Building on the success of previous of this text, Human Development : Family, Place, Culture 2e includes, for the first time, co-authors who are internationally recognised scholars and researchers in Human Development . Reflecting the need for current, culturally relevant material, this text also includes commentaries on key issues written by local contributors. This edition recognises the increasing international importance of both the subject, Human Development, and of research carried out in New Zealand . Writing from their position in Aotearoa New Zealand, the authors discuss the human lifespan in chronological order to ensure a solid conceptual foundation, using interesting contemporary examples.Improved pedagogy will help students revise and apply what they are learning. Each chapter features activities designed to promote critical thinking, discussion, teamwork and application skills, allowing students to engage deeply with the core concepts of Human Development.New features: learning objectives, review questions and for the first time, this edition provides access to an online testbank that instructors can use to design quizzes and assessments.