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Thinking about the lifecourse: A psychosocial introduction

Frost, Elizabeth; McClean, Stuart

Authors

Liz Frost Elizabeth.Frost@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Social Work

Dr Stuart McClean Stuart.Mcclean@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor Public Health (Health & Wellbeing)



Abstract

How we change over time - who we love, what work we do, how we die - is shaped both by internal, and external influences. This book explores the important subject of human growth and development by combining the social context of how people live with their personal ways of thinking and being. The result is a greater understanding of why people are who they are.

Taking a psychosocial approach to exploring human growth and development, this book:

• Provides an insightful exploration of the human life course by looking at significant life stages and key themes (such as parenting, ill-health and violence).

• Draws on both contemporary and classic research in the fields of psychology and sociology, to deliver an in-depth analysis of issues about self and society.

• Moves beyond traditional, limiting approaches to understanding people's lives toward an interdisciplinary, psychosocial approach.

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
ISBN 978-0-230-24965-3
APA6 Citation Frost, E., & McClean, S. (2014). Thinking about the lifecourse: A psychosocial introduction. Palgrave Macmillan
Keywords lifecourse, psychosocial, sociology, psychology, growth, development
Publisher URL http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=393719
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