Exceptional in its currency and global in its cultural reach, Kathleen Berger's portrait of the scientific investigation of childhood and adolescent development helps bring an evolving field into the evolving classroom. Guided by Berger's clear, inviting authorial voice, and page after page of fascinating examples from cultures around the world, students see how classic and current research, and the lives of real people, shape the field's core theories and concepts.
In addition to Kathleen Berger's exhaustive updating of the research, this edition is notable for its thorough integration of assessment throughout (learning objectives, assessments after each section, expanded end-of-chapter quizzes).
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Kathleen Stassen Berger completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University and Radcliffe College, earned her M.A.T. from Harvard University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Yeshiva University. Her broad range of experience as an educator includes directing a preschool, teaching philosophy and humanities at the United Nations International School, teaching child and adolescent development to graduate students at Fordham University, teaching inmates earning paralegal degrees at Sing Sing Prison, and teaching undergraduates at both Montclair State University and Quinnipiac University. She has also been involved in education as the president of Community School Board in District Two in Manhattan.
1. Introduction.- 2. Theories.- 3. Heredity and Environment.- 4. Prenatal Development and Birth.- 5. The First Two Years: Biosocial Development.- 6. The First Two Years: Cognitive Development.- 7. The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development.- 8. Early Childhood: Biosocial Development.- 9. Early Childhood: Cognitive Development.- 10. Early Childhood: Psychosocial Development.- 11. Middle Childhood: Biosocial Development.- 12. Middle Childhood: Cognitive Development.- 13. Middle Childhood: Psychosocial Development.- 14. Adolescence: Biosocial Development.- 15. Adolescence: Cognitive Development.- 16. Adolescence: Psychosocial Development.- Epilogue: Emerging Adulthood.