Many academic disciplines contribute to the study of life span and this course is offered
in some schools as psychology; in other schools it is taught under sociology or human
development. This multidisciplinary book is made up of contributions from researchers
in the areas of health care, anthropology, nutrition, child development, biology,
gerontology, psychology, and sociology among others. Consequently, the stories
provided are rich and well-rounded and the theories and findings can be part of a
collaborative effort to understand human lives.