Eleventh Edition   ©2018

Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence

Kathleen Stassen Berger (Bronx Community College, CUNY)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-05813-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-05813-5; Format: Paper Text, 624 pages

New Media Option!
Achieve Read & Practice
Achieve Read & Practice
marries Macmillan Learning’s mobile-accessible eBook with the acclaimed LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. It is an easy-to-use yet exceptionally powerful teaching and learning option that streamlines the process of increasing student engagement and understanding. instructors can assign reading simply, students can complete assignments on any device, and the cost is significantly less than that of a printed book.

With Achieve Read & Practice:

  • Instructors can arrange and assign chapters and sections from the eBook in any sequence they prefer.
  • Assignments come with LearningCurve quizzes offering individualized question sets, feedback, and eBook references that adapt to correct and incorrect answers. If students struggle with a particular topic, they are encouraged to re-read the material and answer a few short additional questions.
  • The Read & Practice gradebook tracks student performance individually and for the whole class, helping instructors prepare for class and one-on-one discussions. 


Hundreds of New Research Citations
As always, Kathleen Berger offers a thoroughly contemporary view of where the study of child/adolescent development is, and where it’s heading.  Coverage includes new discussions of:

  • Environmental hazards such as lead and bisphenol-A
  • Childhood obesity and nutritional deficiencies
  • Body dissatisfaction among teenagers
  • e-Cigarette use among teens and emerging adults
  • Immunizations and the impact of unvaccinated children on public health
  • Impact of screen time on development of very young children and infants.
  • Technology in adolescence, including new discussions on sexting, cyberbully, and other forms of online harassment.
  • The experience of immigration during childhood
  • The latest data, theories and DSM 5 criteria on common psychological disorders of childhood and adolescence including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and specific learning disorders.

Integrated Assessment Throughout the Book
The new edition provides What Will You Know? questions for each chapter and What Have You Learned? questions after every chapter section. These assessments are designed to make it clear to students exactly what they need to learn to meet their career goals.

New Inside the Brain feature
Since new discoveries abound almost daily in the field of neuroscience, the author has added Inside the Brain features to several chapters, exploring topics such as the intricacies of prenatal and infant brain development, brain specialization and speech development, and brain maturation and emotional development.

Visualizing Development Infographics
Linking together graphics, text, and photographs, these infographics tell a visual story about important concepts in child development often with data that encourage students to think of other nations, other cultures, or other times.

Developed with extensive feedback from instructors and students, Worth Publishers’ new online course space offers:

  • Pre-built Units for each chapter, curated by experienced educators, with media for that chapter organized and ready to assign or customize to suit your course.
  • All online resources for the text in one location, including an interactive e-book, LearningCurve adaptive quizzing (see below), videos, all instructor resources, and more.
  • Intuitive and useful analytics, with a Gradebook that lets you see how your class is doing individually and as a whole.
  • A streamlined and intuitive interface that lets you build an entire course in minutes.
  • Developing Lives, a robust and sophisticated, interactive experience in which each student “raises” a virtual child from sperm-and-egg to teenager. Fully-integrated into LaunchPad, Developing Lives includes a variety of pedagogical resources, including more than 200 videos and animations (many new to this project) plus quizzes and essay questions that are easy to assign and assess.  The Part Openers in the Eleventh Edition now include an additional table that connects the ages in Developing Lives with the corresponding child development parts in Berger.

Data Connections: Exclusively on Launch Pad. In each chapter, students have an opportunity to expand their understanding of key topics and data interactively. From interactive maps showing rates of breastfeeding and immunization across the country (and around the world), to manipulatable graphs showing trends in adolescent risk-taking behaviors, these activities offer students a new hands-on-approach to understanding the data in child development themselves.

Available in LaunchPad, two guides link the content of the lifespan childhood and adolescence course to key student career areas—early-childhood development and nursing—by correlating the Eleventh Edition and its test bank to the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) standards and NCLEX RN licensure exam.

In a game-like format, LearningCurve adaptive and formative quizzing gets students involved and engaged in their coursework. It offers:

  • A unique learning path for each student, with quizzes shaped by each individual’s correct and incorrect answers.
  • A Personalized Study Plan, to guide students’ preparation for class and for exams.
  • Feedback for each question with live links to relevant e-book pages, guiding students to the reading they need to do to improve their areas of weakness.

Instructor’s Resource
Instructor resources are available in Launchpad including videos, lecture slide sets, and test bank.