The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence

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Macmillan, Oct 30, 2008 - Psychology - 608 pages
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Edition after edition, Berger’s highly praised, bestselling text opens students’ eyes to the ways children grow—and the ways that growth is investigated and interpreted by developmentalists. Staying true to the hallmarks that have defined Berger’s vision from the outset, the Eighth Edition again redefines excellence in a child development textbook, combining thoughtful interpretations of the latest science with new skill-building pedagogy and media tools that can revolutionize classroom and study time.   

 

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Contents

The Beginnings
1
Zooming In and Zooming Out
10
Applying the Scientific Method
21
Cautions from Science
28
Heredity and Environment
65
Genotype and Phenotype
80
Prenatal Development and Birth
97
Risk Reduction
104
Moral Development
294
Two Common Health Problems
316
Children with Special Needs
326
Cognitive
337
Language
348
Psychosocial Development
371
Families and Children
380
Childrens Moral Codes
398

Birth
113
The First Two Years
129
Brain Development
135
Sensation and Movement
142
Public Health Measures
149
Cognitive Development
161
Information Processing
168
What Develops in the First Two Years?
174
Psychosocial Development
187
Theories of Infant Psychosocial Development
193
The Development of Social Bonds
202
Conclusions in Theory and in Practice
213
Early Childhood
219
Brain Development
225
Improved Motor Skills
231
Cognitive Development
249
Childrens Theories
256
Psychosocial Development
277
Play
283
PART V
405
Nutrition
416
Health Hazards
427
Cognitive
439
Adolescent Thinking
443
Teaching and Learning
455
Psychosocial
471
Relationships with Elders and Peers
477
Sexuality
485
Sadness and Anger
492
Biosocial Development
506
Cognitive Development
513
Appendix A Supplemental Charts
525
Appendix B More About Research
547
Glossary
1
References
23
Name Index
63
Subject Index
69
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Berger, for the past 35 years, has taught at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York, recently as the elected chair of the Social Science Department.

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