Child Development, plus MyDevelopmentLab with Pearson eText

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9781447943549: Child Development, plus MyDevelopmentLab with Pearson eText

This package includes a physical copy of Child Development: International Edition, 9/e by Laura E.Berk, as well as access to the eText and MyDevelopmentLab. A best-selling, topically organized child development text, Berk's Child Development is relied on in classrooms worldwide for its clear, engaging writing style, exceptional cross-cultural and multi-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. Berk takes an integrated approach to presenting development in the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social domains; emphasizes the complex interchanges between heredity and environment; and provides exceptional attention to culture. Laura Berk, renowned professor and researcher, presents the latest theories and findings in the field to students in a manageable and relevant way. Berk's signature storytelling style invites students to actively learn beside the text's "characters," who experience real issues in development, including physical, cognitive, and peer challenges, as well as parenting and educational concerns. Berk also helps students connect their learning to their personal and professional areas of interest. Her voice comes through when speaking directly about issues students will face in their future pursuits as parents, educators, heath care providers, social workers, and researchers. As members of a global and diverse human community, students are called on to intelligently approach the responsibility of understanding and responding to the needs and concerns of children. While carefully considering the complexities of child development, Berk presents classic and emerging theories in an especially clear, engaging writing style, with a multitude of research-based, real-world, and cross-cultural examples. Strengthening the connections among developmental domains and among theory, research, and applications, this edition's extensive revision brings forth the most recent scholarship, representing the changing field of child development.

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The fifth edition of this best-selling topical approach to child development continues its tradition of being the most current and comprehensive book available. Laura Berk, renowned professor and researcher in the field of child development, has updated the text with a heightened emphasis on inclusion of interdisciplinary research, diverse pathways of change, the critical interplay between biology and environment in child development, and greatly strengthened links between applications and theory or research. This edition's substantial revision brings forth all the new themes that represent the burgeoning, changing field of child development at the crossroads of a new millennium. KEY TOPCIS: Laura Berk carefully considers the complexities of child development, presenting classic and cutting-edge theories in an especially clear, engaging writing style, with a multitude of research-based and real-world examples. The helpful topical organization emphasizes to readers the interrelatedness of all aspects of development physical, cognitive, emotional, and social throughout the text narrative and in special features. Students are provided an especially clear and coherent understanding of the sequence and underlying processes of child development. For readers who have an interest in updated research on child development.


Reviewer Quotes:

Berk Child Development



“I voted for Berk because of the ancillaries. I teach the course on the Internet and appreciate the rich media and web resources, as well as the TestGen test bank.”

  — Barbara Simon, Midlands Tech


“Berk’s emphasis on culture is excellent and I think superior to most other development books. She includes a wide variety of interesting, relevant, and thorough cultural examples in boxes and throughout the chapters.”

  — Barbara Simon, Midlands Tech


“Berk is definitely committed to using the latest developments and research, including evolutionary development and the new emphasis on dynamic systems approach.”

  — Barbara Simon, Midlands Tech


“I think that Chapter 4 is great, really great. It is comprehensive, accurate, and balanced, and written in an accessible way.”

  — Scott Johnson, New York University


“The milestones tables in the chapters I reviewed [4 and 5] are excellent. Just right, lots of information packed into an easy-to-digest format.”

  — Scott Johnson, New York University


“Commenting on the Digital Media Archive: “Love ‘em, they go right on the computer, right into the lecture. Perfect.”

  — Scott Johnson, New York University


“The text is very comprehensive and covers all the topics I cover in my courses and more!”

  — Susan Siaw, California State Polytechnic University


“Students all learn differently, and the features included in chapter 7 of Berk give students an opportunity to find what strategy is going to work best for them.”

  — Darlene A. Brodeur, Acadia University


“In terms of pedagogy, I would like to commend Berk for providing reasonable features throughout the text, without totally overwhelming the actual content of the chapters.”

  — Darlene A. Brodeur, Acadia University


“I was planning a lecture on perceptual development, and found [chapter 9] in this text very useful, with great visual aids! Thanks for making my job teaching easier.”

  — Carla Hudson Kam, University of California Berkeley


“Laura Berk’s texts are distinctive because they are research-focused and extraordinarily well-written. I also deeply appreciate the integrity of Laura’s thinking and presentation of issues: she does not dodge or unduly simplify difficulty developmental problems or scientific questions.”

  — Ross Thompson, University of California Davis


“Over the years, [Dr. Berk’s] texts have become more accessible to a broader student audience, in part owing to her incorporation of greater attention to the practical, practice, and policy implications of developmental science. I think that the current text is nicely balanced between theory, research, and applications.”

  — Ross Thompson, University of California Davis



“The coverage of  [chapter 10] is outstanding: Laura has addressed each of the major issues I would expect to find in a chapter concerned with emotional development, temperament, and attachment.”

  — Ross Thompson, University of California, Davis


“Like all of Laura’s writing, [chapter 10] is breathtakingly current.”

  — Ross Thompson, University of California, Davis


“One of the challenges of the high level of the Berk texts is to make them accessible to students of a range of backgrounds and ability, and I perceive these learning aids [Ask Yourself Questions] as one way of doing so. All of these study aids are thoughtfully conceived and well-designed. “

  — Ross Thompson, University of California, Davis


“[Chapter 10] is an extremely comprehensive and well written chapter on Emotional Development. I found the presentation clear and concise, and an appropriate blend of theoretical background and detailed descriptions of research results”

  — Robert Coplan, Carleton University


“I think that [Child Development] is an excellent text. It is up-to-date, comprehensive, and demanding. At the same time, it is highly readable and very attractive.”

  — Rebecca Bigler, University of Texas, Austin


“I think that [More focus on Emerging Adulthood] is a great idea as it is something that most of the students I teach would be most interested in.”

  — Jayne Gackenbach, MacEwan


“For both chapters [11 and 15] the introductory story is useful to orient the student to the topic of the chapter. The chapter outlines are also useful but especially the ones provided in the Instructors Manual.”

  — Jayne Gackenbach, MacEwan


“I appreciate Berk’s resources which provide suggestions for in-class active learning and demonstrations, as well as the often good video footage that allows me to enrich the time we spend in class and hopefully make things more real for the students.”

  — David A. Nelson, Brigham Young University


“One real advantage of Berk’s text, given that a new edition emerges every 3 years or so, is that she is consistently on top of things.”

  — David A. Nelson, Brigham Young University


“We [Psychology Faculty at Brigham Young University] conduct a review of potential introductory child development texts on a regular basis. We have consistently concluded that Dr. Berk’s child development text is the most accurate, coherent, comprehensive, and insightful offering on the market. Her careful, systematic approach to organizing the knowledge base in the field serves our students well.”

  — Craig Hart, Brigham Young University


“I have been using the Berk text for 7-8 years. I chose this one by myself, because it is well-written and it includes many clear examples.”

  — David Baskind, Delta College


"Superb! Really, really nice job! You interrelate so much, it's so organic, that the chapter starts to come alive!”

  — John Gibbs, Ohio State University

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Laura E Berk
Verlag: Pearson Education - Business Okt 2012 (2012)
ISBN 10: 1447943546 ISBN 13: 9781447943549
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Buchbeschreibung Pearson Education - Business Okt 2012, 2012. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781447943549

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