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ISBN-10 0205063462ISBN-13 9780205063468
ISBN-10 0205233880ISBN-13 9780205233885
Author(s): Robert S. Feldman
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 576

Modular, Manageable, Meaningful—help your students discover the life span!

For courses in human development/lifespan development.


Based on extensive market research, and informed by author Robert Feldman’s own teaching experience, Discovering the Life Span was created to meet key teaching needs. Many instructors would like to cover the entire life span in a single term. They would like their students to see the big picture and understand how the domains of development work together. And, perhaps most importantly, they would like their students to truly connect to the material. This remarkable text does all three of these things.  Here’s how:

  • Structured around a modular format, each stage of life and each domain are treated equally throughout the text. This balanced format offers instructors teaching flexibility while helping students see the connections between the physical, cognitive, and social/personality domains.

  • With 10 chapters, 3 modules per chapter, and only 576 pages, Discovering the Life Span is more manageable for instructors and students. This format allows instructors to cover all areas of the life span without having to sacrifice content during their one-term course. Students get a better sense of the entire process of development.

  • Interactive online resources like MyDevelopmentLab with MyVirtualChild, strong applications, and innovative pedagogy integrated throughout the text produce a meaningful learning experience for students. These tools best prepare students to apply the content to their personal and future professional lives.

  • Available with MyDevelopmentLab! To order a MyDevelopmentLab access code packaged with the text please use ISBN: 9780205216918   

    MyVirtualChild, an interactive simulation which allows students to raise their own virtual child and see how their parenting decisions along with other factors influence the development of their virtual child., is included within MyDevelopmentLab. 

    Class Prep is included in MyDevelopmentLab for instructors.  

    Click here for a brief overview of MyVirtualChild:  Click here for a brief overview of Class Prep:

    Click here to view a sample chapter!

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