Invitation to the Life Span
Fourth EditionKathleen Stassen Berger©2019
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Edition after edition, Kathleen Stassen Berger’s bestselling textbooks connect students to the field of developmental psychology, in an engaging, accessible, culturally inclusive way. Berger’s Invitation to the Life Span does this in just 15 concise chapters and an epilogue, in a presentation that meets the challenges of exploring the breadth of the life span in a single term.
The new edition of Invitation to the Life Span incorporates a wide range of new research, especially in fast-moving areas such as brain development and psychopathology, while taking advantage of innovative new tools for media-centered teaching and learning.
But throughout, as always, the signature voice of Kathleen Berger ties it all together, with relatable explanations of scientific content, wide ranging cultural examples, and skill-building tools for sharper observation and critical thinking.
Table of Contents
2. From Conception to Birth
3. The First Two Years: Body and Mind
4. The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development
5. Early Childhood: Body and Mind
6. Early Childhood: Psychosocial Development
7: Middle Childhood: Body and Mind
8: Middle Childhood: Psychosocial Development
9: Adolescence: Body and Mind
10: Adolescence: Psychosocial Development
11: Emerging Adulthood: Body, Mind, and Social World
12: Adulthood: Body and Mind
13: Adulthood: Psychosocial Development
14: Late Adulthood: Body and Mind
15: Adulthood: Psychosocial Development
Epilogue: Death and Dying