Human Growth and Development / Edition 2

Human Growth and Development / Edition 2

by Chris Beckett, Hilary Taylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 1847871798

ISBN-13: 9781847871794

Pub. Date: 03/03/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Human Growth and Development, second edition is a bestselling introduction to emotional, psychological, intellectual and social development throughout the lifespan. Written for students training in fields such as Social Work, Healthcare and Education, the book covers topics which are central to understanding people whether they are clients, service users, patients

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Human Growth and Development, second edition is a bestselling introduction to emotional, psychological, intellectual and social development throughout the lifespan. Written for students training in fields such as Social Work, Healthcare and Education, the book covers topics which are central to understanding people whether they are clients, service users, patients or pupils.

Each chapter outlines theories that explain development at different stages of life and the transitions we make between childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. For this second edition, a new chapter has been added (Chapter 10: It Takes a Village: the Sociological Perspective) exploring the wider social factors which influence human growth and development. Activities are provided within each chapter to help students test theoretical concepts against their own experience and intuitions.

Combining theoretical concepts and reflective learning. Human Growth & Development, second edition is the ideal introduction to psychosocial development for students on a wide range of professional courses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847871794
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/03/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
307,149
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(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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