Welcome to the SAGE edge site for The Essentials of Lifespan Development, First Edition!

In The Essentials of Lifespan Development, best-selling author Tara L. Kuther examines the ways in which contexts—culture, society, socioeconomic status, home, family, and even community—impact each stage of a person's life. Using highly relatable examples and vivid cross-cultural stories, Dr. Kuther connects the latest cutting-edge research to learners’ experiences and interdisciplinary career aspirations. A chronological 16-chapter organization; chunked content; and routine critical thinking practice help to make the book inviting and accessible for all students.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Tara L. Kuther for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.