Developmental Psychology: A Life-Span Approach by Elizabeth B. Hurlock can serve as the perfect textbook to provide the basis for the field of developmental psychology.
Summary Of The Book
With the growing volume of research in the field of developmental psychology, for each of the stages in life span development, it has become imperative to consolidate the latest research findings into a single book. Developmental Psychology: A Life-Span Approach, Elizabeth Hurlock’s fifth edition of the book attempts to compile the latest research findings in this field.
In a field as vast and deep as developmental psychology, which has seen psychologists and researchers delve deep to reach conclusions and elaborate on each of the stages under life span development, a major task lies in selecting the relevant information and including new information with the latest findings. The book attempts to include these findings and highlight important facts in small little boxes under each chapter. This edition is accompanied by cartoons and images that help making facts more meaningful and easy to remember.
The book begins with Life Span Development and the obstacles surrounding it. It goes on to trace the different periods of life, such as the prenatal period, infancy, babyhood, middle age and old age. Each chapter includes chapter highlights and sources for each stage. The chapters on middle and old age have been improved significantly, with added information and new studies.
Having appeared first in the year 1953, this edition was published by Tata McGraw Hill education in the year 2001 and has been revised with new and improved information.
About Elizabeth B. Hurlock
Elizabeth Hurlock is a writer, educational consultant and lecturer.
Some of the major books by Hurlock include Child Growth and Development, Personality Development, Adolescent Development, The Psychology of Dress, and Instructor’s Manual for Adolescent Development.
Dr. Hurlock has been a lecturer in Educational Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been a significant contributor at the American Psychological Association as a representative to the council. She has written many books and educational films on childhood and adolescence.
A good book by Hurlock.
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