The Life-Span Developmental Perspective Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. The Science of Life-Span Development Beginnings Chapter 3. Biological Beginnings Chapter 4. Prenatal Development and Birth Infancy Chapter 5. Physical Development in Infancy Chapter 6. Cognitive Development in Infancy Chapter 7. Socioemotional Development in Infancy Early Childhood Chapter 8. Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood Chapter 9. Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood Middle and Late Childhood Chapter 10. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle and Late Childhood Chapter 11. Socioemotional Development in Middle and Late Childhood Adolescence Chapter 12. Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence Chapter 13. Socioemotional Development in Adolescence Early Adulthood Chapter 14. Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood Chapter 15. Socioemotional Development in Early Adulthood Middle Adulthood Chapter 16. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood Chapter 17. Socioemotional Development in Middle Adulthood Late Adulthood Chapter 18. Physical Development in Late Adulthood Chapter 19. Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood Chapter 20. Socioemotional Development in Late Adulthood Endings Chapter 21. Death and Grieving
John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He has taught at the University of Charleston, the University of Georgia, and the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches educational psychology at the undergraduate level. In 2006, Dr. Santrock received the University of Texas at Dallas Excellence in Teaching Award. His research has included publications in the Journal of Educational Psychology 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 on the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology and Child Development. His publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: Child Development, 13th Edition; Life-Span Development, 14th Edition; Adolescence, 14th Edition; Psychology, 7th Edition; and Educational Psychology, 4th Edition.