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01/15/2017
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Development Through the Lifespan / Edition 7

Development Through the Lifespan / Edition 7

by Laura E. Berk

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ISBN-13: 9780134419695
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/15/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 864
Sales rank: 68,335
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Laura E. Berk is a distinguished professor of psychology at Illinois State University, where she has taught child, adolescent, and lifespan development for more than three decades. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in child development and educational psychology from the University of Chicago. She has been a visiting scholar at Cornell University, UCLA, Stanford University, and the University of South Australia.

Berk has published widely on the effects of school environments on children’s development, the development of private speech, and the role of make-believe play in development. Her empirical studies have attracted the attention of the general public, leading to contributions to Psychology Today and Scientific American. She has also been featured on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and in Parents Magazine, Wondertime, and Reader’s Digest.

Berk has served as a research editor of Young Children, a consulting editor for Early Childhood Research Quarterly, and an associate editor of the Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology. She is a frequent contributor to edited volumes, having written the article on social development for The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion and the article on Vygotsky for The Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. She is coauthor of the chapter on make-believe play and self-regulation in the Sage Handbook of Play in Early Childhood and the chapter on psychologists writing textbooks in Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You, published by the American Psychological Association.

Berk’s books include Private Speech: From Social Interaction to Self-Regulation; Scaffolding Children’s Learning: Vygotsky and Early Childhood Education; Landscapes of Development: An Anthology of Readings; and A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool: Presenting the Evidence. In addition to Development Through the Lifespan, she is author of the best-selling texts Child Development and Infants, Children, and Adolescents, published by Pearson. Her book for parents and teachers is Awakening Children’s Minds: How Parents and Teachers Can Make a Difference.

Berk is active in work for children’s causes. She serves on the governing boards of the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies and of Artolution, an organization devoted to engaging children, youths, and their families in collaborative public art projects around the world as a means of promoting conflict-resolution, relief from trauma, and resilience. Berk has been designated a YWCA Woman of Distinction for service in education. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 7: Developmental Psychology.

Table of Contents

PART I – THEORY AND RESEARCH IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

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 GENETIC FOUNDATIONS

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

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
The Newborn Baby’s Capacities
Adjusting to the New Family Unit

PART III – INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD: THE FIRST TWO YEARS


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

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

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

PART IV – EARLY CHILDHOOD: TWO TO SIX YEARS

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

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

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

10. Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood
Erikson’s Theory: Industry versus Inferiority
Self-Understanding
Emotional Development
Moral Development
Peer Relations
Gender Typing
Family Influences
Some Common Problems of Development

PART VI – ADOLESCENCE: THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD

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

12. Emotional and Social Development in Adolescence
Erikson’s Theory: Identity versus Role Confusion
Self-Understanding
Moral Development
The Family
Peer Relations
Problems of Development

PART VII – EARLY ADULTHOOD

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

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

15. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Physical Changes
Health and Fitness
Adapting to the Physical Challenges of Midlife
Health Issues
COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
Changes in Mental Abilities
Information Processing
Vocational Life and Cognitive Development
Adult Learners: Becoming a Student in Midlife

16. Emotional and Social Development in Middle Adulthood
Erikson’s Theory: Generativity versus Stagnation
Other Theories of Psychosocial Development in Midlife
Stability and Change in Self-Concept and Personality
Relationships at Midlife
Vocational Life

PART IX – LATE ADULTHOOD

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 Maintenance Change
Cognitive Interventions
Lifelong Learning

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
Successful Aging

PART X – THE END OF LIFE

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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