Development Through the Lifespan continues to lead the market with its currency, clarity, solid research, and rich examples of human development. Laura Berk, renowned professor and researcher in the field of human development, has revised the text with new pedagogy, a heightened emphasis on the interplay between biology and environment, and expanded coverage of biology, culture, and social issues, while emphasizing the lifespan perspective of development. Students are provided with an especially clear and coherent understanding of the sequence and underlying processes of human development, emphasizing the interrelatedness of all domains-physical, cognitive, emotional, social-throughout the text narrative and in special features. While carefully considering the complexities of human development, Berk presents classic and emerging theories in an especially clear, engaging writing style, with a multitude of research-based, real-world, and cross-cultural examples. Strengthening the connections between application and theory or research, this edition's extensive revision brings forth the most recent scholarship in the field, representing the changing field of human development.