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The story of human development continually changes. The best person to tell it is Kathleen Berger

With Kathleen Stassen Berger's always contemporary, always compelling textbook, students learn to see how the basic ideas of developmental psychology apply to their own lives, the lives of those around them, and the lives of others of all life stages and in cultures all around the world. Berger's narrative voice, wide-ranging cultural perspective, and focus on universal themes captivate students from the outset, helping them grasp the important theoretical and scientific work driving the field of developmental psychology today.

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Visualizing Development

This feature extends the book’s multicultural coverage, linking together graphics, text, and photographs to tell a visual story about an important concept in life-span development from age structure and development to the impact of adult overweight around the globe.

Opposing Perspectives

The feature asks students to look at both sides of a controversial issue (spanking, co-sleeping, the impact of culture versus genes, etc.), thereby expanding the coverage of critical thinking.

Attention to Cultural Diversity

Berger highlights cultural differences and universals and their impact on the values and customs that shape individual development and makes culture an enlightening, unifying theme for the text.

Critical Thinking and Applications-Based Pedagogy

From the chapter-opening stories and the "A View From Science" features, to the questions presented in "Observation Quizzes," "Especially For," and "Think Critically" marginalia, to the Visualizing Development infographics, Berger’s pedagogy has students thinking about the real implications—for themselves and for the world at large—of the material they are learning.

Inside the Brain

Available in several of the book’s chapters, this feature takes students to the frontiers of contemporary neuroscience research, such exploring topics as the intricacies of prenatal and infant brain development, brain specialization and speech development, brain maturation and emotional development, and neuronal growth during adulthood.

Integrated Assessment Throughout the Book

Updated What Will You Know? questions for each chapter and What Have You Learned? questions after every chapter section. These assessments are designed to make it clear to students exactly what their learning objectives are and what they need to learn to meet their career goals.

New to This Edition

Hundreds of New Research Citations Coverage incorporates new developments in diverse research areas, including epigenetics, prenatal nutrition, the microbiome, autism spectrum disorder, vaping, high-stakes testing, opioid addiction, and gender nonconformity Special emphasis is on brain development, culture, genetics, and emotional development. Berger includes this research in a way your students will understand and be able to apply in their future careers.

New and updated Data Connections activities! For each chapter, students have an opportunity to expand their understanding of key topics and data interactively in the accompanying courseware, LaunchPad. From interactive maps showing rates of breastfeeding and immunization across the country (and around the world), to manipulatable graphs showing trends in adolescent risk-taking behaviors, students will be able to take a new hands-on-approach to understanding the data in child development.

NEW! Career Alerts at the end of each Part present career options in various applied settings.

New! Chapter Apps that students can download to their smartphones have been added, offering a real-life application of the science of life-span development.

New and Updated Visualizing Development infographics such as immunization trends (Chapter 5) and More Play Time, Less Screen Time (Chapter 10).

"I really like Berger’s writing style. It is not as dry as most textbooks. In my opinion, her writing style holds the interest of the reader, and she makes good use of visuals to help readers understand the content. The research is current, and so the content is current and relevant."
— Laurie A. Bulock, Michigan State University

"Kathleen Berger's Life Span text provides an engaging, comprehensive, and updated coverage of the life span, emphasizing the multidisciplinary nature of the field."
— Virginia Tompkins, The Ohio State University - Lima

"Berger's book is a great text for covering the lifespan, because it is written from the bio-psycho-social perspective and is detailed, comprehensive, interactive, and approachable for students. Berger's writing style is truly engaging, as I often hear from students. Her coverage of multidisciplinary perspectives and research is one of the key reasons I continueto use this text."
—Melissa Cannon, Western Oregon University

"I have used this text since I began teaching the course 25 years ago. We have continued to adopt it because students find it very engaging, readable, and interesting. They feel they can hear the voice of Dr. Berger, and they like her. We have evaluated a few other texts and considered changing several times but other texts seem dry by comparison and do not have the same emphasis on application of concepts to everyday life."
—Catherine Deering, Clayton State University

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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

Appendix More About Research Methods.

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Kathleen Stassen Berger received her undergraduate education at Stanford University and Radcliffe College, earned an M.A.T. from Harvard University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Yeshiva University. Her broad experience as an educator includes directing a preschool, serving as chair of philosophy at the United Nations International School, teaching child and adolescent development to graduate students at Fordham University and undergraduates at Montclair State University in New Jersey and at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, as well as teaching social psychology to inmates at Sing Sing Prison. Throughout most of her professional career, Berger has worked at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York, first as an adjunct and for the past two decades as a full professor. She has taught introduction to psychology, child and adolescent development, adulthood and aging, social psychology, abnormal psychology, and human motivation. Her students—who come from many ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds and who have a wide range of ages and interests—consistently honor her with the highest teaching evaluations.

Berger is also the author of The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence, The Developing Person Through the Life Span, and A Topical Approach to the Developing Person Through the Life Span. Her developmental texts are currently being used at more than 700 colleges and universities worldwide and are available in Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese, as well as English. Her research interests include adolescent identity, immigration, and bullying, and she has published many articles on developmental topics in the Wiley Encyclopedia of Psychology and in publications of the American Association for Higher Education and the National Education Association for Higher Education. She continues teaching and learning as her four daughters and three grandsons continue to develop, as she interacts with students every semester, and as she revises each edition of her books.She is also the author of Grandmothering: Building Strong Ties with Every Generation (2019).

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