HDEV 6th Edition by Spencer A. Rathus, ISBN-13: 978-0357041178


HDEV 6th Edition by Spencer A. Rathus, ISBN-13: 978-0357041178

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  • Publisher: ‎ Cengage Learning; 6th edition (January 1, 2019)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 464 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 0357041178
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0357041178

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Table of Contents:

Brief Contents
Chapter 1: History, Theories, and Methods
1-1 The Development of the Study of Human ­Development
1-2 Theories of Development
1-3 Controversies in Development
1-4 How Do We Study Development?
Chapter 2: Heredity and Prenatal Development
2-1 The Influence of Heredity on Development
2-2 Heredity and the Environment
2-3 Conception: Against All Odds
2-4 Prenatal Development
Chapter 3: Birth and the Newborn Baby: In the New World
Countdown . . .
3-1 The Stages of Childbirth
3-2 Methods of Childbirth
3-3 Birth Problems
3-4 The Postpartum Period
3-5 Characteristics of Neonates
Chapter 4: Infancy: Physical Development
4-1 Physical Growth and Development
4-2 Development of the Brain and Nervous System
4-3 Motor Development
4-4 Sensory and Perceptual Development
Chapter 5: Infancy: Cognitive Development
5-1 Cognitive Development: Jean Piaget
5-2 Information Processing
5-3 Individual Differences in Cognitive Functioning Among Infants
5-4 Language Development
Chapter 6: Infancy: Social and Emotional Development
6-1 Attachment: Bonds That Endure
6-2 When Attachment Fails
6-3 Day Care
6-4 Emotional Development
6-5 Personality Development
Chapter 7: Early Childhood: Physical and Cognitive Development
7-1 Growth Patterns
7-2 Motor Development
7-3 Health and Illness
7-4 Sleep
7-5 Elimination Disorders
7-6 Jean Piaget’s Preoperational Stage
7-7 Factors in Cognitive Development
7-8 Theory of Mind
7-9 Development of Memory
7-10 Language Development: Why “Daddy Goed Away”
Chapter 8: Early Childhood: Social and Emotional Development
8-1 Dimensions of Child Rearing
8-2 Social Behaviors
8-3 Personality and Emotional Development
8-4 Development of Gender Roles and Gender Differences
Chapter 9: Middle Childhood: Physical and Cognitive Development
9-1 Growth Patterns
9-2 Motor Development
9-3 Disorders That Affect Learning
9-4 Cognitive Development
9-5 Moral Development: The Child as Judge
9-6 Information Processing: Learning, Remembering, Problem Solving
9-7 Intellectual Development, Creativity, and Achievement
9-8 Language Development and Literacy
Chapter 10: Middle Childhood: Social and Emotional Development
10-1 Theories of Social and Emotional Development in Middle Childhood
10-2 The Family
10-3 Peer Relationships
10-4 The School
10-5 Social and Emotional Problems
Chapter 11: Adolescence: Physical and Cognitive Development
11-1 Puberty: The Biological Eruption
11-2 Health in Adolescence
11-3 Cognitive Development: Piaget’s Stage of Formal Operations
11-4 Gender Differences in Cognitive Abilities
11-5 Moral Development
11-6 The Adolescent in School
11-7 Adolescents in the Workforce
Chapter 12: Adolescence: Social and Emotional Development
12-1 Development of Identity: “Who am I?”
12-2 Relationships with Parents and Peers
12-3 Sexuality
12-4 Juvenile Delinquency
12-5 Suicide: When the Adolescent has Nothing—Except Everything—to Lose
Chapter 13: Early Adulthood: Physical and Cognitive Development
13-1 Emerging Adulthood
13-2 Physical Development
13-3 Health and Fitness
13-4 Sexuality
13-5 Cognitive Development
13-6 Career Development
Chapter 14: Early Adulthood: Social and Emotional Development
14-1 Separation
14-2 Intimacy Versus Isolation
14-3 Seasons of Life
14-4 Attraction and Love: Forces That Bind?
14-5 Loneliness
14-6 The Single Life
14-7 Cohabitation: Darling, Would You Be My POSSLQ?
14-8 Marriage: Tying the Knot
14-9 Parenthood
14-10 Divorce: Breaking Bonds
Chapter 15: Middle Adulthood: Physical and Cognitive Development
15-1 Physical Development
15-2 Health
15-3 The Immune System
15-4 Sexuality
15-5 Cognitive Development
15-6 Creativity and Learning
Chapter 16: Middle Adulthood: Social and Emotional Development
16-1 Theories of Development in Middle Adulthood
16-2 Stability and Change in Middle Adulthood
16-3 Work in Middle Adulthood
16-4 Relationships in Middle Adulthood
Chapter 17: Late Adulthood: Physical and Cognitive Development
17-1 Physical Development
17-2 Theories of Aging
17-3 Health Concerns and Aging
17-4 Cognitive Development
Chapter 18: Late Adulthood: Social and Emotional Development
18-1 Theories of Social and Emotional Development in Late Adulthood
18-2 Psychological Development
18-3 Social Contexts of Aging
18-4 Retirement
18-5 Successful Aging
Chapter 19: Life’s Final Chapter
19-1 Understanding Death and Dying
19-2 Where People Die
19-3 Euthanasia: Is There a Right to Die?
19-4 Lifespan Perspectives on Death
19-5 Coping With Death
Answers to Study Tools Questions
Name Index
Subject Index

