A Guide to Teaching Developmental Psychology. Teaching Psychological Science

  • ID: 4449342
  • Book
  • 280 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Part of theTeaching Psychological Science series, this practical guide shares ideas, tips, and strategies for effectively teaching lifespan developmental psychology to undergraduates. This volume provides a unique wealth of concrete suggestions for teachers, such as:
  • techniques for linking course content to everyday student experiences
  • uses for class presentation, lecture, and active learning ideas
  • methods of increasing student interest in course themes
  • roadmap for teaching particularly difficult topics, such as the interface between diversity and development

A reliable, hands–on resource for both the novice teacher and the experienced instructor of developmental psychology, the book is replete with sample syllabi, critical thinking assignments, and references for helpful videotapes and websites.

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Series Editors’ Preface vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgements xiii

1. Developing the Course 1

2. Contexts of Development: Research Methods 37

3. Prenatal Development; Labor and Delivery 65

4. Infant Development 87

5. Early Childhood Development 117

6. Middle Childhood Development 139

7. Adolescent Development 155

8. Young Adult Development 167

9. Middle Adult and Older Adult Development 181

10. Death and Dying 205

References 223

Author Index 251

Subject Index 261

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Elizabeth Brestan Knight is Associate Professor of Psychology at Auburn University. She teaches undergraduate Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Health Psychology, and has taught Child Psychopathology and Child Therapy at the graduate level. In 2005, Brestan Knight was named the Lanier Professor of Psychology.

Ember L. Lee received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University. She is currently enrolled in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program with an emphasis in Child Clinical Psychology at Auburn University.

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