Authors: Christi Crosby Bergin & David Allen Bergin
Genre: Psychology/Human Development Textbook
Page Count: 708
Publication Date: 2015
Summary: This textbook explains in great detail the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children and adolescents. It introduces a lot of terminology that is relative to the field and does a great job of incorporating important research into the topics.
Recommended: YES! This is most definitely my favorite textbook from this semester! It is written for a teaching audience, but it would still make an interesting read for anyone who is interested in human development. Some of the theories can get a bit heavy but the text is mostly very user-friendly.
If You’re Offended: No problems here.
Noteworthy Excerpts: “Theory of mind (ToM) refers to the understanding that other people have mental states – beliefs, desires, knowledge, and intentions – that are different from their own and to the ability to infer or figure out others’ mental states. A simple definition of ToM is ‘people reading’.” “Am I open to negotiating and compromising with my students during discipline encounters? Or, do I expect instant obedience? Do I demand compliance even when it does not matter?”