Development Through Life: A Psychosocial Approach (pdf) – Thirteenth Edition by
Barbara Newman and Philip Newman
Philip R. Newman (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a social psychologist whose research has focused on the transition to high school as well as on group identity and alienation.
His current project is a book about how high schools can better meet the psychosocial needs of adolescents. He has taught courses in introductory psychology, adolescence, social psychology, developmental psychology, counseling, and family, school, and community contexts for development.
He served as the director for research and evaluation of the Young Scholars Program at the Ohio State University and as the director of the Human Behavior Curriculum Project for the American Psychological Association. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), and the American Orthopsychiatric Association. For fun, Phil enjoys photography, reading mysteries, attending concerts and Broadway plays, and watching baseball. He homeschooled his three children through elementary and middle school.
Barbara M. Newman (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a professor emeritus in the department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Rhode Island. She has also been on the faculty at Russell Sage College and the Ohio State University, where she served as department chair in Human Development and Family Science and as associate provost for faculty recruitment and development. She has taught courses in life-span development, adolescence, human development and family theories, and = the research process. Dr. Newman’s I current research focuses on the sense | of belonging among college students, f with particular attention to students in I minoritized groups. She is a member i of an inter-university research team I investigating the developing sense of <3 purpose among students with disabilities.
For fun. Barbara enjoys reading mysteries, practicing the piano, making up projects with her grandchildren, taking walks along Narragansett Bay and Block Island Sound, and spending time with her family.
Together, the Newmans have worked on programs to bring low-income minority youth to college and have studied the processes involved in their academic success. They are co-authors of 13 books, including a recent book on theories of human development, and numerous articles in the field of human development. They met by the Mason Hall elevator at the University of Michigan, fell in love at first sight, and have been married for 50 years.
1 The Development Through Life Perspective
2 Major Theories for Understanding Human Development
3 Psychosocial Theory
4 The Period of Pregnancy and Prenatal Development
5 Infancy (First 24 Months)
6 Toddlerhood (Ages 2 to 4 Years)
7 Early School Age (4 to 6 Years)
8 Middle Childhood (6 to 12 Years)
9 Early Adolescence (12 to 18 Years)
10 Later Adolescence (18 to 24 Years)
11 Early Adulthood (24 to 34 Years)
12 Middle Adulthood (34 to 60 Years)
13 Later Adulthood (60 to 75 Years)
14 Elderhood (75 Until Death)
15 Understanding Death, Dying, and Bereavement
Appendix The Research Process