Infants and Children: Prenatal through Middle Childhood + MyLab Psychology with eText, 8th Edition

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Infants and Children: Prenatal through Middle Childhood + MyLab Psychology with eText, 8th Edition

By Laura E. Berk, Adena B. Meyers
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This pack contains 1 copy of  Infants, Children: Prenatal through Middle Childhood and 1 printed access card to MyLab Psychology with eText.

For courses in Child Development

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.

MyLab Psychology  is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalise learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

MyLab Psychology is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.
The duration of access to MyLab Psychology is set by your instructor for your specific unit of study.


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  • Stories and Vignettes of Real Children, a Berk signature feature, open each chapter and continue throughout the text to illustrate developmental principles and teach through engaging narrative. This book "teaches while it tells a story."
  • Take a Moment…, an active-learning feature built into the text narrative, asks the reader to "take a moment" to think about an important point, integrate information on children's development, or engage in an exercise or an application to clarify a challenging concept. Take a Moment... actively engages the student in learning, and in inspiring critical thinking.
  • Look and Listen: This active-learning feature presents students with opportunities to see everyday illustrations of development by observing what real children say and do or by attending to influences on children in their everyday environments. Look and Listen experiences are tied to relevant text sections, with the goal of making the study of development more authentic and meaningful.
  • “Ask Yourself” critical thinking questions have been thoroughly revised and expanded into a unique pedagogical feature that promotes four approaches to connecting with the subject matter. The questions encourage students to review information they have just read, apply it to new situations, connect it to other age periods and domains of development, and reflect on how theory and research are personally relevant in their own lives.
  • “Applying What We Know” tables provide practical real-life applications based on theory and research findings. Berk and Meyers speak directly to students, offering real-world advice on how to provide sensitive, responsible care for children, both as parents and through the pursuit of a variety of careers and areas of study, including psychology, health care, teaching, social work, and counseling.
  • Milestones tables summarise major physical, cognitive, language, emotional, and social achievements 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.
  • Chapter Openers, illustrated with exceptionally beautiful and unique children’s art, prepare students for what they will learn through both a prose description and an outline, which provides a quick look at major topics to be covered.
  • Chapter summaries, organised by learning objectives and major section headings, encourage active and focused student review.
  • Beautiful artwork, graphics, and photographs are visually stunning, effectively illustrate major points, and enhance student interest and understanding.
  • Four Types of Thematic Boxes complement the text
    • Biology and Environmentboxes highlight the growing attention to the complex, bidirectional relationship between biology and environment.
    • Social Issues boxes discuss the impact of social conditions on children and emphasise 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 children’s physical and mental health.
      • Social Issues: Education boxes focus on home, school, and community influences on children’s learning.
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Table of contents
  • 1. History, Theory, and Research Strategies
  • 2. Biological and Environmental Foundations
  • 3. Prenatal Development
  • 4. Birth and the Newborn Baby
  • 5. Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
  • 6. Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
  • 7. Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
  • 8. Physical Development in Early Childhood
  • 9. Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
  • 10. Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood
  • 11. Physical Development in Middle Childhood
  • 12. Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
  • 13. Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood

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