(0) items

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence



Pub. Date:
Worth Publishers
List Price: $187.45

Rent Textbook


Buy Used Textbook

In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours.


We're Sorry
Not Available

New Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $8.79

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?

Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.

How do rental returns work?

Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!

What version or edition is this?

This is the 8th edition with a publication date of 10/31/2008.

What is included with this book?

  • The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.

Customer Reviews

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: 5 out of 5 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
Grand Theories
A View From Science: What’s a Mother For?
Emergent Theories
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
Sensorimotor Intelligence
A View From Science: Object Permanence
Revisited Information Processing Language
What Develops in the First Two Years?
The First Two Years
Psychosocial Development
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
Psychosocial Development
The Peer Group Families and Children
A Personal Perspective: I Always Dressed One in Blue Stuff
The Nature of the Child
Adolescence: Biosocial Development
Puberty Begins
The Transformations of Puberty
A Personal Perspective: What Were You Thinking?
A View From Science: Calculus at 8 a.m.?
Possible Problems
Adolescence: Cognitive Development
Adolescent Thinking
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
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

Please wait while the item is added to your cart...