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The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals

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The first developmental book written specifically for helping professionals, "The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals, Second Edition, " provides an in-depth look at developmental theories and how they apply to the fields of counseling, social work and psychology. Using counseling applications, case studies, special topics boxes, and journal questions, t ...more
Hardcover, 608 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Prentice Hall (first published September 5th 2002)
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Laura
Dec 17, 2014 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Informative check. Lengthy check. Dry check.
Ashley
Apr 17, 2015 Ashley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In my opinion the chapters were a little too long. However the application sections at the end of chapters was very helpful and worth reading.
Pamela
Apr 10, 2013 Pamela rated it it was amazing
What is interesting about the book is the entire book is written as a Theory. Many learners do not realize it is a theory until they start reading about 3/4 of the way then it states on page 438 in the summary:1. The complexity of adult development makes it clear that multidimensional models are needed to adequately understand the processes of change. Life span developmental models (same as saying it is a theory), focus on both hereditary and environmental influences and on the continuities and ...more
Joan Friedrich
I could discuss so many different wonderful aspects of this book, but instead I'll just say, it's the best textbook I've been assigned during grad school. Yes, there are, of course, parts to negatively critique, but the wealth and breadth of information makes up for any downsides. I wish Goodreads offered a summary of the book, but for now, this will do: this book provides a comprehensive view of cognitive, emotional, and motor developments during the human lifespan; it takes an interdisciplinar ...more
Amy Anderson
It is a textbook. It was good, but I wouldn't say amazing. I learned a lot and I liked it!
Christie Gribschaw
Really helped with my understanding of human development!
Krista
Mar 25, 2011 Krista rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I don't normally count textbooks, but I think I would have tried reading this even if I hadn't HAD to. Unfortunately, it's not a well-written book. Much of the coverage is surface level - there's a difference between a survey of literature and a pass-through of knowledge. This book is the latter. Additionally, the authors make some statements about sex, gender, and sexual orientation that are actively offensive, dismissing a lot of respected academic literature to forward some pretty archaic ide ...more
Katherine
This book is perhaps overly informative. If you are a beginner, go with something that's is more to the point; while you will read about develop here, there is so much extra information that it is not always clear what the point is. The writing, while written at an appropriate level for the target audience, is extremely dense and dry.
Jessbop
Dec 16, 2010 Jessbop rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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There is no manual for how to live life and how to cope with challenges, raising kids, growing old,etc.; however this book gives some great insight to lifespan development that anyone would benefit from having read. I had to read this book for EDCN613, but recommend it for anyone interested in learning about lifespan development theories and practical implications. I think I will better understand new stages in life having read this book.
Robin Rife
Apr 07, 2016 Robin Rife rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This text has developed my Human Development undergrad class and expanded my knowledge greatly in the area of counselling. I feel I have a new understanding of development throughout the life span.
Dasha
May 01, 2013 Dasha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A text is a text. Presented concepts and ideas very well. Easy to read and understand. A bit lengthy.
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Really interesting topic with great coverage even though it could be a little long at times.
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Patricia C. Broderick, PhD, is a research associate at the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development at Penn State University and founder of the Stress Reduction Center at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. A graduate of the mindfulness-based stress reduction advanced practicum at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Broderick ...more
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