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Lifespan

Lifespan
Why We Age—and Why We Don't Have To

by David A. Sinclair,Matthew D. LaPlante

  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Release : 2019-09-10
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1501191977
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A paradigm-shifting book from an acclaimed Harvard Medical School scientist and one of Time’s most influential people. It’s a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everything we’ve been taught to believe about aging is wrong? What if we could choose our lifespan? In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory for why we age. As he writes: “Aging is a disease, and that disease is treatable.” This eye-opening and provocative work takes us to the frontlines of research that is pushing the boundaries on our perceived scientific limitations, revealing incredible breakthroughs—many from Dr. David Sinclair’s own lab at Harvard—that demonstrate how we can slow down, or even reverse, aging. The key is activating newly discovered vitality genes, the descendants of an ancient genetic survival circuit that is both the cause of aging and the key to reversing it. Recent experiments in genetic reprogramming suggest that in the near future we may not just be able to feel younger, but actually become younger. Through a page-turning narrative, Dr. Sinclair invites you into the process of scientific discovery and reveals the emerging technologies and simple lifestyle changes—such as intermittent fasting, cold exposure, exercising with the right intensity, and eating less meat—that have been shown to help us live younger and healthier for longer. At once a roadmap for taking charge of our own health destiny and a bold new vision for the future of humankind, Lifespan will forever change the way we think about why we age and what we can do about it.

The Life Span

The Life Span
Human Development for Helping Professionals

by Patricia C. Broderick,Pamela Blewitt

  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Release : 2014-01-06
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 0133549313
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0133785645. The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals, 4/e, provides an in-depth look at the science of human development, highlighting theories and research that have useful applications for individuals working in fields such as education, counseling, and social work. The main purpose of this book is to provide the reader with information that can be translated into professional “best practice” applications. Throughout, the text reflects the contemporary view that life span development is a process deeply embedded within and inseparable from the context of family, social network, and culture. Because the book is designed for graduate students, most topics, especially those that have special relevance to helping professionals, are covered in greater depth than in a typical life span text. The expanded coverage of research in these areas will enhance students’ understanding of the scientific basis for application to practice. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video to illustrate key concepts and pop-up assessments to help students assess their proficiency. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later. From reviews of the book: “This book is unique in that it is research-based, includes comprehensive coverage of important course topics, and offers helping professionals information about human development that will enhance service provision to clients across the lifespan.” --Mary M. Chittooran, Saint Louis University “The writing style is clear, interesting and engaging and is at a level appropriate for my students. Nicely done. . . . [The] case studies [and] developmental psychopathology sections are strengths. . . . [The book is] well organized, well-written, broad-based . . ., [and] insightful. [I] especially liked the authors’ focus on practical and applied therapies, as well as their emphasis on research-based therapies that incorporate sound principles of human developmental.” --Rosalie A. Rohm, Ball State University “This readable, well organized text addresses the depth and scope of development. The text extends students knowledge of the material by providing a wealth of applicable information for those who are or will be in a helping profession. . . . [Compared to other available texts, this one is] far superior in terms of the balance of scope and depth.” --Kathryn Cooper, Northern Colorado University

Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span

Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span
A Book

by Carole Lium Edelman,Carol Lynn Mandle,Elizabeth C. Kudzma

  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 2013-01-01
  • Pages : 670
  • ISBN : 0323091415
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Up to date and easy to read, this textbook provides comprehensive coverage of all major concepts of health promotion and disease prevention. It highlights growth and development throughout the life span, emphasizing normal development as well as the specific problems and health promotion issues common to each stage. All population groups are addressed with separate chapters for individuals, families, and communities. -- Provided by publisher.

