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Development Person Through Life Span (CL) (7TH 08 Edition)by Kathleen Stassen Berger
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Kathleen Stassen Berger's The Developing Person Through the Life Span is a perennial bestseller instructors depend upon for an authoritative portrait of the field. Enhanced with carefully crafted learning tools, its warm narrative style and emphasis on diverse lives and universal themes that speak directly to students.
With this new edition, that tradition is brought forward in a captivating new way.Cutting-edge research, electronic tools, and comprehensive insight combine to make The Developing Person Through the Life Span, Seventh Edition, the text that instructors need. With this edition, the ideal lifespan text is better than ever.
Table of Contents
Part I: Beginnings
Chapter 1: Introduction
Connections between Change and Time
Dynamic Systems Theory
Five Characteristics of Development
Issues and Applications: “My Name Wasnt Mary”
A Case to Study: My Nephew David
Developmental Study as a Science
Steps of the Scientific Method
Ways to Test Hypotheses
Studying Change Over Time
Cautions from Science
Correlation and Causation
Quantity and Quality
· New subsection “Defining Development” discusses the three crucial elements of the science of human development
· Increased focus on dynamic systems theory
· Issues and Applications: “My Name Wasnt Mary,” about the childhood of poet Maya Angelou
· New coverage of mirror neurons
· New discussion of quantitative vs. qualitative research
· New discussion of protection of research participants.
Chapter 2: Theories of Development
What Theories Do
Thinking Like a Scientist: Whats a Mother For?
In Person: My Beautiful, Hairless Babies
What Theories Contribute
The Nature-Nurture Controversy
No Answers Yet
· Expanded, updated coverage of epigenetic theory.
· Extensively revised discussion of selective adaptation with new examples.
· New subsection on nature-nurture interaction
Chapter 3: Heredity and Environment
The Genetic Code
What Genes Are
The Beginnings of Life
Issues and Applications: Too Many Boys?
From One Cell to Many
New Cells, New Functions
Issues and Applications: Ethical Dilemmas of Assisted Reproduction
From Genotype to Phenotype
Chromosomal and Genetic Abnormalities
Not Exactly 46 Chromosomes
Genetic Counseling and Testing
Issues and Applications: Abort Everyone but a Dwarf?
·Expanded discussion of identical twins
· New coverage of cloning.
· New coverage of infertility and assisted reproductive technology, including In Person: “I Am Not Happy with Me,” about in vitro fertilization.
· New subsection “Visual Acuity,” on genetic and cultural factors in nearsightedness.
· New coverage of type 2 diabetes epidemic.
Chapter 4: Prenatal Development and Birth
From Zygote to Newborn
Germinal: The First 14 Days
Embryo: From the Third Through the Eighth Month
Fetus: From the Ninth Week Until Birth
Thinking Like a Scientist: Too Slow?
Benefits of Prenatal Care
A Case to Study: “What Do People Live to Do?”
A Case to Study: “What Does That Say About Me?”
The Birth Process
The Newborns First Minutes
Variations in Birth
A Case to Study: “Throw Him in a Dumpster”
· Updated data on preterm births.
· New subsection “Protective Measures,” on reducing the risks of teratogens.
· New subsection “Benefits of Prenatal Care,” focusing on diagnostic testing.
· Expanded coverage of anoxia, with a new subsection.
· Expanded and updated coverage of low birthweight.
· New: A Case to Study: What Does That Say About Me?
Part II: The First Two Years
Chapter 5: The First Two Years: Biosocial Development
Connections in the Brain
Experience Enhances the Brain
Usual and Unexpected Experiences
Implications for Caregivers
Thinking Like a Scientist: Plasticity and Orphans
Senses and Motor Skills
Sensation and Perception
Tasting, Smelling, and Touching
In Person: The Normal Berger Babies
Public Health Measures
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Issues and Applications: Customs and Advice
·New coverage of co-sleeping
·New subsection “Implications for Caregivers,” covering self-righting, plasticity, and sensitive periods in brain development.
·Expanded coverage of infant reflexes, walking, immunization; and breast feeding.
Chapter 6: The First Two Years: Cognitive Development
Stages One and Two: Primary Circular Reactions
Stages Three and Four: Secondary Circular Reactions
Thinking Like a Scientist: Object Permanence Revisited
Stages Five and Six: Tertiary Circular Reactions
Piaget and Research Methods
What Our Readers Are Saying
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