Author : Janet Belsky
Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Macmillan
ISBN : 9781429219501
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File Download : 475 page

This book explores the lifespan by combining research with a practicing psychologist's understanding of human development from infancy to old age.

Author : Gloria Leifer
Genre : Medical
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN : 9780323293563
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File Download : 336 page

This book provides introductory coverage of growth and development throughout the lifespan. The content emphasizes normal aspects as well as the unique problems and health promotion needs of each age and stage of development. It features a strong health promotion theme structured around Healthy People 2020 objectives. Lifespan coverage from prenatal development to death helps students integrate concepts related to normal changes in each stage of the life cycle. Coverage of current research and trends in health care provide readers with the most up-to-date, accurate information. Health promotion and disease prevention, including Healthy People 2020 objectives, are highlighted throughout the book. Cultural content is highlighted throughout the book and in new Chapter 3: Cultural Considerations in Health Care to encourage students to consider cultural implications at every stage of development. Separate chapter on advanced old age and geriatrics (Chapter 14) discuss the theories, physiological changes, and psychological aspects of aging; health promotion and maintenance; and the role of health care providers in caring for the geriatric patient. All of this helps students understand how to maintain quality of life and promote health in advanced old age. Teaching techniques for every developmental stage are part of a consistent chapter format and provide age-appropriate patient education tips. Consistent chapter organization for each stage of growth and development makes information easy to access. Critical Thinking scenarios and questions appear at the end of each chapter to help students consider all variables when planning care across the lifespan. Student learning features include Objectives, Key Terms, Key Points, and Review Questions. Appendix A includes the FDA's Recommended Child and Adult Immunization Schedules, providing essential health promotion information. NEW Appendix B provides a Multilingual Glossary of Symptoms to enhance students' awareness of culturally sensitive care. Glossary includes definitions of Key Terms and additional terms help students review concepts and terminology at a glance. Bibliography is organized by chapter at the end of the book to facilitate additional research and study.

Author : Piers Worth
Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1003132537
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File Download : 192 page

"Positive Psychology Across the Life Span provides an insight into how we are affected by the different stages of adult development and gives us the opportunity to change through choice rather than leaving change to chance. The science of positive psychology offers a wealth of research and evidence-based interventions and shares insights into which habits and behaviours contribute to how to live a flourishing life. This book aims to extend that knowledge by introducing and incorporating key aspects of existential and humanistic psychology and explores positive psychology with a life-span perspective. It goes beyond theory to look at practical application, with insightful reflective questions. Whilst acknowledging the differences and disagreements between some of the key figures in the subject areas of the book it seeks to highlight the areas where there is agreement and congruence which have been previously overlooked or ignored. The book will be essential reading for students and practitioners of positive psychology, as well as other mental health professionals"--

Author : Janet Belsky
Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Worth Publishers
ISBN : 1464175942
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File Download : 608 page

Exceptionally well-loved by instructors and students who've used it, Janet Belsky’s text offers a fresh, remarkably brief way to understand the experience of human development throughout the lifespan. It gives students an immediate and practical grounding in the field’s basic concepts, guiding them from underlying research to practical applications, in a highly conversational style, with pedagogy that reinforces learning, and with examples drawn from an extraordinarily broad range of cultures throughout the world. And with its dedicated version of Worth’s online course space, LaunchPad, this edition becomes a fully integrated print/interactive resource.

Author : Donna D. Ignatavicius
Genre : Medical
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN : 9780323757591
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File Download : 384 page

This one-of-a-kind workbook dedicated to developing clinical judgment skills helps prepare you for the Next-Generation NCLEX® Exam (NGN) through practical thinking exercises in which you will apply the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Clinical Judgment Model (CJM). A comprehensive collection of carefully developed clinical reasoning exercises range from basic to more complex and address all specialty areas. Answer key with robust rationales to remediate learning follows at the end of the book. Six-part organization guides you through the entire NGN test plan. Answer questions in the book itself or on a companion Evolve website for automated scoring and remediation.

Author : Janet Belsky
Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Worth
ISBN : 1319187749
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File Download : 376 page

This brand new textbook on child and adolescent development reflects a scientist’s understanding of key research, a psychologist’s understanding of people, and a teacher’s understanding of students. It features significant new findings, a broad-based global perspective, and enhanced media offerings. With all of this, the book itself is at just the right length and level of coverage to fit comfortably in a single-term, undergraduate-level Developmental Psychology course. With its clear presentation and integration of detailed real-world examples, this acclaimed core textbook accessibly illustrates the relevance of social sciences research without sacrificing key content. This book can be purchased with the breakthrough online resource, LaunchPad, which offers innovative media content, curated and organised for easy assignability. LaunchPad's intuitive interface presents quizzing, flashcards, animations and much more to make learning actively engaging.

Author : Matthew Walker
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781501144318
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File Download : 360 page

"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"--Amazon.com.

Author : Gary A. Beck
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher :
ISBN : 1433124939
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File Download : 286 page

From serious illness to natural disasters, humans turn to communication as a major source of strength to help us bounce back and to keep growing and thriving.<BR> <I>Communicating Hope and Resilience Across the Lifespan addresses the various ways in which communication plays an important role in fostering hope and resilience. Adopting a lifespan approach and offering a new framework to expand our understanding of the concepts of hope and resilience from a communication perspective, contributors highlight the variety of stressors that people may encounter in their lives. They examine connections between the cognitive dimensions of hope such as self-worth, self-efficacy, and creative problem solving. They look at the variety of messages that can facilitate or inhibit experiencing hope in relationships, groups, and organizations. Other contributors look at how communication that can build strengths, enhance preparation, and model successful adaptation to change has the potential to lessen the negative impact of stress, demonstrating resilience.<BR> As an important counterpoint to recent work focusing on what goes wrong in interpersonal relationships, communication that has the potential to uplift and facilitate responses to stressful circumstances is emphasized throughout this volume. By offering a detailed examination of how to communicate hope and resilience, this book presents practical lessons for individuals, marriages, families, relationship experts, as well as a variety of other practitioners.

Author : Thomas L. Whitman
Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Psychology Press
ISBN : 9781135682378
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File Download : 324 page

This volume offers a comprehensive and conceptually integrated overview of the changing biological, psychological, and social/environmental influences on health and illness from the prenatal period through infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Based on the premise that protective and risk factors vary with life stage, several chapters examine the development of major biological systems and the changing role of genetics and environment over time. In addition, they provide information on environmental influences during the prenatal period and early childhood, chronic illness in childhood, and health and health risks in adolescence. Chapters on adulthood give special emphasis to mid-life transitions in health, resiliency in later life, and the impact of caregiving on health. Final chapters focus on death and dying and on an integrative model of health and illness across the life span.

Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Genre : Medical
Publisher : National Academies Press
ISBN : 9780309452960
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File Download : 583 page

In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.