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Experiencing the Lifespan (5th Edition)

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Exceptionally well-loved, Janet Belsky's textbook, written in her signature engaging style and voice, offers a fresh, remarkably brief way to understand the experience of human development throughout the lifespan. It gives...

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Exceptionally well-loved, Janet Belsky's textbook, written in her signature engaging style and voice, offers a fresh, remarkably brief way to understand the experience of human development throughout the lifespan. It gives students an immediate and practical grounding in the field’s basic concepts, guiding them from underlying research to practical applications in a highly conversational style. The engaging pedagogy effectively reinforces learning, and Belsky shares examples drawn from an extraordinarily broad range of cultures throughout the world.This textbook is ideal for one term courses that take a chronological approach to developmental psychology and cover the entire lifespan.This book can also be purchased with the breakthrough online resource, LaunchPad, which offers innovative media content, curated and organised for easy assignability. LaunchPad's intuitive interface presents quizzing, flashcards, animations and much more to make learning actively engaging. 

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  • Takes a global approach with integrated coverage of culture and pays special attention to the issues facing immigrants and ethnic groups
  • One of the most application-focused texts available
  • Designed to engage all levels of ability and written with the aim of making human life and research come alive for students
  • Brief in length so ideal for one-term courses



  • Hot in Developmental Science sections showcasing cutting-edge topics, from prenatal stress to preteen popularity
  • A completely rewritten section on Finding Love with variety of new topics such as online dating, the tendency for young people to delay romantic relationships and how social media is changing contemporary love relationships
  • Immersive online activities and quizzes (in LaunchPad) which apply the research to everyday life and to possible future careers for students



Part I. The Foundation
1. The People and the Field
2. Prenatal Development, Pregnancy, and Birth
Part II. Infancy
3. Infancy: Physical and Cognitive Development
4. Infancy: Socioemotional Development
Part III. Childhood
5. Physical and Cognitive Development
6. Socioemotional Development
7. Settings for Development. Home and School
Part IV. Adolescence
8. Physical Development
9. Cognitive and Socioemotional Development
Part V. Early and Middle Adulthood
10. Constructing an Adult Life
11. Relationships and Roles
12. Midlife
Part VI. Later Life
13. Later Life: Cognitive and Socioemotional Development
14. The Physical Challenges of Aging
Part VII. Epilogue
15. Death and Dying
Final Thoughts
This textbook is available with LaunchPad.  Within LaunchPad, you’ll have access to an interactive ebook along with diagnostics, adaptive quizzes and assignments to help you achieve success in your course.  

This LaunchPad comes with:
  • An e-Book integrating the text with an assortment of media-powered learning tools
  • Flashcards for every key term that students can view in different modes, including quiz mode to test themselves
  • Immersive Something to Consider activities encouraging students to apply research to everyday life and to possible careers
  • LearningCurve’s game-like adaptive quizzing to consolidate learning in every chapter of the text
  • Practice Quizzes offering pre-built practice quizzes which students can take multiple times for practice and receive randomized questions on the same topic
  • PsychSim 6.0 topic tutorials that use interactive videos, charts, and simulations to immerse students in the world of psychological research from the perspective of a scientist or participant
  • Videos and video activities covering the full range of the course, from classic experiments to investigations of children's play, adolescent risk taking, or the devastation of Alzheimer disease.
Purchase your LaunchPad access card, or LaunchPad access card and book pack above.

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Born in New York City, Janet Belsky always wanted to be a writer but was also very interested in people. After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, she deferred to her more practical and people-loving side and got her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Chicago. Janet spent her thirties in New York City teaching at Lehman College, CUNY, and doing clinical work in hospitals and nursing homes. In 1991, Janet moved to Tennessee with her family to write and teach undergraduate courses in psychology at Middle Tennessee State University. More recently,  Janet enrolled in the Master's Program in Liberal arts at the University of Chicago.

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Born in New York City, Janet Belsky always wanted to be a writer but was also very interested in people. After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, she deferred to her more practical and people-loving side and got her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Chicago. Janet spent her thirties in New York City teaching at Lehman College, CUNY, and doing clinical work in hospitals and nursing homes. In 1991, Janet moved to Tennessee with her family to write and teach undergraduate courses in psychology at Middle Tennessee State University. More recently,  Janet enrolled in the Master's Program in Liberal arts at the University of Chicago.

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