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    Description"Human Growth and Development, Second Edition" is a bestselling introduction to emotional, psychological, intellectual and social development throughout the lifespan. Written for students training in fields such as Social Work, Healthcare and Education, the book covers topics which are central to understanding people whether they are clients, service users, patients or pupils. Each chapter outlines theories that explain development at different stages of life and the transitions we make between childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. For this second edition, a new chapter has been added (Chapter 10: It Takes a Village: the Sociological Perspective) exploring the wider social factors which influence human growth and development. Activities are provided within each chapter to help student test theoretical concepts against their own experience and intuitions. Combining theoretical concepts and reflective learning, "Human Growth & Development, Second Edition" is the ideal introduction to psychosocial development for students on a wide range of professional courses.

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    Human Growth and Development
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Beckett, By (author) Hilary Taylor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847871794
    ISBN 10: 1847871798

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16960
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.2T
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JMH
    BIC E4L: CHI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JMC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    DC22: 155
    BISAC V2.8: SOC025000
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 155
    BIC subject category V2: JMD
    BISAC V2.8: PSY044000
    LC classification: BF713 .B42 2010
    Sage Categories:
    Thema V1.0: JMH, JMC, JMD
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white line drawings, figures
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    17 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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).
    Review quote
    "An excellent text. Engages the reader and presents seminal theory in an easy to grasp format which I have found invaluable when teaching undergraduate nursing students." - Maureen Campbell, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee "This second edition provides a wide-ranging and insightful analysis to psycho-social development across the lifespan. Highly recommended." Dawn Judd, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Central Lancashire "One of the great strengths of Beckett's writing is that his style is accessible to new undergraduates and he makes sure that complex material is summarised in a way that enables students to understand difficult issues." - Jacqueline Hughes, University of Huddersfield "This is an excellent read. An impressive array of theoretical underpinnings applied to contemporary practice. Indeed a recommended read for students across the health and social care professions." - Michelle Davies, Academic Leader-Inter-Professional Practice (Social Work & Youth Work), University of Wales, Newport "This book is a pleasure to read...the book will helpfully guide students at a range of levels to understand the critical stages of Human Development and apply theory to practice." - Mohammed Jakhara, Assistant Head of Subject, Applied Social & Community Studies, University of Derby
    Table of contents
    The Birth of a Human Being: What Makes Us Who We Are? The Balancing Act: Psychodynamic Insights A Secure Base: The Importance of Attachment The Emergence of Reason: The Developing Ability to Understand Making Connections: Ideas from Behaviourism Who Am I Going to Be? Adolescence, Identity and Change Acting Like a Grown-up: Challenges of Adulthood No Man Is an Island: Family Systems and Their Life Cycle Access to Adulthood: Growing up with a Disability It Takes a Village: The Sociological Perspective Coming to a Conclusion: Themes in Old Age That Good Night: Death, Dying and Bereavement