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Child Development, 9th Edition

Laura E. Berk


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ISBN / EAN: 9780205149766
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A best-selling, topically organized child development text, Berk'sChild Development is relied on in classrooms worldwide for its clear, engaging writing style, exceptional cross-cultural and multi-cultural focus, rich examples, and long-standing commitment to presenting the most up-to-date scholarship while also offering students research-based, practical applications that they can relate to their personal and professional lives. Berk takes an integrated approach to presenting development in the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social domains; emphasizes the complex interchanges between heredity and environment; and provides exceptional attention to culture. Laura Berk, renowned professor and researcher, presents the latest theories and findings in the field to students in a manageable and relevant way. Berk's signature storytelling style invites students to actively learn beside the text's "characters," who experience real issues in development, including physical, cognitive, and peer challenges, as well as parenting and educational concerns. Berk also helps students connect their learning to their personal and professional areas of interest. Her voice comes through when speaking directly about issues students will face in their future pursuits as parents, educators, heath care providers, social workers, and researchers. As members of a global and diverse human community, students are called on to intelligently approach the responsibility of understanding and responding to the needs and concerns of children. While carefully considering the complexities of child development, Berk presents classic and emerging theories in an especially clear, engaging writing style, with a multitude of research-based, real-world, and cross-cultural examples. Strengthening the connections among developmental domains and among theory, research, and applications, this edition's extensive revision brings forth the most recent scholarship, representing the changing field of child development. Note: MyDevelopmentLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyDevelopmentLab, please visit:

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A best-selling, topically organized child development text, Berk's" Child Development" is relied on in classrooms worldwide for its clear, engaging writing style, exceptional cross-cultural and multi-cultural focus, rich examples, and long-standing commitment to presenting the most up-to-date scholarship while also offering students research-based, practical applications that they can relate to their personal and professional lives. Berk takes an integrated approach to presenting development in the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social domains; emphasizes the complex interchanges between heredity and environment; and provides exceptional attention to culture. Laura Berk, renowned professor and researcher, presents the latest theories and findings in the field to students in a manageable and relevant way. Berk's signature storytelling style invites students to actively learn beside the text's "characters," who experience real issues in development, including physical, cognitive, and peer challenges, as well as parenting and educational concerns. Berk also helps students connect their learning to their personal and professional areas of interest. Her voice comes through when speaking directly about issues students will face in their future pursuits as parents, educators, heath care providers, social workers, and researchers. As members of a global and diverse human community, students are called on to intelligently approach the responsibility of understanding and responding to the needs and concerns of children. While carefully considering the complexities of child development, Berk presents classic and emerging theories in an especially clear, engaging writing style, with a multitude of research-based, real-world, and cross-cultural examples. Strengthening the connections among developmental domains and among theory, research, and applications, this edition's extensive revision brings forth the most recent scholarship, representing the changing field of child development. Note: MyDevelopmentLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyDevelopmentLab, please visit:

Author Biography

Laura E. Berk is a distinguished professor of psychology at Illinois State University, where she has taught child and human development to both undergraduate and graduate students for more than three decades. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her master's and doctoral degrees in child development and educational psychology from the University of Chicago. She has been a visiting scholar at Cornell University, UCLA, Stanford University, and the University of South Australia.

Berk has published widely on the effects of school environments on children's development, the development of private speech, and recently, the role of make-believe play in development. Her research has been funded by the U.S. Office of Education and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. It has appeared in many prominent journals, includingChild Development, Developmental Psychology, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Development and Psychopathology, andEarly Childhood Research Quarterly. Her empirical studies have attracted the attention of the general public, leading to contributions toPsychology Today andScientific American. She has also been featured on National Public Radio'sMorning Edition and inParents Magazine, Wondertime, andReader's Digest.

Berk has served as research editor ofYoung Children and consulting editor ofEarly Childhood Research Quarterly. Currently, she is associate editor of theJournal of Cognitive Education and Psychology. She is a frequent contributor to edited volumes on early childhood development, having recently authored chapters on the importance of parenting, on make-believe play and self-regulation, and on the kindergarten child. She has also written the chapter on development forThe Many Faces of Psychological Research in the Twenty-First Century (Society for the Teaching of Psychology), the article on social development forThe Child: An Encyclopedic Companion, the article on Vygotsky for theEncyclopedia of Cognitive Science, and the chapter on storytelling as a teaching strategy forVoices of Experience: Memorable Talks from the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (Association for Psychological Science).

Berk's books includePrivate Speech: From Social Interaction to Self-Regulation, Scaffolding Children's Learning: Vygotsky and Early Childhood Education, Landscapes of Development: An Anthology of Readings, andA Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool: Presenting the Evidence. In addition toChild Development, she is author of the best-selling textsInfants, Children, and Adolescents andDevelopment Through the Lifespan, published by Pearson. Her book for parents and teachers isAwakening Children's Minds: How Parents and Teachers Can Make a Difference.

