Exploring Child Development eBook : 9780134983813

Exploring Child Development eBook

Berk,L
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780134983813
ISBN 10
 
0134983815
Published
 
19/04/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Format
 
 
Title type
eBook
$60.00
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About the book: Exploring Child Development provides students with a clear, efficient survey of the most important concepts and research findings in the field of child development. In just 10 chapters, Berk makes classic, contemporary, and cutting-edge theories and research accessible in a manageable and relevant way, with an especially strong emphasis on real-world applications and an exceptional multicultural and cross-cultural focus. Chronologically organised, the text offers a complete introduction to the field, highlighting the most important concepts and research findings. This combination of rich content with concise presentation offers instructors unparalleled flexibility in designing their courses to meet both curricular and student needs.

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Table of contents
  • PART I – THEORY AND RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT
  • 1. History, Theory, and Research Strategies
  • PART II – FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT
  • 2. Genetic and Environmental Foundations
  • 3. Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn Baby
  • PART III – INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD: THE FIRST TWO YEARS
  • 4. Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
  • 5. Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
  • 6. Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
  • PART IV – EARLY CHILDHOOD: TWO TO SIX YEARS
  • 7. Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
  • 8. Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood
  • PART V – MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: SIX TO ELEVEN YEARS
  • 9. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
  • 10. Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood
Features & benefits
  • Berk makes the study of child development both involving and pleasurable for students. Exploring Child Development is written in an engaging, personal style — one that is highly accessible — and contains real-life human-interest stories. The author encourages students to relate what they read to their own lives. Stories and vignettes of real individuals, a Berk signature feature, open each chapter and continue throughout the text to illustrate developmental principles and teach through engaging narrative. This text “teaches while it tells a story.”
  • Classic, contemporary, and cutting-edge theories and research are presented with unusual clarity. By providing an up-to-date and easily understood overview of the field, the text is unusually effective in strengthening students’ understanding, retention, and application of what they have learned.
  • Integrated throughout the text, appealing applications show students how the concepts they’re learning relate to real-world situations. Applied features are relevant to students pursuing a variety of fields, including psychology, education, nursing and other health professions, sociology, anthropology, family studies, and social services: Look and Listen activities promote active learning, asking students to observe what real children say and do; to speak with or observe parents, teachers, or other professionals; and to inquire into community programs and practices that influence children. Applying What We Know tables provide practical real-life applications based on theory and research findings. Berk speaks directly to students as parents or future parents and to those pursuing diverse careers and areas of study.
  • Multicultural and cross-cultural material is presented not only in the text's research and in many positive and diverse examples, but also through attractive photos and figures, which enhance student interest and understanding. Cultural Influences boxes deepen the attention to culture threaded throughout the text and accentuate both multicultural and cross-cultural variations in development.
  • Several additional features support students’ mastery of the subject matter, inspire critical thinking, and help students engage with information on child development and apply it to the real world. Milestones tables summarise major physical, cognitive, language, emotional, and social attainments of each age period. In addition to offering an overview of change, each entry is page-referenced to provide students with a convenient tool for review.
  • Ask Yourself critical thinking questions prompt students to think about child development in diverse ways, with three question types: Connect questions help students build an image of the whole child by integrating what they have learned across age periods and domains of development.
  • Apply questions encourage application of knowledge to controversial issues and problems faced by children, parents, and professionals who work with them. Reflect questions personalise the study of child development by asking students to reflect on their own development, life experiences, and values.
  • Biology and Environment boxes highlight our growing awareness of the complex, bidirectional relationship between biology and environment.
  • Cultural Influences boxes deepen the attention to culture threaded throughout the text and accentuate both multicultural and cross-cultural variations in development.
  • Social Issues boxes discuss the impact of social conditions on children and emphasise the need for sensitive social and public policies to ensure their well-being.
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