PART I: BEGINNINGS 1. Introduction 2. Beginnings: Theories of Development 3. Beginnings: Heredity and Environment 4. Beginnings: Parental Development and Birth PART II: THE FIRST TWO YEARS 5. The First Two Years: Biosocial Development 6. The First Two Years: Cognitive Development 7. The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development PART III: EARLY CHILDHOOD 8. Early Childhood: Biosocial Development 9. Early Childhood: Cognitive Development 10. Early Childhood: Psychosocial Development PART IV: MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 11. Middle Childhood: Biosocial Development 12. Middle Childhood: Cognitive Development 13. Middle Childhood: Psychosocial Development PART V: ADOLESCENCE 14. Adolescence: Biosocial Development 15. Adolescence: Cognitive Development 16. Adolescence: Psychosocial Development PART VI: EMERGING ADULTHOOD 17. Emerging Adulthood: Biosocial Development 18. Emerging Adulthood: Cognitive Development 19. Emerging Adulthood: Psychosocial Development PART VII: ADULTHOOD 20. Adulthood: Biosocial Development 21. Adulthood: Cognitive Development 22. Adulthood: Psychosocial Development PART VIII: LATE ADULTHOOD 23. Late Adulthood: Biosocial Development 24. Late Adulthood: Cognitive Development 25. Late Adulthood: Psychosocial Development Epilogue: Death and Dying
Kathleen Stassen Berger completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University and Radcliffe College, USA, earned her MAT from Harvard University and an MS and PhD 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 honor 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.