Laura E. Berk Development Through the Lifespan, 4e What reviewers are saying "This is the most engaging textbook I have reviewed or used... truly remarkable in its depth, research and professional, personable, and engaging writing style... This book sets a new standard of excellence....I especially liked the excellent applications-implications included... far superior to nearly all other texts I am familiar with." Dale Lund, University of Utah "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 . . . [The text] also offers a sense that my students are getting exposure to the best research and ideas available in my field. David Shwalb, Southeastern Louisiana University "[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 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 "This is a high-quality text with wonderful pedagogical features." Laurie Gruntmeir, Redlands Community College "One of the greatest strengths of any Berk book on human development is the quality of the research the author selects for inclusion. The timeliness and relevancy of the selected research goes a long way in enhancing the caliber of the information. The author has created a good blend of historic, classic, contemporary, and practical research, which is appropriate for the topics covered." Lanthan Camblin, University of Cincinnati "Chapter 8 is outstanding . . . The discussion of the factors that influence social and emotional adaptation illustrates the complexity of development, but in a highly readable and understandable fashion." Byron Egeland, University of Minnesota "Chapter 19 is extraordinary. Other textbooks pay lip service to the topic (of death, dying and bereavement) and have the tendency to gloss over the material. Berk has written a phenomenal chapter it is thorough, sensitive, and well written." Cheryl Anagnopoulos, Black Hills State UniversityLaura E. Berk is the author of 'Development Through the Lifespan (4th Edition)', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205491254 and ISBN 0205491251.