Human development: A psychological, biological, and sociological approach to the life span. 2nd ed

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Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1979, Vol 24(8), 668–669. Reviews the book, Human development: A psychological, biological, and sociological approach to the life span. 2nd ed. by James O. Lugo and Gerald L. Hershey (1979). This introductory text to the field of developmental psychology reflects the authors' multidisciplinary and life-span approach. The book is divided into three main parts. The first presents the major theoretical perspectives of history, philosophy, anthropology, and psychology and suggests how each may be applied to the study of development. Each chapter in the book contains a section that points out possible implications of the research and theories just examined. In general, the authors have succeeded in presenting life-span developmental psychology as not only another branch of social science, but a way of thinking about and viewing the world. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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