Higher Education

Discovery Series: Introduction to Lifespan, 1st Edition

  • includes Psychology CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card
  • Spencer A. Rathus The College of New Jersey
  • ISBN-10: 0840030061  |  ISBN-13: 9780840030061
  • 704 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $104.75
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About

Overview

The Cengage Learning DISCOVERY SERIES: INTRODUCTION TO LIFESPAN is designed to deliver traditional course content in an innovative "hybrid" learning format—instruction presented in a printed handbook paired with integrated online applications and assessments. The program promotes measurable mastery of core course learning objectives by guiding students' active engagement with content delivered through the book, images, video, simulations, and assessments. This contemporary approach to learning seamlessly integrates text and technology, enabling students to easily move from the book's instruction to its online applications for a deeper, lasting understanding of the core psychological concepts, and for assessments (all assignable) that reliably track students' progress and performance.

Features and Benefits

  • Reading print to discover: Featuring content that is driven by learning objectives and organized into modules for optimal flexibility, the print component of the package provides a concise, but complete, course that introduces students to psychology's target concepts. (For those who prefer it, the book is also available electronically.)
  • Focusing on learning objectives to promote better outcomes: Each module begins with a set of learning objectives that focuses students' reading and guides them through the content. All book and online content is mapped to these objectives to ensure that students are learning the appropriate material—and consequently meeting the objectives.
  • Going online to interact and demonstrate learning: Available in Psychology CourseMate, each module's companion online content features media assets and activities that encourage vital interaction by requiring students to apply concepts and complete assignments to demonstrate their learning. Learning is then confirmed through a tightly integrated assessment that measures students' mastery of the module's learning objectives—and ensures that they meet the learning objectives before moving on.
  • Connecting print and online features to promote student engagement: Text and online resources work hand in hand. For instance, a chapter-opening "Prepare to Learn" feature advises students on how to work through the chapter, and invites them to take an online chapter pre-test, establishing a baseline for self-assessment. Throughout chapters, prompts for online activities and quizzes appear in sidebars on right-hand pages, as do icons identifying the four basic types of online resources included in the text's package: videos, animations, readings, and assessments.
  • Innovative page layout to keep students on track: Instructional pages that face each other consistently comprise three distinct learning "zones." Learning objectives appear in sidebars on left-hand pages, prompts for online activities and quizzes appear in sidebars on right-hand pages, and the instructional narrative spans the area in between. This consistent layout makes it easy for students to match learning objectives to instruction and assessments, helping them to remain oriented and productive throughout each chapter.
  • Measure Your Learning review: The centerpiece of this comprehensive chapter review element is an easy-to-use matrix that shows module learning objectives, key terms/concepts, and corresponding online resources in side-by-side format. Each section concludes by prompting students to take the online chapter post-tests—the first a practice test with guided results, the second a final test.
  • Engaging Did You Know That questions open each module. These questions stimulate student thinking and previews the key topics and concepts in the proceeding module. Did You Know That questions challenge common misconceptions or highlight the most interesting aspects of the lifespan.
  • The modular presentation of Rathus's Introduction to Lifespan complements the progression of the lifespan – each chapter is devoted to a single stage and within each chapter, the consistent modular organization and topic areas presents various aspects of the stage – e.g., physical development, cognitive development, social and emotional development is covered in each chapter, and for every stage.

Table of Contents

1. What Is Lifespan Development?
2. Beginnings.
3. Infancy.
4. Early Childhood.
5. Middle Childhood.
6. Adolescence.
7. Early Adulthood.
8. Middle Adulthood.
9. Late Adulthood.
10. Life's Final Chapter.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0840030029 | ISBN-13: 9780840030023)

Cengage Learning's Psychology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Going online to interact and demonstrate learning throughout the Discovery Series: Introduction to Psychology, each module's companion online content, available in the Psychology CourseMate, features media assets and activities that encourage vital interaction by requiring students to apply concepts and complete assignments to demonstrate their learning. Learning is then confirmed through a tightly integrated assessment that measures students' mastery of the module's learning objectives—and ensures that they meet the learning objectives before moving on.

List Price = $95.00  | CengageBrain Price = $95.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $95.00

PowerLecture with ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 0840029845 | ISBN-13: 9780840029843)

This one-stop lecture and class preparation tool contains ready-to-use PowerPoint® slides that allow you to assemble, edit, publish, and present custom lectures for your course. PowerLecture lets you bring together text-specific lecture outlines and art from the text along with videos or your own materials, culminating in a powerful, personalized media-enhanced presentation.

Online Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285171268 | ISBN-13: 9781285171265)

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285099117 | ISBN-13: 9781285099118)

Succeed in your psychology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $111.00  | CengageBrain Price = $111.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285099125 | ISBN-13: 9781285099125)

Succeed in your psychology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $111.00  | CengageBrain Price = $111.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.00

CourseMate Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285180844 | ISBN-13: 9781285180847)

List Price = $95.00  | CengageBrain Price = $95.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $71.25

Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0840030029 | ISBN-13: 9780840030023)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes—online with Psychology CourseMate.

List Price = $95.00  | CengageBrain Price = $95.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $95.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285099117 | ISBN-13: 9781285099118)

Succeed in your psychology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $111.00  | CengageBrain Price = $111.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285099125 | ISBN-13: 9781285099125)

Succeed in your psychology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $111.00  | CengageBrain Price = $111.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.00

CourseMate Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285180844 | ISBN-13: 9781285180847)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with DISCOVERY SERIES: INTRODUCTION TO LIFESPAN, 1st Edition.

List Price = $95.00  | CengageBrain Price = $95.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $71.25

LMS Integrated for CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285085124 | ISBN-13: 9781285085128)

List Price = $95.00  | CengageBrain Price = $95.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $95.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Spencer A. Rathus

Spencer A. Rathus received his Ph.D. from the University at Albany and is on the faculty of The College of New Jersey. His research interests include treatment of obesity and eating disorders, smoking cessation, human growth and development, methods of therapy, and sexual dysfunctions. He is the author of the widely used Rathus Assertiveness Schedule and has written several college textbooks, including PSYCH, HDEV, AIDS: WHAT EVERY STUDENT NEEDS TO KNOW, HUMAN SEXUALITY IN A CHANGING WORLD, ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD, and CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE: VOYAGES IN DEVELOPMENT.