Human Resilience

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Tackling some of the most important ideas in child psychology and human development, Human Resilience presents key theories from Ann and Alan Clarke's pioneering work in this field. The Clarkes discuss major interacting influences on development, including genetic and environmental effects, chance events and the tendency for people to influence their environments in ways that reinforce their personal characteristics. In particular, they address various issues surrounding IQ inheritance and outline factors ...
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Overview

Tackling some of the most important ideas in child psychology and human development, Human Resilience presents key theories from Ann and Alan Clarke's pioneering work in this field. The Clarkes discuss major interacting influences on development, including genetic and environmental effects, chance events and the tendency for people to influence their environments in ways that reinforce their personal characteristics. In particular, they address various issues surrounding IQ inheritance and outline factors affecting the success of several intervention programmes, including fostering and adoption.

The emerging importance of resilience as a fundamental human characteristic makes this book of great significance to psychologists, social workers and students. Anyone working with disadvantaged children and those with learning disabilities will be interested in Human Resilience's practical implications: how resilience can be improved both by personal characteristics such as self-esteem, problem-solving ability or sociability, interacting with external support.

About the Author:
Ann and Alan Clarke are Emeritus Professors at the University of Hull, where Alan was also Pro-vice-chancellor and Ann was the first woman to be appointed to a Chair

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843101383
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/15/2003
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Personal Profile: Ann and Alan Clarke 9
Preface 15
Acknowledgements 17
Ch. 1 Genesis 19
Pt. I Constancy and Change in Human Development 25
Ch. 2 How Constant is the IQ? 27
Ch. 3 Cognitive and Social Changes in the Feeble-minded: Three Further Studies 40
Ch. 4 Predicting Human Development: Problems, Evidence, Implications 61
Ch. 5 Developmental Discontinuities: An Approach to Assessing Their Nature 81
Ch. 6 Constancy and Change in the Growth of Human Characteristics 104
Ch. 7 The Adult Outcome of Early Behavioural Abnormalities 131
Ch. 8 Varied Destinies: A Study of Unfulfilled Predictions 151
Pt. II Research Problems...and Solutions 169
Ch. 9 Regression to the Mean: A Confused Concept 171
Ch. 10 Sleeper Effects in Development: Fact or Artifact? 189
Ch. 11 Intervention and Sleeper Effects: A Reply to Victoria Seitz 210
Ch. 12 Some Research Problems...and Solutions 222
Pt. III Intelligence 229
Ch. 13 Polygenic and Environmental Interactions 231
Ch. 14 Parent-Offspring Resemblances in Intelligence: Theories and Evidence 259
Ch. 15 The Burt Affair 302
Ch. 16 Task Complexity and Transfer in the Development of Cognitive Structures 309
Ch. 17 Editorial: The Later Cognitive Effects of Early Intervention 327
Pt. IV Early Experience and the Life Path 339
Ch. 18 Learning and Human Development: The 42nd Maudsley Lecture 341
Ch. 19 How Modifiable is the Human Life Path? 368
Ch. 20 Contrary Evidence? 393
Pt. V Epilogue 411
Ch. 21 Human Resilience and the Course of Human Development 413
By the same authors 424
Index 425
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