Product Description Connect with John Santrock's Topical Approach to Lifespan Development and connect with success. Informed and driven by research. At McGraw-Hill, we have spent thousands of hours with you and your students, working to understand the key needs and concerns you face in the Human Development course. The most common topics raised include managing the vast amount of content inherent to a Lifespan course and ensuring the dependability of the assigned material â is it current and accurate? The result of this research is John Santrock's A Topical Approach to Lifespan Development, 7e. Santrock ensures students complete and understand the assigned material in a number of ways: Santrock's hallmark Learning Goals pedagogy provides a comprehensive roadmap to the text material, clearly pointing out the core concepts fundamental to students' learning and performance. McGraw-Hill's LearnSmart increases students' efficiency in studying by identifying what they know and don't know and provides immediate remediation, helping them to learn the material they are struggling with. The connections theme continues in the 7th edition, showing students the different aspects of lifespan development and helping them to better understand the concepts. This recurring theme of connections â Developmental Connections, Topical Connections, Connecting Development to Life, Connecting with Careers, and Connections through Research â ties together concepts from across chapters to reinforce the learning process and connect the material to students' everyday lives and future aspirations. McGraw-Hill's Milestones video and assessment program helps bring the course material to life, so your students can witness real children developing over time. And of course, all of this material is informed by our unique board of expert contributors â a who's who of developmental psychology â who ensure the material is as accurate and up-to-date as possible. About the Author John W. Santrock received his Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Charleston and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has worked as a school psychologist and currently teaches educational psychology every year at the undergraduate level. In 2006, John received the University of Texas at Dallas Excellence in teaching award. His research has included publications in the Journal of Educational Psychology that focus on the contextual aspects of affectively-toned cognition and children's self-regulatory behavior as well as teachers' perceptions of children from divorced families. He has been a member of the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology and Child Development. His publications include these exceptional McGraw-Hill texts: Child Development, 13th Ed; Life-Span Development, 14th Edition; Adolescence, 14th Edition; Psychology, 7th Edition; and Educational Psychology, 4th Edition.