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Experiencing the Lifespan / Edition 4

Experiencing the Lifespan / Edition 4

by Janet Belsky


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Experiencing the Lifespan / Edition 4

Janet Belsky is an innovative and accomplished teacher, an engaging and perceptive writer, as well as a practicing psychologist who has worked in many settings--from inner-city hospitals to nursing homes. Drawing on the sensibilities that have defined her professional life, Janet Belsky has produced an exploration of development across the lifespan unlike any other. Person-centered yet scientifically sound, practice-oriented yet rich in current and classic research, Belsky's Experiencing the Lifespan offers students an experience learning about life--that they will take to heart. And at around just 550 pages, it is an experience that fits comfortably within a single term.

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ISBN-13: 9781464175947
Publisher: Worth Publishers
Publication date: 10/09/2015
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 72,501
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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. During this time, she wrote one trade book, Here Tomorrow, Making the Most of Life After 50, got married, adopted a child and, with the publication of the first undergraduate textbook in the psychology of aging, began what turned into a lifelong developmental science textbook writing career. In 1991, Janet moved to Tennessee with her family to write and teach undergraduate courses in psychology at Middle Tennessee State University. After her husband died in 2012, Janet returned to Chicago to construct a new life. Following her optimally-aging plan to get a rigorous classical education, Janet enrolled in the Master’s Program in Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago (a beginning graduate student again at the U of C, after 45-plus years!). Still, she remains committed to her life passion—exciting readers in the marvelous human lifespan through this book.

Table of Contents

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. Early Childhood
6. Middle Childhood
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. Endings
15. Death and Dying

Final Thoughts

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