Understanding Human Development

Author: Grace J. Craig
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0205935907
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on culture and family Understanding Human Development challenges students to examine development from a broader perspective. Students draw on their own experiences as they weigh the research and ideas presented in the text. This brief text is ideal for undergraduate courses in Lifespan Development and Human Development. MyDevelopmentLab is an integral part of the Craig/Dunn program. Key learning applications include a personalized study plan, MyDevelopmentLab Video Series, and MyVirtualLife. A better teaching and learning experience The teaching and learning experience with this program helps to: Personalize Learning – MyDevelopmentLab is online learning. MyDevelopmentLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors from course preparation to delivery and assessment. Improve Critical Thinking — Critical thinking questions throughout encourage students to consider the relevance of developmental concepts and events in the context of their own lives. Engage Students — "Try This!" give students an opportunity to challenge and extend their own thinking and expertise in the field of human development. Explore Research — Strong focus on the most recent and relevant research. Understand Culture and Diversity— "Changing Perspectives" features explore controversies about human development, often within a specific cultural context, and encourages thought and discussion. Support Instructors — A complete package of instructors resources is available and the plan for these resources was carefully developed by the text authors to ensure the quality and coverage perfectly matches the content and focus of the text. 0205953743 / 9780205953745 Understanding Human Development Plus NEW MyDevelopmentLab with eText Package consists of: 0205206522 / 9780205206520 NEW MyDevelopmentLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card 0205233651 / 9780205233656 Understanding Human Development

Concepts and Theories of Human Development

Author: Richard M. Lerner
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135681899
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A classic in the field, this third edition will continue to be the book of choice for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses in theories of human development in departments of psychology and human development. This volume has been substantially revised with an eye toward supporting applied developmental science and the developmental systems perspectives. Since the publication of the second edition, developmental systems theories have taken center stage in contemporary developmental science and have provided compelling alternatives to reductionist theoretical accounts having either a nature or nurture emphasis. As a consequence, a developmental systems orientation frames the presentation in this edition. This new edition has been expanded substantially in comparison to the second edition. Special features include: * A separate chapter focuses on the historical roots of concepts and theories of human development, on philosophical models of development, and on developmental contextualism. * Two new chapters surrounding the discussion of developmental contextualism--one on developmental systems theories wherein several exemplars of such models are discussed and a corresponding chapter wherein key instances of such theories--life span, life course, bioecological, and action theoretical ones--are presented. * A new chapter on cognition and development is included, contrasting systems' approaches to cognitive development with neo-nativist perspectives. * A more differentiated treatment of nature-oriented theories of development is provided. There are separate chapters on behavior genetics, the controversy surrounding the study of the heritability of intelligence, work on the instinctual theory of Konrad Lorenz, and a new chapter on sociobiology. * A new chapter concentrates on applied developmental science.

Human Development A Life Span View

Author: Robert V. Kail
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495093041
Format: PDF
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"Kail & Cavanaugh's Human Dvelopment: a Life-Span View offers you an inside look at the many forces that influence us throughout the journey called life. The authors highlight key research and timely issues that shape development. They discuss how real people react and adjust to developmental influences. In other words, they relate developmental principles to issues that matter to you."--BOOK JACKET.

Human Development

Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134641348
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For courses in Lifespan Development Help students understand how culture impacts development -- and why it matters Human Development: A Cultural Approach leads students to examine all stages of development through the engaging lens of culture. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett and new coauthor Lene Arnett Jensen integrate cross-cultural examples throughout the narrative to reveal the impact of cultural factors both in the US and around the world. The 3rd Edition includes thoroughly updated research and data for a learning experience that best prepares students to face challenges in our diverse and globalized world -- whether they travel the globe or remain in their hometowns. Human Development: A Cultural Approach, 3rd Edition is also available via Revel(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Human Growth and the Development of Personality

Author: Jack Kahn
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483188728
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Human Growth and the Development of Personality, Third Edition presents a well-informed account of human growth in which the maturation of the body plays a significant role. This book provides an invaluable foundation for the understanding of all the vagaries of normal human development. Organized into 20 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the scientific basis for provision of human needs. This text then presents a scientific study of personality. Other chapters consider the developmental stages of an individual. The final chapter deals with the ever-present burden on public services of old people, including many who are living in financial deprivation, deplorable residential accommodation, and in conflict with members of family or close neighbors. This book is a valuable resource for readers who are confronted by perplexed or anxious patients, clients, or parents, to help them recognized their problems more clearly and so to offer them informed guidance.

Human Growth and Development

Author: Chris Beckett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473965691
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What is it that determines what sort of person we become? Is a child’s future personality already determined at birth, or is a newborn baby like a blank sheet, waiting to be written on by life? Is our personality determined by anything, or do we choose for ourselves who we are, create ourselves out of nothing? This bestselling introduction to emotional, psychological, intellectual and social development throughout the lifespan will help you explore these questions and many more. Written for students training for careers in the helping professions, including nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, teachers and counsellors, the book covers topics which are central to understanding people whether they are clients, service users, patients or pupils. Following the shape of a human life, beginning with birth and ending with death, it combines theoretical concepts and reflective learning to help you develop an understanding of what makes human beings grow and change over their lives to inform your decisions and professional practice.

