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Exploring Lifespan Development

Berk, Laura E.

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ISBN 10: 0205522688 / ISBN 13: 9780205522682
Published by Allyn & Bacon, 2007
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Title: Exploring Lifespan Development

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

Publication Date: 2007

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: 1st Edition.

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EXPLORING Lifespan Development provides students with an efficient read of the most important  theories, research findings, and applications in the field of lifespan  development.  Berk’s clear, engaging writing, signature storytelling 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 implications that they can relate to their personal and professional lives, remain the cornerstone of this essential text.

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“[This text] is not only the best textbook in the field of human development but the single best textbook I have ever reviewed. It is thorough, research-based, theoretically sound, engaging, interesting, personable and compassionate in tone.....a very rare set of qualities..”

*Dale Lund, University of Utah


 “[I appreciate the]great use of concrete, real-life examples of the various concepts throughout the chapter.  This is incredibly helpful for students’ learning and retention of the material.”


*Tracie Blumentritt, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse


 “One of the strengths of this book is a sense that we are learning from someone who is both a great scholar and a very wise and experienced person.  Berk has credibility on both a professional and personal level.”


*David Shwalb, Southeastern Louisiana University


“I was very impressed with this text...Chapter 8 on social and emotional development in early childhood is outstanding.” ”


*Byron, Egeland, University of Minnesota


“I especially like the way Dr. Berk addresses policy in this text... the social issues boxes are very useful in engaging students in topics of real-life importance that go beyond the individual.”


*Ashley Maynard, University of Hawaii


“Bravo! Boy, was I favorably impressed!  The photos are BEAUTIFUL.”


*Laura Thompson, New Mexico State University



Berk has written a phenomenal chapter [on death and dying]... It is through, sensitive, and well written.”


Cheryl Anagnopoulos, Black Hills State University



“The author has done a very good job of presenting critical issues in a straightforward, understandable manner.  Students have commented on the usefulness of the text, and stated they particularly like the milestone tables, vignettes, and end-of-chapter summaries.  Students have also commented that the author manages to make potentially difficult concepts easy to understand.”


*Marita Kloseck, University of Western Ontario

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