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Berkrs"s signature storytelling style invites students to actively learn beside the textrs"s "characters" who share their influential experiences and developmental milestones. Students are provided with an exceptionally clear and coherent understanding of child development, emphasizing the interrelatedness of all domainsphysical, cognitive, emotional, and socialthroughout the text narrative and in special features. Focusing on education 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. Berk helps students connect their learning to their personal and professional areas of interest and their future pursuits as parents, educators, heath care providers, social workers, and researchers.Theory and Research in Child Development, Foundations of Development, Infancy and Toddlerhood: the First Two years, Early Childhood: Two to Six Years, Middle Childhood: Six to Eleven Years.Child Development
Table of Contents
|Theory and Research in Child Development|
|History, Theory, and Research Strategies|
|The Field of Child Development|
|Recent Theoretical Perspectives|
|Comparing Child Development Theories|
|Studying the Child|
|Foundations of Development|
|Biological and Environmental FoundationsGenetic FoundationsReproductive ChoicesEnvironmental Contexts for DevelopmentUnderstanding the Relationship Between Heredity and Environment|
|Prenatal DevelopmentMotivations for ParenthoodPrenatal DevelopmentPrenatal Environmental InfluencesPreparing for Parenthood|
|Birth and the Newborn BabyThe Stages of ChildbirthApproaches to ChildbirthMedical InterventionsBirth ComplicationsPrecious Moments After BirthThe Newborn Baby's CapacitiesThe Transition to Parenthood|
|Infancy and Toddlerhood: The First Two Years|
|Physical Development in Infancy and ToddlerhoodBody GrowthBrain DevelopmentInfluences on Early Physical GrowthLearning CapacitiesMotor DevelopmentPerceptual Development|
|Cognitive Development in Infancy and ToddlerhoodPiaget's Cognitive-Developmental TheoryInformation ProcessingThe Social Context of Early Cognitive DevelopmentIndividual Differences in Early Mental DevelopmentLanguage Development|
|Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and ToddlerhoodErikson's Theory of Infant and Toddler PersonalityEmotional DevelopmentDevelopment of TemperamentDevelopment of AttachmentSelf-Understanding|
|Early Childhood: Two to Six Years|
|Physical Development in Early ChildhoodBody GrowthBrain DevelopmentFactors Affecting Physical Growth and HealthMotor Development|
|Cognitive Development in Early ChildhoodPiaget's Theory: The Preoperational StageVygotsky's Sociocultural TheoryInformation ProcessingIndividual Differences in Mental DevelopmentLanguage Development|
|Emotional and Social Development in Early ChildhoodErikson's Theory: Initiative vs. GuiltSelf-UnderstandingEmotional DevelopmentPeer RelationsFoundations of MoralityGender TypingChild Rearing and Emotional and Social Development|
|Middle Childhood: Six to Eleven Years|
|Physical Development in Middle ChildhoodBody GrowthCommon Health ProblemsHealth EducationMotor Development and Play|
|Cognitive Development in Middle ChildhoodPiaget's Theory: The Concrete Operational StageInformation ProcessingIndividual Differences in Mental DevelopmentLanguage DevelopmentChildren's Learning in School|
|Emotional and Social Development in Middle ChildhoodErikson's TheorySelf-UnderstandingEmotional DevelopmentUnderstanding Others: Perspective TakingMoral DevelopmentPeer RelationsGender TypingFamily InfluencesSome Common Problems of Development|
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