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Human Growth and Development

Human Growth and Development

Fifth Edition
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February 2024 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Our bestselling guide to human growth and development across the life course is back again! Following the shape of a human life, beginning with birth and ending with death, this book combines theoretical concepts and reflective learning to help anyone studying for a career in the helping professions develop an understanding of what makes us grow and change over our lives. Written by two authors with extensive experience in the helping professions, this edition also includes a brand new chapter on the development of sex and gender.

The online case study resource – Tangled Webs 
Follow the lives of people living in the fictional London Borough of Bexford, with 12 extended case studies to help you explore key issues and themes raised in the book as well as developing the skill of linking theory to practice.

Chapter 1: The Birth of a Human Being: What makes us who we are?
Chapter 2: Below the Surface: Unconscious processes and psychodynamic insights
Chapter 3: A Secure Base: The importance of attachment
Chapter 4: Learning to think: The developing ability to reason
Chapter 5: Learning without Thinking: Ideas from behaviourism
Chapter 6: Boy or Girl?: The development of sex and gender
Chapter 7: Who Am I Going to Be? Adolescence, identity and change
Chapter 8: Acting like a Grown-up: Challenges of adulthood
Chapter 9: Access to Adulthood: Growing up with disability
Chapter 10 No One is an Island: Family systems and their life cycle
Chapter 11 It Takes a Village: The wider context
Chapter 12: Coming to a Conclusion: The experience of growing old
Chapter 13: That Good Night: Death, dying and bereavement

I have used this text to teach level 4 apprentices who have no prior experience of psychology and how this relates to social work practice. This is a particularly useful text to use for Human Growth and Development, as it links theory to practice and aligns with the teaching on this module. As a lecturer, I would bring this text to lecturers and be able to direct the apprentices to pages within the text which correlated with the learning from that lecture, which the apprentices found to be most useful.

Miss Rachael Cleveland-Doxford
Faculty of Health and Social Care, Coventry University
May 9, 2024

considered cotemporary issues in today society

Mrs Jill Robertson
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Robert Gordon University
May 24, 2024

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