Parenting across the Life Span

Parenting across the Life Span
Biosocial Dimensions

by Jeanne Altmann

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-09-04
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 1351500880
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Research on parenting through the life course has developed around two separate approaches. Evolutionary biology provides fresh perspectives from life history theory using behavioral ecology and parental investment theory. At the same time, the social and behavioral sciences integrates research from long-term studies of individual development and from the collection of life histories.This path-breaking book advances evolutionary, life history research by integrating perspectives of these two approaches into a biosocial science of the life course. It examines parenthood as a commitment extending throughout life and focuses on the impact on parental and child behavior of changes in the timing, distribution, and intensity of parental investment. This perspective is particularly appropriate for research on parenting since the family is the universal human institution within which the bearing and rearing of children has been based and which transmits traditions, beliefs, and values to the young.

Life-Span Development and Behavior

Life-Span Development and Behavior
A Book

by David L. Featherman,Richard M. Lerner,Marion Perlmutter

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2014-01-14
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1317783743
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume continues the tradition of the Life-Span Development Series, presenting overviews of research programs on a variety of developmental topics. Research and theory in life-span development have given increased attention to the issues of constancy and change in human development and to the opportunities for, and constraints on, plasticity in structure and function across life. Acknowledging the need for and existence of interconnection between age and developmental periods, it focuses on conditions for possibly discontinuous development that emerge at later periods. Contributors to this series are sensitive to the restrictive consequences of studying only specific age periods, such as old age, infancy, or adolescence. Each scholar attempts to relate the facts about one age group to similar facts about other age groups, and to move toward the study of transformation of characteristics and processes over the life span.

Handbook of Intraindividual Variability Across the Life Span

Handbook of Intraindividual Variability Across the Life Span
A Book

by Manfred Diehl,Karen Hooker,Martin J. Sliwinski

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-12-08
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : 1136285237
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Intraindividual variability (IIV) of human development and behavior across the entire life-span is explored in this new book. Leading researchers summarize recent findings on the extent, role, and function of IIV in human development with a focus on how, when, and why individuals change over time. The latest theoretical, methodological, and technological advances are reviewed. The book explores the historical and theoretical background and challenges of IIV research along with its role and function in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Edited to maximize consistency and accessibility, each chapter includes an introduction and a review of the research and most explore future directions, new theoretical developments, and conclusions and implications. Readers are shown that by focusing on the individual as a unit of analysis across different time scales, conditions, and situations, researchers can effectively demonstrate behavioral and developmental regularities at different points of the life-span. As such this book is a must have for anybody interested in IIV research. The book explores: -New designs and methods for the analysis of intensive repeated measures data. -The importance of real-time data for more time sensitive and ecologically valid measurements. -The role and function of intraindividual variability in behavior and development across the life-span -- from infancy to later life. -Numerous examples of how intraindividual variability research is conducted. -Topics and findings that are commonly treated in disparate bodies of literature from various disciplines. Part 1 provides a historical, conceptual, and methodological overview of the study of intraindividual variability (IIV). IIV during childhood and adolescence and its application in the investigation of development of language acquisition, infant-parent interactions, development of motor skills, cognitive development, mood regulation, and identity development are examined in Part 2. Part 3 focuses on IIV during adult development, including its use in neuropsychological functioning and attention and in personality development and mood regulation. IIV in the context of adults’ health behavior is also reviewed. Part 4 examines the key issues and challenges of IIV research in human development such as whether IIV in adult development is an indicator of vulnerability or resilience, the association between short-term IIV and long-term developmental change, and multiple time-scale design and analysis. The volume concludes with a look at the future of intraindividual variation analysis. Intended for advanced students and researchers in developmental psychology across the life-span, social, personality, and health psychology, as well as sociology, family studies, gerontology, education, and medicine, interested in intraindividual variability of behavior and its role in human development, this book also serves as a text for graduate courses on longitudinal analysis, multilevel modeling, and/or (advanced) data analysis offered in these departments. Knowledge in human development or life course sociology and graduate-level statistics is recommended.

