Life Span, The: Human Development for Helping Professionals, 5th edition

  • Patricia C. Broderick, 
  • Pamela Blewitt

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The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals provides human development information that can be translated into professional best practices. The authors offer an in-depth look at the science of human development for individuals working in fields such as education, counseling and social work. The text reflects the contemporary view that life span development is a process deeply embedded within and inseparable from the context of family, social network and culture.

The 5th Edition offers fresh coverage of topics including child rearing, gender non-conformity and promoting well-being in adulthood. New introductory vignettes in each chapter help you see the relevance of chapter content to your own life and those of the people you serve.

Published by Pearson (June 30th 2020) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780136874386

Subject: Educational Psychology

Category: Lifespan Development in Education


1. Organizing Themes in Development
2. Epigenesis and the Brain: The Fundamentals of Behavioral Development
3. Cognitive Development in the Early Years
4. Emotional Development in the Early Years
5. The Emerging Self and Socialization in the Early Years
6. Realms of Cognition in Middle Childhood
7. Self and Moral Development: Middle Childhood Through Early Adolescence
8. Gender and Peer Relationships: Middle Childhood Through Early Adolescence
9. Physical, Cognitive and Identity Development in Adolescence
10. The Social World of Adolescence
11. Physical, Cognitive and Development in Young Adulthood
12. Socioemotional and Vocational Development in Young Adulthood
13. Middle Adulthood: Cognitive, Personality, and Social Development
14. Living Well: Stress, Coping, and Life Satisfaction in Adulthood
15. Gains and Losses in Late Adulthood

Appendix: A Practitioner's Guide to Psychological Science

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