The Developing Person Through the Life Span

Author: Berger, Kathleen Stassen


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  • ISBN: 9780716760801
  • Author: Berger, Kathleen Stassen
  • Publ Date: 2007-12-30
  • Edition: 7
  • Pages: 667
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  • Status: O/P
  • ID - 7059

Table of Contents :

Preface PART I: THE BEGINNINGS Introduction Theories of Development Heredity and Environment Prenatal Development and Birth PART II: THE FIRST TWO YEARS: INFANTS AND TODDLERS The First Two Years: Biosocial Development The First Two Years: Cognitive Development The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development PART III: THE PLAY YEARS The Play Years: Biosocial Development The Play Years: Cognitive Development The Play Years: Psychosocial Development PART IV: THE SCHOOL YEARS The School Years: Biosocial Development The School Years: Cognitive Development The School Years: Psychosocial Development PART V: ADOLESCENCE Adolescence: Biosocial Development Adolescence: Cognitive Development Adolescence: Psychosocial Development PART VI: EARLY ADULTHOOD Early Adulthood: Biosocial Development Early Adulthood: Cognitive Development Early Adulthood: Psychosocial Development PART VII: MIDDLE ADULTHOOD Middle Adulthood: Biosocial Development Middle Adulthood: Cognitive Development Middle Adulthood: Psychosocial Development PART VIII: LATE ADULTHOOD Late Adulthood: Biosocial Development Late Adulthood: Cognitive Development Late Adulthood: Psychosocial Development EPILOGUE: DEATH AND DYING APPENDIX A: Supplemental Charts, Graphs and Tables APPENDIX B: More About Research Methods APPENDIX C: Suggestions for Research Assignments


This is a best selling life span textbook by a respected author with a distinctive passionate and engaging voice. The seventh edition comes with significant revision of cognitive development throughout childhood, revised and updated chapters on adolescence, and more attention to emerging and early adulthood. It is a thorough revision with new research on everything from genetics to the timing of puberty, including brain development, life span disorders and cultural diversity. It also includes new learning features promoting critical thinking, revision and application.

Author Biography:

KATHLEEN STASSEN BERGER, Bronx Community College, City University of New York, USA. She has taught introduction to psychology, child and adolescent development, adulthood and aging, social psychology, abnormal psychology, human motivation, and life-span development. for over 35 years.


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