Discovering The Life Span by Robert S. FeldmanDiscovering The Life Span by Robert S. Feldman

Discovering The Life Span

byRobert S. Feldman

Paperback | January 28, 2014

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Modular, Manageable, Meaningful - help your students discover the life span.


Discovering the Life Span, 3/e by Robert S. Feldman helps students truly connect to the material. Written in an engaging and accessible style and organized in a modular format, this title allows instructors to cover the entire lifespan without having to sacrifice content throughout their course. Students will get a better sense of the entire process of development and understand how the domains of development work together. Discovering the Life Span is a meaningful learning experience that prepares readers to apply content to their personal and future professional lives.


MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Feldman program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching and learning system that will help students master life span development. New features include the updated MyPsychLab Video Series for Lifespan Development, which contains a rich assortment of video clips including sketchnote-style tutorials as well as cross-cultural footage and segments featuring real students sharing their experiences. MyPsychLab also contains MyVirtualLife, an engaging variable-based simulation that allows students to experience lifespan development firsthand.


Teaching and Learning Experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It:

  • Personalizes Learning with MyPsychLab: MyPsychLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance.
  • Engages Students: Written in an engaging and accessible style and organized in a modular format, this title helps students connect with the material. With Pearson’s MyVirtualLife simulation, students can apply course concepts and truly engage with the material in a meaningful way.
  • Improves Critical Thinking: Becoming An Informed Consumer of Development vignettes throughout the text help build critical thinking skills. Writing Space contains a variety of writing prompts that ask students to demonstrate scientific thinking about key course concepts.
  • Explores Research: The third edition integrates new research and advances in areas such as behavioral genetics and brain development.

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyPsychLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyPsychLab search for ISBN-10: 0133814912 / ISBN-13: 9780133814910. This package includes: 0205206514 / 9780205206513 NEW MyPsychLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card  and 0205992315 / 9780205992317 Discovering the Life Span

Discovering the Life Span, Third Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Learn more.

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Robert S. Feldman is Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A recipient of the College Distinguished Teacher Award, he teaches psychology classes ranging in size from 15 to nearly 500 students. During the course of more than two decades as a college...
Title:Discovering The Life SpanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 10.8 × 8.9 × 0.8 inPublished:January 28, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0205992315

ISBN - 13:9780205992317


Table of Contents

In this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

1. Brief Table of Contents:


Chapter 1:            Introduction

Chapter 2:         The Start of Life

Chapter 3:         Infancy

Chapter 4:            The Preschool Years

Chapter 5:         Middle Childhood

Chapter 6:            Adolescence

Chapter 7:         Early Adulthood

Chapter 8:            Middle Adulthood

Chapter 9:            Late Adulthood

Chapter 10:         Death and Dying

2. Full Table of Contents:


Chapter 1:     Introduction

Module 1.1 Beginnings

Module 1.2 Theoretical Perspectives on Lifespan Development

Module 1.3 Research Methods


Chapter 2:     The Start of Life

Module 2.1 Prenatal Development

Module 2.2 Prenatal Growth and Change

Module 2.3 Birth and the Newborn Infant


Chapter 3:     Infancy

Module 3.1 Physical Development in Infancy

Module 3.2 Cognitive Development in Infancy

Module 3.3 Social and Personality Development in Infancy


Chapter 4:     The Preschool Years

Module 4.1 Physical Development in the Preschool Years

Module 4.2 Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years

Module 4.3 Social and Personality Development in the Preschool Years


Chapter 5:     Middle Childhood

Module 5.1 Physical Development in Middle Childhood

Module 5.2 Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood

Module 5.3 Social and Personality Development in Middle Childhood


Chapter 6:     Adolescence

Module 6.1 Physical Development in Adolescence

Module 6.2 Cognitive Development in Adolescence

Module 6.3 Social and Personality Development in Adolescence


Chapter 7:     Early Adulthood

Module 7.1 Physical Development in Early Adulthood

Module 7.2 Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

Module 7.3 Social and Personality Development in Early Adulthood


Chapter 8:     Middle Adulthood

Module 8.1 Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

Module 8.2 Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood

Module 8.3 Social and Personality Development in Middle Adulthood


Chapter 9:     Late Adulthood

Module 9.1 Physical Development in Late Adulthood

Module 9.2 Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

Module 9.3 Social and Personality Development in Late Adulthood


Chapter 10:   Death and Dying

Module 10.1 Dying and Death Across the Life Span

Module 10.2 Confronting Death

Module 10.3 Grief and Bereavement