The Life Span Human Development for Helping Professionals

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-07-15
  • Publisher: Pearson
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The first developmental textbook written specifically for helping professionals and graduate-level students,The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals, Third Edition,provides an in-depth look at the science of human development and how it applies to the fields of counseling, social work and psychology. Using counseling applications, case studies, special topics boxes, and journal questions, the text introduces developmental theories and research within the context of clinical practice. Written with a primary focus on linking theory and research to counseling applications, the new third edition features expanded coverage of psycholopathology in developmental context as well as added material on the latest development-related neuroscientific findings. The revised edition also provides an open access text-specific companion website that offers a full range of multimedia instructor supplements.

Author Biography

Patricia Broderick is a professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at West Chester University in Pennsylvania.


Pamela Blewitt teaches in the Department of Psychology at Villanova University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1    Organizing Themes in Development


Chapter 2      Heredity, Environment, and the Beginnings of Human Life


Chapter 3      Neural and Cognitive Development in the Early Years


Chapter 4      Emotional Development in the Early Years


Chapter 5      The Emerging Self and Socialization in the Early Years


Chapter 6      Realms of Cognition in Middle Childhood


Chapter 7      Self and Moral Development: Middle Childhood Through Early Adolescence


Chapter 8    Gender and Peer Relationships: Middle Childhood Through Early Adolescence


Chapter 9    Physical, Cognitive, and Identity Development in Adolescence


Chapter 10    The Social World of Adolescence


Chapter 11  Physical and Cognitive Development in Young Adulthood


Chapter 12    Socioemotional and Vocational Development in Young Adulthood


Chapter 13    Middle Adulthood: Cognitive, Personality, and Social Development


Chapter 14  Living Well: Stress, Coping, and Life Satisfaction in Adulthood


Chapter 15    Gains and Losses in Late Adulthood



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The Life Span August 17, 2011
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