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Laura Berk, renowned professor and researcher in the field of human development, has revised this text with new pedagogy, a heightened emphasis on the interplay between biology and environment, and expanded coverage of biology, culture, and social issues, while emphasizing the lifespan perspeetive on development.

Synopsis:

Laura E. Berk

Development Through the Lifespan, 4e

What reviewers are saying…

 

"This is the most engaging textbook I have reviewed or used... truly remarkable in its depth, research and professional, personable, and engaging writing style... This book sets a new standard of excellence....I especially liked the excellent applications-implications included... far superior to nearly all other texts I am familiar with."

–Dale Lund, University of Utah

 

"One of the strengths of this book is a sense that we are learning from someone who is both a great scholar and a very wise and experienced person.  Berk has credibility on both a professional and personal level . . . [The text] also offers a sense that my students are getting exposure to the best research and ideas available in my field.

–David Shwalb, Southeastern Louisiana University

 

"[I appreciate the] great use of concrete, real-life examples of the various concepts throughout the chapter.  This is incredibly helpful for students' learning and retention of the material."

–Tracie Blumentritt, University of Wisconsin La Crosse

 

I especially like the way Dr. Berk addresses policy in this text... the Social Issues boxes are very useful in engaging students in topics of real-life importance that go beyond the individual."

–Ashley Maynard, University of Hawaii

 

"This is a high-quality text with wonderful pedagogical features."

 –Laurie Gruntmeir, Redlands Community College

 

"One of the greatest strengths of any Berk book on human development is the quality of the research the author selects for inclusion.  The timeliness and relevancy of the selected research goes a long way in enhancing the caliber of the information.  The author has created a good blend of historic, classic, contemporary, and practical research, which is appropriate for the topics covered."

–Lanthan Camblin, University of Cincinnati

 

"Chapter 8 is outstanding . . . The discussion of the factors that influence social and emotional adaptation illustrates the complexity of development, but in a highly readable and understandable fashion."

–Byron Egeland, University of Minnesota

 

"Chapter 19 is extraordinary.  Other textbooks pay lip service to the topic (of death, dying and bereavement) and have the tendency to gloss over the material.  Berk has written a phenomenal chapter… it is thorough, sensitive, and well written." –Cheryl Anagnopoulos, Black Hills State University

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

    PART I. THEORY AND RESEARCH IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 1: History, Theory, and Research Strategies

Human Development as a Scientific, Applied, and Interdisciplinary Field

Basic Issues

The Lifespan Perspective: A Balanced Point of View

Historical Foundations

Mid-Twentieth-Century Theories

Recent Theoretical Perspectives

Comparing and Evaluating Theories

Studying Development

Ethics in Lifespan Research 

    PART II. FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 2: Biological and Environmental Foundations

Genetic Foundations

Reproductive Choices

Environmental Contexts for Development

Understanding the Relationship Between Heredity and Environment

Chapter 3: Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn Baby

Prenatal Development

Prenatal Environmental Influences

Childbirth

Approaches to Childbirth

Medical Interventions

Preterm and Low-Birth-Weight Infants

Understanding Birth Complications

The Newborn Baby's Capacities

Adjusting to the New Family Unit

     PART III. INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD: THE FIRST TWO YEARS

Chapter 4: Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood

Body Growth

Brain Development

Influences on Early Physical Growth

Learning Capacities

Motor Development

Perceptual Development

Chapter 5: Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood

Piaget's Cognitive-Developmental Theory

Information Processing

The Social Context of Early Cognitive Development

Individual Differences in Early Mental Development

Language Development

Chapter 6: Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood

Erikson's Theory of Infant and Toddler Personality

Emotional Development

Temperament and Development

Development of Attachment

Self-Development During the First Two Years

     PART IV. EARLY CHILDHOOD: TWO TO SIX YEARS

Chapter 7: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Body Growth

Brain Development

Influences on Physical Growth and Health

Motor Development

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Piaget's Theory: The Preoperational Stage

Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory

Information Processing

Individual Differences in Mental Development

Language Development

Chapter 8: Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood

Erikson's Theory: Initiative versus Guilt

Self-Understanding

Emotional Development

Peer Relations

Foundations of Morality

Gender Typing

Child Rearing and Emotional and Social Development

     PART V. MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: SIX TO ELEVEN YEARS

Chapter 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Body Growth

Common Health Problems

Motor Development and Play

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Piaget's Theory: The Concrete Operational Stage

Information Processing

Individual Differences in Mental Development

Language Development

Learning in School

Chapter 10: Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood

Erikson's Theory: Industry versus Inferiority

Self-Understanding

Emotional Development

Understanding Others: Perspective Taking

Moral Development

Peer Relations

Gender Typing

Family Influences

Some Common Problems of Development

     PART VI. ADOLESCENCE: THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD

Chapter 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Conceptions of Adolescence

