The Life Span

The Life Span : Human Development for Helping Professionals

3.55 (169 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Hardback
By (author)  , By (author) 

List price: US$81.33

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


For courses in Human Growth and Development and Lifespan Development in counseling and social work departments.In order to be reflective practitioners, to understand clients and their problems, helping professionals must have a working knowledge of developmental research. They must view clients in context - as part of, and inseparable from, a family, a social network, and a culture. This text teaches future counselors and social workers how to see that larger picture and prepares them to take into account all of the threads of continuity and change in life that cause people to seek help. After early chapters that introduce theoretical models and issues that will reappear throughout the text, the authors address development chronologically-exploring physical, social, and cognitive development as it evolves, from infancy and early childhood, through middle childhood and adolescence, to adulthood, middle age, and later life.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 190.5 x 275.8 x 27.9mm | 1,292.75g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0130144258
  • 9780130144256

Table of contents

1. Organizing Themes in Development. 2. Heredity, Environment, and the Beginnings of Human Life. 3. Neural and Cognitive Developments in the Early Years. 4. Emotional Development in the Early Years. 5. The Emerging Self and Socialization in the Early Years. 6. Realms of Cognitive Development in Early Childhood. 7. Self and Moral Development in Middle Childhood Through Early Adolescence. 8. Gender and Peer Relationships in Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence. 9. Physical, Cognitive, and Identity Development in Adolescence. 10. The Social World in Adolescence. 11. Physical and Cognitive Development in Young Adulthood. 12. Socioemotional and Vocational Development in Young Adulthood. 13. Cognitive, Personality, and Social Development in the Middle Years of Adulthood. 14. Gains and Losses in Late Adulthood. References.Author Index.Subject Index.
show more

Rating details

169 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 21% (35)
4 37% (62)
3 25% (42)
2 12% (21)
1 5% (9)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X