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Individual and Family Development, Health, and Well-being

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Diana Lang

Nicholas Cone

Copyright Year: 2022

Publisher: Iowa State University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Daniel Moen, Professor, Minnesota State University Mankato on 11/21/23

I appreciate the depth and breadth of topics covered across the lifespan. The index is well organized and descriptive. There is a focus on cognitive, social, physical, and emotional aspects to life. Additionally, I see topics such as ACEs and... read more

Reviewed by Sharon Methvin, Part Time Instructor, Mt. Hood Community College on 10/11/23

The text covers the life span thoroughly, is up to date and well organized. Theories and research methods are also well covered. read more

Reviewed by Jacqueline McMillion-Williams, Adjunct Professor, Bunker Hill Community College on 3/31/23

The text provides appropriate coverage of all areas of the lifespan. The table of contents provides an effective index for chapters, but not sections of the chapters. Although each section is labeled, there is no true insight into what content is... read more

Reviewed by Jacqueline Coogan, Adjunct Faculty, Bunker Hill Community College on 3/29/23

This textbook , INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH, AND WELL-BEING by DIANA LANG ,Iowa State University Digital Press , Ames, Iowa covered extremely well all aspects of human development. It is particularly well documented, organized and... read more

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction

  2. Theories
  3. Research
  4. Families and Other Influences on Development
  5. Heredity, Prenatal Development, and Birth
  6. Infancy and Toddlerhood
  7. Early Childhood
  8. Middle to Late Childhood
  9. Adolescence
  10. Early Adulthood
  11. Middle Adulthood
  12. Late Adulthood
  13. Death, Dying, and Mourning

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About the Book

This book provides an overview of lifespan developmental tasks (physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional) examined from individual and family theoretical perspectives. It covers topics related to families, diversity, individual and family health and well-being, and reciprocal relationships as affected by external factors.

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Dr. Diana Lang

Nicholas Cone

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