Exceptionally well-loved, Janet Belsky's textbook, written in her signature engaging style and voice, offers a fresh, remarkably brief way to understand the experience of human development throughout the lifespan. It gives students an immediate and practical grounding in the field’s basic concepts, guiding them from underlying research to practical applications in a highly conversational style. The engaging pedagogy effectively reinforces learning, and Belsky shares examples drawn from an extraordinarily broad range of cultures throughout the world. This textbook is ideal for one term courses that take a chronological approach to developmental psychology and cover the entire lifespan. This book can also be purchased with the breakthrough online resource, LaunchPad, which offers innovative media content, curated and organised for easy assignability. LaunchPad's intuitive interface presents quizzing, flashcards, animations and much more to make learning actively engaging.