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Kathleen Berger’s acclaimed survey of developmental psychology across the life span is always up to date, always inclusive of cultures from every corner of the globe, and always compelling in the way it shows students the everyday relevance of field’s theories, ideas, and discoveries. With its new edition, the text becomes a more deeply integrated text/media resource than ever, with the book and its dedicated version of LaunchPad combining seamlessly to enhance the learning experience. But driving that experience, as always, is the clear, engaging voice of Kathleen Berger, revealing the connections between the study of development across all stages of life and lives that students actually live.
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
PART I The Beginnings Chapter 1 The Science of Human Development Chapter 2 Theories of Development Chapter 3 Heredity and Environment Chapter 4 Prenatal Development and Birth PART II The First Two Years Chapter 5 The First Two Years: Biosocial Development Chapter 6 The First Two Years: Cognitive Development Chapter 7 The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development PART III Early Childhood Chapter 8 Early Childhood: Biosocial Development Chapter 9 Early Childhood: Cognitive Development Chapter 10 Early Childhood: Psychosocial Development PART IV Middle Childhood Chapter 11 Middle Childhood: Biosocial Development Chapter 12 Middle Childhood: Cognitive Development Chapter 13 Middle Childhood: Psychosocial Development PART V Adolescence Chapter 14 Adolescence: Biosocial Development Chapter 15 Adolescence: Cognitive Development Chapter 16 Adolescence: Psychosocial Development PART VI Emerging Adulthood Chapter 17 Emerging Adulthood: Biosocial Development Chapter 18 Emerging Adulthood: Cognitive Development Chapter 19 Emerging Adulthood: Psychosocial Development PART VII Adulthood Chapter 20 Adulthood: Biosocial Development Chapter 21 Adulthood: Cognitive Development Chapter 22 Adulthood: Psychosocial Development PART VIII Late Adulthood Chapter 23 Late Adulthood: Biosocial Development Chapter 24 Late Adulthood: Cognitive Development Chapter 25 Late Adulthood: Psychosocial Development Epilogue Death and Dying