Invitation to the Life Span 5th Edition PDF 978-1319331986 by Kathleen Stassen Berger

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Worth Publishers; Fifth edition (September 7, 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 672 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 131933198X

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1319331986

Format : PDF

Delivery : Instant

The new edition includes coverage in exceptionally fast-moving areas such as brain development, psychopathology, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people of all ages, while taking advantage of innovative new tools for media-centered teaching and learning.


Achieve for Invitation to the Life Span
Achieve sets a whole new standard for integrating assessments, activities, and analytics into your teaching. It brings together all of the high quality features that instructors and students love about its predecessor LaunchPad—interactive e-book, LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and other assessments, immersive learning activities, extensive instructor resources—in a powerful new platform that offers:

A cleaner, more intuitive, mobile-friendly interface

Powerful analytics

Self-regulated learning and goal-setting surveys

A fully integrated iClicker classroom response system, with questions available for each unit or the option to integrate your own

Data Connections

From interactive maps showing rates of immunization, to manipulatable graphs showing trends in adolescent risk-taking behaviors, this feature lets students take a hands-on approach to understanding the data in child development themselves.

Visualizing Development infographics
These features tell the stories about important concepts visually in development and are assignable with quiz questions.

Career Alerts present career options in various applied settings.

Chapter Apps that students can download to their smartphones have been added (one per chapter), offering a real-life application of the science of life-span development.
New and Updated Visualizing Development infographics, such as More Play Time, Less Screen Time in Chapter 6 and Life After 65: Living Independently in Ch. 15, with assigned questions in Achieve.

New topics and research, including coverage of COVID-19, impact of screen time, marriage and cohabitation trends, teen vaping, education, social justice issues, and health disparities.

Updated Features: Opposing Perspectives, A View from Science, A Case to Study, and Inside the Brain.


Personal and engaging writing
Kathleen Berger’s voice—the voice of an experienced teacher, researcher, parent, and grandparent—makes the concepts and research that drive developmental psychology clear, compelling, and easy to grasp by relating them to the reader’s personal experiences.

Cutting-Edge Research
Coverage includes new developments in late-breaking research areas from epigenetics to end-of-life care. Special emphasis is on brain development, culture, diversity, education, and emotional development. Berger includes this research in a way your students will understand and be able to apply in their future careers.

Attention to Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion
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.

Data Connections in Achieve
From interactive maps showing rates of childhood immunization, to manipulatable graphs showing trends in adolescent risk-taking behaviors, this feature lets students take a  hands-on approach to understanding the data in life-span development themselves.

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