Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/15/2015
  • Publisher: 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.  To order LaunchPad for free with this text please use bundle isbn 978-1-319-01699-9. 
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Author Biography

Kathleen Stassen Berger completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University and Radcliffe College, earned her M.A.T. from Harvard University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Yeshiva University. Her broad range of experience as an educator includes directing a preschool, teaching philosophy and humanities at the United Nations International School, teaching child and adolescent development to graduate students at Fordham University, teaching inmates earning paralegal degrees at Sing Sing Prison, and teaching undergraduates at both Montclair State University and Quinnipiac University. She has also been involved in education as the president of Community School Board in District Two in Manhattan. 

For over three decades, Berger has taught human development at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York. The students Kathleen Berger teaches every year come from diverse ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds representing a wide range of interests and consistently honor her with the highest teaching evaluations.

Berger’s developmental texts are currently being used at nearly 700 colleges and universities in a dozen countries and in five languages. Kathleen’s research interests include adolescent identity, sibling relationships, and bullying. As the mother of four daughters, as well as a new grandmother, she brings to her teaching and writing ample firsthand experience with human development.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Theories

3. Heredity and Environment

4. Prenatal Development and Birth

5. The First Two Years: Biosocial Development

6. The First Two Years: Cognitive Development

7. The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development

8. Early Childhood: Biosocial Development

9. Early Childhood: Cognitive Development

10. Early Childhood: Psychosocial Development

11. Middle Childhood: Biosocial Development

12. Middle Childhood: Cognitive Development

13. Middle Childhood: Psychosocial Development

14. Adolescence: Biosocial Development

15. Adolescence: Cognitive Development

16. Adolescence: Psychosocial Development

Epilogue: Emerging Adulthood

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