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Taking sides : clashing views in life-span development

Author: Andrew M Guest
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2011.
Series: McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.; Taking sides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This volume presents current controversial issues surrounding human life-span development in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Developmental psychology, also known as human development, is the scientific study of systematic psychological changes, emotional changes, and perception changes that occur in human beings over the course of their life span.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew M Guest
ISBN: 9780078049958 0078049954
OCLC Number: 436031133
Description: xxviii, 419 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Unit 1. General issues in the study of life-span development. Does the cultural environment influence lifespan development more than our genes?--
Are peers more important than parents during the process of development? --
Do significant innate differences influence the career success of males and females? Unit 2. Prenatal development and infancy. Is drinking alcohol while pregnant an unnecessary risk to prenatal development? --
Is there a "myth of the first three years"? --
Are there good reasons to allow infants to consume electronic media, such as television? Unit 3. Early childhood and middle childhood. Is advertising responsible for childhood obesity? --
Does emphasizing academic skills help at-risk preschool children? --
Is attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) a legitimate medical condition that affects childhood behavior? Unit 4. Adolescence. Should contemporary adolescents be engaged in more structured activities? --
Does the adolescent brain make risk taking inevitable? Unit 5. Youth and emerging adulthood. Is there a "narcissism epidemic" among contemporary young adults? --
Are college graduates unprepared for adulthood and the world of work? --
Is there such a thing as "emerging adulthood"? --
Unit 6. Middle adulthood. Is the institution of marriage at risk? --
Is religion a pure good in facilitating well-being during adulthood? --
Are professional women "opting out" of work by choice? Unit 7. Later adulthood. Is more civic engagement among older adults necessarily better? --
Is "mild cognitive impairment" too similar to normal aging to be a relevant concept? --
Should the terminally ill be able to have physicians help them die?
Series Title: McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.; Taking sides.
Other Titles: Clashing views in life-span development
Life-span development
Lifespan devlopement
Responsibility: selected, edited, and with introductions by Andrew M. Guest.

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