The Study of Human Development

The Study of Human Development
Author: Richard A. Settersten Jr.,Megan M. McClelland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2018-10-18
ISBN 10: 1351392913
ISBN 13: 9781351392914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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If you had just one wish for the study of human development, what would it be? How would it advance the field? And what would it take for your vision to be realized? This was the charge given to twenty-eight scholars, coming from different disciplines and fields, and who study different periods of the life course. This book compiles provocative contributions from a wide range of established scholars, organized into seven thematic areas: conceptual advances; systems, levels, and contexts; individual differences; methodological advances; harnessing science for human welfare and social justice; underexplored life course dynamics; and interdisciplinary collaboration and playing well with others. This book was originally published as a special issue of Research in Human Development.

Interaction in Human Development

Interaction in Human Development
Author: Marc H. Bornstein,Jerome S. Bruner
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN 10: 131778605X
ISBN 13: 9781317786054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Interaction in Human Development unites theoretical essays and empirical accounts bearing directly on the nature of interactions as a principal factor and organizing feature in human mental and social development. The papers discuss all areas of interaction including genetic, environmental, life-span, interpersonal, and cultural. Ideal as a text for students and as a reference for professionals in personality, developmental, educational, and environmental psychology, psychotherapy, behavioral medicine, and language.

Disability Health and Human Development

Disability  Health and Human Development
Author: Sophie Mitra
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 1137536381
ISBN 13: 9781137536389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This open access book introduces the human development model to define disability and map its links with health and wellbeing, based on Sen’s capability approach. The author uses panel survey data with internationally comparable questions on disability for Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. It presents evidence on the prevalence of disability and its strong and consistent association with multidimensional poverty, mortality, economic insecurity and deprivations in education, morbidity and employment. It shows that disability needs to be considered from multiple angles including aging, gender, health and poverty. Ultimately, this study makes a call for inclusion and prevention interventions as solutions to the deprivations associated with impairments and health conditions.

Skills for Human Development

Skills for Human Development
Author: Lesley Joy Powell,Simon McGrath
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2019-03-15
ISBN 10: 1317328523
ISBN 13: 9781317328520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skills for Human Development Book Review:

Focusing on reimagining the purpose of vocational education and training (VET) and grounded in the reality of a small cohort of young South Africans and an institution seeking to serve them, Skills for Human Development moves beyond the inadequacies of the dominant human capital orthodoxy to present a rich theoretical and practical alternative for VET. Offering a human development and capability approach, it brings social justice to the forefront of the discussion of VET’s purpose at the national, institutional and individual levels. In doing so, this book insists that VET should be about enlarging peoples’ opportunities to live a flourishing life, rather than simply being about narrow employability and productivity. It argues that human development approaches, while acknowledging the importance of work in its broadest sense, offer a better way of bringing together VET and development than the current human capital-inspired orthodoxy. Offering a transformative vision for skills development, this book: Considers the potential contribution skills development could make to broader human development, as well as to economic development Points to an alternative approach to the current and flawed deficit assumptions of VET learners Presents for the first time an alternative evaluative frame for judging VET purpose and quality Presents a timely account of current vocational and education training that is high on the agenda of international policymakers Taking a broad perspective, Skills for Human Development presents a comprehensive and unique framework which bridges theory, policy and practice to give VET institutions a new way of thinking about their practice, and VET policymakers a new way of engaging with global messages of sustainable human development. It is a vital resource for those working on the human development and skills approach in multiple disciplines and offers a grounding framework for international policymakers interested in this growing area.

Understanding Human Development

Understanding Human Development
Author: Stephanie Thornton
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2008-01-31
ISBN 10: 1137294493
ISBN 13: 9781137294494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Human Development Book Review:

How does a fertilized egg become a person? How do the processes which shape the common features of human development also produce the rich variety of individual diversity? Understanding Human Development explores these questions in a lively and wide-ranging survey of the subject, offering both a topical and a chronological view of development. The author critically reviews research on human development from the earliest studies to the theories and issues of the 21st century, including recent breakthroughs in neuropsychology, cross-cultural psychology and in the application of dynamic systems theory. Coverage of methodology and ethics combined with thorough revision summaries in each chapter make this an invaluable introduction for students of developmental psychology. STUDENT SUPPLEMENTS * Companion Website at www.palgrave.com/psychology/thornton: Offers a range of study tools such as Chapter Summaries, Study Skills FAQ with links to useful websites, and an interview with the author. LECTURER SUPPLEMENTS * Companion Website at www.palgrave.com/psychology/thornton: Includes notes on how to use this book in your course, a complete bibliography as a resource for reading list construction, Teaching Aids section with links to other useful websites, Research Updates section, and access to all student resources.