Executive Function

Executive Function
Development Across the Life Span

by Sandra A. Wiebe,Julia Karbach

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-28
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 1351663232
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Executive Function: Development Across the Life Span presents perspectives from leading researchers and theorists on the development of executive function from infancy to late adulthood and the factors that shape its growth and decline. Executive function is the set of higher-order cognitive processes involved in regulating attention, thoughts, and actions. Relative to other cognitive domains, its development is slow and decline begins early in late adulthood. As such, it is particularly sensitive to variations in environments and experiences, and there is growing evidence that it is susceptible to intervention – important because of its link to a wide range of important life outcomes. The volume is made up of four sections. It begins with an overview of executive function’s typical development across the lifespan, providing a foundation for the remainder of the volume. The second section presents insights into mechanisms of executive function, as provided by a variety of methodological approaches. The third and fourth sections review the current research evidence on specific factors that shape executive function’s development, focusing on normative (e.g., bilingualism, physical activity, cognitive training) and clinically relevant (e.g., substance use, neurodegenerative disease) developmental pathways.

Intergenerational Communication Across the Life Span

Intergenerational Communication Across the Life Span
A Book

by Angie Williams,Jon F. Nussbaum

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-02-01
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 1135690499
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Individuals of all ages interact with one another, and their interactions have significance throughout their lives. This distinctive volume acknowledges the importance of these interactions and provides a life-span developmental view of communication and aging, attempting to capture the many similarities and changes that occur in people's lives as they age. The authors move the study of intergenerational contact closer to the actual participants, examining what happens within intergenerational interactions and how people evaluate their intergenerational experiences. The volume concentrates on the micro-context of the intergenerational interaction and the cognitions, language, and relationship behaviors related to intergenerational communication across the life span. The volume employs the perspective that the understanding of human behavior across the life span is enhanced by studying communicative behavior in intergenerational interaction. The authors integrate research from multiple disciplines concerned with intergenerational communication, which is framed by several unique theoretical perspectives drawn from the communication discipline. As a resource for the study of intergenerational communication across the life span, this monograph offers important insights to scholars, students, and all who are involved in intergenerational communication.

Down Syndrome Across the Life Span

Down Syndrome Across the Life Span
A Book

by Monica Cuskelly,Anne Jobling,Susan Buckley

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2008-04-30
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0470777982
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book promotes a positive message for people with Down syndrome across the world. Living with Down Syndrome is a positive experience for the majority of children and adults with Down syndrome, and for their families. Of course there are difficulties to be faced, but quality of life, from infancy to old age, is determined more by the quality of healthcare, education and social inclusion offered to individuals, than by the developmental difficulties that are associated with Down syndrome. The aim of this book is to bring the latest information on research and good practice to families, practitioners and policy makers in order improve the services available to individuals with Down syndrome in all countries.

Safeguarding Across the Life Span

Safeguarding Across the Life Span
A Book

by June Keeling,David Goosey

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2020-10-12
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1526422166
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Considering safeguarding across the life span and placing it within a multiagency context, this book gives students a grounding to the key issues in safeguarding today, highlighting the key skills and knowledge necessary for effective practice along the way. It includes reference to the latest legislation, skills for practice, a breadth of contexts and service-user groups, drawing on a range of case studies, activities, reflective questions and recommending reading from across health and social care. Locating age specific concerns in context and divided into sections which cover every stage of life, it addresses questions of culture, gender and problems frequently encountered in practice and what these mean for safeguarding and law.

