OverviewThe third edition of Life Span Human Development helps you to gain a deeper understanding of the many interacting forces affecting development from infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood. It includes local, multicultural and indigenous issues and perspectives, local research in development, regionally relevant statistical information, and national guidelines on health. Taking a unique integrated topical-chronological approach, each chapter focuses on a domain of development such as physical growth, cognition, or personality, and traces developmental trends and influences in that domain from infancy to old age. Within each chapter are sections on four life stages: infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood. This distinctive organisation enables you to comprehend the processes of transformation that occur in key areas of human development. New, print versions of this book come with bonus online study tools on the CourseMate Express platform. Premium online teaching and learning tools are available to purchase on the MindTap platform.