Dr. Berger is a professor of developmental psychology at CUNY’s Bronx Community College and the author of the leading textbook in human development, studied by college students in all 50 states, translated into five languages and adopted by professors in 12 countries.

Developing Person Through the Life Span

With Kathleen Stassen Berger's always contemporary, always compelling textbook, students learn to see how the basic ideas of developmental psychology apply to their own lives, the lives of those around them, and the lives of others of all life stages and in cultures all around the world. Berger's narrative voice, wide-ranging cultural perspective, and focus on universal themes captivate students from the outset, helping them grasp the important theoretical and scientific work driving the field of developmental psychology today.

The Developing Person Through Childhood

Exceptional in its currency, global in its cultural reach, Kathleen Berger’s portrait of the scientific investigation of childhood development is derived from her acclaimed bestselling text, The Developing Person through Childhood and Adolescence, offering the same features and media and the same committment to making the current state of child development theory and research accessible to all kinds of students.

In addition to exhaustive updating, this edition is notable for its thorough integration of assessment throughout (learning objectives, assessments after each section, expanded end-of-chapter quizzes) all aligned with national standards.

Invitation to the Life Span

Edition after edition, Kathleen Stassen Berger’s bestselling textbooks connect all kinds of students to current state of developmental psychology, in an engaging, accessible, culturally inclusive way. Berger’s Invitation to the Life Span does this in just 15 concise chapters, in a presentation that meets the challenges of exploring the breadth of the life span in a single term.

The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence

Exceptional in its currency, global in its cultural reach, Kathleen Berger’s portrait of the scientific investigation of childhood and adolescent development helps bring an evolving field into the evolving classroom. Guided by Berger’s clear, inviting authorial voice, and page after page of fascinating examples from cultures around the world, students see how classic and current research, and the lives of real people, shape the field’s core theories and concepts.

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