A best-selling text unparralled in its approach to teaching human development, Berk’s Development Through the Lifespan is relied on 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.
Berk’s signature storytelling style invites students to actively learn beside the text’s “characters” who share their developmental milestones at different stages of life. Students are provided with an especially clear and coherent understanding of the sequence and underlying processes of human development, emphasizing the interrelatedness of all domains–physical, cognitive, emotional, social–throughout the text narrative and in special features. Berk also helps students connect their learning to their personal and professional areas of interest and their future pursuits as parents, educators, heath care providers, social workers, and researchers
History, Theory, and Research Strategies, Biological and Environmental Foundations of Development, Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn, Physical Development in Infancy, Toddlerhood, Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescence, Early Adulthood and Late Adulthood; Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood, Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescence, Early Adulthood and Late Adulthood; Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood, Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescence, Early Adulthood and Late Adulthood, and Death, Dying and Bereavement.