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Encyclopedia of Human Development

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    Neil J. Salkind (Editor)

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SAGE Reference is proud to announce the Encyclopedia of Human Development, Three-Volume Set.

Whether charting the emotional attachment of an infant to his or her parents and its long-term effects on well-being, media violence and adolescents' behaviour, or factors moderating the natural decline in physical and mental abilities associated with aging, the cross-disciplinary field of human development is one that captures interest among and holds practical relevance for the general public as well as academia.

The Encyclopedia of Human Development presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies and education. From A to Z, 600 entries cover topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, personality development, prenatal development, temperament and more.

Key features and benefits include:

- cross-disciplinary coverage, with contributions from and applications to the fields of psychology, education, human development and family studies and gerontology:

- highlighting classic studies and theories and will provide brief biographies of notable researchers and theorists:

- an introduction explaining the scope, rationale and audience for this Encyclopedia:

- entries, organized A to Z, followed by a brief list of further readings and cross-references to other entries.

Whilst entries are organized in the classical A to Z format, an alternative table of contents, a `reader's guide' is organized around themes or specific topic areas that allows readers interested in specific topics to find relevant encyclopedia entries more easily.

Several `anchor essays' cover specific phases of the lifespan, for example: prenatal: infancy: childhood: adolescence: early and middle adulthood: later adulthood: and aging.

A general bibliography builds from the further reading sections of the individual entries.

Key Themes include:



Aging and Older Development


Birth and Infancy

Cognitive Development

Death and Dying

Early Childhood Development and Education


Emotional Development

Families and Family Development

Genetics/Genetic Testing

Health Well Being

Intelligence, Ability and Aptitude

Language and Communications

Laws and Policies

Learning and Memory

Mental Disorders

Middle Adulthood


Moral Development

Older Adulthood and Old Age



Physical and Biological Development

Professional Organizations

Race and Ethnicity


Sexuality and Sex

Social Development and Social Behavior

Social Learning Theory

Special Groups

Statistics, Research Methods, and Measurement

Substance Abuse

Theories and Ideas About Development

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Book details

  • PDF | 1616 pages
  • Neil J. Salkind (Editor)
  • SAGE Publications, Inc: 1 edition (30 Oct. 2005)
  • English
  • 3
  • Health, Family Lifestyle

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