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

What do students think? Here's a note from a student to Janet Belsky:
"I am writing you to tell you how much I enjoyed your book - Experiencing the Lifespan (4th ed.) I am enrolled in an online summer course and when I realized I would have to read the textbook cover-to-cover to pass the course I was overwhelmed with pure dread - I am an auditory learner and have a tough time teaching myself via a textbook. However, like you said in Chapter 1, this text was meant to be read like a story. Your book is the first textbook I have ever read in full and thoroughly enjoyed! Your writer side really shines throughout this book and I just wanted to thank you personally for essentially being my (great) teacher. I feel better prepared to understand my students once I finally start my career. I also feel like got to know you a little bit through your writing, and the level of intimacy your book provided was appreciated and helped me learn better. It made me feel like the concepts were within my reach."

"I wanted to reach out and let you know that you’ve inspired me. Thank you for writing this book! This is definitely the only textbook I’ve ever wanted to keep or just keep reading at all! Thank you for using your gift for writing because otherwise, I wouldn’t be writing this email, and feeling optimistic that through what I’ve learned, I'm on my way to a happy and successful life!!"
- Troy University Student