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Human Development

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Human Development Teaching and Learning Group , Portland State University

Copyright Year: 2021

Publisher: Portland State University Library

Language: English

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Reviewed by Diana Kim, Lecturer, Leeward Community College on 2/25/22

This text covered the major topical areas of human development in a thorough and concise format. The textbook contains ten (10) major units, with each unit covering a developmental stage, and broken into smaller sections of theories and concepts.... read more

Reviewed by Marjorie Schaeffer, Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's College on 12/23/21

Overall, this text is very thorough in its coverage of human development across the lifespan. The textbook begins with a strong outline of consistent themes and theorists across the lifespan, and integrates these ideas into each chapter as well.... read more

Table of Contents

  • Unit I: Meta-theories
  • Unit 2: Research Methods
  • Unit 3: Infancy
  • Unit 4: Family
  • Unit 5: Early Childhood
  • Unit 6: Middle Childhood
  • Unit 7: Adolescence
  • Unit 8: Early Adulthood
  • Unit 9: Middle Adulthood
  • Unit 10: Late Adulthood

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  • About the Book

    This open textbook is designed for Human Development, a core Psychology course. This course provides a bird’s eye view of major milestones and developmental tasks during each age period, starting at conception and ending with old age.

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    Human Development Teaching and Learning Group, Portland State University