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Dimensions of Human Behavior
The Changing Life Course

Fifth Edition
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© 2015 | 576 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

In this Fifth Edition of her acclaimed text, Elizabeth D. Hutchison uses her multidimensional framework to examine the influences that can impact human behavior across time. Thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent developments in the field, the book weaves its hallmark case studies with the latest innovations in theory and research to provide a comprehensive and global perspective on all the major developmental life stages, from conception through very late adulthood.

 

The companion text, Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment, Fifth Edition, examines the multiple dimensions of person and environment and their impact on individual and collective behavior. Together, these two texts provide the most comprehensive coverage available for Human Behavior courses. Order the books together with bundle ISBN: 978-1-4833-8097-1.

 
Case Studies
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1: A Life Course Perspective
A Definition of the Life Course Perspective  
Theoretical Roots of the Life Course Perspective  
Basic Concepts of the Life Course Perspective  
Major Themes of the Life Course Perspective  
Strengths and Limitations of the Life Course Perspective  
Integration With a Multidimensional, Multitheoretical Approach  
 
Chapter 2: Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
Sociocultural Organization of Childbearing  
Reproductive Genetics  
Control Over Conception and Pregnancy  
Fetal Development  
Pregnancy and the Life Course  
At-Risk Newborns  
Special Parent Populations  
Risk and Protective Factors in Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth  
 
Chapter 3: Infancy and Toddlerhood
Developmental Niche and Typical Infant and Toddler Development  
Physical Development  
Cognitive Development  
Socioemotional Development  
The Role of Play  
Developmental Disruptions  
Child Care Arrangements in Infancy and Toddlerhood  
Infants and Toddlers in the Multigenerational Family  
Risks to Healthy Infant and Toddler Development  
Protective Factors in Infancy and Toddlerhood  
 
Chapter 4: Early Childhood
Typical Development in Early Childhood  
Early Childhood Education  
Early Childhood in the Multigenerational Family  
Risks to Healthy Development in Early Childhood  
Protective Factors in Early Childhood  
 
Chapter 5: Middle Childhood
Historical Perspective on Middle Childhood  
Middle Childhood in the Multigenerational Family  
Development in Middle Childhood  
Middle Childhood and Formal Schooling  
Special Challenges in Middle Childhood  
Risk Factors and Protective Factors in Middle Childhood  
 
Chapter 6: Adolescence
The Social Construction of Adolescence Across Time and Space  
The Transition From Childhood to Adulthood  
Biological Aspects of Adolescence  
Psychological Aspects of Adolescence  
Social Aspects of Adolescence  
Adolescent Spirituality/Religiosity  
Adolescent Sexuality  
Potential Challenges to Adolescent Development  
Risk Factors and Protective Factors in Adolescence  
 
Chapter 7: Young Adulthood
A Definition of Young Adulthood  
Theoretical Approaches to Young Adulthood  
Physical Functioning in Young Adulthood  
The Psychological Self  
Social Development and Social Functioning  
Risk Factors and Protective Factors in Young Adulthood  
 
Chapter 8: Middle Adulthood
The Changing Social Construction of Middle Adulthood  
Theories of Middle Adulthood  
Biological Changes and Physical and Mental Health in Middle Adulthood  
Intellectual Changes in Middle Adulthood  
Personality Changes in Middle Adulthood  
Spiritual Development in Middle Adulthood  
Relationships in Middle Adulthood  
Work in Middle Adulthood  
Risk Factors and Protective Factors in Middle Adulthood  
 
Chapter 9: Late Adulthood
Demographics of the Older Population  
Cultural Construction of Late Adulthood  
Psychosocial Theoretical Perspectives on Social Gerontology  
Biological Changes in Late Adulthood  
Psychological Changes in Late Adulthood  
Social Role Transitions and Life Events of Late Adulthood  
The Search for Personal Meaning  
Resources for Meeting the Needs of Elderly Persons  
Risk Factors and Protective Factors in Late Adulthood  
 
Chapter 10: Very Late Adulthood
Very Late Adulthood: Charting New Territory  
Very Late Adulthood in Historical and Cultural Perspective  
What We Can Learn From Centenarians  
Functional Capacity in Very Late Adulthood  
Relationships in Very Late Adulthood  
The Housing Continuum  
Spirituality in Very Late Adulthood  
The Dying Process  
Loss, Grief, and Bereavement  
The Life Course Completed  
 
References
 
Glossary
 
Index
 
About the Author
 
About the Contributors

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

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  • Test banks provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter is included.
  • Multimedia content including audio and video resources are available for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
  • Teaching Tips summarize key concepts by chapter to help you prepare for lectures and class discussions.
  • Class Activities can be used in class to reinforce active learning. The activities apply to individual or group projects.
  • Discussion Questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content. 
  • Course cartridge for easy LMS integration is included.
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  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts.
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  • A customized online action plan includes tips and feedback on progress through the course and materials, which allows students to individualize their learning experience.
  • Chapter summaries with learning objectives reinforce the most important material.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter is included. 

“Overall, I believe Elizabeth Hutchison has done an outstanding job in addressing the unique biopsychosocial aspects associated with each stage of development along the life course.”

David Skiba, Niagara University

“The explicit focus on and reiteration of social work competencies throughout is particularly impressive and helps students preparing for licensure to draw concrete connections between the knowledge in the text and what they will be expected to know.”

