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Growing Up, Growing Older: Perspectives on Lifespan Development (Revised First Edition)Lara Mayeux

Growing Up, Growing Older

Perspectives on Lifespan Development (Revised First Edition)
Edited by Lara Mayeux

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-62131-272-7, 292 pages


What do infants understand about the physical world? What influence do parents have in their child’s development of a conscience? Are popular teens more at-risk for substance use problems? What are the characteristics of a successful marriage? Growing Up, Growing Older: Perspectives on Lifespan Development answers these questions and more.

The book brings together classic and cutting-edge research on human development from the prenatal period to late adulthood. Focusing on the broad themes of perceptual, cognitive, social, and emotional development, this volume includes essential readings from leaders in the fields of attachment, language development, peer relations, gender, moral development, marriage, and others. Growing Up, Growing Older is designed to introduce students of lifespan development to research and theory that shape the way we understand the developing person.

Growing Up, Growing Older:

  • Allows an in-depth examination of key issues addressed in developmental research.
  • Provides the flexibility to be used as a stand-alone textbook for advanced courses or as a supplement for general courses.
  • Facilitates a deeper understanding of developmental theories and research methods.
  • Enriches students’ understanding of topics that can be summarized only briefly in traditional textbooks.
  • Includes readings that represent the various research methods and designs used by scientists who study human development, including observational, experimental, and correlational studies and both cross-sectional and longitudinal designs.

Lara Mayeux Lara Mayeux received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2003. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches developmental psychology courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Her research interests include peer status, aggression, and social self-perceptions in childhood and adolescence. Dr. Mayeux co-edited the book Popularity in the Peer System, and her research on popular adolescents has been widely cited.