Edition after edition, The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence re-establishes itself as the ideal chronologically organized text on child development. Exceptionally current, with a broad cultural perspective, the text’s deepest connection with students comes from the captivating, compassionate, authorial voice of Kathleen Berger.
About the Author
Kathleen Stassen Berger completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University and Radcliffe College, earned her M.A.T. from Harvard University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Yeshiva University. Her broad range of experience as an educator includes directing a preschool, teaching philosophy and humanities at the United Nations International School, teaching child and adolescent development to graduate students at Fordham University, teaching inmates earning paralegal degrees at Sing Sing Prison, and teaching undergraduates at both Montclair State University and Quinnipiac University. She has also been involved in education as the president of Community School Board in District Two in Manhattan. For over three decades, Berger has taught human development at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York. The students Kathleen Berger teaches every year come from diverse ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds representing a wide range of interests and consistently honour her with the highest teaching evaluations. Berger’s developmental texts are currently being used at nearly 700 colleges and universities in a dozen countries and in five languages. Kathleen’s research interests include adolescent identity, sibling relationships, and bullying. As the mother of four daughters, as well as a new grandmother, she brings to her teaching and writing ample firsthand experience with human development.
If you are taking a child development class this is the book you should use. The only down side was someone in the class had the 8th edition and the wording between both books was almost word for word. So unless you get a class that uses the 10th edition just save the money and buy the 8th edition. For the most part the book was great and really put everything out there, I just couldn’t get past how much it was a copy of edition 8.
Textbooks can be boring, overwhelming, insulting, underwhelming… This text is well written, well organized and interesting enough to hold your attention. I have enjoyed reading it and like Kathleen Stassen Berger’s writing style. This is one of the better Psychology books I’ve had.
I like how the author has broken down the different chapters. As with most textbooks there are a few areas that sort of drag on, especially the intro chapters, but mostly due to them giving you a background and history of Child Development. As you start breaking into the other chapters the information gets much more interested and it starts to read faster. I had to get this book for a class I was taking, but I found the information also useful in my personal life. All in all, not bad for a textbook!
Definitely Definitely served the purpose for my child development class, going the different route of getting a cheaper book and also getting an A in the class is great!
Product Details :
- Hardcover: 672 pages
- Publisher: Worth Publishers; Ninth Edition edition (December 21, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1429243511
- ISBN-13: 978-1429243513
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.1 x 1 inches