Lifespan Development : Resources, Challenges and Risks

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-12-20
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

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This innovative book presents a new theoretical perspective which effectively explains the processes of lifespan development from birth through to old age. By considering the challenges we face, the resources we possess and the risks we take, the authors propose a simple framework which ties all the different stages of the lifespan together. Supported by international research findings, this holistic perspective considers the phases of the life course across time periods and cultural boundaries.

Table of Contents

Life-Span Development
Theories of Development
Introducing the Life-Span Model of Developmental Challenge
Challenges Associated with Normative and Non-Normative Shifts
For Richer, For Poorer? Two Examples of Non-Normative Events
First Encounters with the World: The Challenges of Childhood
Adolescence and the status of early childhood
Middle Adulthood: conventional lifestyles or new challenges
Late adulthood: back to the future?
Old age: the ultimate challenge?
Emerging themes of lifespan development
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