Carol K. Sigelman ; Elizabeth A. Rider
The text written by Sigelman and Rider combines a topical organization at the chapter level with an age/stage organization within each chapter. This text is well-known for its clear, straightforward writing style, foundation in current research, and well-chosen visuals and examples. Additionally, the text is known for its grounding in current research. Each chapter examines a specific aspect of development, such as physical growth, cognitive growth, or personality development, and analyzes the developmental trends and influences that have an effect on that aspect of development from infancy all the way into old age. Additionally, there is a section on infancy, childhood, adolescence, and maturity dedicated to each chapter. Your comprehension of the significant alterations that take place over the life span is facilitated by the organization. The text also places a strong emphasis on ideas and how they can be applied to various facets of development. Additionally, it places a strong emphasis on the interaction between nature and nurture in the process of development. This edition provides new media options that enable you to participate more actively with the information, as well as new research on the biological and societal factors on life span development.