Publisher description for Applied developmental psychology / [edited by] Celia B. Fisher, Richard M. Lerner.


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Counter This is the first textbook in the expanding field of Applied Developmental Psychology. Most instructors use original primary sources because no text is available. The editors of this volume, Celia Fisher and Richard Lerner, are two world renowned scholars in this field who have utilized their expertise in this area to develop the book. The text features six sections which are organized chronologically (to reflect its emphasis on lifespan development) and an introductory and concluding chapter by Fisher and Lerner which serve as a guide for students and teachers. This edited volume presents an impressive collection of work by the leading researchers in this field on applied topics in lifespan development such as infant care practices, children's memory development within the context of sexual abuse, correlates of adolescent pregnancy and parenthood, and design and evaluation of interventions in nursing homes. The text is targeted at upper-level undergraduates and first year graduate students.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Developmental psychology, Psychology, Applied