A best-selling text unparalleled in its approach to teaching human development, Berk’s Development Through the Lifespan is relied on in classrooms worldwide for its clear, engaging writing style, exceptional cross-cultural focus, rich examples, and long-standing commitment to presenting the most up-to-date scholarship while also offering students research-based, practical applications that they can relate to their personal and professional lives.
Laura Berk, renowned professor and researcher, has revised the text with new pedagogy, a heightened emphasis on the interplay between biology and environment, and an enhanced focus on many social policy issues, while emphasizing the lifespan perspective throughout. The latest theories and findings in the field are made accessible to students in a manageable and relevant way. Berk’s signature storytelling style invites students to actively learn beside the text’s “characters” who share their developmental milestones at different stages of life. Students are provided with an especially clear and coherent understanding of the sequence and underlying processes of human development, emphasizing the interrelatedness of all domains—physical, cognitive, emotional, social—throughout the text narrative and in special features.
Berk also helps students connect their learning to their personal and professional areas of interest. Her voice comes through when speaking directly about issues students will face in their future pursuits as parents, educators, health care providers, social workers, and researchers. As members of a global and diverse human community, students are called to intelligently approach the responsibility of understanding and responding to the needs and concerns of both young and old.
While carefully considering the complexities of human development, Berk presents classic and emerging theories in an especially clear, engaging writing style, with a multitude of research-based, real-world, and cross-cultural examples. Strengthening the connections among developmental domains and of theory and research with applications, this edition's extensive revision brings forth the most recent scholarship, representing the changing field of human development.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: History, Theory, and Research Strategies
PART II. FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 2: Biological and Environmental Foundations
Chapter 3: Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn Baby
Chapter 4: Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Chapter 5: Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Chapter 6: Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
PART IV. EARLY CHILDHOOD: TWO TO SIX YEARS
Chapter 7: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
Chapter 8: Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood
Chapter 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
Chapter 10: Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood
Chapter 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
Chapter 12: Emotional and Social Development in Adolescence
Chapter 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood
Chapter 14: Emotional and Social Development in Early Adulthood
PART VIII. MIDDLE ADULTHOOD
Chapter 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood
Chapter 16: Emotional and Social Development in Middle Adulthood
PART IX. LATE ADULTHOOD
Chapter 17: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood
Chapter 18: Emotional and Social Development in Late Adulthood
PART X. THE END OF LIFE
Chapter 19: Death, Dying, and Bereavement
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Development Through the Lifespan, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition
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$74.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-77837-9