Puberty: The Physical Transition to Adulthood

The Psychological Impact of Pubertal Events

Health Issues

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Piaget's Theory: The Formal Operational Stage

An Information-Processing View of Adolescent Cognitive Development

Consequences of Adolescent Cognitive Changes

Sex Differences in Mental Abilities

Learning in School

Chapter 12: Emotional and Social Development in Adolescence

Erikson's Theory: Identity versus Role Confusion

Self-Understanding

Moral Development

Gender Typing

The Family

Peer Relations

Problems of Development

     PART VII. EARLY ADULTHOOD

Chapter 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

A Gradual Transition: Emerging Adulthood

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Biological Aging Is Under Way in Early Adulthood

Physical Changes

Health and Fitness

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Changes in the Structure of Thought

Expertise and Creativity

The College Experience

Vocational Choice

Chapter 14: Emotional and Social Development in Early Adulthood

Erikson's Theory: Intimacy versus Isolation

Other Theories of Adult Psychosocial Development

Close Relationships

The Family Life Cycle

The Diversity of Adult Lifestyles

Career Development

     PART VIII. MIDDLE ADULTHOOD

Chapter 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Physical Changes

Health and Fitness

Adapting to the Physical Challenges of Midlife

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Changes in Mental Abilities

Information Processing

Vocational Life and Cognitive Development

Adult Learners: Becoming a College Student in Midlife

Chapter 16: Emotional and Social Development in Middle Adulthood

Erikson's Theory: Generativity versus Stagnation

Other Theories of Psychosocial Development in Midlife

Stability and Change in Self-Concept and Personality

Relationships at Midlife

Vocational Life

     PART IX. LATE ADULTHOOD

Chapter 17: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Life Expectancy

Physical Changes

Health, Fitness, and Disability

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Memory

Language Processing

Problem Solving Wisdom

Factors Related to Cognitive Change

Cognitive Interventions

Lifelong Learning

Chapter 18: Emotional and Social Development in Late Adulthood

Erikson's Theory: Ego Integrity versus Despair

Other Theories of Psychosocial Development in Late Adulthood

Stability and Change in Self-Concept and Personality

Individual Differences in Psychological Well-Being

A Changing Social World

Relationships in Late Adulthood

Retirement and Leisure

Successful Aging

     PART X. THE END OF LIFE

Chapter 19: Death, Dying, and Bereavement

How We Die

Understanding of and Attitudes Toward Death

Thinking and Emotions of Dying People

A Place to Die

The Right to Die

Bereavement: Coping with the Death of a Loved One

Death Education

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205391578
Author:
Berk, Laura E.
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Compiled:
Cram 101
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews, Textbook Revie
Author:
Berk, 3rd Edition
Author:
Cram 101
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
General
Subject:
Developmental Psychology
Subject:
Developmental - Lifespan Development
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Series:
MyDevelopmentLab Series
Publication Date:
June 2006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
816
Dimensions:
11.00x8.25x.62 in. 1.48 lbs.

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Development Through the Lifespan, 4e

What reviewers are saying…

 

"This is the most engaging textbook I have reviewed or used... truly remarkable in its depth, research and professional, personable, and engaging writing style... This book sets a new standard of excellence....I especially liked the excellent applications-implications included... far superior to nearly all other texts I am familiar with."

–Dale Lund, University of Utah

 

"One of the strengths of this book is a sense that we are learning from someone who is both a great scholar and a very wise and experienced person.  Berk has credibility on both a professional and personal level . . . [The text] also offers a sense that my students are getting exposure to the best research and ideas available in my field.

–David Shwalb, Southeastern Louisiana University

 

"[I appreciate the] great use of concrete, real-life examples of the various concepts throughout the chapter.  This is incredibly helpful for students' learning and retention of the material."

–Tracie Blumentritt, University of Wisconsin La Crosse

 

I especially like the way Dr. Berk addresses policy in this text... the Social Issues boxes are very useful in engaging students in topics of real-life importance that go beyond the individual."

–Ashley Maynard, University of Hawaii

 

"This is a high-quality text with wonderful pedagogical features."

 –Laurie Gruntmeir, Redlands Community College

 

"One of the greatest strengths of any Berk book on human development is the quality of the research the author selects for inclusion.  The timeliness and relevancy of the selected research goes a long way in enhancing the caliber of the information.  The author has created a good blend of historic, classic, contemporary, and practical research, which is appropriate for the topics covered."

–Lanthan Camblin, University of Cincinnati

 

"Chapter 8 is outstanding . . . The discussion of the factors that influence social and emotional adaptation illustrates the complexity of development, but in a highly readable and understandable fashion."

–Byron Egeland, University of Minnesota

 

"Chapter 19 is extraordinary.  Other textbooks pay lip service to the topic (of death, dying and bereavement) and have the tendency to gloss over the material.  Berk has written a phenomenal chapter… it is thorough, sensitive, and well written." –Cheryl Anagnopoulos, Black Hills State University

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