The Life Span

The Life Span
Human Development for Helping Professionals

by Patricia C. Broderick,Pamela Blewitt

  • Publisher : Pearson
  • Release : 2019-01-04
  • Pages : 792
  • ISBN : 9780135227763
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals, 5th Edition, provides an in-depth look at the science of human development, highlighting theories and research that have useful applications for individuals working in fields such as education, counseling, and social work. The main purpose of this book is to provide the reader with information that can be translated into professional best practice applications. Throughout, the text reflects the contemporary view that life span development is a process deeply embedded within and inseparable from the context of family, social network, and culture. Because the book is designed for graduate students, most topics, especially those that have special relevance to helping professionals, are covered in greater depth than in a typical life span text. The expanded coverage of research in these areas will enhance readers' understanding of the scientific basis for application to practice. Also available with MyLab Education By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab Education gives helping professionals opportunities to apply theory to practice -- better preparing them for success in their future classrooms. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab Education, search for: 0135205921 / 9780135205921 The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals Plus MyLab Education with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 5e Package consists of: 0135208688 / 9780135208687 MyLab Education with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals, 5/e 0135227763 / 9780135227763 The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals, 5e

Temperament and Personality Development Across the Life Span

Temperament and Personality Development Across the Life Span
A Book

by Victoria J. Molfese,Dennis L. Molfese,Robert R. McCrae

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2000-06
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 1135666989
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the third book in a series of Across the Life Span volumes that has come from the Biennial Life Span Development Conferences. The authors--well known in their fields--present theoretical and research issues important for the understanding of temperament in infancy and childhood, as well as personality in adolescence and adulthood. Current findings placed within theoretical and historical contexts make each chapter distinctive. The chapter authors focus on their work and its implications for temperament and personality issues across the life span. In addition, they include summaries of research by other investigators and theorists, placing their work and that of others in a lifespan perspective.

Social Skills Across the Life Span

Social Skills Across the Life Span
Theory, Assessment, and Intervention

by Douglas W. Nangle,Cynthia A. Erdley,Rebecca Schwartz-Mette

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2020-05-21
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0128177535
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Social skills are critical to psychological adjustment across the lifespan. These skills are necessary for attaining a variety of important social, emotional, and interpersonal goals. Social skill definits and resulting negative social interactions are associated with a wide variety of adjustment problems and psychological disorders. Social Skills across the Life Span: Theory is a comprehensive social skills volume providing in-depth coverage of theory, assessment, and intervention. Divided into three major sections, the volume begins with the definition of social competence, developmental factors, and relations to adjustment. This is followed by coverage of general assessment and intervention issues across the lifespan. In the third section, program developers describe specific evidence-based interventions. Identifies how social skills influence social competence and well being Addresses the full lifespan Reviews methods to assess and intervene with children and adults Details evidence-based interventions for children and adults

Social Cognition

Social Cognition
Development Across the Life Span

by Jessica Sommerville,Jean Decety

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2016-09-13
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 1315520567
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Social Cognition brings together diverse and timely writings that highlight cutting-edge research and theories on the development of social cognition and social behavior across species and the life span. The volume is organized according to two central themes that address issues of continuity and change both at the phylogenetic and the ontogenetic level. First, the book addresses to what extent social cognitive abilities and behaviors are shared across species, versus abilities and capacities that are uniquely human. Second, it covers to what extent social cognitive abilities and behaviors are continuous across periods of development within and across the life span, versus their change with age. This volume offers a fresh perspective on social cognition and behavior, and shows the value of bringing together different disciplines to illuminate our understanding of the origins, mechanisms, functions, and development of the many capacities that have evolved to facilitate and regulate a wide variety of behaviors fine-tuned to group living.

