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Lives Across Cultures Cross-Cultural Human Development, 5th Edition

Interdisciplinary exploration of cross-cultural human development throughout the lifespan.

Presented in a chronological-within-topics approach, covering the entire lifespan, this text focuses on cultural similarities and differences in human development throughout the world while emphasizing links among theory, research and practical applications.   Combining the latest research with vignettes, stories, and personal experiences in their highly-praised, scholarly, yet engaging conversational – and frequently humorous – writing style, the authors make the study of similarities and differences an exciting experience.


“Covering all of the major developmental topics from cradle to grave, they take the reader through the labyrinth of lives that work and play and, unfortunately, fight through occasional major crises and the vexing problems of growing up. The style and tone of the book is genuinely comfortable. Reading it is like having a friendly dialogue with gentle and caring friends.”

From the Forward by Walter J. Lonner

Western Washington University

“To our knowledge this book has no competition, and is unique … It is unusual for a book to change a curriculum, but rather than being written to fill a demand for classes in cross-cultural human development, it appears that these courses are being created at various universities because Gardiner and Kozmitzki published this text … As Lonner writes in the foreword, the field is changing quickly and significantly, and LAC is in great hands as Gardiner and Kosmitzki reflect this change in each new edition.”

David W. Shwalb and Barbara J. Shwalb

Southeastern Louisiana University

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 5 edition (July 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205841740
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205841745
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches

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