Experiencing the Lifespan
Sixth EditionJanet Belsky©2022
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An award-winning text that will take you on an engaging journey to understanding human development.
Experiencing the Lifespan reflects a scientist’s understanding of key research, a psychologist’s understanding of people, and a teacher’s understanding of how to connect with students. Belsky draws from a variety of cultures around the world to tell the story of human development, communicating the scientific understanding and human impact of developmental psychology in a highly conversational style.
Table of Contents
PART I The Foundation
Chapter 1: The People and the Field
Chapter 2: Prenatal Development, Pregnancy, and Birth
PART II Infancy and Toddlerhood
Chapter 3: Physical and Cognitive Development in Infants and Toddlers
Chapter 4: Emotional and Social Development in Infants and Toddlers
PART III Childhood
Chapter 5: Early Childhood
Chapter 6: Middle Childhood
Chapter 7: Settings for Development: Home, School, and Community
PART IV Adolescence
Chapter 8: Physical Development in Adolescents
Chapter 9: Cognitive, Emotional, and Social Development in Adolescents
PART V Early and Middle Adulthood
Chapter 10: Constructing an Adult Life
Chapter 11: Social Development: Relationships and Roles
Chapter 12: Midlife
PART VI Later Life
Chapter 13: Later Life: Cognitive, Emotional, and Social Development
Chapter 14: The Physical Challenges of Old Age
PART VII Endings
Chapter 15: Death and Dying