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ISBN-13 9780205214365ISBN-10 0205214363
ISBN-10 020559526XISBN-13 9780205595266
Author(s): Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 768

Help students understand how culture impacts development- and why it matters. 

Through current research and examples of human development around the world students learn to think culturally about their own development and see how it applies to their own lives and future careers, preparing them for a future in today’s globalized society. 

New U.S. and international videos, shot in several countries, allow students to observe similarities and differences in human development across cultures.   Video Guides are included in each chapter, at the end of each section.  Students can quickly scan the Video Guide’s “QR code” and link directly to a short video clip using their smart phone.  Videos are also available on MyDevelopmentLab.

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning — The new MyDevelopmentLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.

  • Apply Developmental Science & Engage Students — Arnett meets students where they are with personal anecdotes, video scans, and a cultural focus.

  • Improve Critical Thinking - Students learn to think critically about the influence of culture on development. Learning objectives help students organize and understand the material covered within each section.

  • Explore Research — “Research Focus” provides students with a firm grasp of various research methods and helps them see the impact that methods can have on research findings.

  • Understand Culture and Diversity — By taking a cultural approach to human development, Arnett includes culture on every page and integrates culture throughout the narrative. 

  • Support Instructors — The Arnett supplements were written and tested by a dedicated team of instructors who teach the lifespan development course and believe in the importance of taking a cultural approach to human development.

  • Note: MyDevelopmentLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyDevelopmentLab, please visit: or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyDevelopmentLab (at no additional cost). VP: 9780205258628

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