Human Growth and Development / Edition 2

Human Growth and Development / Edition 2

by Chris Beckett, Hilary Taylor
     
 

Intended both for the general reader and for those working in or training for the caring professions, this volume provides an introduction to the main ideas about how human beings grow and change over their lives—emotionally, intellectually, psychologically, and socially. The author, whose academic background is not described, presents many different perspectives… See more details below

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Intended both for the general reader and for those working in or training for the caring professions, this volume provides an introduction to the main ideas about how human beings grow and change over their lives—emotionally, intellectually, psychologically, and socially. The author, whose academic background is not described, presents many different perspectives on the processes of human growth and development but emphasizes psychosocial and pragmatic viewpoints. The book begins at birth and ends with death, corresponding roughly to the course of a human life throughout, and each chapter includes several activities that provide opportunities to reflect. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847871787
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/03/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The Birth of a Human Being: what makes us who we are?5
2The Balancing Act: insights from Freud25
3A Secure Base: the importance of attachment49
4The Emergence of Reason: Piaget and cognitive development70
5Making Connections: ideas from learning theory89
6Who Am I Going to Be? Changes in adolescence110
7Acting Like a Grown-up: challenges of adulthood133
8No One is an Island: family systems and their life-cycle154
9Access to Adulthood: growing up with a disability173
10Coming to a Conclusion: themes in old age193
11The End: death and dying211
References226
Index235

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