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Infants, Children, and Adolescents with MyDevelopmentLab package / Edition 7

Infants, Children, and Adolescents with MyDevelopmentLab package / Edition 7

by Laura E. Berk
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    ISBN-13: 2900205058296
    Publisher: Pearson
    Publication date: 01/03/2011
    Edition description: Older Edition
    Pages: 672
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Berk has published widely on the effects of school environments on children’s development, the development of private speech, and most recently, the role of make-believe play in development. Her research has been funded by the U.S. Office of Education and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. It has appeared in many prominent journals, including Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Development and Psychopathology, and Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 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 research editor for Young Children and consulting editor for Early Childhood Research Quarterly. Currently, she is an associate editor of the Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology. She is a frequent contributor to edited volumes on early childhood development, having recently authored chapters on the importance of parenting, on make-believe play and self-regulation, and on the kindergarten child. She has also written the chapter on development for The Many Faces of Psychological Research in the Twenty-First Century (Society for the Teaching of Psychology), the article on social development for The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion, the article on Vygotsky for the Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, and the chapter on storytelling as a teaching strategy for Voices of Experience: Memorable Talks from the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (Association for Psychological Science). 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 Infants, Children, and Adolescents, she is author of the best-selling texts Child Development and Development Through the Lifespan, published by Allyn and Bacon. 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. In addition to service in her home community, she is a member of the national board of directors and chair of the central region advisory board of Jumpstart, a nonprofit organization that provides early literacy intervention to thousands of low-income preschoolers across the United States, using college and university students as interveners. Berk is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division, 7: Developmental Psychology.

    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


    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


    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


    Emotional Development

    Understanding Others: Perspective Taking

    Moral Development

    Peer Relations

    Gender Typing

    Family Influences

    Some Common Problems of Development

    VI. Adolescence: The Transition to Adulthood

    14. Physical Development in Adolescence

    Conceptions of Adolescence

    Puberty: The Physical Transition to Adulthood

    The Psychological Impact of Pubertal Events

    Health Issues

    Motor Development, Sports Participation, and Physical Activity

    15. Cognitive Development in Adolescence

    Piaget's Theory

    An Information-Processing View of Adolescent Cognitive Development

    Consequences of Abstract Thought

    Sex Differences in Mental Abilities

    Language Development

    Learning in School

    Vocational Development

    16. Emotional and Social Development in Adolescence

    Erikson's Theory: Identity versus Identity Confusion


    Moral Development

    Gender Typing

    The Family

    Peer Relations

    Problems of Development

    At the Threshold

    17. From Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood

    A Period of Unprecedented Exploration

    Cultural Change and Emerging Adulthood

    Development in Emerging Adulthood

    Risk and Resilience in Emerging Adulthood

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