Discovering the Life Span is a precise, simple and up-to-date text for students of developmental psychology in India. Its strength lies in the linkage presented between research and practice. With its theoretical rigor and practical thrust, it functions as an effective learning tool for students and encourages them to be insightful and dynamic in their own approach to the discipline. The intention is to aid students in their potential roles as parents, teachers, day-care workers, nurses, pediatricians, psychologists, social workers and such other positions that impact upon the lives of developing persons and, indeed, the entire community. Based on extensive market research and the authors' teaching experience, this book addresses key teaching and learning needs in departments of psychology, education and home science across India.