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A Topical Approach to Life-Span Development
John Santrock's "A Topical Approach to Life-Span Development" combines the most current research with a proven pedagogical system to provide instructors and students with the best-selling topically arranged introduction to lifespan development. Drawing on a who's who list of expert consultants in all areas of developmental psychology, Santrock once again provides a trusted ...more
Hardcover, 788 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
(first published 2001)
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Oct 02, 2011 Melissa Lee-Tammeus rated it it was ok · review of another edition
I actually had to get a custom version of this book which was esthetically unpleasing and way too expensive. A ton of wonderful information but found the set up a bit confusing. Most chapters took specific theories etc and went from early childhood to late adulthood all at once - I much prefer books that break chapters into each stage of life and look at it that way. Made doing papers about specific populations difficult as there was information in each chapter instead of certain chapters dedica ...more
I read this textbook in undergrad and had this new edition for my graduate work. I was pretty disappointed in that, 6 years seperated the reading of this textbook and they made very few modification or changes. I thought with 6 year difference, more recent studies would have been incorporated as well as new photos. I was wrong. There were a handful of instances of new work being cited but no new photos to illusrate the points. Great for undergraduates new to lifespan development but I was disapp ...more