Organized around time, the Third Edition of Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course helps students understand the relationship between time and human behavior. Using a life course perspective, author Elizabeth D. Hutchison shows how the multiple dimensions of person and environment work together with dimensions of time to produce patterns in unique life course journeys. The Third Edition is updated and revised to respond to the rapidity of changes in complex societies. New to the Third Edition *Examines our increasing global interdependence: The human life course is placed in global context. *Recognizes scientific advancements: Advances in neuroscience have been incorporated throughout the chapters. *Emphasizes group-based diversity: More content has been added on the effects of gender, race, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, and disability on life course trajectories. *Reorganizes family dynamics: Greater attention has been given to the role of fathers. *Reflects contemporary issues: New case studies, exhibits, and Web resources have been added to provide the most up-to-date information. High-Quality Ancillaries!An Instructor's Manual containing chapter summaries, suggested classroom activities and discussions, and essay and multiple choice questions is available to qualified adopters.
Intended Audience This is an excellent text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on Human Behavior in the departments of social work and psychology. The Changing Life Course is the companion volume to Person and Environment (ISBN: 978-1-4129-4125-9). The two volumes are also available at a discounted price as a bundle (ISBN: 978-1-4129-4128-0).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: A Life Course Perspective Chapter 2: Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth Chapter 3: Infancy and Toddlerhood Chapter 4: Early Childhood Chapter 5: Middle Childhood Chapter 6: Adolescense Chapter 7: Young Adulthood Chapter 8: Middle Adulthood Chapter 9: Late Adulthood Chapter 10: Very Late Adulthood
Elizabeth D. Hutchison, M.S.W., Ph.D., received her M.S.W. from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work and her Ph.D. from the University at Albany. Lib was on the faculty in the Social Work Department at Elms College from 1980 to 1987, and served as chair of the department from 1982 to 1987. She was on the faculty in the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1987 to 2009, where she taught courses in human behavior and the social environment, social work and social justice, and child and family policy; she also served as field practicum liaison. She has been a social worker in health, mental health, aging, and child and family welfare settings. She is committed to providing social workers with comprehensive, current, and useful frameworks for thinking about human behavior. Her other research interests focus on child and family welfare.