Fourth Edition   ©2016

Experiencing the Lifespan

Janet Belsky (Middle Tennessee State University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-7594-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-7594-7; Format: Paper Text, 608 pages

New to This Edition

New Topics

  • Epigenetics and emerging research on environmentally sensitive genes
  • Fetal brain development
  • Infants and attachment environments, such as daycare
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Cyberbullying
  • Common Core State Standards for education
  • Pubertal progression rates and early maturity rates
  • New fMRI research exploring preteens’ social sensitivities and impulsiveness
  • Self-esteem changes, specifically during college
  • Allostatic load (in the discussion on Intelligence)
  • On-line relationships between grandparents with grandchildren
  • New neuroscience research in late-life memory
  • Revised diagnostic labels for serious aging pathologies such as Alzheimer’s disease and Neurocognitive Disorder (dementia) to conform with DSM-5

    Hot in Developmental Science
    sections in each chapter showcasing cutting-edge topics, from prenatal stress to preteen popularity.

    A completely rewritten section on Finding Love
    with variety of new topics such as on- line dating, the tendency for young people to put off having romantic relationships until later in the twenties, and how Facebook is changing contemporary love relationships.

    Experience the
    Lifespan immersive online activities (in LaunchPad)
    which apply the research to everyday life and to possible future careers for students. Each activity concludes with a quiz to assess what students have learned.

    Built to address the biggest classroom issues instructors face, LaunchPad gives students everything they need to prepare for class and exams, while giving instructors everything they need to quickly set up a course, shape the content to their syllabus, craft presentations and lectures, assign and assess homework, and guide the progress of individual students and the class as a whole.

    LaunchPad for Experiencing the Lifespan, Fourth Edition features:

    • A interactive e-book with integrated book-specific student media, including Experience the Lifespan immersive activities
    • LearningCurve adaptive quizzing offering individualized question sets and feedback (with e-book links) for each student based on correct and incorrect responses.
    • New! Video Assignment Tool makes it easy to create assessable coursework based on videos from LaunchPad, YouTube, or elsewhere on the Internet.
    • An easy-to-use Gradebook to monitor the whole class or individual students.
    • Optional pre-built units, curated by the book’s authors or other experienced educators and fully customizable.
    • All instructor resources (PowerPoints, book images, teaching suggestions, and more) in one convenient location.
    • Easy LMS integration into any learning management system.