- Series: third edition
- Hardcover: 624 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 3rd edition (July 25, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0137152477
- ISBN-13: 978-0137152476
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 138 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“This book is unique in that it is research-based, includes comprehensive coverage of important course topics, and offers helping professionals information about human development that will enhance service provision to clients across the lifespan.”
--Mary M. Chittooran, Saint Louis University
“The writing style is clear, interesting and engaging and is at a level appropriate for my students. Nicely done. . . . [The] case studies [and] developmental psychopathology sections are strengths. . . . [The book is] well organized, well-written, broad-based . . ., [and] insightful. [I] especially liked the authors’ focus on practical and applied therapies, as well as their emphasis on research-based therapies that incorporate sound principles of human developmental.”
--Rosalie A. Rohm, Ball State University
“This readable, well organized text addresses the depth and scope of development. The text extends students knowledge of the material by providing a wealth of applicable information for those who are or will be in a helping profession. . . . [Compared to other available texts, this one is] far superior in terms of the balance of scope and depth.”
--Kathryn Cooper, Northern Colorado University
“This book makes excellent links to practice for those in the helping fields. . . . A key strength is that the science of human development is conveyed in a tone geared toward helping professionals. Additionally, I like the “Journal Questions” at the end of each chapter. These questions encourage students to make the concepts highly relevant to themselves. . . . I believe the chapters that explicitly cover topics of the “self” are a strength of this book. . . . Another strength is the focus on developmental psychopathology.”
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
--Bridget A. Walsh, Univesity of Neva, Reno
From the Back Cover
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.
NEW! Expanded coverage of developmental psychopathology. Special boxes called “Focus on Developmental Psychopathology” accompany specific chapters and use new research to help readers understand how deviant developmental pathways emerge. Here, issues of etiology, symptoms, and prevention supplement chapter information about normal development at various stages in life. Topics covered in this feature include pervasive developmental disorders, mood disorders, conduct disorders, and anxiety disorders.
NEW! Revised Case Studies and Discussion questions. Updated case studies and discussion questions present realistic scenarios related to chapter topics and allow students to practice resolving issues that arise for different populations in a variety of situations and help students think critically about the clinical implications of developmental facts and theories.
NEW! Expanded emphasis on neuro-scientific findings related to development. This up-to-date material incorporatesadvances in research on brain development and physiological processes that affect development.
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I do have a gripe about the publishers constantly advertising its on-line resources, but you have to pay extra for those! The publisher should have on-line examples and/or a free chapter to help the customer to decide to purchase the extra materials.