A Topical Approach to Life-Span Development
John W. Santrock
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Informed and driven by research. At McGraw-Hill, we have spent thousands of hours with you and your students, working to understand the key needs and concerns you face in the Human Development course. The most common topics raised include managing the vast amount of content inherent to a Lifespan course and ensuring the dependability of the assigned material – is it current and accurate? The result of this research is John Santrock's A Topical Approach to Lifespan Development, 7e.
Santrock ensures students complete and understand the assigned material in a number of ways: Santrock's hallmark Learning Goals pedagogy provides a comprehensive roadmap to the text material, clearly pointing out the core concepts fundamental to students' learning and performance. McGraw-Hill's LearnSmart increases students' efficiency in studying by identifying what they know and don't know and provides immediate remediation, helping them to learn the material they are struggling with. The connections theme continues in the 7th edition, showing students the different aspects of lifespan development and helping them to better understand the concepts. This recurring theme of connections – Developmental Connections, Topical Connections, Connecting Development to Life, Connecting with Careers, and Connections through Research – ties together concepts from across chapters to reinforce the learning process and connect the material to students' everyday lives and future aspirations. McGraw-Hill's Milestones video and assessment program helps bring the course material to life, so your students can witness real children developing over time. And of course, all of this material is informed by our unique board of expert contributors – a who's who of developmental psychology – who ensure the material is as accurate and up-to-date as possible.
Behavior Genetics 60 Heredity-Environment Correlations 60 CHAPTER 2 Biological Beginnings 48 The Evolutionary Perspective 49 Natural Selection and Adaptive Behavior 49 Evolutionary Psychology 49 Genetic Foundations of Development 52 The Collaborative Gene 52 Genes and Chromosomes 54 Genetic Principles 55 Chromosomal and Gene-Linked Abnormalities CONNECTING WITH CAREERS Genetic Counselor 59 vi Research in Life-Span Development Methods for Collecting Data 29 Research Designs 32 Time Span of
adolescents get considerably less sleep than this, especially during the week. This creates a sleep debt, which adolescents often try to make up on the weekend. Carskadon also has found that older adolescents are often more sleepy during the day than are younger adolescents. She concludes that this is not because of factors such as academic work and social pressures. Rather, her research suggests that adolescents’ biological clocks undergo a hormonal phase shift as they get older. This 40 42.3
influence their health behavior. Teachers, like parents, can serve as important health role models. Health experts increasingly recognize that whether adolescents will develop a health problem or be healthy depends primarily on their own behavior (Hahn, Payne, & Lucas, 2013; Vondracek & Crouter, 2013). Improving adolescent health involves (1) reducing adolescents’ health-compromising behaviors, such as drug abuse, violence, unprotected sexual intercourse, and dangerous driving; and (2) increasing
Life interlude. AGING AND LONGEVITY Although we may be in the evening of our lives in late adulthood, we are not meant to live out our remaining years passively. Everything we know about older adults suggests they are healthier and happier the more active they are (Freund, Nikitin, & Riediger, 2013; Siegler, Bosworth, & others, 2013; Siegler, Elias, & others, 2013). Can regular exercise lead to a healthier late adulthood and increase longevity? Let’s examine several research studies on exercise
become the nervous system, sensory receptors (ears, nose, and eyes, for example), and skin parts (hair and nails, for example). The mesoderm is the middle layer, which will become the circulatory system, bones, muscles, excretory system, and reproductive system. Every body part eventually develops from these three layers. The endoderm primarily produces internal body parts, the mesoderm primarily produces parts that surround the internal areas, and the ectoderm primarily produces surface parts.