Human Growth and Development in Adults

Theoretical and Practice Perspectives

Edited by Jonathan Parker and Sara Ashencaen Crabtree

Human Growth and Development in Adults

Edited by Jonathan Parker and Sara Ashencaen Crabtree

Distributed for Bristol University Press

352 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447337379 Published June 2020 For sale in North and South America only
An essential tool for students and practitioners alike, this book is uniquely wide-ranging in its coverage of key concepts, themes and issues related to human growth and development in adults. Drawing on debate and insight from across sociology, psychology, criminology and aligned disciplines, it provides summaries, case studies, practice examples and activities to support the readers learning journey, with a partner volume also available that addresses children and young people.
Contents
Introduction - Jonathan Parker and Sara Ashencaen Crabtree Part I: Theories and models of human growth and development in adults Introduction and history: approaches to human growth and development in adults - Jonathan Parker and Sara Ashencaen Crabtree Cognitive theories and cognitive development relevant to adults - Margarete Parrish Moral, spiritual and existential development - Peter Szto Adults, families and social networks in the relational social world method - Fabio Folgheraiter, Valentina Calcaterra and Elena Cabiati Critical perspectives on human growth and development in adults - Jonathan Parker and Sara Ashencaen Crabtree Part II: Specific developmental issues Critical aspects of attachment theory: empirical research findings and current applications - Gabriele Schäfer Families and friends: relationship development in Muslim cultures - Sara Ashencaen Crabtree Education and learning in adults: implications for social work - Maggie Hutchings Life course criminology and adults - Richard Heslop and Jonathan Parker Health and disability in adults: definitions and models - Vanessa Heaslip Death: a brief social and cultural history - Sam Porter Working with adults with disabilities - Rachel Fyson Part III: Professional practice Mental health and ill-health in adults - Steve Tee Adults at risk of abuse - Bridget Penhale and Jonathan Parker Parenting and care in adulthood: an intersectional framework for support - Hyun-Joo Lim and Mastoureh Fathi Dementia care practices, complexities and mythologies - Julie Christie
Review Quotes
Michael McGrath-Brookes, Brunel University
"This is a great book for those looking for more than simply an introduction to social work theory. It is in depth and comprehensive. A companion for the critical social work student."
Barbara Fawcett, University of Strathclyde
“Insightful and fully accessible, it adopts an interdisciplinary approach and focuses on the development of critical thinking and reflective practice. Invaluable for students and practitioners.”
Rana Jawad, University of Bath
“Tailor-made for student needs and rich with theoretical and practical knowledge that gives a well-rounded, interdisciplinary and critical foundation in social work studies.”
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