Lifespan Development in Context: A Topical Approach, Hardcover, 1 Edition by Kuther, Tara L.
Hardcover: 1 Edition
Publication Date: 2018-01-17
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Hardcover : 776 pages
Edition: 1 Edition
Author: Kuther, Tara L.
Product Description Award-winning author Tara L. Kuther presents Lifespan Development in Context, a topically organized version of her bestselling Lifespan Development text that provides a panoramic view of the many influences that shape human development. Kuther’s student-friendly narrative illustrates how the places, sociocultural environments, and ways in which we are raised influence who we become and how we grow and change throughout our lives. Three core themes resonate throughout each chapter: the centrality of context, the importance of research, and the value of applied developmental science. Foundational theories and classic studies are combined with contemporary research and culturally diverse perspectives for a modern introduction to the field that is both comprehensive and concise. Visual overviews, case studies, and critical thinking questions encourage self-reflection and class discussion, ensuring students have the tools they need to apply course concepts to their lives and future careers. Review "An inclusive textbook that presents complex research information (current and classic studies) in ways that a general audience not familiarized with the discipline of developmental psychology can understand and relate. Very engaging!" -- Andrea Garvey "Kuther has structured each chapter with sensitivity to the ways introductory level students are likely to think about this content. The textbook is more consistent than others available in offering cross-cultural research on each topic, and it provides many compelling conversation starters for class, including special topic boxes and questions for discussion." -- Stacy DeZutter "An up-to-date text containing a wealth of resource viewpoints addressing contemporary issues written in a student-friendly manner." -- Clark E McKinney "The videos cover a variety of important concepts in human development and they bring the textbook information to life. Human development is a lot of information to learn in a short time span so these are helpful in making it easier to learn." -- Lakitta Johnson "I watched a few videos and believe that they are useful because they provide students with real-world applications. They can see constructs in context and in the real world which should provide them with the foundation to make more practical applications of course material." -- Sue Kelley About the Author Tara L. Kuther is a professor of psychology at Western Connecticut State University where she has taught courses in child, adolescent, and adult development since 1996. She earned her BA in psychology from Western Connecticut State University and her MA and PhD in developmental psychology from Fordham University. Dr. Kuther is fellow of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (American Psychological Association, Division 2), has served in various capacities in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and the Society for Research on Adolescence, and is the former chair of the Teaching Committee for the Society for Research in Child Development. Her research interests include social cognition and risky activity in adolescence and adulthood. She is also interested in promoting undergraduate and graduate students’ professional development and helping them navigate the challenges of pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology.
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