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span - E-Book

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span - E-Book
A Book

by Donna J. Cech,Suzanne Tink Martin

  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 2011-10-05
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 1437715486
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Providing a solid foundation in the normal development of functional movement, Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span, 3rd Edition helps you recognize and understand movement disorders and effectively manage patients with abnormal motor function. It begins with coverage of basic theory, motor development and motor control, and evaluation of function, then discusses the body systems contributing to functional movement, and defines functional movement outcomes in terms of age, vital functions, posture and balance, locomotion, prehension, and health and illness. This edition includes more clinical examples and applications, and updates data relating to typical performance on standardized tests of balance. Written by physical therapy experts Donna J. Cech and Suzanne "Tink" Martin, this book provides evidence-based information and tools you need to understand functional movement and manage patients' functional skills throughout the life span. Over 200 illustrations, tables, and special features clarify developmental concepts, address clinical implications, and summarize key points relating to clinical practice. A focus on evidence-based information covers development changes across the life span and how they impact function. A logical, easy-to-read format includes 15 chapters organized into three units covering basics, body systems, and age-related functional outcomes respectively. Expanded integration of ICF (International Classification of Function) aligns learning and critical thinking with current health care models. Additional clinical examples help you apply developmental information to clinical practice. Expanded content on assessment of function now includes discussion of participation level standardized assessments and assessments of quality-of-life scales. More concise information on the normal anatomy and physiology of each body system allows a sharper focus on development changes across the lifespan and how they impact function.

Face Perception across the Life-Span

Face Perception across the Life-Span
A Book

by Bozana Meinhardt-Injac,Andrea Hildebrandt

  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release : 2017-03-17
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 2889451143
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Face perception is a highly evolved visual skills in humans. This complex ability develops across the life-span, steeply rising in infancy, refining across childhood and adolescence, reaching highest levels in adulthood and declining in old age. As such, the development of face perception comprises multiple skills, including sensory (e.g., mechanisms of holistic, configural and featural perception), cognitive (e.g., memory, processing speed, attentional control), and also emotional and social (e.g., reading and interpreting facial expression) domains. Whereas our understanding of specific functional domains involved in face perception is growing, there is further pressing demand for a multidisciplinary approach toward a more integrated view, describing how face perception ability relates to and develops with other domains of sensory and cognitive functioning. In this research topic we bring together a collection of papers that provide a shot of the current state of the art of theorizing and investigating face perception from the perspective of multiple ability domains. We would like to thank all authors for their valuable contributions that advanced our understanding of face and emotion perception across development.

Sibling Relationships Across the Life Span

Sibling Relationships Across the Life Span
A Book

by Victor Cicirelli

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-03-14
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 1475765096
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When one begins to examine the existing literature dealing with siblings, one soon becomes aware that many separate domains of sibling research exist and that there is little connection between them; for example, sibling relationships in early childhood, genetic and environmental influences on individual differences between siblings, dysfunctional sibling relation ships, adult sibling helping relationships, sibling violence and abuse, and so on. The author's aim in writing this book was to attempt to bring together for the first time studies from diverse areas of sibling research into a single volume. The book is a summary and integration of the various domains of sibling studies, extending across the life span where studies exist to make this possible. Although many gaps in the sibling research literature within and between domains of study and over the life span still exist, it is hoped that this book will motivate others to help fill in the gaps by suggesting direc tions where further research is needed.

The Handbook of Life-Span Development, Volume 1

The Handbook of Life-Span Development, Volume 1
Cognition, Biology, and Methods

by Richard M. Lerner,Willis F. Overton

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2010-12-14
  • Pages : 1040
  • ISBN : 0470634359
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the past fifty years, scholars of human development have been moving from studying change in humans within sharply defined periods, to seeing many more of these phenomenon as more profitably studied over time and in relation to other processes. The Handbook of Life-Span Development, Volume 1: Cognition, Biology, and Methods presents the study of human development conducted by the best scholars in the 21st century. Social workers, counselors and public health workers will receive coverage of of the biological and cognitive aspects of human change across the lifespan.

Discovering The Life Span

Discovering The Life Span
A Book

by Feldman

  • Publisher : Pearson Education India
  • Release : 2009-09
  • Pages : 491
  • ISBN : 9788131730171
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Motivation and Self-Regulation Across the Life Span

Motivation and Self-Regulation Across the Life Span
A Book

by Jutta Heckhausen,Carol S. Dweck

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1998-10-28
  • Pages : 461
  • ISBN : 9780521591768
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A group of internationally renowned scholars discuss their research on motivation.