Exploring Lifespan Development

ISBN-10: 0205806171

ISBN-13: 9780205806171

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Berk, Laura E. Berk

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List price: $112.67
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/15/2010
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 523
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Laura E. Berk is a distinguished professor of psychology at Illinois State University, where she has taught child and human development to both undergraduate and graduate students for more than three decades. She received her bachelorrsquo;s degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her masterrsquo;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. nbsp; Berk has published widely on the effects of school environments on childrenrsquo;s development, the development of private speech, and most recently, the role of makebelieve 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, includingChild Development, Developmental Psychology,Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Development and Psychopathology,andEarly Childhood Research Quarterly.Her empirical studies have attracted the attention of the general public, leading to contributions toPsychology TodayandScientific American. nbsp; Berk has served as research editor forYoung Childrenand consulting editor forEarly Childhood Research Quarterlyand theJournal 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 forThe Many Faces of Psychological Research in the Twenty-First Century(Society for the Teaching of Psychology), the chapter on social development forThe Chicago Companion to the Child,the article on Vygotsky for theEncyclopedia of Cognitive Science,and the chapter on storytelling as a teaching strategy forVoices of Experience: Memorable Talks from the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology(Association for Psychological Science). Berkrsquo;s books includePrivate Speech: From Social Interaction to Self-Regulation, Scaffolding Childrenrsquo;s Learning: Vygotsky and Early Childhood Education,andLandscapes of Development: An Anthology of Readings.In addition toInfants, Children, and Adolescents,she is author of the best-selling textsChild DevelopmentandDevelopment Through the Lifespan,published by Allyn and Bacon. Her book for parents and teachers isAwakening Childrenrsquo;s Minds: How Parents and Teachers Can Make a Difference. nbsp; Berk is active in work for childrenrsquo;s causes. In addition to service in her home community, she is a member of the national board of directors of Jumpstart, a nonprofit organizationnbsp;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. nbsp;

Theory And Research In Human Development
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 Theories
Studying Development
Ethics in Lifespan Research
Foundations Of Development
Biological and Environmental Foundations
Genetic Foundations
Reproductive Choices
Environmental Contexts for Development
Understanding the Relationship Between Heredity and Environment
Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn Baby
Prenatal Development
Prenatal Environmental Influences
Childbirth
Approaches to Childbirth
Medical Interventions
Preterm and Low-Birth-Weight Infants
Birth Complications, Parenting, and Resilience
The Newborn Baby's Capacities
Adjusting to the New Family Unit
Infancy And Toddlerhood: The First Two Years
Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Body Growth
Brain Development
Influences on Early Physical Growth
Learning Capacities
Motor Development
Perceptual Development
Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Piaget's Cognitive-Developmental Theory
Information Processing
The Social Context of Early Mental Development
Individual Differences in Early Mental Development
Language Development
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 During the First Two Years
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
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
Middle Childhood: Six To Eleven Years
Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Body Growth
Health Issues
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
Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood
Erikson's Theory: Industry versus Inferiority
Self-Understanding
Emotional Development
Understanding Others: Perspective Taking
Moral Development
Peer Relations
Gender Typing
Family Influences
Some Common Problems of Development
Adolescence: The Transition To Adulthood
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
Learning in School
Emotional and Social Development in Adolescence
Erikson's Theory: Identity versus Role Confusion
Self-Understanding
Moral Development
Gender Typing
The Family
Peer Relations
Problems of Development
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
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
Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Physical Changes
Health and Fitness
Adapting to the Challenges of Midlife
COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
Changes in Mental Abilities
Information Processing
Vocational Life and Cognitive Development
Adult Learners: Becoming a College Student in Midlife
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
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 Change
Cognitive Interventions
Lifelong Learning
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
Optimal Aging
THE END OF LIFE
Death, Dying, and Bereavement
How We Die
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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