Berk is active in work for children's causes. In addition to service in her home community, she is a member of the national board of directors and chair of the Chicago advisory board of Jumpstart, a nonprofit organization that provides intensive literacy intervention to thousands of low-income preschoolers across the United States, using college and university students as interveners. Berk is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division, 7: Developmental Psychology.

Table of Contents

Part I: Theory and Research in Child Development

1 History, Theory, and Applied Directions

      The Field of Child Development

      Basic Issues 

      Historical Foundations

      Mid-Twentieth-Century Theories

      Recent Theoretical Perspectives

      Comparing Child Development Theories         

      Applied Directions: Child Development and Social Policy 

2 Research Strategies

      From Theory to Hypothesis  

      Common Research Methods         

      Reliability and Validity: Keys to Scientifically Sound Research   

      General Research Designs  

      Designs for Studying Development        

Part II: Foundations of Development

3 Biological Foundations, Prenatal Development, and Birth

      Genetic Foundations

      Reproductive Choices 

      Prenatal Development 

      Prenatal Environmental Influences 

      Childbirth   

      Approaches to Childbirth      

      Birth Complications      

      Heredity, Environment, and Behavior: A Look Ahead         

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

      The Organized Newborn       

      Motor Development in Infancy       

      Perceptual Development in Infancy        

      Early Deprivation and Enrichment: Is Infancy a Sensitive Period of Development?          

5 Physical Growth

      The Course of Physical Growth     

      Brain Development      

      Factors Affecting Physical Growth 

      Puberty: The Physical Transition to Adulthood 

      The Psychological Impact of Pubertal Events 

      Puberty and Adolescent Health      

Part III: Cognitive and Language Development

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

      Piaget's Cognitive-Developmental Theory       

      The Sensorimotor Stage: Birth to 2 Years        

      The Preoperational Stage: 2 to 7 Years  

      The Concrete Operational Stage: 7 to 11 Years       

      The Formal Operational Stage: 11 Years and Older 

      Piaget and Education   

      The Core Knowledge Perspective 

      Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory    

      Vygotsky and Education        

      Evaluation of Vygotsky's Theory    

7 Cognitive Development: An Information-Processing Perspective

      The Information-Processing Approach   

      General Models of Information Processing     

      Developmental Theories of Information Processing 

      Attention    

      Memory      

      Metacognition     

      Applications of Information Processing to Academic Learning   

      Evaluation of the Information-Processing Approach 

8 Intelligence

      Definitions of Intelligence     

      Recent Advances in Defining Intelligence        

      Measuring Intelligence 

      What Do Intelligence Tests Predict, and How Well?          

      Ethnic and Socioeconomic Variations in IQ     

      Explaining Individual and Group Differences in IQ    

      Early Intervention and Intellectual Development        

      Giftedness: Creativity and Talent   

9 Language Development

      Components of Language    

      Theories of Language Development      

      Prelinguistic Development: Getting Ready to Talk    

      Phonological Development   

      Semantic Development         

      Grammatical Development   

      Pragmatic Development                 

      Development of Metalinguistic Awareness      

      Bilingualism: Learning Two Languages in Childhood         

Part IV: Personality and Social Development

10 Emotional Development

      Functions of Emotions 

      Development of Emotional Expression  

      Understanding and Responding to the Emotions of Others        

      Temperament and Development   

      Development of Attachment 

      Attachment, Parental Employment, and Child Care  

11 Self and Social Understanding

      Emergence of Self and Development of Self-Concept     

      Self-Esteem: The Evaluative Side of Self-Concept  

      Constructing an Identity: Who Should I Become?    

      Thinking About Other People         

      Understanding Conflict: Social Problem Solving       

12 Moral Development

      Morality as Rooted in Human Nature       

      Morality as the Adoption of Societal Norms     

      Morality as Social Understanding   

      Development of Morally Relevant Self-Control          

      The Other Side of Self-Control: Development of Aggression

13 Development of Sex Differences and Gender Roles

      Gender Stereotypes and Gender Roles 

      Influences on Gender Stereotyping and Gender-Role Adoption          

      Gender Identity   

      To What Extent Do Boys and Girls Really Differ in Gender-Stereotyped Attributes? 

      Developing Non-Gender-Stereotyped Children        

Part V: Contexts for Development

14 The Family

      Origins and Functions of the Family        

      The Family as a Social System      

      Socialization Within the Family       

      Family Lifestyles and Transitions   

      Vulnerable Families: Child Maltreatment 

15 Peers, Media, and Schooling

    Peer Relations           

    Media         

    Schooling

Product Details

Author
Laura E. Berk
Pages
816
Language
English
Edition
9th
ISBN-10
0205149766
ISBN-13
9780205149766
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Year
2012
Publication Date
2012-03-15
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
illustrations
Residence
Normal, IL, US
Publisher
Pearson
Short Title
CHILD DEVELOPMENT REV/E 9/E
Edition Description
Revised
Subtitle
United States Edition
Textbook
1