Product Cover Image

Infants and Children: Prenatal Through Middle Childhood, 8th Edition

By Laura E. Berk, Adena B. Meyers

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 17, 2015

More Product Info

Description

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyDevelopmentLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyDevelopmentLab, search for ISBN-10: 013413012X / ISBN-13: 9780134130125 . That package includes ISBN-10: 0133936724 / ISBN-13: 9780133936728  and ISBN-10: 0205909744 / ISBN-13: 9780205909742 .

MyDevelopmentLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

For courses in Child Development

Visit the Showcase Site to see sample chapters, get information on the supplements (including sample videos and on-line simulations), and much more.

A best-selling, chronologically organized child development text, Berk and Meyers’ Infants and Children: Prenatal Through Middle Childhood is relied on in classrooms worldwide for its clear, engaging writing style, exceptional multicultural and 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. The authors takes an integrated approach to presenting development in the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social domains; emphasize the complex interchanges between heredity and environment; and provide exceptional attention to culture.

Renowned professor, researcher, and author Laura Berk is joined by new coauthor Adena Meyers. As faculty colleagues in the Department of Psychology at Illinois State University, they have collaborated on numerous projects, and their distinct areas of specialization and tremendous expertise make them a great team for coauthoring this new edition. Together, they present the latest theories and findings in the field to students in a manageable and relevant way. Berk and Meyers’ signature story-like, conversational style invites students to actively learn beside the text’s “characters,” who experience real issues in development, including physical, cognitive, and peer challenges, as well as parenting and educational concerns. Berk and Meyers also help students connect their learning to their personal and professional areas of interest, speaking directly about issues students will face in their future pursuits as parents, educators, heath care providers, social workers, and researchers. As members of a global and diverse human community, students are called on to intelligently approach the responsibility of understanding and responding to the needs and concerns of children.    

While carefully considering the complexities of child development, the authors present classic and emerging theories in an especially clear, engaging writing style, with a multitude of research-based, real-world, cross-cultural, and multicultural 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 child development.

Infants and Children: Prenatal Through Middle Childhood, Eighth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Learn more.


Table of Contents

 

I. THEORY AND RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT

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

II. FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT

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

3. Prenatal Development
Motivations for Parenthood
Prenatal Development
Prenatal Environmental Influences
Preparing for Parenthood

4. Birth and the Newborn Baby

The Stages of Childbirth
Approaches to Childbirth
Medical Interventions
Birth Complications
Precious Moments After Birth
The Newborn Baby's Capacities
The Transition to Parenthood

III. INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD: THE FIRST TWO YEARS

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

6. 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

7. 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

IV. EARLY CHILDHOOD: TWO TO SIX YEARS

8. Physical Development in Early Childhood
Body Growth
Influences on Physical Growth and Health
Motor Development

9. Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
Piaget's Theory: The Preoperational Stage
Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory
Information Processing
Individual Differences in Mental Development
Language Development

10. Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood
Erikson's Theory: Initiative vs. Guilt
Self-Understanding
Emotional Development
Peer Relations
Foundations of Morality
Gender Typing
Child Rearing and Emotional and Social Development

V. MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: SIX TO ELEVEN YEARS


11. Physical Development in Middle Childhood
Body Growth
Common Health Problems
Health Education
Motor Development and Play

12. Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
Piaget's Theory: The Concrete Operational Stage
Information Processing
Individual Differences in Mental Development
Language Development
Children's Learning in School

13. Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood
Erikson's Theory
Self-Understanding
Emotional Development
Understanding Others: Perspective Taking
Moral Development
Peer Relations
Gender Typing
Family Influences
Some Common Problems of Development

This title is also sold in the various packages listed below. Before purchasing one of these packages, speak with your professor about which one will help you be successful in your course.

Package ISBN-13: 9780134229560

Includes this title packaged with:

  • MyVirtualChild -- Standalone Access Card, 2nd Edition
    Frank Manis

$199.99 $189.99 | Add to Cart