Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course

Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course

by Elizabeth D. Hutchison

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Overview

Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course presents a current and comprehensive examination of human behavior across time using a multidimensional framework. Author Elizabeth D. Hutchison explores both the predictable and unpredictable changes that can affect human behavior through all the major developmental stages of the life course, from conception to very late adulthood. Aligned with the 2015 curriculum guidelines set forth by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the Sixth Edition has been substantially updated with contemporary issues related to gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and social class and disability across the lifespan.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544339320
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/05/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 536
Sales rank: 533,834
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Elizabeth D. Hutchison, MSW, PhD, received her MSW from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and her PhD from the University at Albany, State University of New York. She was on the faculty in the Social Work Department at Elms College from 1980 to 1987 and served as chair of the department from 1982 to 1987. She was on the faculty in the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1987 to 2009, where she taught courses in human behavior and the social environment, social work and social justice, and child and family policy; she also served as field practicum liaison. She has been a social worker in health, mental health, aging, and child and family welfare settings. She is committed to providing social workers with comprehensive, current, and useful frameworks for thinking about human behavior. Her other research interests focus on child and family welfare. She lives in Reno, Nevada, where she is a hands-on grandmother and an activist on local justice issues.


Table of Contents

Case Studies
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. A Life Course Perspective
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
The Life Course Perspective and Social Work Practice
Theoretical Roots of the Life Course Perspective
Basic Concepts of the Life Course Perspective
Major Themes of the Life Course Perspective
Strengths and Limitations of the Life Course Perspective
Integration With a Multidimensional, Multitheoretical Approach
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 2. Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
Sociocultural Organization of Childbearing
Reproductive Genetics
Control Over Conception and Pregnancy
Fetal Development
Pregnancy and the Life Course
At-Risk Newborns
Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth Under Different Circumstances
Risk and Protective Factors in Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 3. Infancy and Toddlerhood
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
Developmental Niche and Typical Infant and Toddler Development
Physical Development
Cognitive Development
Socioemotional Development
The Role of Play
Developmental Disruptions
Childcare Arrangements in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Infants and Toddlers in the Multigenerational Family
Risks to Healthy Infant and Toddler Development
Protective Factors in Infancy and Toddlerhood
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 4. Early Childhood
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
Typical Development in Early Childhood
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood in the Multigenerational Family
Risks to Healthy Development in Early Childhood
Protective Factors in Early Childhood
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 5. Middle Childhood
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
Historical Perspective on Middle Childhood
Middle Childhood in the Multigenerational Family
Development in Middle Childhood
Spiritual Development
Middle Childhood and Formal Schooling
Special Challenges in Middle Childhood
Risk Factors and Protective Factors in Middle Childhood
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 6. Adolescence
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
The Social Construction of Adolescence Across Time and Space
The Transition From Childhood to Adulthood
Biological Aspects of Adolescence
Psychological Aspects of Adolescence
Social Aspects of Adolescence
Adolescent Spirituality/Religiosity
Adolescent Sexuality
Potential Challenges to Adolescent Development
Social Work Grand Challenge: Ensure Healthy Development for All Youth
Risk Factors and Protective Factors in Adolescence
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 7. Young Adulthood
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
A Definition of Young Adulthood
Theoretical Approaches to Young Adulthood
Physical Functioning in Young Adulthood
The Psychological Self
Social Development and Social Functioning
Risk Factors and Protective Factors in Young Adulthood
Implications for Social Work Practice - Marcia Harrigan, Suzanne Baldwin
Key Terms - Debra Woody, Elizabeth Hutchison
Active Learning - Debra Woody, David Woody
Web Resources - Leanne Charlesworth
Chapter 8. Middle Adulthood - Holly Matto
Chapter Outline - Matthias Naleppa, Kristina Hash
Learning Objectives - Pamela Kovacs, Annemarie Conlon
The Changing Social Construction of Middle Adulthood - Susan McCarter
Theories of Middle Adulthood
Biological Changes and Physical and Mental Health in Middle Adulthood
Intellectual Changes in Middle Adulthood
Personality Changes in Middle Adulthood
Spiritual Development in Middle Adulthood
Relationships in Middle Adulthood
Work in Middle Adulthood
Risk Factors and Protective Factors in Middle Adulthood
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 9. Late Adulthood
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
Demographics of the Older Population
Diversity of the Late-Adult Population
Cultural Construction of Late Adulthood
Psychosocial Theoretical Perspectives on Social Gerontology
Biological Changes in Late Adulthood
Psychological Changes in Late Adulthood
Social Role Transitions and Life Events of Late Adulthood
The Search for Personal Meaning
Resources for Meeting the Needs of Elderly Persons
Technology and the Late-Adult Population
Risk Factors and Protective Factors in Middle Adulthood
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
Chapter 10. Very Late Adulthood
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
Very Late Adulthood: Charting New Territory
Very Late Adulthood in Historical and Cultural Perspective
What We Can Learn From Centenarians
Functional Capacity in Very Late Adulthood
Relationships in Very Late Adulthood
The Housing Continuum
Spirituality in Very Late Adulthood
The Dying Process
Loss, Grief, and Bereavement
The Life Course Completed
Implications for Social Work Practice
Key Terms
Active Learning
Web Resources
References
Glossary
Index
About the Author
About the Contributors

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