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Child Development

Child Development - 8th edition

Child Development - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780205615599

ISBN10: 0205615597

Child Development by Laura E. Berk - ISBN 9780205615599
Edition: 8TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
International: No
Child Development by Laura E. Berk - ISBN 9780205615599

ISBN13: 9780205615599

ISBN10: 0205615597

Edition: 8TH 09

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Now, this 20th anniversary edition promises to build on its long and successful history to remain at the forefront of the continuing changes in child development. The 8th edition contains the most cutting-edge research, new and updated content in every chapter, the latest research and findings, and updated discussions.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Pt. I Theory and Research in Child Development 2

1 History, Theory, and Applied Directions 2

2 Research Strategies 40

Pt. II Foundations of Development 70

3 Biological Foundations, Prenatal Development, and Birth 70

4 Infancy: Early Learning, Motor Skills, and Perceptual Capacities 126

5 Physical Growth 172

Pt. III Cognitive and Language Development 222

6 Cognitive Development: Piagetian, Core Knowledge, and Vygotskian Perspectives 222

7 Cognitive Development: An Information-Processing Perspective 274

8 Intelligence 316

9 Language Development 356

Pt. IV Personality and Social Development 398

10 Emotional Development 398

11 Self and Social Understanding 442

12 Moral Development 480

13 Development of Sex Differences and Gender Roles 524

Pt. V Contexts for Development 562

14 The Family 562

15 Peers, Media, and Schooling 602



Name Index

Subject Index