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  • Copyright: 2019-01-04
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The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals, 5th Edition, provides an in-depth look at the science of human development, highlighting theories and research that have useful applications for individuals working in fields such as education, counseling, and social work. The main purpose of this book is to provide the reader with information that can be translated into professional best practice applications. Throughout, 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.

Because the book is designed for graduate students, most topics, especially those that have special relevance to helping professionals, are covered in greater depth than in a typical life span text. The expanded coverage of research in these areas will enhance readers’ understanding of the scientific basis for application to practice.

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Author Biography

Patricia Broderick is a research associate at the Bennett-Pierce Prevention Research Center at Penn State University and professor emerita, founder, and former director of the Stress Reduction Center at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Villanova University and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from Temple University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified school psychologist (K-12), and certified counselor (K-12). Dr. Broderick has taught courses in Life Span Development, Educational Psychology, Stress Management, Mind-Body Health, and Counseling Theory and Practice to undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to this textbook and multiple research articles, she is the author of Learning to BREATHE: A mindfulness curriculum for adolescents (New Harbinger Publications) and Mindfulness in the Secondary cCassroom:  A guide for teaching adolescents (Norton).

Pamela Blewitt is Professor Emerita in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Villanova University, where she taught courses in Life Span Development, Parent/Child Transactional Processes, Child Psychopathology, and Research Design. She holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University in special education, and she taught emotionally disturbed children in a variety of settings before earning a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in Developmental Psychology. She investigates how young children learn words with a focus on identifying strategies for helping parents and teachers support their children’s language development. Her research has been published in a variety of professional journals, including the Journal of Educational Psychology and in Child Development, where she has served on the editorial board. Dr. Blewitt is a passionate advocate for young children and their parents and for the professionals who work with them. She has served as President of the Board for both the Delaware Valley Child Care Council and for the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (now First Up! Champions for Early Education).

Table of Contents

  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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