With its multidisciplinary approach and focus on psycho-social issues, this topical text features coverage of the concepts and issues in the field of adult development. Theoretical foundations include the life-span developmental perspective and Bronfenbrenner's "Ecological Systems Theory". This text acknowledges that humans exist within multiple environments; thus, the individual is presented in the context of society and the resulting personal and social history. An array of issues are integrated into the text, including the influence of socio-cultural, biological, economic, and political forces. The significance of cohorts, gender, race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, and culture are also emphasized. It is designed for courses in psychology, human development, nursing, gerontology, counselling or social work.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Number of pages: 500
Weight: 1010 g
Dimensions: 231 x 175 mm