Human Growth & Development

Human Growth & Development : An Irish Perspective

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Updated edition of this popular book introducing human growth and development from conception to old age, with reference to an Irish context.New to this edition:Updated for the Human Growth and Development award (5N1279)New chapter emphasises the application of knowledge to practical, work-based problems and scenariosGreater prominence given to the older stage of lifespan development with reference to the Creating Excellence in Dementia Care report 2012Irish and international facts, research, cases and statistics are used to:explain normal patterns of lifespan development;introduce variations within the normal range;highlight the factors that can affect development throughout the lifespan.Examines the stages from infancy to old age within the framework of physical, cognitive and socio-emotional theories.Written For:NFQ Level 5 Human Growth and Developemnt component module, as part of:Early Childhood Care & Education (5M2009)Applied Social Studies (5M2181)Community Care (5M2786)Health Service Skills (5M3782)Healthcare Support (5M4339)Nursing Studies (5M4349)Community Health Services (5M4468)Also suitable for:CACHE courses in Childcare and Health and Social CareMontessori courses and Returning to Education coursesIntroduction to Psychology coursesshow more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 176 x 245 x 15mm | 529g
  • Gill
  • Gill Education
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 071715629X
  • 9780717156290
  • 75,902

Table of contents

Chapter 1: What is Psychology?In Focus: Critical vs. Sensitive Period Debate - Extreme DeprivationChapter 2: Theorists In Focus: Elder's Study of the Great Depression and its ImpactChapter 3: Conception, Prenatal Development and BirthIn Focus: Low Birth Weight and Social InequalityChapter 4: The Newborn BabyIn Focus: Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - the Irish ExperienceChapter 5: Infancy: The First Two Years of LifeIn Focus: The Implications of Disorganised AttachmentChapter 6: Early Childhood: Two to Five YearsIn Focus: AutismChapter 7: Middle Childhood: Six to Eleven Years In Focus: Children's Understanding of Well-beingChapter 8: AdolescenceIn Focus: SuicideChapter 9: Early to Middle AdulthoodIn Focus: Alcoholism and Drug AddictionChapter 10: Older Age, Dying and DeathIn Focus: Elder Abuse and Older People's Experience of Mistreatment and AbuseChapter 11: Knowledge into Practiceshow more

About Emma Zara O'Brien

Emma Zara O'Brien, MLitt, HDipEd, HDipPsych, is a lecturer of Lifespan Development at Inchicore College of Further Education. She has worked as a researcher in the Centre for Disability Studies, UCD, and in the National Children's Office. She is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland and the author of Psychology for Social more

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