Third Edition   ©2016

Invitation to the Life Span

Kathleen Stassen Berger (Bronx Community College, CUNY)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-01588-3; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-01588-6; Format: Paper Text, 784 pages

Dozens of New Research Citations
Berger presents a thoroughly contemporary introduction to development research with the latest on brain development, psychopathology, and other cutting-edge topics.

New Critical Thinking Questions in the Margins
These questions appear throughout each chapter, inspiring students to analyze and reflect on what they are reading.

New Media Feature! Data Connections 
In each chapter, students have an opportunity to expand their understanding of key topics and data interactively. From interactive maps showing rates of breastfeeding and immunization across the country (and around the world), to manipulatable graphs showing trends in adolescent risk-taking behaviors, students will be able to take a new hands-on-approach to understanding the data in child development themselves.

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LaunchPad for Invitation to the Lifes Span, Third Edition features:

  • A interactive e-book with integrated book-specific student media, including the Data Connection activities
  • LearningCurve adaptive quizzing offering individualized question sets and feedback (with e-book links) for each student based on correct and incorrect responses.
  • New! Video Assignment Tool makes it easy to create assessable coursework based on videos from LaunchPad, YouTube, or elsewhere on the Internet.
  • An easy-to-use Gradebook to monitor the whole class or individual students.
  • Optional pre-built units, curated by the book’s authors or other experienced educators and fully customizable.
  • All instructor resources (PowerPoints, book images, teaching suggestions, and more) in one convenient location.
  • Easy LMS integration into any learning management system.