Infants and Children Prenatal Through Middle Childhood (With Interactive Companion Website)

ISBN-10: 0205337384

ISBN-13: 9780205337385

Edition: 4th 2002

Authors: Laura E. Berk

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This shortened paperbound version of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Fourth Edition, covers the prenatal through middle childhood years (through age 10). Containing the complete chapters 1-13 of Laura Berk's full-length text, Infants and Children: Prenatal Through Middle Childhood, brings Berk's trademark scholarship and readability to the subject of chronological child development. With a heightened emphasis on the interplay between biology and environment, and stronger focus on education (both at home and at school) and social policy as critical pieces of the dynamic system in which the child develops, Berk pays meticulous attention to the most recent scholarship in the field. Creating stronger connections between domains of development, Berk has expanded her coverage of culture, enhanced attention to emotional development, and updated cognitive, biological, and social development. In her signature storytelling style, Berk creates a cast of characters for each unit based on real children and families, artfully using their stories to illustrate the sequence and processes of child development and applications of theory and research.
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List price: $79.80
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/8/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.948
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;

History, Theory, and Research Strategies
The Field of Child Development
Periods of Development
Domains of Development
Basic Issues
Continuous or Discontinuous Development?
One Course of Development or Many?
Nature or Nurture as More Important?
A Balanced Point of View
Historical Foundations
Medieval Times
The Reformation
Philosophies of the Enlightenment
Darwin's Theory of Evolution
Scientific Beginnings
Mid-Twentieth-Century Theories
The Psychoanalytic Perspective
Behaviorism and Social Learning Theory
Piaget's Cognitive-Developmental Theory
Recent Theoretical Perspectives
Information Processing
Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory
Ecological Systems Theory
New Directions: Development as a Dynamic System
Comparing Child Development Theories
Studying the Child
Common Methods of Gathering Information
General Research Designs
Designs for Studying Development
Ethics in Research on Children
Biological and Environmental Foundations
Genetic Foundations
The Genetic Code
The Sex Cells
Boy or Girl? Multiple Births
Patterns of Genetic Inheritance
Chromosomal Abnormalities
Reproductive Choices
Genetic Counseling
Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Medicine
The Alternative of Adoption
Environmental Contexts for Development
The Family
Socioeconomic Status and Family Functioning
The Impact of Poverty
Beyond the Family: Neighborhoods, Schools, Towns, and Cities
The Cultural Context
Understanding the Relationship Between Heredity and Environment
The Question, "How Much?" The Question, "How?"
Prenatal Development
Motivations for Parenthood
Why Have Children? How Large a Family?
Is There a Best Time During Adulthood to Have a Child?
Prenatal Development
The Period of the Zygote
The Period of the Embryo
The Period of the Fetus
Prenatal Environmental Influences
Other Maternal Factors
The Importance of Prenatal Health Care
Preparing for Parenthood
Seeking Information
The Baby Becomes a Reality
Models of Effective Parenthood
Practical Concerns
The Parental Relationship
Birth and the Newborn Baby
The Stages of Childbirth
Stage 1: Dilation and Effacement of the Cervix
Stage 2: Delivery of the Baby
Stage 3: Birth of the Placenta
The Baby's Adaptation to Labor and Delivery
The Newborn Baby's Appearance
Assessing the Newborn's Physical Condition: The Apgar Scale
Approaches to Childbirth
Natural, or Prepared, Childbirth
Home Delivery
Medical Interventions
Fetal Monitoring
Labor and Delivery Medication
Instrument Delivery
Induced Labor
Cesarean Delivery
Birth Complications
Oxygen Deprivation
Preterm and Low-Birth-Weight Infants
Postterm Infants
Understanding Birth Complications
Precious Moments after Birth
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