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Human Growth and Development

ISBN-10: 0761972498

ISBN-13: 9780761972495

Edition: 2002

Authors: Chris Beckett

List price: $54.95
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Human Growth & Development provides an accessible and student-friendly introduction to social and psychological human development across the lifespan.Aimed at students within social work, health, nursing and education, the author presents the key theories and empirical evidence about the way people grow and change over the lifespan, relating theoretical ideas in an accessible and lively way to practice. The book uses examples based on real situations and invites the reader to measure ideas against their own experience and intuitions. The book contains a wealth of material, presented with a strong focus on clarity and explanation.The author has a background in academic psychology and has worked for many years as a social worker, giving him the practical experience and knowledge to write a highly relevant book aimed at students whose needs are essentially practical.
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 4/23/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.53" long x 0.20" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Chris Beckett is a principal lecturer in social work at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.He is a bestselling author for SAGE and an award winning sci-fi writer. His books include, Human Growth and Development - 2e (2010), Essential Theory for Social Work Practice (2006), Child Protection - 2e (2007) and Values and Ethics in Social Work (2005).

The Birth of the Human Being
What Makes Us Who We Are?
The Balancing Act
Insights from Freud
A Secure Base
The Importance of Attachment
The Emergence of Reason
Piaget and Cognitive Development
Making Connections
Ideas from Learning Theory
What Am I Going to Be? Changes in Adolescence
Acting Like a Grown-Up
Challenges of Adulthood
No One Is an Island
Family Systems and Their Life Cycle
Access to Adulthood
Growing Up with a Disability
Coming to a Conclusion
Themes in Old Age
The End
Death and Dying