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Exploring Child Development

By Laura E. Berk

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 30, 2018

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For courses in Child Development that take a chronological approach

Laura Berk’s most concise child development text!
Exploring Child Development provides students with a clear, efficient survey of the most important concepts and research findings in the field of child development. In just 10 chapters, Berk makes classic, contemporary, and cutting-edge theories and research accessible in a manageable and relevant way, with an especially strong emphasis on real-world applications and an exceptional multicultural and cross-cultural focus. Chronologically organized, the text offers a complete introduction to the field, highlighting the most important concepts and research findings. This combination of rich content with concise presentation offers instructors unparalleled flexibility in designing their courses to meet both curricular and student needs.

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Table of Contents

PART I – THEORY AND RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT

1. History, Theory, and Research Strategies
The Field of Child Development
Basic Issues
Scientific Beginnings
Mid-Twentieth-Century Theories
Recent Theoretical Perspectives
Comparing Theories
Studying Development

PART II – FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT

2. Genetic and Environmental Foundations
Genetic Foundations
Reproductive Choices
Environmental Contexts for Development
Understanding the Relationship Between Heredity and Environment

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
Preterm versus Small-for-Date Infants
The Newborn Baby’s Capacities
Adjusting to the New Family Unit

PART III – INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD: THE FIRST TWO YEARS


4. Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Body Growth
Brain Development
Influences on Early Physical Growth
Learning Capacities
Motor Development
Perceptual Development

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

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

PART IV – EARLY CHILDHOOD: TWO TO SIX YEARS

7. Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
A Changing Body and Brain
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

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

9. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Body Growth
Health Issues
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

10. Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood
Erikson’s Theory: Industry versus Inferiority
Self-Understanding
Emotional Development
Moral Development
Peer Relations
Gender Typing
Family Influences
Some Common Problems of Development

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