Concepts and Theories of Human Development

Concepts and Theories of Human Development
Author: Richard M. Lerner
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN 10: 1135681880
ISBN 13: 9781135681883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concepts and Theories of Human Development Book Review:

A classic in the field, this third edition will continue to be the book of choice for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses in theories of human development in departments of psychology and human development. This volume has been substantially revised with an eye toward supporting applied developmental science and the developmental systems perspectives. Since the publication of the second edition, developmental systems theories have taken center stage in contemporary developmental science and have provided compelling alternatives to reductionist theoretical accounts having either a nature or nurture emphasis. As a consequence, a developmental systems orientation frames the presentation in this edition. This new edition has been expanded substantially in comparison to the second edition. Special features include: * A separate chapter focuses on the historical roots of concepts and theories of human development, on philosophical models of development, and on developmental contextualism. * Two new chapters surrounding the discussion of developmental contextualism--one on developmental systems theories wherein several exemplars of such models are discussed and a corresponding chapter wherein key instances of such theories--life span, life course, bioecological, and action theoretical ones--are presented. * A new chapter on cognition and development is included, contrasting systems' approaches to cognitive development with neo-nativist perspectives. * A more differentiated treatment of nature-oriented theories of development is provided. There are separate chapters on behavior genetics, the controversy surrounding the study of the heritability of intelligence, work on the instinctual theory of Konrad Lorenz, and a new chapter on sociobiology. * A new chapter concentrates on applied developmental science.

An Introduction to the Human Development and Capability Approach

An Introduction to the Human Development and Capability Approach
Author: Séverine Deneulin,Lila Shahani
Publsiher: IDRC
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 184407806X
ISBN 13: 9781844078066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume aims to provide new ways of thinking about population trends in the 21st century. While the 20th century was the century of population growth, with the world's population increasing from 1.6 to 6.1 billion, this book shows that the 21st centur

An Introduction to Theories of Human Development

An Introduction to Theories of Human Development
Author: Neil J Salkind
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2004-01-22
ISBN 10: 1506315925
ISBN 13: 9781506315928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Theories of Human Development Book Review:

An Introduction to Theories of Human Development provides a comprehensive view of the primary theoretical models of human development including those from the biological, psychoanalytic, behavioral, and cognitive developmental perspectives. Along with a brief discussion of a historical background for each of these approaches, this book examines the application of these theories to various aspects of human development, such as the effectiveness of early intervention, individual differences, adolescence, and sociobiology.

Human Development and Global Institutions

Human Development and Global Institutions
Author: Richard Ponzio,Arunabha Ghosh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016-02-05
ISBN 10: 1317278534
ISBN 13: 9781317278535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Development and Global Institutions Book Review:

This book provides a timely and accessible introduction to the foundational ideas associated with the human development school of thought. It examines its conceptual evolution during the post-colonial era, and discusses how various institutions of the UN system have tried to engage with this issue, both in terms of intellectual and technical advance, and operationally. Showing that human development has had a profound impact on shaping the policy agenda and programming priorities of global institutions, it argues that human development has helped to preserve the continued vitality of major multilateral development programs, funds, and agencies. It also details how human development faces new risks and threats, caused by political, economic, social, and environmental forces which are highlighted in a series of engaging case studies on trade, water, energy, the environment, democracy, human rights, and peacebuilding. The book also makes the case for why human development remains relevant in an increasingly globalized world, while asking whether global institutions will be able to sustain political and moral support from their member states and powerful non-state actors. It argues that fresh new perspectives on human development are now urgently needed to fill critical gaps across borders and entire regions. A positive, forward-looking agenda for the future of global governance would have to engage with new issues such as the Sustainable Development Goals, energy transitions, resource scarcity, and expansion of democratic governance within and between nations. Redefining the overall nature and specific characteristics of what constitutes human progress in an increasingly integrated and interdependent world, this book serves as a primer for scholars and graduate students of international relations and development. It is also relevant to scholars of economics, political science, history, sociology, and women’s studies.

Human Development in Times of Crisis

Human Development in Times of Crisis
Author: Hans-Uwe Otto,Spyridon Pantazis,Holger Ziegler,Antoanneta Potsi
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2017-03-12
ISBN 10: 9781137572127
ISBN 13: 1137572124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Development in Times of Crisis Book Review:

This book examines human development in times of crisis, and its effect on social justice and democracy, with a focus on the delay in developmental progress caused by the ‘Great Recession’, the worst economic crisis in decades. The book places particular focus on policies of human development. It scrutinizes the philosophical foundations of human development while at the same time analyzing the underlying social, economic and institutional backgrounds which are conductive or limiting with respect of the task of politics of human development in times of crisis. Against this background, the project is concerned with the value added of applying the capabilities approach in order to assess the state and the policies of human development. This book connects demands for programmatic conceptions and social analyses in order to assess the opportunities for more capability-enhancing projects and public policies that aim to help counter the developmental setbacks from the economic crisis, and to enhance the quality of society and social justice.

