Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence

Edition: 11th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2018-01-02
Publisher(s): Worth Publishers
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Exceptional in its currency, global in its cultural reach, Kathleen Berger’s portrait of the scientific investigation of childhood and adolescent development helps bring an evolving field into the evolving classroom. Guided by Berger’s clear, inviting authorial voice, and page after page of fascinating examples from cultures around the world, students see how classic and current research, and the lives of real people, shape the field’s core theories and concepts.

In addition to Kathleen Berger’s exhaustive updating of the research, this edition is notable for its thorough integration of assessment throughout (learning objectives, assessments after each section, expanded end-of-chapter quizzes) all aligned with national standards. The new edition is also more than ever an integrated text/media package, moving students from the printed page to online tools that help them develop observation and critical thinking skills. Those online components are all a part of the book’s dedicated version of LaunchPad, Worth Publishers’ breakthrough online course space in which power and simplicity go hand in hand. 

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Table of Contents

PART I The Beginnings
CHAPTER 1 The Science of Human Development
CHAPTER 2 Theories
CHAPTER 3 The New Genetics
CHAPTER 4 Prenatal Development and Birth
PART II The First Two Years
CHAPTER 5 The First Two Years: Biosocial Development
CHAPTER 6 The First Two Years: Cognitive Development
CHAPTER 7 The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development
PART III Early Childhood
CHAPTER 8 Early Childhood: Biosocial Development
CHAPTER 9 Early Childhood: Cognitive Development
CHAPTER 10 Early Childhood: Psychosocial Development
PART IV Middle Childhood
CHAPTER 11 Middle Childhood: Biosocial Development
CHAPTER 12 Middle Childhood: Cognitive Development
CHAPTER 13 Middle Childhood: Psychosocial Development
PART V Adolescence
CHAPTER 14 Adolescence: Biosocial Development
CHAPTER 15 Adolescence: Cognitive Development
CHAPTER 16 Adolescence: Psychosocial Development
EPILOGUE Emerging Adulthood
APPENDIX More About Research Methods

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