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Vulnerability and Resilience in Human Development: A Festschrift for Ann and Alan Clarke
     

Vulnerability and Resilience in Human Development: A Festschrift for Ann and Alan Clarke

by Barbara Tizard (Editor), Ved P. Varma (Editor)
 
This volume explores the human capacity for resilience despite the experience of adversity in early life. The book is a celebration of the significant contribution Ann and Alan Clarke have made to the field. Through their empirical and conceptual work they have advanced our understanding of how people overcome the influence of a hostile early environment.

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This volume explores the human capacity for resilience despite the experience of adversity in early life. The book is a celebration of the significant contribution Ann and Alan Clarke have made to the field. Through their empirical and conceptual work they have advanced our understanding of how people overcome the influence of a hostile early environment.

The contributors focus on the factors which enable people to recover from early trauma and stress, and demonstrate how human development is an ongoing process throughout the life course. They draw on theory and practice from fields as diverse as the origins of behavior disorders, recovery from brain injury, curricular development for the learning disabled, and creative ability in older people. This positive volume will inform the practice of professionals working with children who have experience of adversity. It contributes to the advance of the nature-nurture debate, showing how a supportive environment offsets the effects of early adverse experience.

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Booknews
Written from the perspectives of various disciplines, the 14 essays include critical reviews of current aspects of the nature-nurture debate, reports from longitudinal studies on factors affecting young people's vulnerability to and resilience from stress, and accounts of responses to bio-medical and psycho-social stress. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853021053
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/1992
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Tizard is Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, where she was formerly Director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit. Dr Ved Varma is a former educational psychologist and has published widely in the field of child psychology.

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