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Exploring Lifespan Development, Books a la Carte Edition, 3rd Edition

By Laura E. Berk

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Nov 26, 2013

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This shorter, essentials version of Berk’s best-selling Development Through the Lifespan, 6/e, covers the same topics and contains the same number of chapters, but presents only the essential information with an exceptionally strong emphasis on applications. Exploring Lifespan Development includes all the features Berk’s texts are known for: Engaging writing style, exceptional multicultural and cross-cultural focus, cutting-edge consideration of the interrelationships between heredity and environment, rich examples, the most up-to-date research, and practical applications that help students relate the subject to their personal and professional lives.

 

Authored by Laura Berk, MyDevelopmentLab for Exploring Lifespan Development engages students through personalized learning, and helps them better prepare for class, quizzes, and exams. It also helps instructors with course preparation, content delivery, and assessment. MyDevelopmentLab includes extensive video footage, multimedia simulations, “Careers in Development,” and interactive activities–all produced by the author and unique to Exploring Lifespan Development.

 

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Table of Contents

In this Section:

 

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 

Brief Table of Contents

 

PART I. THEORY AND RESEARCH IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 1: History, Theory, and Research Strategies

 

PART II. FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 2: Genetic and Environmental Foundations
Chapter 3: Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn Baby


PART III. INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD: THE FIRST TWO YEARS
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


PART V. MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: SIX TO ELEVEN YEARS
Chapter 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
Chapter 10: Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood

PART VI. ADOLESCENCE: THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD
Chapter 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
Chapter 12: Emotional and Social Development in Adolescence

PART VII. EARLY ADULTHOOD
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

 

 

 

Full Table of Contents

 

PART I. THEORY AND RESEARCH IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 1: History, Theory, and Research Strategies

·         A Scientific, Applied, and Interdisciplinary Field

·         Basic Issues

·         The Lifespan Perspective: A Balanced Point of View

·         Scientific Beginnings

·         Mid-Twentieth-Century Theories

·         Recent Theoretical Perspectives

·         Comparing and Evaluating Theories

·         Studying Development

·         Ethics in Lifespan Research

 

PART II. FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 2: Genetic 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

·         Birth Complications, Parenting, and Resilience

·         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

·         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

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

·         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

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

·         A Gradual Transition: Emerging 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 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 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

·         Contextual Influences on Psychological Well-Being

·         A Changing Social World

·         Relationships in Late Adulthood

·         Retirement

·         Optimal 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

 

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