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Development Through Life: A Psychosocial Approach, 12th Edition

  • Barbara M. Newman University of Rhode Island
  • Philip R. Newman University of Rhode Island
  • ISBN-10: 1285459962  |  ISBN-13: 9781285459967
  • 800 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2006
  • © 2015 | Published
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Overview

Newman and Newman use a chronological approach to present development across the life span, drawing on the psychosocial theory of Erik Erikson to provide a conceptual framework for the text. The authors address physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth in all life stages, focusing on the idea that development results from the interdependence of these areas at every stage, and placing special emphasis on optimal development through life.

Features and Benefits

  • Retaining the basic structure and positive developmental emphasis of previous editions, the Twelfth Edition is fine tuned to be even more clear, readable, and thought-provoking, while still capturing the complexities and novel concepts that make the study of human development so fascinating.
  • New research findings and recent census data are integrated throughout this completely updated edition.
  • The authors' organizing conceptual framework of psychosocial theory highlights the continuous interaction and integration of individual competencies with the demands and resources of culture. Psychosocial theory attempts to explain human development across the life span, especially patterned change in ego development, which is reflected in self-understanding, social relationships, and worldview.
  • A strong multicultural perspective-including discussions of cultural practices and reviews of cross-national and inter-ethnic research-is interwoven throughout the text in the narrative, in application boxes, and in first-person accounts. The multicultural aspect of the text is a result of the psychosocial point of view, in which the social-cultural context of development is fundamental to the process of development.
  • Two chapters are devoted to the theories of development: one focuses on the major theorists such as Piaget and Vygotsky, and a second is devoted to the psychosocial theories of Erikson and Havighurst that are used in the rest of the book.
  • Organizational Chart: There is a chart on the inside cover of the book, as well as at the end of Chapter 3, Psychosocial Theory, which provides a two-page overview of the organization of the text.
  • Chapter Learning Objectives: Each chapter begins with Learning Objectives. These objectives have been stated using the six thinking processes: remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, and create. These chapter learning objectives are restated at the opening of each section to help highlight the primary goal for that section of the text. The chapter learning objectives are stated again in the chapter summary to help students review and integrate concepts from the chapter.
  • Opening Case: Each chapter starts with a case which brings to life one or more issues addressed in the chapter. These cases are followed by a set of questions labeled: "Case Analysis: Using What You Know." The purpose of these cases is threefold: To bring to life individual experiences and narratives that help students become more personally attached to the concepts of the chapter; To provide a shared life experience that can serve as a basis for class discussion; and To encourage the application of concepts from the text and the course.
  • Applying Theory and Research to Life and Human Development and Diversity boxes include a series of critical thinking questions to encourage students to evaluate and apply information. These boxes are intended to provide added detail to the text. In the boxes labeled Applying theory and research to life, students are encouraged to see the relevance of human development theory and research to issues in contemporary life. In the boxes labeled Human Development and Diversity, topics that are covered in the text are expanded to illustrate how differences in culture, ethnicity, family structure, economic resources, and disability can influence developmental pathways.
  • Case material: Throughout the chapters there are longer cases and short vignettes that complement the more general descriptions of developmental issues. These cases highlight the real life experiences of individuals, sometimes illustrating how individuals cope with challenges at various points in life; and sometimes illustrating the diversity of experiences that are possible at a certain period of life.

Table of Contents

1. The Development Through Life Perspective.
2. Major Theories for Understanding Human Development.
3. Psychosocial Theory.
4. The Period of Pregnancy and Prenatal Development.
5. Infancy (First 24 Months).
6. Toddlerhood (Ages 2 and 3).
7. Early School Age (4 to 6 Years).
8. Middle Childhood (6 to 12 Years).
9. Early Adolescence (12 to 18 Years).
10. Later Adolescence (18 to 24 Years).
11. Early Adulthood (24 to 34 Years).
12. Middle Adulthood (34 to 60 Years).
13. Later Adulthood (60 to 75 Years).
14. Elderhood (75 Until Death).
15. Understanding Death, Dying, and Bereavement.
Appendix: The Research Process.

What's New

  • NEW Feature: At the end of each section within the chapter, there are one or more suggestions labeled "Further Reflection." These are intended to prompt students to stop and think a bit about what they have just read. These suggestions and questions encourage students to engage in critical thinking, to evaluate the information, and to link the information to related concepts or to personal life experiences.
  • Throughout the chapters there are longer cases and short vignettes that complement the more general descriptions of developmental issues. These cases highlight the real life experiences of individuals, sometimes illustrating how individuals cope with challenges at various points in life; and sometimes illustrating the diversity of experiences that are possible at a certain period of life. New cases involving the reinvention of family in middle adulthood, changing work to recapture love and happiness, how one looks back on the transition between developmental stages and Jordyn Whieber's resilience, disappointment and training during the Olympics.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Barbara M. Newman

Barbara M. Newman (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Rhode Island. She has also been on the faculty at Russell Sage College and The Ohio State University, where she served as department chair in Human Development and Family Science and as associate provost for Faculty Recruitment and Development. She teaches courses in life-span development, adolescence, family theories, and the research process. Also an active researcher, Dr. Newman's interests focus on parent-child relationships in early adolescence, factors that promote success in the transition to high school, and the use of the cohort sequential design as an approach to the study of development. Her research includes an analysis of the role of family, peer, and school support in the transition to high school (funded by the University of Rhode Island's Research Foundation). For fun, Newman enjoys reading, making up projects with her grandchildren, taking walks along Narragansett Bay and Block Island Sound, and spending time with her family.

Philip R. Newman

Philip R. Newman (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is involved in research on the transition to high school as well as on group identity and alienation. His projects include an analysis of issues related to disrupted transitions in adolescence and early adulthood, and a book about how high schools can meet the psychosocial needs of adolescents. He has taught courses in introductory psychology, adolescence, social psychology, developmental psychology, counseling, and family, school, and community contexts for development. He served as the director for Research and Evaluation of the Young Scholars Program at The Ohio State University and as the director of the Human Behavior Curriculum Project for the American Psychological Association. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), and the American Orthopsychiatric Association. For fun, Newman enjoys photography, reading mysteries, attending concerts and Broadway plays, and watching baseball. He home schooled his three children through elementary and middle school. Together, the Newmans have worked on programs to bring low-income minority youths to college and to study the processes involved in their academic success. They are coauthors of 13 books, including a book on theories of human development, and numerous articles in the field of human development.