Invitation to the Life Span Canadian Edition
©2014

Invitation to the Life Span Canadian Edition

Kathleen Stassen Berger (Bronx Community College, CUNY) , Susan Chuang (University of Guelph)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-4198-3; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-4198-0; Format: Paper Text

Co-author Susan S. Chuang
Dr. Chuang is an associate professor at the University of Guelph, Ontario, with research interests in parenting, fathering, and child development in various sociocultural contexts.She is the Series Editor for Advances on Immigrant Family Research and Associate Editor for the Journal of Family Psychology.

Dr. Chuang has helped develop community workshops on topics such as parenting and child/youth development, and has organized five international conferences on immigration.

Canadian Content Throughout
This version has more extensive Canadian content, more deeply integrated, than similar textbooks intended for Canadian students, with new examples, new photos, and new boxed features, such as Opposing Perspectives.

15-Chapter Format
The thoroughly reconsidered table of contents covers the essentials for the course in a format that fits easily in a one-term syllabus. 

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, genetics, 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 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, the “A View From Science” to the questions presented in "Observational Quizzes", Critical Thinking”, “Especially for..." and “Understanding the Numbers” marginalia, to the visual concept summaries,  Berger’s pedagogy has students thinking about the real implications—for themselves and for the world at large—of the material they are learning.

Visual Concept Reviews
This feature maps out the key ideas and applications of each chapter graphically, making it easier for visually-oriented learners to summarize and retain the most important material.

Dedicated Media and Supplements Package
Invitation to the Life Span, Canadian Edition has its own teaching and learning resources, include its own Test Bank and LaunchPad online course space.

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