The Developing Person Through the Life Span

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Macmillan, Mar 26, 2004 - Psychology - 667 pages
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The Developing Person Through the Life Span, Sixth Edition presents theory, research, practical examples, and policy issues in a way that inspires students to think about human development--and about the individual's role in the community and the world.  Review the new edition, and you'll find Berger's signature strengths on display--the perceptive analysis of current research, the lively and personal writing style, and the unmistakable commitment to students.  You'll also find a wealth of new topics--plus a video-based Media Tool Kit that takes the teaching and learning of human development to a new level.
 

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Contents

The Beginnings
1
Introduction
14
Developmental Study as a Science
18
Ethics and Science
29
Theories of Development
34
Emergent Theories
45
What Theories Can Contribute
52
Heredity and Environment
59
Adolescence
339
Biosocial Development
342
Hazards to Health
350
Cognitive Development
364
Adolescent Decision Making
372
Psychosocial Development 385
408
Part VI
409
Emotional Problems in Early Adulthood
423

Heredity and Environment
60
From Genotype to Phenotype
70
Prenatal Development
91
Prenatal Development and Birth
92
Risk Reduction
97
The Birth Process
107
Part II
115
Infants and Toddlers
119
The Senses and Motor Skills
130
Public Health Measures
136
Cognitive Development
148
Information Processing
154
Psychosocial Development
171
Emotional Development
178
Conclusions in Theory and Practice
189
The Play Years
195
Motor Skills and Avoidable Injuries
203
Cognitive Development
218
Language
225
Psychosocial Development
237
Parenting Patterns
246
So What?
253
Part IV
261
The School Years
263
Cognitive Development
290
Information Processing
296
Families and Children
323
Coping with Problems
330
Psychosocial Development 313
336
Cognitive Development
435
Adult Moral Reasoning
445
Psychosocial Development
460
Generativity
476
Part VII
486
Middle Adulthood
489
Cognitive Development
519
Selective Gains and Losses
530
Psychosocial Development
543
Family Relationships in Midlife
549
Work in Middle Adulthood
564
Late Adulthood
573
Primary Aging in Late Adulthood
583
Theories of Aging
593
The Centenarians
599
Cognitive Development
606
Reasons for AgeRelated Changes
611
Dementia
618
New Cognitive Development in Later Life
625
Psychosocial Development
634
Epilogue Death and Dying Ep1
669
Preparing for Death Ep7
675
Epilogue Death and Dying Ep1
1
Appendix B More About Research Methods
29
Suggestions for Research Assignments
35
Glossary
47
References
1
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KATHLEEN STASSEN BERGER teaches at Bronx Community College, City University of New York, recently as the elected chair of the Social Science Department. She is also the author of The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence and The Developing Person Through Childhood.

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