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Understanding Human Development focuses on the impact that communication has on others. Its overview of wellknown and frequently-utilised skills of interpersonal communication and interviewing draws upon research and practice literature in relation to 'microskills' to understand the critical decisions or choices which are made by using these skills. The book takes a multidimensional approach to understanding the complexities of personal experience, and applies theoretical knowledge of human beings and the social environment, of adversity and oppression, and of coping and adaptation, to practice knowledge and self-awareness. It encourages students to think critically and to reflect on practice. Contributed case scenarios by experienced practitioners ensure that examples are grounded firmly in everyday practice realities, and reinforce the emphasis on working creatively, critically and consciously with other people.
I as currently studying for a Master in Social Work and have found this book so handy, I've used it over and over again, its a great resource.
I love the way that it has been written "everyday languager" that we all understand
Understanding Human Development
List of FiguresList of TablesContributorsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart 1: A Conceptual Overview1. A Multidimensional ApproachPart 2: The Critical Contexts of Human Development2. Relational and Social Dimensions3. Structural and Cultural DimensionsPart 3: Adaptation following Specific Life Events and Experiences4. Coping with Stress5. Coping with Trauma6. Coping with LossPart 4: Development and Adaptation across the Lifespan7. Infancy8. Early Childhood9. Middle Childhood10. Adolescence11. Early Adulthood12. Middle Adulthood13. Late AdulthoodPart 5: Drawing the Themes Together14. Reviewing a Multidimensional ApproachGlossaryBibliographyIndex
ISBN: 9780195551556 ISBN-10: 0195551559 Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 480 Published: 23rd September 2010 Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.42
Weight (kg): 0.94
Edition Number: 2 Edition Type: Revised