This text combines clarity, relevance, and a history of classroom success in a classic presentation of psychological principles and theories. Psychology 8e emphasizes human diversity, individual differences and presents an increased coverage of gender and ethnic diversity. Features: * Developmental Perspective is an overriding features of this text. It presents themes of heredity and environment, continuity and change, and context in behavior. * Emphasizes human diversity and individual differences and their relationship to the science of psychology. * Concise presentation that focuses on the core concepts of psychology. * Outstanding pedagogy that includes comprehensive chapter summaries organized by chapter sections. * Applied TEST YOURSELF questions appear at the end of each section and the answers appear at the end of each chapter. New to this edition: * Two new features highlight the authors' strengths: the first, LIFE SPAN PERSPECTIVE, addresses issues across the life span, drawing on Kagan's expertise as a leading researcher in developmental psychology, the other, PSYCHOLOGY AND THE MEDIA, highlights Segal's experience as a widely published writer. * Increased coverage of gender and ethnic diversity. * Now includes a running glossary with a pronunciation guide. * New built-in STUDY GUIDE has been integrated into the text and provides additional student value. * INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL and TEST BANK have been revised extensively and expanded.