Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence (Loose Leaf) / Edition 8

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Edition after edition, Berger’s highly praised, bestselling text opens students’ eyes to the ways children grow—and the ways that growth is investigated and interpreted by developmentalists. Staying true to the hallmarks that have defined Berger’s vision from the outset, the Eighth Edition again redefines excellence in a child development textbook, combining thoughtful interpretations of the latest science with new skill-building pedagogy and media tools that can revolutionize classroom and study time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429244374
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/30/2009
  • Edition description: Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Introduction

Defining Development

Zooming In and Zooming Out

A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Depression and the Brain

A CASE TO STUDY: Plasticity and My Nephew David

Applying the Scientific Method

Cautions from Science

Chapter 2. Theories of Development

Grand Theories

A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: What’s a Mother For?

Emergent Theories

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: My Beautiful, Hairless Babies

Useful Application of Theories

Chapter 3. Heredity and Environment

The Genetic Code

Sex, Multiple Births, and Fertility

A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: IVF and Multiple Births

From One Cell to Many

Genotype and Phenotype

Chromosomal and Genetic Abnormalities

Genetic Counseling and Testing

A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Genetic Testing for Psychological Disorders

Chapter 4. Prenatal Development and Birth

From Zygote to Newborn

Risk Reduction

A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Jail Those Drunken Women?

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: "What Do People Live to Do?"

Birth

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: "You’d Throw Him in a Dumpster"

Chapter 5. The First Two Years: Biosocial Development

Body Changes

Brain Development

A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Plasticity and Deprivation

Sensation and Movement

Public Health Measures

Chapter 6. The First Two Years: Cognitive Development

Sensorimotor Intelligence

A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Object Permanence Revisited

Information Processing Language: What Develops in the First Two Years?

Chapter 7. The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE:Parents on Autopilot

Emotional Development

Theories About Infant Psychosocial Development

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: "Let’s Go to Grandma’s"

The Development of Social Bonds

A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: The Still-Face Technique

Conclusions in Theory and Practice

Chapter 8. Early Childhood: Biosocial Development

Body Changes

Brain Development

Injuries and Abuse

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: "My Baby Swallowed Poison"

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: A Series of Suspicious Events

Chapter 9. Early Childhood: Cognitive Development

Piaget and Vygotsky

Children’s Theories

Language

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: Mommy the Brat

Early-Childhood Education

Chapter 10. Early Childhood: Psychosocial Development

Emotional Development

Parents

A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Planning Punishment

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: Berger and Freud

Chapter 11. The School Years: Biosocial Development

A Healthy Time

Brain Development

Children with Special Needs

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE:: Billy: Dynamo or Dynamite?

A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Overdosing and Underdosing

Chapter 12. The School Years: Cognitive Development

Building on Theory

Language

A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: SES and Language Learning

Teaching and Learning

A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: International Achievement Tests

13. The School Years: Psychosocial Development
The Peer Group

Families and Children

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: I Always Dressed One in Blue Stuff

The Nature of the Child

14. Adolescence: Biosocial Development

Puberty Begins

The Transformations of Puberty

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: What Were You Thinking?

A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Calculus at 8 a.m.?

Possible Problems

15. Adolescence: Cognitive Development

Adolescent Thinking

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: Bethany and Jim

A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: Teenage Religion

Teaching and Learning

16. Adolescence: Psychosocial Development

Identity

Relationships

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: The Berger Daughters Seek Peer Approval

Sexuality

Sadness and Anger

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: He Kept His Worries to Himself

A VIEW FROM SCIENCE: A Feminist Looks at the Data

NEW: Epilogue: Emerging Adulthood

Appendix A Supplemental Charts, Graphs, and Tables

Appendix B More About Research Methods

Appendix C Suggestions for Research Assignments

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