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Child Development by Laura E. Berk

Child Development (edition 1996)

by Laura E. Berk

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Title:Child Development
Authors:Laura E. Berk
Info:Allyn & Bacon (1996), Edition: 4, Hardcover, 742 pages
Collections:Your library, Teacher Books
Tags:teacher book, nonfiction, education

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Child Development by Laura E. Berk




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This is Amanda's book returned to her 05-13-20012
  trexm5qp7 | May 13, 2012 |
If I were less tired I'd write a review that used this book as a springboard to air all the problems I have with the whole horrible discipline of psychology and the way it's taught in schools and the arrogance and the lack of care for students and the positivist nonsense and the pretense that operational definitions are real definitions and that statistical significance is actual significance and the laughable fact that they have university students doing multiple-choice questions, but I've just finished a two-hour exam and put an end to a whole awful semester of child development (PSYC 315 at UBC), and I know the prof only makes like five grand to teach that course, so is it really congruent with my political beliefs to take her to task for her endless eighties talk-show clips? I dunno if it's the academy that's broken (and I have existed in an English bubble) or just the social sciences, but here's the review:

There is a wealth of information in this book, and even more padding, and it's not worthless but it's not worth $250. ( )
  MeditationesMartini | Dec 15, 2010 |
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Readers are provided with an especially clear and coherent understanding of the sequence and underlying processes of child development, and the effective topical organization emphasizes to readers the way in which all of the domains of development relate - physical, cognitive, emotional, and social-throughout the book. Berk revised the book offering readers a heightened emphasis on the interplay between biology and environment, expanded coverage of culture, and an enhanced focus on education, health, and social issues. 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 and real-world examples. For anyone working with children, or those in the fields of child development, child psychology and childcare.

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"Berk's Child Development has been the standard for twenty years. Now, this twentieth-anniversary edition builds on its long and successful history with the most cutting-edge research, pedagogy, and supplements package available! Laura Berk has taught thousands of students with diverse majors, future goals, interests, and needs. Her work is continually at the forefront of changes in the field. The eighth edition includes the most up-to-date scholarship while retaining all of the hallmark features for which Laura Berk's texts are known - unique story-telling, practical applications, meticulous research, and much more!"--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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