The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals / Edition 1

The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals / Edition 1

by Patricia Broderick, Pamela Blewitt
     
 

In order to be reflective practitioners, to understand clients and their problems, helping professionals must have a working knowledge of developmental research. They must view clients in context - as part of, and inseparable from, a family, a social network, and a culture. This book teaches future counselors and social workers how to see that larger picture and… See more details below

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In order to be reflective practitioners, to understand clients and their problems, helping professionals must have a working knowledge of developmental research. They must view clients in context - as part of, and inseparable from, a family, a social network, and a culture. This book teaches future counselors and social workers how to see that larger picture and prepares them to take into account all of the threads of continuity and change in life that cause people to seek help. After early chapters that introduce theoretical models and issues that will reappear throughout the book, the authors address development chronologically—exploring physical, social, and cognitive development as it evolves, from infancy and early childhood, through middle childhood and adolescence, to adulthood, middle age, and later life. Coverage includes exploration of cross-cultural and cross-gender issues. For professionals in the fields of counseling and social work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130144256
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
09/05/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.86(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Organizing Themes in Development
2. Heredity, Environment, and the Beginnings of Human Life
3. Neural and Cognitive Developments in the Early Years
4. Emotional Development in the Early Years
5. The Emerging Self and Socialization in the Early Years
6. Realms of Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
7. Self and Moral Development in Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence
8. Gender and Peer Relationships in Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence
9. Physical, Cognitive, and Identity Development in Adolescence
10. The Social World in Adolescence
11. Physical and Cognitive Development in Young Adulthood
12. Socioemotional and Vocational Development in Young Adulthood
13. Cognitive, Personality, and Social Development in the Middle Years of Adulthood
14. Gains and Losses in Late Adulthood

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