Best Reference Books – Life Span Development

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Life Span Development subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Life Span Development along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Life Span Development subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Life Span Development" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Life Span Development” by John Santrock

“Life Span Development” Book Review: This book clearly points out the core concepts that are fundamental to students’ learning and performance. This book highlights to students the connections among the different aspects of life span development. Students can understand concepts better by reading this book.

2. “Development Across the Life Span” by Robert Feldman

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“Development Across the Life Span” Book Review: Get a chronological overview of physical, social, and emotional development by reading this book. This book contains theory and research details. Learn about the applications of these concepts and how students use them in their personal lives. Students can learn about the subject of human development. Get to learn how to draw connections between the material and their own experiences.

3. “Life-Span Development” by John W Santrock

“Life-Span Development” Book Review: This book contains learning goals and gives you up-to-date coverage of the topic. Learn about adulthood and ageing from this book. Get updated research data by reading this book to learn about lifespan development. This book contains many new citations.

4. “Textbook of Human Development” by Rani K Sudha and Srivastava Sushila

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“Textbook of Human Development” Book Review: Learn what is human development and the techniques to study about human development. Get to know about prenatal development and childbirth in detail. Gain more information about childhood, adulthood and old age by reading this book. Life has different stages and it is important to know about every stage of development in human life.

5. “Developmaental Psychology: A: Life – Span Approach” by Elizabeth Hurlock

“Developmental Psychology: A: Life – Span Approach” Book Review: This book shows the research work of development of all ages during the lifespan. This book has updated content about lifespan as the old content is eliminated and new content is included. This book acts as a guide for the development of psychology. Get to know about the different periods of life which includes prenatal period, infancy period, middle age and old age.

6. “Foundations of Human Development: A Life Span Approach” by Asha Singh

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“Foundations of Human Development: A Life Span Approach” Book Review: This book is meant for students of home science. It is also useful for counsellors, teachers and behavioural psychologists. This book discusses human development in all areas like physical, social, emotional and many more. It describes the factors that determine the growth and development of the Indian context. It explains the issues related to sexuality, reproductive health and the influence of genetics. Environment factors and heredity related issues are also covered in this book. The concept of middle childhood and the growing child’s position in the large physical world is explained in detail. Growth and changes in adolescence, roles and responsibilities of adults are also included. It also contains the concepts of physical changes, health issues, current trends and policies for the elder. The book describes individual developments and progress in the human life cycle.

7. “Theories of Human Development” by Barbara M Newman and Philip R Newman

“Theories of Human Development” Book Review: This book is meant for students who have taken courses in human development. This book consists of the theories of human development. There are totally nine theories covered in this book which are grouped into three. The theories that highlight the biological systems and environmental factors are covered. It also highlights the dynamic interaction between biological and environmental forces. It discusses the historical and cultural development of the theories. It provides key concepts, important ideas and directions for the scientific work. It also deals with the research examples and applications that show how the theory has guided the design of the program. It also includes analysis of basic questions, strength and weaknesses of human development.

8. “The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals” by Patricia C Broderick and Pamela Blewitt

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“The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals” Book Review: This book will be useful for students and professionals in the field of counselling and social work. It explains the science of human development in detail. It highlights the theories and researches that provide the useful application in counselling and social work. It discusses the life span development in context to family, social, network and culture. It mainly focuses on the information that provides applications that can be used to help professionals. The research in these areas will enhance the student to understand the scientific basis for application to practice.

9. “Essentials of Life-Span Development” by John W Santrock

“Essentials of Life-Span Development” Book Review: This book will be useful for students who have taken courses in human development. It covers the human life cycle from birth period followed by adulthood to death. It discusses the physical and mental development in infancy, childhood and adolescence. It also deals with development in early adulthood, middle and late adulthood. Socioemotional development is also covered in this book. It also explains death, dying and grieving.

10. “Lifespan Development” by Helen Bee

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“Lifespan Development” Book Review: It is a valuable text for students who have taken courses in human development. It explains human development from birth to death. It deals with the methods and theories of development. It discusses physical and cognitive development in infancy, early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence. It also explains the developments during early adulthood and middle adulthood. Social and personality developments are also addressed. It ends with late adulthood and the end of life which includes death, dying and bereavement.

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