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Infants, Children, and Adolescents
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Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Ninth Edition


July 2022 | 816 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A best-selling, chronologically organized child development text, Laura Berk’s Infants, Children, and Adolescents is relied on in classrooms worldwide for its clear, engaging writing style, exceptional multicultural and cross-cultural focus, first-rate coverage of developmental neuroscience, rich examples, and long-standing commitment to presenting the most up-to-date scholarship. Renowned professor, researcher, and author Laura Berk takes an integrated approach to presenting development in the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social domains, emphasizing the complex interchanges between heredity and environment, and offering research-based, practical applications that students can relate to their personal and professional lives. The 9th Edition’s extensive revision strengthens the connections among developmental domains and brings forth the most recent scholarship, representing the changing field of child development.

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 CHILD DEVELOPMENT
 
1. History, Theory, and Research Strategies
 
PART II. FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT
 
2. Genetic and Environmental Foundations
 
3. Prenatal Development
 
4. Birth and the Newborn Baby
 
PART III. INFANCY AND TODDLERHOOD: THE FIRST TWO YEARS
 
5. Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
6. Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
7. Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
PART IV. EARLY CHILDHOOD: TWO TO SIX YEARS
 
8. Physical Development in Early Childhood
 
9. Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
 
10. Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood
 
PART V. MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: SIX TO ELEVEN YEARS
 
11. Physical Development in Middle Childhood
 
12. Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
 
13. Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood
 
PART VI. ADOLESCENCE: THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD
 
14. Physical Development in Adolescence
 
15. Cognitive Development in Adolescence
 
16. Emotional and Social Development in Adolescence
 
17. Emerging Adulthood

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site

An array of high-quality instructor materials accompanies Infants, Children, and Adolescents: 
 

  • 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 Child 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. 

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