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Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Ninth Edition


June 2022 | 816 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Recipient of the 2024 Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) McGuffey Longevity Award  
This award recognizes textbooks and learning materials that have demonstrated excellence over time.

A best-selling, chronologically organized child development text, Laura E. Berk's Infants, Children, and Adolescents is relied on in classrooms worldwide for its clear, engaging writing style, exceptional multicultural and cross-cultural focus, first-rate coverage of developmental neuroscience, rich examples, and long-standing commitment to presenting the most up-to-date scholarship. Renowned professor, researcher, and author Laura E. Berk takes an integrated approach to presenting development in the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social domains, emphasizing the complex interchanges between heredity and environment and offering research-based, practical applications that students can relate to their personal and professional lives. The Ninth Edition's extensive revision strengthens the connections among developmental domains and brings forth the most recent scholarship, representing the changing field of child development.

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PART I. THEORY AND RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT
 
1. History, Theory, and Research Strategies
 
PART II. FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT
 
2. Genetic and Environmental Foundations
 
3. Prenatal Development
 
4. Birth and the Newborn Baby
 
PART III. INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD: THE FIRST TWO YEARS
 
5. Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
6. Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
7. Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
PART IV. EARLY CHILDHOOD: TWO TO SIX YEARS
 
8. Physical Development in Early Childhood
 
9. Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
 
10. Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood
 
PART V. MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: SIX TO ELEVEN YEARS
 
11. Physical Development in Middle Childhood
 
12. Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
 
13. Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood
 
PART VI. ADOLESCENCE: THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD
 
14. Physical Development in Adolescence
 
15. Cognitive Development in Adolescence
 
16. Emotional and Social Development in Adolescence
 
17. Emerging Adulthood

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This is an excellent resource that I will add to the recommended reading section of the course syllabus. However, I find it provides more detail than my students can typically use and digest, so I can't consider it as a primary text.

Dr Susan Jackson
Psychology, Touro College
September 11, 2023

Excellent structured breakdown of child and adolescent development appropriate for an undergraduate population. I especially like the consistent and methodical nature in which the topic was covered. It is helpful to have a system that students can easily follow.

Steven Luke
Psychology, South College
May 28, 2023

Offers a comprehensive overview of development for infants, children and adolescents. While there has been a change in the images presented and more representation of our global diversity there is however a need to more intentionality include people of color in being active thinkers and developers of development theories. The theorists and researchers presented in the text continue to be monolithic in terms of race, gender and ability. Additionality I have questions around some of the ableist language used in sections describing disabilities.

Dr Denise Hughes-Tafen
Education, Linn Benton Community College
March 4, 2023

It has been the book the college decided to use before I was employed.

Professor Rudia Kihura
College Of Education, Black Hills State University
August 19, 2022

School use the textbook before I was employed.

Professor Rudia Kihura
College Of Education, Black Hills State University
August 19, 2022