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LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT: A Chronological Approach, Fourth Edition
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Megan Clegg-Kraynok, PhD​

Ohio Northern University​


Kelvin L. Seifert, PhD​

The University of Manitoba - Emeritus


Robert J. Hoffnung, PhD​

University of New Haven​ - Emeritus


Michele Hoffnung, PhD​

Quinnipiac University​ - Emerita


Pages: 788 Pages

Copyright Year: © 2022

Status: Available

Formats & Ordering ISBNs:


Paperback (Full Color): 978-1-950377-23-7
Paperback (B/W): 978-1-950377-22-0

Loose-Leaf (B/W): 978-1-950377-24-4

Online Version: 978-1-950377-24-4

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Study Guide

Quizlet Study Set

Printable Lecture Guide

LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT  is a chronologically organized text that presents development from a growth perspective, focusing on continuities and change throughout the lifespan. By illustrating the connections and relationships among all stages, Lifespan Development allows students to discover that human development is a lifelong process. The Fourth Edition offers an even stronger emphasis on the lifespan approach to development, as exemplified by four themes: Lifelong Growth, Continuity and Change, Changing Meanings and Vantage Points, and Developmental Diversity.
Comprehensive coverage of current issues, topics, and scholarly research. The text has been thoroughly updated to reflect current research, theories, and applications. This edition includes comprehensive coverage of the impact of COVID-19/Pandemic on physical health, mental well-being, and behaviors across the lifespan including death and bereavement. In addition, there is an increased focus on the impact of microaggressions, overt, and covert racism, and systemic racism development.
Unifying themes are integrated throughout the text. The presentation emphasizes four lifespan themes: Lifelong Growth, Continuity and Change, Changing Meanings and Vantage Points, and Developmental Diversity.
A broad range of examples and applications. The examples and applications presented throughout the text increase the relevance of key concepts and issues for a wide range of students.

Multicultural coverage. Extensive multicultural content is integrated throughout the text, including "A Multicultural View” boxed in­serts. These boxes are found in each chapter and highlight issues of development from a cross-cultural or multicultural perspective.
A critical research approach. All material is based on a firm understanding of current research in the field, balancing the inclusion of classic and re­cent studies and presenting research in a manner that is accessible to students.
An accessible and relevant text that offers a unique narrative. The natural and relaxed writing style promotes the sense of a conversation between the authors and the reader, facilitating student engagement with the content.​​
Contemporary design with a rich illustration program. Numerous graphs, fig­ures, and tables reinforce the text discussions by pro­viding a visual guide to key concepts.
Student-friendly pedagogy and features. Each chapter contains a wealth of in-text study aids: chapter outlines, focusing questions, on-page key term definitions, box inserts ("Focusing On...", "Working With" Interviews, and "A Multicultural View") comprehensive chapter reviews, and much more.​​​
Complete Instructor's Support Package. Instructor's Resource Manual, Test Item File, PowerPoint Lecture Slides, and Online Video Labs with Student Worksheets.

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Instructor's Manual

Test Item


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100% of Our Development, Production, and Manufacturing  are done here in the U.S.A.​
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