Experiencing the Lifespan

Experiencing the Lifespan

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.

Loose-leaf Version for Experiencing the Lifespan

Loose-leaf Version for Experiencing the Lifespan

Exceptionally well-loved by instructors and students who've used it, Janet Belsky’s text 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, with pedagogy that reinforces learning, and with examples drawn from an extraordinarily broad range of cultures throughout the world.

Study Guide for Experiencing the Lifespan

Study Guide for Experiencing the Lifespan

Providing a chronological introduction to human psychological and physical development throughout the lifespan, this text integrates the science of development, such as brain development, and historical contexts and culture throughout each chapter.

Loose-leaf Version for Experiencing the Lifespan

Loose-leaf Version for Experiencing the Lifespan

Exceptionally well-loved by instructors and students who've used it, Janet Belsky’s text 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, with pedagogy that reinforces learning, and with examples drawn from an extraordinarily broad range of cultures throughout the world. And with its dedicated version of Worth’s online course space, LaunchPad, this edition becomes a fully integrated print/interactive resource.

Experiencing the Lifespan Study Guide

Experiencing the Lifespan Study Guide

Each chapter includes a review of key concepts, guided study questions, and section reviews that encourage students' active participation in the learning process; two practice tests and a challenge test help them assess their mastery of the material.

Biological Measures of Human Experience across the Lifespan

Making Visible the Invisible

Biological Measures of Human Experience across the Lifespan

This volume explores methods used by social scientists and human biologists to understand fundamental aspects of human experience. It is organized by stages of the human lifespan: beginnings, adulthood, and aging. Explored are particular kinds of experiences - including pain, stress, activity levels, sleep quality, memory, and menopausal hot flashes - that have traditionally relied upon self-reports, but are subject to inter-individual differences in self-awareness or culture-based expectations. The volume also examines other ways in which normally “invisible” phenomena can be made visible, such as the caloric content of foods, blood pressure, fecundity, growth, nutritional status, genotypes, and bone health. All of the chapters in this book address the means by which social scientists and human biologists measure subjective and objective experience.