What Reviewers Are Saying..."[This text] is not only the best textbook in the field of human development but the single best textbook I have ever reviewed. It is thorough, research-based, theoretically sound, engaging, interesting, personable and compassionate in tone.....a very rare set of qualities.."*Dale Lund, University of Utah"[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"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."*David Shwalb, Southeastern Louisiana University"I was very impressed with this text...Chapter 8 on social and emotional development in early childhood is outstanding." "*Byron, Egeland, University of Minnesota"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"Bravo! Boy, was I favorably impressed! The photos are BEAUTIFUL."*Laura Thompson, New Mexico State UniversityBerk has written a phenomenal chapter [on death and dying]... It is through, sensitive, and well written."Cheryl Anagnopoulos, Black Hills State University"The author has done a very good job of presenting critical issues in a straightforward, understandable manner. Students have commented on the usefulness of the text, and stated they particularly like the milestone tables, vignettes, and end-of-chapter summaries. Students have also commented that the author manages to make potentially difficult concepts easy to understand."*Marita Kloseck, University of Western OntarioBerk, Laura E. is the author of 'Exploring Lifespan Development ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205522682 and ISBN 0205522688.