
       3.2b Information-processing in infancy
       3.2c Language development in infancy
3.3 Genetics
       3.3a Emotional development
       3.3b Self and others
       3.3c Psychological development

Chapter 4: Early Childhood

4.1 Physical Development During Early Childhood
       4.1a Physical growth
       4.1b Motor development
       4.1c Health issues
4.2 Cognitive Development During Early Childhood
       4.2a Piaget’s theory and the preoperational stage
       4.2b Information-processing during early childhood
       4.2c Other cognitive development theories
       4.2d Language development during early childhood
4.3 Genetics
       4.3a Emotional development
       4.3b Self and others
       4.3c Psychosocial development

Chapter 5: Middle Childhood

5.1 Physical Development During Middle Childhood
       5.1a Physical growth
       5.1b Motor development
       5.1c Health issues
5.2 Cognitive Development During Middle Childhood
       5.2a Piaget’s theory and the concrete operational stage
       5.2b Information-processing during middle childhood
       5.2c Language development during middle childhood
5.3 Social and Emotional Development During Middle Childhood
       5.3a Emotional development
       5.3b Self and other
       5.3c Psychosocial development

Chapter 6: Adolescence

6.1 Physical Development During Adolescence
       6.1a Physical growth
       6.1b Health issues
6.2 Cognitive Development During Adolescence
       6.2a Piaget’s theory and the formal operational stage
       6.2b Other areas of cognitive development in adolescence
6.3 Social and Emotional Development During Adolescence
       6.3a Emotional development
       6.3b Self and others
       6.3c Psychosocial development

Chapter 7: Early Adulthood

7.1 Physical Development During Early Adulthood
       7.1a Physical growth
       7.1b Health issues
       7.1c Health and risky behavior
7.2 Cognitive Development During Early Adulthood
       7.2a Beyond Piaget’s theory
       7.2b Information-processing during early adulthood
7.3 Social and Emotional Development During Early Adulthood
       7.3a Emotional development
       7.3b Self and others
       7.3c Psychosocial development

Chapter 8: Middle Adulthood

8.1 Physical Development During Middle Adulthood
       8.1a Theories of biological aging
       8.1b Physical growth
       8.1c Health issues
8.2 Cognitive Development During Middle Adulthood
       8.2a Beyond Piaget’s theory
       8.2b Information-processing in middle adulthood
8.3 Social and Emotional Development During Middle Adulthood
       8.3a Emotional development
       8.3b Self and others
       8.3c Psychosocial development

Chapter 9: Late Adulthood

9.1 Physical Development During Late Adulthood
       9.1a Physical development
       9.1b Health issues
9.2 Cognitive Development During Late Adulthood
       9.2a Beyond Piaget’s theory
       9.2b Information-processing during late adulthood
9.3 Social and Emotional Development During Late Adulthood
       9.3a Emotional development
       .3b Self and others
       9.3c Psychosocial development

Chapter 10: The Dusk of Life

10.1 Physical Aspects of Dying and Death
       10.1a What is death?
       10.1b Dying trajectories
       10.1c Leading causes of death
       10.1d Advanced directives
       10.1e End of life care
10.2 Cognitive Aspects of Dying and Death
       10.2a Development and understanding death
       10.2b Communication during the dying process
       10.2c Coping with dying
10.3 Socioemotional Aspects of Dying and Death
       10.3a Emotional aspects of death
       10.3b Social aspects of death

References