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Summary: This shorter, essentials version of Berk's best-selling Development Through the Lifespan, covers the same topics and contains the same number of chapters, but presents only the essential information with an exceptionally strong emphasis on applications.Exploring Lifespan Development includes all the features Berk's texts are known for: Engaging writing style, exceptional cross-cultural focus, rich examples, the most up-to-date research, and practical applications tha ...show moret help students relate the subject to their personal and professional lives. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 2ND 11
Table of Contents
PART I. THEORY AND RESEARCH IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 1: History, Theory, and Research Strategies
A Scientific, Applied, and Interdisciplinary Field Basic Issues The Lifespan Perspective: A Balanced Point of View Scientific Beginnings Mid-Twentieth-Century Theories Recent Theoretical Perspectives Comparing Theories Studying Development
Ethics in Lifespan Research
PART II. FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 2: Biological and Environmental Foundations
Environmental Contexts for Development
Understanding the Relationship Between Heredity and Environment
Chapter 3: Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn Baby
Prenatal Development Prenatal Environmental Influences Childbirth Approaches to Childbirth Medical Interventions Preterm and Low-Birth-Weight Infants Birth Complications, Parenting, and Resilience The Newborn Baby's Capacities Adjusting to the New Family Unit
PART III. INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD: THE FIRST TWO YEARS
Chapter 4: Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Body Growth Brain Development Influences on Early Physical Growth Learning Capacities Motor Development Perceptual Development
Chapter 5: Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Piaget's Cognitive-Developmental Theory Information Processing The Social Context of Early Mental Development Individual Differences in Early Mental Development Language Development
Chapter 6: Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Erikson's Theory of Infant and Toddler Personality Emotional Development Temperament and Development Development of Attachment Self-Development During the First Two Years
PART IV. EARLY CHILDHOOD: TWO TO SIX YEARS
Chapter 7: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT A Changing Body and Brain Influences on Physical Growth and Health Motor Development COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT Piaget's Theory: The Preoperational Stage Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory Information Processing Individual Differences in Mental Development Language Development
Chapter 8: Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood
Erikson's Theory: Initiative versus Guilt Self-Understanding Emotional Development Peer Relations Foundations of Morality Gender Typing Child Rearing and Emotional and Social Development
PART V. MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: SIX TO ELEVEN YEARS
Chapter 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT Body Growth Health Issues Motor Development and Play COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT Piaget's Theory: The Concrete Operational Stage Information Processing Individual Differences in Mental Development Language Development Learning in School
Chapter 10: Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood
Erikson's Theory: Industry versus Inferiority Self-Understanding Emotional Development Understanding Others: Perspective Taking Moral Development Peer Relations Gender Typing Family Influences Some Common Problems of Development
PART VI. ADOLESCENCE: THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD
Chapter 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT Conceptions of Adolescence Puberty: The Physical Transition to Adulthood The Psychological Impact of Pubertal Events Health Issues COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT Piaget's Theory: The Formal Operational Stage An Information-Processing View of Adolescent Cognitive Development Consequences of Adolescent Cognitive Changes Learning in School
Chapter 12: Emotional and Social Development in Adolescence
Erikson's Theory: Identity versus Role Confusion Self-Understanding Moral Development Gender Typing The Family Peer Relations Problems of Development
PART VII. EARLY ADULTHOOD
Chapter 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT Biological Aging Is Under Way in Early Adulthood Physical Changes Health and Fitness COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT Changes in the Structure of Thought Expertise and Creativity The College Experience Vocational Choice
Chapter 14: Emotional and Social Development in Early Adulthood
A Gradual Transition: Emerging Adulthood
Erikson's Theory: Intimacy versus Isolation Other Theories of Adult Psychosocial Development Close Relationships The Family Life Cycle The Diversity of Adult Lifestyles Career Development
PART VIII. MIDDLE ADULTHOOD
Chapter 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT Physical Changes Health and Fitness Adapting to the Challenges of Midlife COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT Changes in Mental Abilities Information Processing Vocational Life and Cognitive Development Adult Learners: Becoming a College Student in Midlife
Chapter 16: Emotional and Social Development in Middle Adulthood
Erikson's Theory: Generativity versus Stagnation Other Theories of Psychosocial Development in Midlife Stability and Change in Self-Concept and Personality Relationships at Midlife Vocational Life
PART IX. LATE ADULTHOOD
Chapter 17: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT Life Expectancy Physical Changes Health, Fitness, and Disability COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT Memory Language Processing Problem Solving
Wisdom Factors Related to Cognitive Change Cognitive Interventions
Chapter 18: Emotional and Social Development in Late Adulthood
Erikson's Theory: Ego Integrity versus Despair Other Theories of Psychosocial Development in Late Adulthood Stability and Change in Self-Concept and Personality Contextual Influences on Psychological Well-Being A Changing Social World Relationships in Late Adulthood Retirement Optimal Aging
PART X. THE END OF LIFE
Chapter 19: Death, Dying, and Bereavement
How We Die Attitudes Toward Death Thinking and Emotions of Dying People A Place to Die The Right to Die Bereavement: Coping with the Death of a Loved One Death Education
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