Invitation to the Life Span

Invitation to the Life Span Author(s): Kathleen Stassen Berger

Difference between 3rd and 2nd editions
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Key differences between 3rd and 2nd editions

  • Period between current and previous publications: 2 years (2016 vs 2014).
  • Berger's Invitation to the Life Span textbook was originally published in 2009.
  • The Many new A Case to Study and A View from Science features and examples.
  • New and additional material in the Third ed:
  • Chapter 1:
    • Gender differences and neurosexism
    • How evolutionary theory explains phenomena, such as morning sickness, children's attachment to parents, and teenage rebellion.
  • Chapter 2:
    • Genetic diversity of Ebola virus
    • Epigenetics
    • WHO statement on caesarean section rates
    • Section on prenatal testing
  • Chapter 3:
    • Infant reflexes
    • Synesthesia and cross-modal perception
    • Mean length of utterance (or MLU), a measure of language development of children
  • Chapter 4: Sections on humanism and evolutionary theories; psycho-social development of infancy.
  • Chapter 6:
    • How to praise children
    • Pretend play vs social play
    • Cultural, regional, and gender differences in attitudes toward corporal punishment of children.
  • Chapter 7:
    • Section The Maturing Brain about reaction time and automatization
    • Section on ethnic diversity in U.S. schools
  • Chapter 9: Precocious puberty
  • Chapter 10:
    • Social networking among teens
    • Section on human relationships
    • Sex education and teen pregnancy
  • Chapter 11:
    • Premarital sexual relationships and contraception
    • Research on graduation rates, college debt, and salary differences between college graduates and non-graduates.
  • Chapter 12: Research on in vitro fertilization; how education may help prepare for and survive disasters.
  • Chapter 13:
    • Same sex marriage around the world
    • Caregiving and culture
    • Challenges of balancing work and family life
  • Chapter 14:
    • Primary and secondary aging, compression of morbidity, and heart disease
    • Neurogenesis and brain plasticity in adult brains
    • Research on brain diseases
  • Chapter 15: Bridge employment
  • Epilogue: Research on Swedish children demonstrating how bereavement can affect mental health.
3rd Edition of
Invitation to the Life Span
eBook, 752 pages
eBook ISBN: 9781319117368
Published by: Worth Publishers, January 08, 2016
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Invitation to the Life Span
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ISBN-10: 1429283750
ISBN-13: 9781429283526
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