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Experiencing the Lifespan, Journey Through Lifespan DVD & Guide Hardcover – July 13, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1429210126 ISBN-10: 1429210125 Edition: First Edition

 
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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers; First Edition edition (July 13, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1429210125
  • ISBN-13: 978-1429210126
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 10.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,079,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for Belsky's Experiencing the Lifespan

From Instructors:
 
"Belsky's treatment of life-span development is state-of-the-art, thoughtful and accessible. This is an impressive book!"
Laura L. Carstensen, Ph.D.
Director, Lifespan Director, Stanford University
 
"The author does a great job of taking a huge field and distilling it into basic principles and theories that can be covered in a semester."
Jayne Ogden, East Texas Baptist University
 
"Very impressed! I felt like I was listening to a person when reading. The author's upbeat attitude, enthusiasm, and optimistic realism come through all the time."
David Devonis, Graceland University
 
And Students:
 
"Reading it I felt I was sitting in (a great) class."
 
"This was a book I HAD to read for my developmental psychology class, but I must say that out of all the other psychology books, this author did a wonderful job of explaining development.  I enjoyed this book and will continue to use it throughout my life."
 
"I have honestly never had so much pleasure reading for class.  The way you have thoughtfully constructed the book for students has made the book a delight to read.  Your textbook is the first one I have bought and not felt a bit disappointed having to purchase for class.  To me it is the perfect textbook and I plan to keep it for my personal library!"
 
 
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

JANET BELSKY is a Lecturer in Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University, USA. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Customer Reviews

Dr. Belsky's book is an amazing insight on the human lifespan.
Steven W. James
The book got to me quickly, and it was in very good shape as described.
Christina Danielle Terrell
I really enjoyed this helpful book for my Lifespans class in college!
McKenzi M. Luke

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Maggie Scarf on February 1, 2007
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The last century has witnessed a phenomenal change in the human lifespan. In 1900, in the industrialized West, the average person's life expectancy was not quite 50 years, while in the year 2006 it stood at a record high of 77.6. Thus, in one singular century a full thirty years of life had been added to the length of time that the average person could be expected to live!

Here, in this easily accessible book, Janet Belsky has led us on a highly enjoyable, informative journey through time - from birth to the closing years of the life-cycle. This is a terrific read! Maggie Scarf
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shauna on April 5, 2012
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I have never had a textbook that I actually enjoyed reading...until this one. This book was part of a Developmental Psychology course that I took & it made the course content just that much more enjoyable. Belsky does an excellent job of communicating meaningful information in a way that is easily relatable. Well worth the cost!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Yadier Manzanares on July 24, 2010
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Very informative, I liked the fact that the author (Janet Belsky) made several attempts to connect with the audience and make one feel good about reading 15 chapters of good information that can easily be found boring if you are the novel type of reader. The book covers from pregnancy all throughout infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and death. Lots of referencing, and data from all over the world. I also recommend a documentary film called "Flow: For the Love of Water" directed by: Irena Salina and produced by: Steven Starr, that I watched during this class. Very thoughtful, for we all need to think about each other, thus thinking about our home Earth.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By McKenzi M. Luke on December 10, 2010
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I really enjoyed this helpful book for my Lifespans class in college! Well written and organized!

If you want the book for less, try purchasing the ring-bound version. It is the exact same book, it just comes in the 3 ring binder format, instead of the bound version. ISBN 978-1429255806. It was about $30 less.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Raquel Allison Brooks on February 13, 2013
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Details a lot of information. This is an interesting book. Great senarios and pics as requested by author- Belsky, Janet
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nancy on December 6, 2012
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I really enjoyed reading this textbook! The author was honest in her introductory letter stating that the book's writing is not dull and dry like most textbooks. I really enjoyed reading the vignette stories, and how it relates to each chapter. I bet the author of the book- Belsky who is a Tennessee University professor is an excellent developmental psychology instructor! Lucky students who have her! I could tell that she enjoys teaching by the way it is written. Overall, great book to read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matt Urbanski on October 5, 2012
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In all my years of taking college courses this is the first textbook I have actually read cover to cover. While I likely could have gotten by in the class without reading everything, the book flowed well and was enjoyable to read. It even became my personal reading choice before bed, which is usually reserved for fun reading, because I actually enjoyed sitting down to read this book each night.

My main criticism of the book is that it often loses a sense of objectivity when the author provides prescriptive advice on various topics. While the advice is certainly relevant, her personal beliefs sometimes show through in a way that seems inappropriate for a textbook.

Overall though, I think this is a well-written textbook and one that I am happy I was required to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 12, 2012
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From conception to death, that's where this book takes the reader. But not just through the years-through the experiences, feelings, thoughts and emotions. What makes us human? How are we so different, men from women? Why do babies cry? What is the onset of puberty for boys? This is one textbook you should not sell back!
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