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Development Through the Lifespan (7e)

By Laura E. Berk
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ISBN
9780134419695
Published date
01/01/2017
 
 
 

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Unparalleled Among Human Development Texts — In a Class by Itself

With its seamless integration of up-to-date research, strong multicultural and cross-cultural focus, and clear, engaging narrative, Development Through the Lifespan has established itself as the market’s leading text. The dramatically revised Seventh Edition presents the newest, most relevant research and applications in the field of human development today.

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ISBN
 
9780134419695
Edition
 
7th
Published date
 
01/01/2017
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
864
Format
 
Table of contents
  • PART I – THEORY AND RESEARCH IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
  • 1. History, Theory, and Research Strategies
  • PART II – FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT GENETIC FOUNDATIONS
  • 2. Genetic Reproductive Choices and Environmental Foundations
  • 3. Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn Baby
  • PART III – INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD: THE FIRST TWO YEARS
  • 4. Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
  • 5. Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
  • 6. Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
  • PART IV – EARLY CHILDHOOD: TWO TO SIX YEARS
  • 7. Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
  • 8. Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood
  • PART V – MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: SIX TO ELEVEN YEARS
  • 9. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
  • 10. Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood
  • PART VI – ADOLESCENCE: THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD
  • 11. Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
  • 12. Emotional and Social Development in Adolescence
  • PART VII – EARLY ADULTHOOD
  • 13. Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood
  • 14. Emotional and Social Development in Early Adulthood
  • PART VIII – MIDDLE ADULTHOOD
  • 15. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood
  • 16. Emotional and Social Development in Middle Adulthood
  • PART IX – LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 17. Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood
  • 18. Emotional and Social Development in Late Adulthood
  • PART X – THE END OF LIFE
  • 19. Death, Dying, and Bereavement
Features & benefits
Thoroughly Engaging Writing Style
Berk makes the study of human development both involving and pleasurable for students. Development Through the Lifespan is written in an engaging, personal style — one that is highly accessible — and contains real-life human-interest stories. The author encourages students to relate what they read to their own lives. Stories and vignettes of real individuals, a Berk signature feature, open each chapter and continue throughout the text to illustrate developmental principles and teach through engaging narrative. The text “teaches while it tells a story.”

Unparalleled Breadth and Depth of Research
Meticulously researched material, including over 2,300 new reference citations, as well as the latest research and findings, reflects major changes and discoveries in the field, and is conveyed to the student in a clear, story-like fashion that humanise the complex developmental process.

Appealing and Meaningful Applications
Integrated throughout the text, these applications show students how their learning relates to real-world situations. Applications are relevant to students pursuing a variety of fields, including psychology, education, nursing and other health professions, sociology, anthropology, family studies, and social services. The Look and Listen feature promotes active learning, asking students to observe what real individuals say and do, speak with or observe parents, teachers, or other professionals, and inquire into community programs and practices that influence children, adolescents, and adults. Applying What We Know tables provide practical real-life applications based on theory and research findings. Berk speaks directly to students, as parents or future parents and to those pursuing different careers and areas of study, such as health care, teaching, social work, or counseling.

Exceptional Integration of Culture and Diversity
Multicultural and cross-cultural material is presented not only in the text's research and in many positive and diverse examples, but also through rich photos and figures, which enhance student interest and understanding. Cultural Influences boxes deepen the attention to culture threaded throughout the text and accentuate both multicultural and cross-cultural variations in development.

Other Outstanding Features
These features support students’ mastery of the subject matter, inspire critical thinking, and help students engage with information on child development, applying it to the real word. Milestones tables summarise major physical, cognitive, language, emotional, and social attainments of each age period. In addition to offering an overview of change, each entry is page-referenced to provide the student with a convenient tool for review. Ask Yourself critical thinking questions have been thoroughly revised and expanded into a unique pedagogical feature. Three types of questions prompt students to think about human development in diverse ways: Connect questions help students build an image of the whole person by integrating what they have learned across age periods and domains of development. Apply questions encourage application of knowledge to controversial issues and problems faced by children, adolescents, adults, and professionals who work with them. Reflect questions personalise the study of human development by asking students to reflect on their own development, life experiences, and values.

Four Types of Thematic Boxes
Biology and Environment boxes highlight the growing attention to the complex, bidirectional relationship between biology and environment. Cultural Influences boxes deepen the attention to culture threaded throughout the text and accentuate both multicultural and cross-cultural variations in development. Social Issues boxes discuss the impact of social conditions on children, adolescents, and adults, and emphasize the need for sensitive social and public policies to ensure their well-being. They are divided into two types: Social Issues: Health boxes address values and practices relevant to physical and mental health, while Social Issues: Education boxes focus on home, school, and community influences on learning.