A best-selling text unparalleled in its approach to teaching human development, Berk’s Development Through the Lifespan is relied upon in classrooms worldwide for its clear, engaging writing style, exceptional cross-cultural focus, rich examples, and long-standing commitment to presenting the most up-to-date scholarship while also offering students research-based, practical applications that they can relate to their personal and professional lives.
New edition of a text in which Berk (Illinois State U.) interweaves an understanding of seven elements: the diverse array of development theories; the lifespan perspective; the sequence of human development and underlying processes; the impact of context and culture; the joint contributions of biology and environment to development; the interdependency of physical, cognitive, emotional, and social domains; and the interrelatedness of theory, research, and applications. The 19 chapters start with theory and research and proceed through foundations of development and the various stages from infancy through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and the end of life. Contains many color illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)