Spencer A. Rathus received his Ph.D. from the University at Albany and is on the faculty of The College of New Jersey. His research interests include treatment of obesity and eating disorders, smoking cessation, human growth and development, methods of therapy and sexual dysfunctions. The author of the widely used Rathus Assertiveness Schedule, he has written several college textbooks, including PSYCH, HDEV, AIDS: WHAT EVERY STUDENT NEEDS TO KNOW, HUMAN SEXUALITY IN A CHANGING WORLD, ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD, and CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE: VOYAGES IN DEVELOPMENT.

Numerous personal experiences enter into Spencer Rathus’s textbooks. He was the first member of his family to go to college and found college textbooks to be cold and intimidating. When his opportunity arrived to write college textbooks, he wanted them to be different–warm and encouraging, especially to students who were also the first generation in their families to be entering college.

Rathus’s first professional experience was teaching high school English. Part of the task of the high school teacher is to motivate students. Through this experience he learned the importance of humor and personal stories, which later became part of his textbook approach. Rathus wrote poetry and novels while he was an English teacher–and some of the poetry was published in poetry journals. The novels never saw the light of day–which Rathus admits has saved him a great deal of embarrassment.

Rathus earned his Ph.D. in psychology and then entered clinical practice and teaching. He has published research articles in journals such as Behavior Therapy, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Behaviour Research and Therapy, Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Adolescence, and Criminology. His research interests lie in the areas of human growth and development, psychological disorders, methods of therapy, and psychological assessment.

Rathus has since poured his energies into writing textbooks in introductory psychology, developmental psychology, the psychology of adjustment, human sexuality, and abnormal psychology. He has taught at Northeastern University, St. John’s University, New York University, and The College of New Jersey. His professional activities include service on the American Psychological Association Task Force on Diversity Issues at the Precollege and Undergraduate Levels of Education in Psychology, and on the Advisory Panel, American Psychological Association, Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) Task Force on Undergraduate Psychology Major Competencies.

Rathus is proud of his family. His wife, Lois Fichner-Rathus, is a successful textbook author and a professor of art history. His daughter Allyn is a teacher in New York City. His daughter Jordan is enrolled in an M.F.A. program, with specialization in video art. Rathus’s youngest daughter, Taylor, is a musical theatre major and can dance the pants off of both of them. Rathus’s eldest daughter, Jill, is also a psychologist.

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