Lifespan Development: Trends, Issues, and Fascinating Findings
- Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
- Reid Hall - view map
The Department of Health and Human Development at MSU is pleased to present noted textbook author, Dr. Janet Belsky, at a public lecture. Dr. Belsky's presentation is entitled "Lifespan Development: Trends, Issues, and Fascinating Findings." The presentation is open to all faculty, staff, students, and the community. MSU class FCS 101 is currently using Belsky's textbook, "Experiencing the Lifespan."
Born in New York City, Belsky always wanted to be a writer but was also very interested in people. After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, she deferred to her more practical and people-loving side and got her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Chicago. She spent her thirties in New York City teaching at Lehman College, CUNY, and doing clinical work in hospitals and nursing homes. During this time, she wrote one trade book," Here Tomorrow, Making the Most of Life After 50," got married, and adopted a child. With the publication of the first undergraduate textbook in the psychology of aging, she began what turned into a lifelong developmental science textbook writing career. In 1991, Belsky moved to Tennessee with her family to write and teach undergraduate courses in psychology at Middle Tennessee State University. After her husband died in 2012, Janet returned to Chicago to construct a new life. Following her optimally-aging plan to get a rigorous classical education, Janet enrolled in the master’s program in liberal arts at the University of Chicago. Still, she remains committed to her life passion—exciting readers in the marvelous human lifespan through this book.
- College of Education, Health and Human Development