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Exploring Lifespan Development

Fourth Edition


June 2022 | 696 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Exploring Lifespan Development, Fourth Edition , the shorter, essentials version of Development Through the Lifespan , Seventh Edition, covers the same topics and contains the same number of chapters, but presents only the essential information, with an exceptionally strong emphasis on applications. Exploring Lifespan Development also includes all the great features Berk’s texts are known for — an engaging writing style, exceptional multicultural and cross-cultural focus, rich examples, the most up-to-date research, and practical applications that help students relate the subject to their personal and professional lives.

All print formats are available for pre-order now with publication set for late July. E-book formats will be available for purchase in mid-July with prices starting at $72.00 for a 180-day rental.
 
PART I – THEORY AND RESEARCH IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
 
1. History, Theory, and Research Strategies
 
PART II – FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT GENETIC FOUNDATIONS
 
2. Genetic Reproductive Choices 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
 
PART VI – ADOLESCENCE: THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD
 
11. Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
 
12. Emotional and Social Development in Adolescence
 
PART VII – EARLY ADULTHOOD
 
13. Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood
 
14. Emotional and Social Development in Early Adulthood
 
PART VIII – MIDDLE ADULTHOOD
 
15. Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood
 
16. Emotional and Social Development in Middle Adulthood
 
PART IX – LATE ADULTHOOD
 
17. Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood
 
18. Emotional and Social Development in Late Adulthood
 
PART X – THE END OF LIFE
 
19. Death, Dying, and Bereavement

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site

Instructor’s Resources

  • Instructor's Resource Manual (IRM). The IRM can be used by first-time or experienced instructors to enrich classroom experiences. Each chapter includes a brief chapter summary; a chapter outline; lecture enhancements that present cutting-edge topics along with suggestions for using the content in class; and learning activities that provide “live” examples of research findings, discussion topics, and written assignments. Also included are model answers to the text’s Ask Yourself questions and listings of available videos on relevant topics. 

  • Test Bank. The Test Bank contains over 2,000 multiple-choice and essay questions, each of which is page-referenced to chapter content and also classified by type and difficulty level. 

  • PowerPoint™ Presentation. The PowerPoint presentation provides outlines and illustrations of key topics for each chapter of the text. 

  • Explorations in Lifespan Development DVD and Guide. Designed for classroom use, this DVD is over 6 hours in length and contains more than 50 narrated segments illustrating theories, concepts, and milestones of child development. 10 of these segments are new to the 9th Edition. The DVD and Guide are available only to instructors who are confirmed adopters of the text.