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Human Development: A Cultural Approach, Australian and New Zealand Edition Paperback – 29 October 2018

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Human Development” is a comprehensive and insightful exploration of the intricate and fascinating process of human growth and development. This book delves deep into the multiple facets of human life, offering an in-depth examination of the various stages, theories, and factors that shape our existence.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pearson; 1st edition (29 October 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 784 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1488619468
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1488619465
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 21.9 x 2.6 x 27.6 cm
SKU: HD-001-NSPl Category:

Description

Human Development:

A Cultural Approach leads students to examine all stages of development through the engaging lens of culture. The first product to take a wholly cultural approach to human development, this text integrates cross-cultural examples throughout the narrative to reveal the impact of cultural factors both in Australia and New Zealand, and around the world. The authors’ emphasis on culture fosters a thorough, balanced view of development that prepares students to face challenges in our diverse and globalised world – whether they travel the globe or remain in their hometowns.

Description:

“Journey Through the Lifespan:

Understanding Human Development” is a comprehensive and insightful exploration of the intricate and fascinating process of human growth and development. This book delves deep into the multiple facets of human life, offering an in-depth examination of the various stages, theories, and factors that shape our existence.

From birth to old age, this book navigates the reader through the entire human lifespan, shedding light on key developmental milestones, challenges, and achievements. With a focus on nature versus nurture, it explores the interplay between genetic predispositions and environmental influences in the formation of personality, cognitive abilities, and emotional well-being.

Readers will discover the significance of influential theories such as Erikson’s stages, Piaget’s cognitive development, and Vygotsky’s social constructivism, which provide valuable frameworks for understanding human growth. The book also delves into moral development, socialization, and the formation of identity, examining how cultural influences and family dynamics shape individuals.

As the journey continues, the book explores critical topics including the development of self-esteem, emotional intelligence, and attachment styles. It investigates the intricacies of relationships, from family dynamics to friendships, romantic partnerships, and the challenges and complexities of marriage and divorce.

Readers will gain insights into the impact of work-life balance, stress, and coping strategies on mental health. The book addresses emotional disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia, and explores the effects of trauma, child abuse, and neglect, providing guidance on recognizing and addressing these issues.

An in-depth exploration of substance abuse, addiction, and the importance of education and learning styles is also included. The book highlights the significance of cultural competence and understanding diversity and inclusion as vital aspects of human development in our increasingly globalized world.

Societal changes, technological influences, and the concept of sustainable development are thoroughly examined, alongside the importance of community engagement, volunteerism, and promoting human rights. Readers will also learn about generativity, role transitions, and the pursuit of life satisfaction and happiness.

With a strong focus on the application of mindfulness and the latest research in lifespan development, this book serves as an invaluable resource for students, educators, parents, and anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the complex and beautiful journey of human development.

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“Journey Through the Lifespan: Understanding Human Development” provides a rich and multifaceted perspective on human development, making it an essential guide to unlocking the mysteries of our lifelong journey toward self-realization and personal growth.

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