Human Growth and Development
- Chris Beckett - University of East Anglia, UK
- Hilary Taylor - Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Gerontology | Nursing | Social Work & Social Policy
"One of the great strengths of Beckett's writing is that his style is accessible to new undergraduates and he makes sure that complex material is summarized in a way that enables students to understand difficult issues."
-Jacqueline Hughes, University of Huddersfield
Human Growth and Development, Second Edition is a bestselling introduction to emotional, psychological, intellectual and social development throughout the lifespan. Written for students training in fields such as social work, healthcare and education, the book covers topics which are central to understanding people whether they are clients, service users, patients, or pupils.
Each chapter outlines theories that explain development at different stages of life and the transitions we make between childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. For this Second Edition, a new chapter has been added (Chapter 10: It Takes a Village: the Sociological Perspective) exploring the wider social factors which influence human growth and development. Activities are provided within each chapter to help student test theoretical concepts against their own experience and intuitions.
Combining theoretical concepts and reflective learning, this book is the ideal introduction to psychosocial development for students on a wide range of professional courses.
"An excellent text. Engages the reader and presents seminal theory in an easy to grasp format which I have found invaluable when teaching undergraduate nursing students." - Maureen Campbell, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
"This second edition provides a wide-ranging and insightful analysis to psycho-social development across the lifespan. Highly recommended." Dawn Judd, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Central Lancashire
"One of the great strengths of Beckett's writing is that his style is accessible to new undergraduates and he makes sure that complex material is summarised in a way that enables students to understand difficult issues." - Jacqueline Hughes, University of Huddersfield
"This is an excellent read. An impressive array of theoretical underpinnings applied to contemporary practice. Indeed a recommended read for students across the health and social care professions." - Michelle Davies, Academic Leader-Inter-Professional Practice (Social Work & Youth Work), University of Wales, Newport
"This book is a pleasure to read...the book will helpfully guide students at a range of levels to understand the critical stages of Human Development and apply theory to practice." - Mohammed Jakhara, Assistant Head of Subject, Applied Social & Community Studies, University of Derby
Very useful for Higher care core subjects.
Beckett and Taylor's book on Human Growth and Development gives a comprehensive overview of the human life course from birth to old age. It is thoroughly recommended for students studying the social sciences.
Useful book of reference. we are teaching across the life span and this book provides material of interest to students
This is a super book, one which is clear and has much accessible information/resources within. Have recommended to students.
An interesting read that allows learners to explore in depth the ways in which humans grow and develop at different ages. A recommended read for learners who are going into placement, the book will help guide their understanding of putting theory into practice.
A well written, easy to understand book, catering for a wide range of undergraduate students.
Needed a longer more in depth textbook for this particular course. I do like how condensed this book is though. It gives a good overview of human development.
Colleague has used on their module and students well aware of the text
This is an excellent book which is a core text for this module.