Invitation to the Life Span

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Macmillan, Nov 23, 2009 - Psychology - 600 pages
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 KATHLEEN STASSEN BERGER’s bestselling textbooks are un-matched for the engrossing, culturally inclusive way they communicate the essential science of human development. But that does not even begin to convey what the Berger experience is: What makes these bestselling textbooks so distinctive is the unmistakable presence of KATHLEEN STASSEN BERGER on every page, in writing that continually draws on the author’s teaching and family life to demonstrate a remarkable understanding not just of the field, but of students’ questions, their concerns, and their lives.

The distinctive, definitive BERGER touch is evident throughout her new textbook, Invitation to the Life Span. This brief, original, 15-chapter textbook was created from page 1 to address the challenges teachers and students face when covering the entire life span in a semester (or even a quarter!). The hallmark Berger qualities are all here—the relatable presentation of research, the inclusive approach to world cultures, the study help that builds critical thinking and observational skills, the outstanding media and supplements—and all held together with Berger’s skill in bringing students and the science together.
  

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User Review  - Leslee Ramoran - Goodreads

Had to use this for my psychology 240 class. If you actually read it, it's pretty interesting. It's easy to get into if you're able to relate it to yourself. Read full review

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User Review  - Melanie - Goodreads

Must-read for everyone who works with children, wants to work with children, or have children! Read full review

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Contents

The Beginning
1
The First Two Years
83
Early Childhood
157
Middle Childhood
231
Adolescence
307
Adulthood
383
Late Adulthood
495
DEATH AND DYING
565
SUPPLEMENTAL CHARTS GRAPHS AND TABLES
1
MORE ABOUT RESEARCH METHODS
25
Glossary
30
References
1
Name Index
77
Subject Index
90
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Berger, for the past 35 years, has taught at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York, recently as the elected chair of the Social Science Department.

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