Experiencing the Lifespan

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-23
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman
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In 2007, Janet Belsky'sExperiencing the Lifespanwas published to widespread instructor and student acclaim, ultimately winning the 2008 Textbook Excellence Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association. Now that breakthrough text returns in a rigorously updated edition that explores the lifespan by combining the latest research with a practicing psychologist's understanding of people, and a teacher's understanding of students and classroom dynamics. And again, all of this in the right number of pages to fit comfortably in a single term course.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Foundation
Chapter 1:  The People and the Field   
Chapter 2: Prenatal Development, Pregnancy, and Birth
Part II: Infancy
Chapter 3: Infancy: Physical and Cognitive Development
Chapter 4: Infancy: Socioemotional Development
Part III: Childhood
Chapter 5: Physical and Cognitive Development
Chapter 6: Socioemotional Development
Chapter 7: Settings for Development: Home and School
Part IV: Adolescence
Chapter 8: Physical Development
Chapter 9: Cognitive and Socioemotional Development
Chapter 10: Constructing an Adult Life
Part V: Early and Middle Adulthood
Chapter 11: Relationships and Roles
Chapter 12: Midlife
Part VI: Later Life
Chapter 13: Later Life: Cognitive and Socioemotional Development
Chapter 14: The Physical Challenges of Old Age          
Chapter 15: Death and Dying

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