Tenth Edition   ©2017

Developing Person Through the Life Span

Kathleen Stassen Berger (Bronx Community College, CUNY)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-01587-5; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-01587-9; Format: Cloth Text

Visualizing Development
This feature extends the book’s multicultural coverage, linking together graphics, text, and photographs to tell a visual story about an important concept in life-span development from age structure and development to the impact of adult overweight around the globe.

Opposing Perspectives
The feature asks students to look at both sides of a controversial issue (spanking, co-sleeping, the impact of culture versus genes, etc.), thereby expanding the coverage of critical thinking.

Attention to Cultural Diversity
Berger highlights cultural differences and universals and their impact on the values and customs that shape individual development and makes culture an enlightening, unifying theme for the text.

Critical Thinking and Applications-Based Pedagogy

From the chapter-opening stories and the "A View From Science" features, to the questions presented in "Observation Quizzes," "Especially For," and "Think Critically" marginalia, to the Visualizing Development infographics, Berger’s pedagogy has students thinking about the real implications—for themselves and for the world at large—of the material they are learning.

New Child Development and Nursing Career Appendices
Available in LaunchPad, these new online resources link the content of the life-span course to key student career areas—early childhood development and nursing—by correlating the Tenth Edition and its test bank to the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) preparation goals and the NCLEX (nursing) licensure exams.

LaunchPad for Developing Lives offers a robust and sophisticated, interactive experience in which each student “raises” a virtual child from sperm-and-egg to teenager: fully integrated in LaunchPad.