Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course / Edition 4

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Overview

This EPAS-ready text is an in-depth, comprehensive examination of what shapes human behavior across all major developmental stages. Containing potent case studies and the most current theory and research, the book includes greater emphasis on more stages than any other text.

This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate Human Behavior and the Social Environment courses in departments of social work and psychology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412976411
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 538
  • Sales rank: 223,826
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth D. Hutchison, M.S.W., Ph.D., received her M.S.W. from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work and her Ph.D. from the University at Albany. Lib was on the faculty in the Social Work Department at Elms College from 1980 to 1987, and served as chair of the department from 1982 to 1987. She was on the faculty in the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1987 to 2009, where she taught courses in human behavior and the social environment, social work and social justice, and child and family policy; she also served as field practicum liaison. She has been a social worker in health, mental health, aging, and child and family welfare settings. She is committed to providing social workers with comprehensive, current, and useful frameworks for thinking about human behavior. Her other research interests focus on child and family welfare.

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Table of Contents

1. A Life Course Perspective
Key Ideas
Case Study 1.1: David Sanchez’s Search for Connections
Case Study 1.2: Mahdi Mahdi’s Shared Journey
Case Study 1.3: The Suarez Family After September 11, 2001
A Definition of the Life Course Perspective
Theoretical Roots of the Life Course Perspective
Basic Concepts of the Life Course Perspective
Major Themes of the Life Course Perspective
Strengths and Limitations of the Life Course Perspective
Integration With a Multidimensional, Multitheoretical Approach
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
2. Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
Key Ideas
Case Study 2.1: Jennifer Bradshaw’s Experience with Infertility
Case Study 2.2: The Thompsons’ Premature Birth
Case Study 2.3: The Gereke’s and Cecelia Kin’s Experiences with the Options
Sociocultural Organization of Childbearing
Reproductive Genetics
Control Over Conception and Pregnancy
Normal Fetal Development
Pregnancy and the Life Course
Risk and Protective Factors in Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
Social Work and Challenges in Childbearing
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
3. Infancy and Toddlerhood
Key Ideas
Case Study 3.1: Holly’s Early Arrival
Case Study 3.2: Sarah’s Teen Dad
Case Study 3.3: Overprotecting Henry
Healthy Development in Infants and Toddlers
Child Care Arrangements in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Infants and Toddlers in the Multigenerational Family
Risks to Healthy Infant and Toddler Development
Protective Factors in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
4. Early Childhood
Key Ideas
Case Study 4.1: Terri’s Terrible Temper
Case Study 4.2: Jack’s Name Change
Case Study 4.3: A New Role for Ron and Rosiland’s Grandmother
Healthy Development in Early Childhood
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood in the Multigenerational Family
Risks to Healthy Development in Early Childhood
Protective Factors in Early Childhood
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
5. Middle Childhood
Key Ideas
Case Study 5.1: Anthony Bryant’s Impending Assessment
Case Study 5.2: Brianna Shaw’s New Self-Image
Case Study 5.3: Manuel Vega’s Difficult Transition
Historical Perspective on Middle Childhood
Middle Childhood in the Multigenerational Family
Development in Middle Childhood
Middle Childhood and Formal Schooling
Special Challenges in Middle Childhood
Risk Factors and Protective Factors in Middle Childhood
Implications for Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
6. Adolescence
Key Ideas
Case Study 6.1: David’s Coming-Out Process
Case Study 6.2: Carl’s Struggle for Identity
Case Study 6.3: Monica’s Quest for Mastery
The Social Construction of Adolescence Across Time and Space
The Transition From Childhood to Adulthood
Biological Aspects of Adolescence
Psychological Aspects of Adolescence
Social Aspects of Adolescence
Adolescent Spirituality
Adolescent Sexuality
Potential Challenges to Adolescent Development
Risk Factors and Protective Factors in Adolescence
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
7. Young Adulthood
Key Ideas
Case Study 7.1: Johnny Nunez’s parenting role and newly jobless status
Case Study 7.2: Sheila Henderson’s long-awaited family reunification
Case Study 7.3: Carla Aquino’s Transition to Parenthood
A Definition of Young Adulthood
Theoretical Approaches to Young Adulthood
Physical Functioning in Young Adulthood
The Psychological Self
Social Development and Social Functioning
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
8. Middle Adulthood
Key Ideas
Case Study 8.1: Viktor Spiro, Assuming New Responsibilities as He Turns 40
Case Study 8.2: Helen Tyson, Struggling to Be a “Good Mother” at 42
Case Study 8.3: Phoung Le, Serving Family and Community at 57
The Changing Social Construction of Middle Adulthood
Theories of Middle Adulthood
Biological Changes and Physical and Mental Health in Middle Adulthood
Intellectual Changes in Middle Adulthood
Personality Changes in Middle Adulthood
Spiritual Development in Middle Adulthood
Relationships in Middle Adulthood
Work in Middle Adulthood
Risk Factors and Protective Factors in Middle Adulthood
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
9. Late Adulthood
Key Ideas
Case Study 9.1: The Smiths in Early Retirement
Case Study 9.2: Ms. Ruby Johnson, Caretaker for Three Generations
Case Study 9.3: The Menzel’s, A German Couple
Demographics of the Older Population
Cultural Construction of Late Adulthood
Psychosocial Theoretical Perspectives on Social Gerontology
Biological Changes in Late Adulthood
Psychological Changes in Late Adulthood
Social Role Transitions and Life Events of Late Adulthood
The Search for Personal Meaning
Resources for Meeting the Needs of Elderly Persons
Risk Factors and Protective Factors in Late Adulthood
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
10. Very Late Adulthood
Key Ideas
Case Study 10.1: Margaret Davis stays at Home
Case Study 10.2: Bina Patel Outlives Her Son
Case Study 10.3: Pete Mullin Loses His Sister’s Support
Very Late Adulthood: Charting New Territory
Very Late Adulthood in Historical and Cultural Perspective
What We Can Learn From Centenarians
Functional Capacity in Very Late Adulthood
Relationships in Very Late Adulthood
The Housing Continuum
Spirituality in Very Late Adulthood
The Dying Process
Loss, Grief, and Bereavement
The Life Course Completed
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
References
A Life Course Perspective - Elizabeth Hutchison
Adolescence - Susan Ainsley Mc Carter
Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth - Marcia Harrigan, Suzanne Baldwin
Late Adulthood - Matthias Naleppa, Rosa Schnitzenbaumer
Middle Adulthood - Elizabeth Hutchison
Middle Childhood - Leanne Wood Charlesworth, Jim Wood, Pamela Viggiani
Very Late Adulthood - Pamela Kovacs
Young Adulthood - Holly Matto
Early Childhood - Debra Woody
Infancy and Toddlerhood - Debra Woody

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