Invitation to the Life Span
Fourth Edition   ©2019

Invitation to the Life Span

Kathleen Stassen Berger (Bronx Community College, CUNY)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-14064-5; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-14064-9; Format: Paper Text, 752 pages

“This book contains great special topic boxes that encourage student and classroom discussion. It is clearly written in such a way that students can relate to the material being taught. The examples given correspond to the photographs included which correspond to the key terms that the students need to know in order to be successful in the class.”
– Andrea Fillip, College of the Mainland

Invitation to the Life Span is an easy to read and understand comprehensive account of development from conception to death - the gold standard for textbooks on this topic.” 
– Ty Abernathy, Mississippi State University

“I usually tell other professors about this textbook and how it does a really good job in delivering some of the most important concepts to students about human development in only 15 chapters! I also mention that the book comes with a lot of helpful tools and resources for students and for instructors who might be looking for different ways to enhance student learning."
–  Valerie Neeley, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

“Berger’s Introduction to the Lifespan is a well-written and comprehensive look at human development - physical, cognitive, emotional and social — across the entire life time. The text integrates science across subfields and helps students develop a deep understanding of how body, mind and the social world are interrelated for each unique person. Through examples, questions and data, readers are encouraged to challenge their own biases and assumptions about development. I cannot imagine not using this text.”
– Lori Puterbaugh, St. Petersburg College-Clearwater