Jamie Mitchell, Wayne State University

“The use of cases and questions offered the connection to context that we were looking for.”

Gwenelle S. O’Neal, West Chester University

Great introductory textbook covering material related to Human Behavior in the Social Environment at an appropriate depth and breadth.”

Lisa M. Shannon, Morehead State University

well written and useful

Professor Catina Caban Owen
Social Work, Eastern Connecticut State Univ
October 20, 2014
Key features

NEW AND KEY FEATURES:

 

  • Greatly expanded coverage of the benefits and challenges of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) for each stage of the life course includes such topics as ICT use in childbirth education, the controversies surrounding toddler use of ICTs in play, the widespread use of ICTs by adolescents, and the use of helper robots to enhance physical functioning in very late adulthood.
  • New and updated case studies, photos, and exhibits bring concepts to life.
  • Extensively updated chapters reflect the rapid developments in theory and research in the field, including new research on genetics, new neuroscience research on the adolescent brain, new research on the school-to-prison pipeline, new content on gender identity in middle childhood and adolescence, and new theories of psychological development in middle adulthood.
  • Expanded coverage of the impact of social policies on stages of the life course includes the impact of the Affordable Care Act for conception, pregnancy, delivery, and late adulthood; impact of family leave and early childhood education policies; impact of ongoing changes in education policies; and the impact of changing policy regarding sexual minorities, particularly during young adulthood.
  • Up-to-date coverage of controversies about parenting infants and toddlers, medical technologies, spirituality, gender and sexual orientation, evidence-based practice, societal change, and ethical dilemmas helps readers develop an understanding of key concepts.
  • Expanded discussion of diversity and inequality, impacts of the 2008 recession, the global context of human behavior, and risk and protection covers key issues.
  • Empowering learning tools in every chapter—including  chapter-opening orienting questions and case studies, key ideas, exhibits and photos, margin notes, increased use of critical thinking questions, and chapter-ending practice principles, exercises, and web resources—help students master course material.

CLC Changes to 5th ed.

Chapter 1: Minor changes. Changed tables/figures. Changed data & statistics. Changed references/citations.

Summary of Changes to Chapter 1: Two case studies were updated and one moved from a different chapter than in 4th edition.  One exhibit (table/figure) was replaced with updated statistics.

 

Chapter 2: Major changes. Changed tables/figures. Changed data & statistics. Changed references/citations.

 

Summary of Changes to Chapter 2: There is considerable reorganization of chapter content. One new exhibit (table/figure) is added and four are updated. This is an area of fast-moving knowledge-development, and every section of the chapter has had considerable updating. New content on the impact of information and communication technologies on childbirth education has been added. Increased coverage of relevant social policies.

 

Chapter 3: Minor changes. Changed tables/figures. Changed data & statistics. Changed references/citation.

 

Summary of Changes to Chapter 3: Four exhibits (tables/figures) are updated to reflect new data. Some minor reorganization of the chapter. Updated coverage of relevant social policies. Increased coverage of controversies about parenting infants and toddlers, such as co-sleeping, toilet training, and use of technology for infant/toddler play.

 

Chapter 4: Minor changes. Changed tables/figures. Changed data & statistics.  Changed references/citations.

 

Summary of Changes to Chapter 4: One exhibit (table/figure) is updated to reflect new data, and another is corrected. One sub-section is added to reflect recent research. Increased coverage of the use of information and communication technologies in early childhood. Updated coverage of relevant social policies.

 

Chapter 5: Major changes. Changed tables/figures. Changed data & statistics. Changed references/citations.

 

Summary of Changes to Chapter 5: One new exhibit (table/figure) is presented, one is revised, and five are updated. The section on formal schooling is reorganized. There is considerable updating and streamlining of this chapter to reflect recent research and policy development.  New content on the impact of information and communication technology is presented.

 

Chapter 6: Major changes. Changed tables/figures. Changed data & statistics. Changed references/citations.

 

Summary of Changes to Chapter 6: Three new exhibits (tables/figures), four deleted exhibits, and one updated exhibit. Greatly expanded discussion of gender identity; greatly expanded discussion of impact of information and communication technologies on adolescent development. Reorganization of one section and one sub-section deleted and one added.

 

Chapter 7: Minor changes. Changed data & statistics. Changed references/citations.

 

Summary of Changes to Chapter7: Two new case studies. Increased discussion of ethnic diversity.

 

Chapter 8: Major changes. Changed tables/figures. Changed data & statistics. Changed references/citations.

 

Summary of Changes to Chapter 8: Two new case studies. Four exhibits (tables/figures) updated. Total reorganization and rewriting of one section to reflect new theory development. One sub-section deleted. Four glossary terms deleted and three added.

 

Chapter 9: Minor changes. Changed tables/figures. Changed data & statistics. Changed references/citations.

 

Summary of Changes to Chapter 9: Three updated exhibits (tables/figures) and one new exhibit. Updated discussion of theories of biological aging.

 

Chapter 10: Minor changes. Changed tables/figures. Changed data & statistics. Changed references/citations.

 

One new case study. New section on use of technology in very late adulthood, with emphasis on helper robots.


Sample Materials & Chapters

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Chapter 10


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