eBook Encyclopedia of Human Development, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Neil J. Salkind [University of Kansas]
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412936349
  • ISBN-13: 9781412936347
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1488 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released December 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006
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The Encyclopedia of Human Development, originally published in print format in 2005, is the first comprehensive, authoritative, and informative reference work that presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education in a way that is not too technical. With over 600 entries organized from A-Z, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, personality development, prenatal development, temperament, and more.

Key features include:

  • Provides cross-disciplinary coverage, with contributions from experts in the fields of psychology, education, human development and family studies, and gerontology
  • Highlights classic studies and theories and provides brief biographies of notable researchers and theorists
  • Takes a lifespan approach by including several "anchor essays" that cover specific phases of development such as prenatal, infancy, childhood, adolescence, early and middle adulthood, later adulthood and aging
  • Begins with an Introduction that details the scope, rationale, and audience for the work

The cross-disciplinary field of human development is one that captures interest among and holds practical relevance for the general public as well as academia, therefore this engaging Encyclopedia will be a welcome addition to any academic or public library.



  • Neil J. Salkind [University of Kansas]


"...this excellent encyclopedia is highly recommended for academic and medium-to-large public libraries." --Lawrence Looks at Books, May 2006

— Lawrence Looks at Books