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Development through the lifespan

Author: Laura E Berk
Publisher: Boston, Mass. ; London : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura E Berk
ISBN: 0205494846 9780205494842 0205491251 9780205491254
OCLC Number: 72146042
Notes: Previous edition: 2004.
Front cover: "Pearson International Edition."
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Table of Contents PART I. THEORY AND RESEARCH IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENTChapter 1: History, Theory, and Research StrategiesHuman Development as a Scientific, Applied, and Interdisciplinary FieldBasic IssuesThe Lifespan Perspective: A Balanced Point of ViewHistorical FoundationsMid-Twentieth-Century TheoriesRecent Theoretical PerspectivesComparing and Evaluating TheoriesStudying Development Ethics in Lifespan Research PART II. FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENTChapter 2: Biological and Environmental FoundationsGenetic FoundationsReproductive ChoicesEnvironmental Contexts for DevelopmentUnderstanding the Relationship Between Heredity and EnvironmentChapter 3: Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn BabyPrenatal DevelopmentPrenatal Environmental InfluencesChildbirthApproaches to ChildbirthMedical InterventionsPreterm and Low-Birth-Weight InfantsUnderstanding Birth ComplicationsThe Newborn Baby's CapacitiesAdjusting to the New Family Unit PART III. INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD: THE FIRST TWO YEARSChapter 4: Physical Development in Infancy and ToddlerhoodBody GrowthBrain DevelopmentInfluences on Early Physical GrowthLearning CapacitiesMotor DevelopmentPerceptual DevelopmentChapter 5: Cognitive Development in Infancy and ToddlerhoodPiaget's Cognitive-Developmental TheoryInformation ProcessingThe Social Context of Early Cognitive DevelopmentIndividual Differences in Early Mental DevelopmentLanguage DevelopmentChapter 6: Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and ToddlerhoodErikson's Theory of Infant and Toddler PersonalityEmotional DevelopmentTemperament and DevelopmentDevelopment of AttachmentSelf-Development During the First Two Years PART IV. EARLY CHILDHOOD: TWO TO SIX YEARSChapter 7: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early ChildhoodPHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTBody Growth Brain DevelopmentInfluences on Physical Growth and HealthMotor DevelopmentCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTPiaget's Theory: The Preoperational StageVygotsky's Sociocultural TheoryInformation ProcessingIndividual Differences in Mental DevelopmentLanguage DevelopmentChapter 8: Emotional and Social Development in Early ChildhoodErikson's Theory: Initiative versus GuiltSelf-UnderstandingEmotional Development Peer RelationsFoundations of MoralityGender TypingChild Rearing and Emotional and Social Development PART V. MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: SIX TO ELEVEN YEARSChapter 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle ChildhoodPHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTBody GrowthCommon Health ProblemsMotor Development and PlayCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTPiaget's Theory: The Concrete Operational StageInformation ProcessingIndividual Differences in Mental DevelopmentLanguage DevelopmentLearning in SchoolChapter 10: Emotional and Social Development in Middle ChildhoodErikson's Theory: Industry versus InferioritySelf-UnderstandingEmotional DevelopmentUnderstanding Others: Perspective TakingMoral DevelopmentPeer RelationsGender TypingFamily InfluencesSome Common Problems of Development PART VI. ADOLESCENCE: THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOODChapter 11: Physical and Cognitive Development in AdolescencePHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTConceptions of Adolescence Puberty: The Physical Transition to AdulthoodThe Psychological Impact of Pubertal EventsHealth IssuesCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTPiaget's Theory: The Formal Operational StageAn Information-Processing View of Adolescent Cognitive DevelopmentConsequences of Adolescent Cognitive ChangesSex Differences in Mental AbilitiesLearning in SchoolChapter 12: Emotional and Social Development in AdolescenceErikson's Theory: Identity versus Role ConfusionSelf-UnderstandingMoral DevelopmentGender TypingThe FamilyPeer RelationsProblems of Development PART VII. EARLY ADULTHOODChapter 13: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early AdulthoodA Gradual Transition: Emerging AdulthoodPHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTBiological Aging Is Under Way in Early AdulthoodPhysical ChangesHealth and FitnessCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTChanges in the Structure of ThoughtExpertise and CreativityThe College ExperienceVocational ChoiceChapter 14: Emotional and Social Development in Early AdulthoodErikson's Theory: Intimacy versus IsolationOther Theories of Adult Psychosocial DevelopmentClose RelationshipsThe Family Life CycleThe Diversity of Adult LifestylesCareer Development PART VIII. MIDDLE ADULTHOODChapter 15: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle AdulthoodPHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTPhysical ChangesHealth and FitnessAdapting to the Physical Challenges of MidlifeCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTChanges in Mental AbilitiesInformation ProcessingVocational Life and Cognitive DevelopmentAdult Learners: Becoming a College Student in MidlifeChapter 16: Emotional and Social Development in Middle AdulthoodErikson's Theory: Generativity versus StagnationOther Theories of Psychosocial Development in MidlifeStability and Change in Self-Concept and PersonalityRelationships at MidlifeVocational Life PART IX. LATE ADULTHOODChapter 17: Physical and Cognitive Development in Late AdulthoodPHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTLife ExpectancyPhysical ChangesHealth, Fitness, and DisabilityCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTMemoryLanguage ProcessingProblem Solving WisdomFactors Related to Cognitive ChangeCognitive InterventionsLifelong LearningChapter 18: Emotional and Social Development in Late AdulthoodErikson's Theory: Ego Integrity versus DespairOther Theories of Psychosocial Development in Late AdulthoodStability and Change in Self-Concept and PersonalityIndividual Differences in Psychological Well-BeingA Changing Social WorldRelationships in Late AdulthoodRetirement and LeisureSuccessful Aging PART X. THE END OF LIFEChapter 19: Death, Dying, and BereavementHow We DieUnderstanding of and Attitudes Toward DeathThinking and Emotions of Dying PeopleA Place to DieThe Right to DieBereavement: Coping with the Death of a Loved OneDeath Education
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