Tara L. Kuther
SAGE Publications, Inc
Author and educator Tara L. Kuther explores the dynamic interactions between individuals, our genetic make-up, and the various contexts that shape our growth and development at every stage of life in the Second Edition of her award-winning, chronologically organized text, Lifespan Development: Lives in Context. This book won the award for best text on lifespan development, and it is organized chronologically. In a writing style that is straightforward and engaging, Kuther presents a comprehensive yet condensed introduction to the area by integrating the findings of current study with the theory and research that formed the foundation of the field in the past. Students are encouraged to compare concepts, use theoretical viewpoints, and think about applications of research findings in their own lives and potential occupations by using lively feature boxes and critical thinking questions throughout the course.