Life-Span: Human Development


Known for its clear, straightforward writing style, comprehensive coverage, strong and current research-based approach, and excellent visuals and tables, this life-span development text offers a topical organization at the chapter level and a consistent chronological presentation within each chapter. Each chapter focuses on a domain of development such as physical growth, cognition, or personality, and traces developmental trends and influences in that domain from infancy to old age. Within each chapter, you will find sections on four life stages: infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. This unique organization enables students to comprehend the processes of transformation that occur in key areas of human development. Another staple of the text is its emphasis on theories and how they apply to specific topics in each chapter. This new edition also asks students to engage more actively with the content, and includes a clear focus on the complex interactions of nature and nurture in development, more integrated coverage of culture and diversity, and an exciting new media package for both students and instructors.

$ 144.99


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  1. 14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not Needed for class! (just get the cengagebrain coursemate), August 7, 2012
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    Captain Carlos “Vive Le Tour” (St. Paul, MN USA) –

    This review is from: Life-Span: Human Development (Hardcover)
    Good Text; However, I purchased the CourseMate for Sigelman/Rider’s Life-Span Human Development on the cengagebrain.com website for interactive learning @ $40 cost. I discovered that the entire text is available via the coursemate including chapter quizes and you can print out the chapters in needed. In Sum, I bought a $150 text book for my developmental psych class when all I needed was the $40 coursemate.

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  2. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Gosh darn it, October 13, 2013
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    dq

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    A terrible, miserable format. Wish i had read more of the reviews myself, only takes you to the nightmare of a cengage site, where the dangle access to your books over your head and watch as you struggle to get work done. There’s 100$ down the tubes. I bought the kindle version for quick, easy access. It’s worked with books in the past. turns out that this “kindle version” is really just a page on your kindle with a link to the Cengage site, where they take over access. If i had wanted the book from cengage, i would have bought it from them. Likely, i’ll end up having to repurchase this somewhere else, in hard copy, because the class i need this for is accelerated, no time for fussing with their site.

    The most frustrating thing, hands down, is that the entire ebook is dependent on an internet connection. Sure, you can download some of the Ebook as PDF, but you literally have to do it one page at a time. I really don’t have time to do that with the nearly 600 page book.

    Yes, the mouseover definitions for vocab are nice, but they are massively eclipsed by the clunkiness of the website and lack of offline support.

    what a waste.

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  3. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    Fantastic Textbook!, March 21, 2013
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    Sara Grimsrud “Sgymnasteg09” (Laie, HI USA) –
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    I had to have this book for my Developmental Psychology class and, while it was required reading, it was probably the most interesting textbook I’ve ever had my hands on. It was interesting to the point where I actually looked forward to reading my chapter every week. The authors were very good about handling controversial topics with a broad view from all sides and always provided examples of studies to back up any claims they made. It was a great read and a fantastic textbook and class!

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