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A keeper September 7, 2010
One of the best textbooks I've purchased, I actually kept this one rather than sell it back. It is a really good reference book. I refer to it often, now that I have a niece and nephew who are toddlers, it 's a nice book to check to find out what types of activities are appropriate for different levels of development, and so forth.
The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence: stars based on 1 user reviews.
Edition after edition, Berger's highly praised, bestselling text opens students' eyes to the ways children growand the ways that growth is investigated and interpreted by developmentalists. Staying true to the hallmarks that have defined Berger's vision from the outset, the Eighth Edition again redefines excellence in a child development textbook, combining thoughtful interpretations of the latest science with new skill-building pedagogy and media tools that can revolutionize classroom and study time.
Table of Contents
|Defining Development Zooming|
|In and Zooming Out|
|A View From Science: Depression and the Brain|
|A Case To Study: Plasticity and My Nephew David Applying the Scientific Method Cautions from Science|
|Theories of Development|
|A View From Science: What’s a Mother For?|
|A Personal Perspective: My Beautiful, Hairless Babies|
|Useful Application of Theories|
|Heredity and Environment|
|The Genetic Code Sex, Multiple Births, and Fertility|
|A View From Science: IVF and Multiple Births From One Cell to Many Genotype and Phenotype Chromosomal and Genetic|
|Abnormalities Genetic Counseling and Testing|
|A View From Science: Genetic Testing for Psychological Disorders|
|Prenatal Development and Birth|
|From Zygote to Newborn Risk Reduction|
|A View From Science: Jail Those Drunken Women?|
|A Personal Perspective: "What Do People Live to Do?"|
|Birth A Personal Perspective: "You’d Throw Him in a Dumpster"|
|The First Two Years: Biosocial Development|
|Body Changes Brain Development|
|A View From Science: Plasticity and Deprivation|
|Sensation and Movement Public Health Measures|
|The First Two Years: Cognitive Development|
|A View From Science: Object Permanence|
|Revisited Information Processing Language|
|What Develops in the First Two Years?|
|The First Two Years|
|A Personal Perspective: Parents on Autopilot|
|Emotional Development Theories|
|About Infant Psychosocial|
|Development A Personal Perspective: "Let’s Go to Grandma’s"|
|The Development of Social Bonds|
|A View From Science: The Still-Face|
|Technique Conclusions in Theory and Practice|
|Early Childhood: Biosocial Development|
|Body Changes Brain Development Injuries and Abuse|
|A Personal Perspective: "My Baby Swallowed Poison"|
|A Personal Perspective: A Series of Suspicious Events|
|Early Childhood: Cognitive Development|
|Piaget and Vygotsky Children’s Theories Language|
|A Personal Perspective: Mommy the Brat Early-Childhood Education|
|Early Childhood: Psychosocial Development|
|Emotional Development Parents|
|A View From Science: Planning Punishment|
|A Personal Perspective: Berger and Freud|
|The School Years: Biosocial Development|
|A Healthy Time Brain Development|
|Children with Special Needs|
|A Personal Perspective:: Billy|
|Dynamo or Dynamite?|
|A View From Science: Overdosing and Underdosing|
|The School Years: Cognitive Development|
|Building on Theory Language|
|A View From Science: Ses and Language Learning Teaching and Learning|
|A View From Science: International Achievement Tests|
|The School Years|
|The Peer Group Families and Children|
|A Personal Perspective: I Always Dressed One in Blue Stuff|
|The Nature of the Child|
|Adolescence: Biosocial Development|
|The Transformations of Puberty|
|A Personal Perspective: What Were You Thinking?|
|A View From Science: Calculus at 8 a.m.?|
|Adolescence: Cognitive Development|
|A Personal Perspective: Bethany and Jim|
|A View From Science: Teenage Religion Teaching and Learning|
|Adolescence: Psychosocial Development|
|A Personal Perspective: The Berger Daughters Seek Peer Approval|
|Sadness and Anger|
|A Personal Perspective: He Kept His Worries to Himself|
|A View From Science: A Feminist Looks at the Data|
|Epilogue: Emerging Adulthood|
|Supplemental Charts, Graphs, and Tables|
|More About Research Methods|
|Suggestions for Research Assignments|
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