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A Topical Approach to Life-Span Development, 6th Edition

Connect with Santrock 6th edition and connect with success. 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 Human Development courses. 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 6e. Santrock 6e 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. An adaptive learning system increases students’ efficiency in studying by identifying what they know and don’t know and providing in-the-moment guides to learning what they do not. The research and development of the 6th edition indicated that students said that highlighting connections among the different aspects of life-span development would help 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 connects the material to students’ everyday lives and future aspirations. And the new Milestones video and assessment program helps bring the course material to life, so your students can witness development as it unfolds. 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.

About the Author

John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches educational psychology every year at the undergraduate level. In 2006, John received the University of Texas at Dallas Excellence in teaching award. His research has included publications in the Journal of Educational Psychology that focus on the contextual aspects of affectively-toned cognition and children’s self-regulatory behavior as well as teachers’ perceptions of children from divorced families. He has been a member of the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology and Child Development. His publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: Child Development, 13th Ed; Life-Span Development, 14th Edition; Adolescence, 14th Edition; Psychology, 7th Edition; and Educational Psychology, 4th Edition.

It is a great book if you want to learn about the lifespan of psychology. It is easy to read and there are some great pictures. I like how they have the definitions in each chapter on the margins that helps a great deal.

Very concise! Easy to read and understand and subject matter is very relevant to anybody, parents or not I think it’s good for everyone to know how we develop.

It’s exactly what I needed for my Psychology class. This book is easy to read and understand. I like how the chapter material links concepts and therories to everyday life.

This textbook is a must-have for anyone who has an interest in psychology. Even for a bit of background knowledge it is useful. It came brand new and was well packaged (protected from harm). Amazon definitely offers great deals and this book is one of them for none of my local bookstores offered such a cheap price as Amazon (hands-down). The textbook is well designed as well and organized in a thoroughly manner.

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 752 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 6 edition (November 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0078035139
  • ISBN-13: 978-0078035135
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 9.2 x 11.3 inches

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