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Development Through The Lifespan
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Development Through The Lifespan

Seventh Edition


June 2022 | 864 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
With its seamless integration of up-to-date research, strong multicultural and cross-cultural focus, and clear, engaging narrative, Development Through the Lifespan, by best-selling author Laura E. Berk, has established itself as the market’s leading text. Known for staying current, the fully updated Seventh Edition offers the latest, most relevant research and applications in the field of human development. New and compelling topics, rich examples, coupled with Berk’s signature storytelling style, makes this edition the most accessible and engaging text available to students today.

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PART I – THEORY AND RESEARCH IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
 
1. History, Theory, and Research Strategies
 
PART II – FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT GENETIC FOUNDATIONS
 
2. Genetic Reproductive Choices and Environmental Foundations
 
3. Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn Baby
 
PART III – INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD: THE FIRST TWO YEARS
 
4. Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
5. Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
6. Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
PART IV – EARLY CHILDHOOD: TWO TO SIX YEARS
 
7. Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
 
8. Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood
 
PART V – MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: SIX TO ELEVEN YEARS
 
9. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
 
10. Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood
 
PART VI – ADOLESCENCE: THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD
 
11. Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
 
12. Emotional and Social Development in Adolescence
 
PART VII – EARLY ADULTHOOD
 
13. Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood
 
14. Emotional and Social Development in Early Adulthood
 
PART VIII – MIDDLE ADULTHOOD
 
15. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood
 
16. Emotional and Social Development in Middle Adulthood
 
PART IX – LATE ADULTHOOD
 
17. Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood
 
18. Emotional and Social Development in Late Adulthood
 
PART X – THE END OF LIFE
 
19. Death, Dying, and Bereavement

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AFter reviewing, the text is comprehensive and meets the objectives of the course

Dr Susan Higgins
Health, University Of New Haven
April 18, 2024

Comprehensive overview of the lifespan, liked topic organization, quality writing, and instructor support materials.

Dr Nicholas Richard Santilli
Psychology Dept, John Carroll University
March 12, 2024

Does not focus enough on the role of counseling in lifespan development.

Misty Hatch
Educational Admin Dept, Valparaiso University - Valparaiso
March 25, 2024

I found this book to be an excellent resource for undergraduate students taking a module in developmental psychology and have added it to my Module as a core textbook.

Dr Claire Cullen
Psychology, South East Technological University
November 7, 2023

The book has been used in the past and returned to adopt it again! The author is very thorough.

Dr Sadguna Anasuri
Family/Consumer Sciences, Alabama A & M University
January 6, 2023