The Life Span

Author: Patricia C. Broderick
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780132942881
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals, 4/e, provides an in-depth look at the science of human development, highlighting theories and research that have useful applications for individuals working in fields such as education, counseling, and social work. The main purpose of this book is to provide the reader with information that can be translated into professional “best practice” applications. Throughout, the text reflects the contemporary view that life span development is a process deeply embedded within and inseparable from the context of family, social network, and culture. Because the book is designed for graduate students, most topics, especially those that have special relevance to helping professionals, are covered in greater depth than in a typical life span text. The expanded coverage of research in these areas will enhance students' understanding of the scientific basis for application to practice. From reviews of the book: “This book is unique in that it is research-based, includes comprehensive coverage of important course topics, and offers helping professionals information about human development that will enhance service provision to clients across the lifespan.” --Mary M. Chittooran, Saint Louis University “The writing style is clear, interesting and engaging and is at a level appropriate for my students. Nicely done. . . . [The] case studies [and] developmental psychopathology sections are strengths. . . . [The book is] well organized, well-written, broad-based . . ., [and] insightful. [I] especially liked the authors' focus on practical and applied therapies, as well as their emphasis on research-based therapies that incorporate sound principles of human developmental.” --Rosalie A. Rohm, Ball State University “This readable, well organized text addresses the depth and scope of development. The text extends students knowledge of the material by providing a wealth of applicable information for those who are or will be in a helping profession. . . . [Compared to other available texts, this one is] far superior in terms of the balance of scope and depth.” --Kathryn Cooper, Northern Colorado University New Interactive, Multimedia Learning Features in the Video-Enhanced Pearson eText: o See real examples. Embedded videos illustrate and explain key concepts and show individuals addressing the challenges of that period of the life span. (See pages 334, 342, and 353 for examples.) o Practice applying chapter content. The Practice Using What You've Learned feature includes scaffolded video and print case exercises that challenge readers to analyze and apply chapter content. Sample responses are available through the enhanced text. (See page 366 for examples.) See how to work with people at different stages of the lifespan. Applications sections blend empirically supported information about treatments with the issues covered in each chapter, offering extensive discussion of how developmental science can inform practice. These include topics such as adolescent health and well-being, new approaches to maternity care, new interventions for promoting secure infant attachments, encouraging learning through play, helping parents avoid corporal punishment, and mindfulness-based practices, among many others. (See 357-360 for an example.)

Theories of Human Development

Author: Barbara M. Newman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317975138
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Key human development theories that continue to guide research and practice are examined in this engaging text. Ten key theories are grouped into three families - those that emphasize biological systems, environmental factors, and those that reflect an interaction between the two. This organization enhances students’ ability to evaluate, compare, and contrast theories both within and across families. Each family is introduced with an overview of their unique perspectives and the rationale for grouping them together. Discussion of each theory includes the cultural/historical context during the theory’s development, its key concepts and ideas, extensions of the theory in contemporary work, an example showing a modification of the theory, an application of how the theory is used to inform practice, and an analysis of how the theory answers 6 basic questions that a human development theory should address. Each chapter includes an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the theories to facilitate comparisons. Theories that have a clear lifespan focus along with cases and examples that address issues across the lifespan are included The second edition features: -A new chapter on bioecological theory that highlights the increased use of this theory in the development of family, school, and community intervention programs. -A new epilogue that examines the same case via each of the ten theories illustrating their similarities and differences and how these ideas cast a unique light on a common situation. -New opening cases that bring theory to life along with narrative that links the case to the chapter’s concepts, guiding questions that help students compare theoretical perspectives, critical thinking questions that focus on using the theory to interpret the case and personal life experiences, and recommended resources that extend students’ understanding. -More examples from various disciplines that address topics students are likely to encounter as professionals. -A new glossary that defines the boldfaced key terms. -Enhanced website at www.psypress.com/9781848726673 that provides instructors with a test bank, Power points, discussion questions and activities, additional cases with questions, teaching notes for using the book with various types of majors, and a conversion guide outlining changes to the new edition and students with key terms with hot links to their definitions, chapter summaries and outlines, and additional resources for further study. -Updated research and applications highlight the latest scientific developments. Ideal for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate courses in theories of development, lifespan or child development taught in psychology, human development, family studies, education, and social work.

Social Work and Human Development

Author: Janet Walker
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 152641337X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Social work engages with people across the life course, and social workers are expected to work with groups of people at very different stages of their life. This book helps students gain a thorough understanding of human growth as it is a central part of their qualifying social work training and practice.