Foundations of Human Development: A Life Span Approach

By: Asha Singh (Ed.)

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‘Human Development’ is the study of humans, from conception to death. It provides an understanding of the physical, socio-cultural and environmental influences on growth and development, and the different roles that individuals play at different stages. It also focuses on the changes that take place in individuals as they progress through the human lifecycle. This book focuses on human development in all domains—physical, social, cognitive, linguistic, and emotional. It discusses the norms of growth and development, and the factors influencing their progress, in the Indian context, with special reference to the plurality of Indian families. The important features of this book are: Introduces the study of human development, and the various theories underlying it. Covers issues relating to sexuality, reproductive health, fertility and conception, and the influence of genetics, heredity and environmental factors. Provides detailed discussions on childbirth, care of the newborn, infant care, and developmental milestones. Explains the significance of the early childhood and preschool period. Explains the concept of ‘middle childhood’, and the growing child’s position in the larger physical and social world. Describes growth and developmental changes during adolescence, focusing on Indian social contexts. Discusses the roles and responsibilities of adults. Discusses physical changes and health issues among the elderly, as well as current demographic trends, policies for the elderly, and notions of death. Lucid and engaging, this book will be invaluable for all students of Home Science. Child counsellors, teachers and behavioural psychologists will also find it useful. Printed Pages: 174

Title: Foundations of Human Development: A Life Span Approach

Author Name: Asha Singh (Ed.)

Categories: Culture Studies, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

ISBN: 8125059075

ISBN 13: 9788125059073

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202396

Keywords: Foundations of Human Development: A Life Span Approach Asha Singh (Ed.)