Infants and Children: Prenatal Through Middle Childhood (8th Revised edition)

Infants and Children: Prenatal Through Middle Childhood (8th Revised edition)

By: Laura E. Berk (author), Adena B. Meyers (author)Paperback

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Bestselling author Laura Berk is joined by new coauthor Adena Meyers. "Our distinct areas of specialization make us a great team for coauthoring," says Berk. Berk and Meyers' teaching, research and practical experience bring tremendous expertise and insight to this new edition. Berk and Meyers are faculty colleagues in the Department of Psychology at Illinois State University. They have collaborated on numerous projects, most recently coauthoring the chapter on make-believe play and self-regulation for the Sage Handbook of Play and Learning in Early Childhood. Laura E. Berk is a distinguished professor of psychology at Illinois State University, where she has taught child, adolescent, and lifespan development for more than three decades. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her master's and doctoral degrees in child development and educational psychology from the University of Chicago. Berk has been a visiting scholar at Cornell University, UCLA, Stanford University, and the University of South Australia. She has published widely on effects of school environments on children's development, the development of children's private speech, and the role of make-believe play in development. She has been featured on National Public Radio's Morning Edition and in Parents Magazine, Wondertime, and Readers' Digest, and has contributed to Psychology Today and Scientific American. In addition to Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Berk's best-selling texts include Child Development, Development Through the Lifespan, and Exploring Lifespan Development, published by Pearson. Her other books include Private Speech: From Social Interaction to Self-Regulation; Scaffolding Children's Learning: Vygotsky and Early Childhood Education; Awakening Children's Minds: How Parents and Teachers Can Make a Difference; and A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool: Presenting the Evidence. Berk is active in work for children's causes. She recently completed nine years of service on the national board of Jumpstart for Young Children and currently serves on the governing board of the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 7: Developmental Psychology. Adena B. Meyers is a professor of psychology and member of the school psychology faculty at Illinois State University. She received her bachelor's degree in women's studies from Brown University and her doctoral degree in clinical-community psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is a licensed clinical psychologist. Meyers' areas of specialization include contextual influences on child and adolescent development, with an emphasis on family-, school-, and community-based interventions that promote children's social and emotional functioning. She has served as a consultant to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), and as a supervisor of mental health consultants working in Head Start preschool settings. She also supervises clinicians providing mental health services to elementary and secondary school students. Meyers' publications have focused on school-based consultation; adolescent pregnancy, parenthood, and sexual development; school-based preventive interventions; and the role of pretend play in child development. Her clinical interests include therapeutic interventions related to stress and trauma and mindfulness-based stress reduction. She has taught a wide variety of courses, including introductory psychology, child and adolescent development, human sexuality, introduction to women's studies, and statistics for the social sciences.


I. THEORY AND RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT 1. History, Theory, and Research Strategies The Field of Child Development Basic Issues Historical Foundations Mid-Twentieth-Century Theories Recent Theoretical Perspectives Comparing Child Development Theories Studying the Child II. FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT 2. Biological and Environmental Foundations Genetic Foundations Reproductive Choices Environmental Contexts for Development Understanding the Relationship Between Heredity and Environment 3. Prenatal Development Motivations for Parenthood Prenatal Development Prenatal Environmental Influences Preparing for Parenthood 4. Birth and the Newborn Baby The Stages of Childbirth Approaches to Childbirth Medical Interventions Birth Complications Precious Moments After Birth The Newborn Baby's Capacities The Transition to Parenthood III. INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD: THE FIRST TWO YEARS 5. Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood Body Growth Brain Development Influences on Early Physical Growth Learning Capacities Motor Development Perceptual Development 6. Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood Piaget's Cognitive-Developmental Theory Information Processing The Social Context of Early Cognitive Development Individual Differences in Early Mental Development Language Development 7. Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood Erikson's Theory of Infant and Toddler Personality Emotional Development Temperament and Development Development of Attachment Self-Development IV. EARLY CHILDHOOD: TWO TO SIX YEARS 8. Physical Development in Early Childhood Body Growth Influences on Physical Growth and Health Motor Development 9. Cognitive Development in Early Childhood Piaget's Theory: The Preoperational Stage Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory Information Processing Individual Differences in Mental Development Language Development 10. Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood Erikson's Theory: Initiative vs. Guilt Self-Understanding Emotional Development Peer Relations Foundations of Morality Gender Typing Child Rearing and Emotional and Social Development V. MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: SIX TO ELEVEN YEARS 11. Physical Development in Middle Childhood Body Growth Common Health Problems Health Education Motor Development and Play 12. Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood Piaget's Theory: The Concrete Operational Stage Information Processing Individual Differences in Mental Development Language Development Children's Learning in School 13. Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood Erikson's Theory Self-Understanding Emotional Development Understanding Others: Perspective Taking Moral Development Peer Relations Gender Typing Family Influences Some Common Problems of Development

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  • publication date: 17/03/2015
  • ISBN13: 9780133936728
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 648
  • ID: 9780133936728
  • weight: 1290
  • ISBN10: 0133936724
  • edition: 8th Revised edition

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