Art and Human Development

Art and Human Development
Author: Constance Milbrath,Cynthia Lightfoot
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN 10: 1136643044
ISBN 13: 9781136643040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art and Human Development Book Review:

This interdisciplinary volume explores art, its development, and its role in the construction of knowledge. Presenting theory and research on artistic development as a cultural and creative endeavor, contributors examine the origins of human art during the Paleolithic cultural revolution, as part of a modern cultural transformation, in the growth of a creative artist, and in developing children. Target chapters expressing the disciplinary perspectives of psychology, archaeology, communications, education, and the performing arts are followed by commentaries from internationally acclaimed scholars of human development. Part 1 explores how cultures harness and exploit the arts to give expression to values, social practices, and traditions. This section traces the emergence of new art forms that arose during social unrest, including the symbolization of spiritual beliefs expressed on the walls of Paleolithic caves, and the racial identity and cultural values expressed in the media of the hip-hop generation. Part 2 examines the journeys of a composer and a group of students to highlight the process of becoming an artist and the role education plays in its development. The book concludes with a focus on the development of aesthetic appreciation and artistic activity in childhood and adolescence, including, for example, how a child’s developing theory of mind affects appreciation for the arts, and how developing empathy and emotional regulation contribute to the cognitive and affective underpinnings of acting in adolescence. As a whole contributors explore the developmental, sociocultural, and evolutionary processes that make the creation and experience of art possible. Intended for researchers and advanced students in both human development and the arts, this book will also serve as a textbook for advanced courses on psychology and the arts and/or special topics courses in cognitive and/or human development.

Environmental Change and Human Development

Environmental Change and Human Development
Author: Chris Barrow
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-04-04
ISBN 10: 1444144642
ISBN 13: 9781444144642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Change and Human Development Book Review:

Environmental Change and Human Development focuses on environmental change and human fortunes. While there is a large and rapidly expanding literature dealing with how people affect the environment, less attention has been given in recent years to how the environment shapes human development. In an ever more crowded world there is a need for anticipatory environmental management, and a crucial input to this is consideration of the interaction between environment and humans. The environment is not as stable, benign or controllable as people like to think. The world population is vastly larger than it has ever been and is still growing, and humans increasingly upset nature through pollution and other activities. While modern communications may help environmental managers, rapid travel also increases the dispersal of diseases and pests. Technological advance and social development is not all beneficial; some innovations have the effect of making people more vulnerable to disruption by natural disaster, and citizens are often less able to cope with changed conditions than people were in the past. Environmental Change and Human Development addresses key issues such as soil degredation, natural climatic variations and volcanic activity, and provides geography and earth sciences students with an essential introduciton to the major debates surrounding this topic.

Human Development

Human Development
Author: Eric Rayner,Angela Joyce,James Rose,Mary Twyman,Christopher Clulow
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2005-11-17
ISBN 10: 1135454175
ISBN 13: 9781135454173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Development Book Review:

A new edition of a classic text This new edition of Human Development has been thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate recent developments in the field. New material is introduced on the development of a sense of self, the social self and moral development. Beginning with a discussion of birth and childhood, the reader is lead through each of the crucial stages in human development. The authors reveal the intricate interplay between physical, emotional and psychological factors that contribute to the individual patterns of development that make each of us unique. All of the major milestones of life are covered, including adolescence, work, parenthood and old age. Employing psychoanalytic theories of development, this book reveals the richness that these ideas bring to well-known everyday phenomena. This highly accessible and jargon-free introduction to human development combines scientific objectivity with a sensitive and sympathetic approach to the subject. It will prove invaluable to anyone involved in the helping professions.

The Creation of the Human Development Approach

The Creation of the Human Development Approach
Author: Tadashi Hirai
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN 10: 3319515683
ISBN 13: 9783319515687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creation of the Human Development Approach Book Review:

This book examines the main reasons and challenges for the success of the human development approach both in theory and practice as an alternative to the economic growth model. Unlike the preceding research which has typically been either theoretical/prescriptive or empirical/descriptive, it follows a pragmatic historical and institutional methodology, since human development cannot be understood without considering the complexities added centrally by the formation process in the UNDP. Referring to the capability approach, it also addresses how to best reflect happiness within this paradigm.

The Cultural Nature of Human Development

The Cultural Nature of Human Development
Author: Barbara Rogoff
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2003-02-13
ISBN 10: 9780199726660
ISBN 13: 0199726663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cultural Nature of Human Development Book Review:

Three-year-old Kwara'ae children in Oceania act as caregivers of their younger siblings, but in the UK, it is an offense to leave a child under age 14 ears without adult supervision. In the Efe community in Zaire, infants routinely use machetes with safety and some skill, although U.S. middle-class adults often do not trust young children with knives. What explains these marked differences in the capabilities of these children? Until recently, traditional understandings of human development held that a child's development is universal and that children have characteristics and skills that develop independently of cultural processes. Barbara Rogoff argues, however, that human development must be understood as a cultural process, not simply a biological or psychological one. Individuals develop as members of a community, and their development can only be fully understood by examining the practices and circumstances of their communities.

Technology and Human Development

Technology and Human Development
Author: Ilse Oosterlaken
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2015-05-15
ISBN 10: 1317672895
ISBN 13: 9781317672890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and Human Development Book Review:

This book introduces the capability approach – in which wellbeing, agency and justice are the core values – as a powerful normative lens to examine technology and its role in development. This approach attaches central moral importance to individual human capabilities, understood as effective opportunities people have to lead the kind of lives they have reason to value. The book examines the strengths, limitations and versatility of the capability approach when applied to technology, and shows the need to supplement it with other approaches in order to deal with the challenges that technology raises. The first chapter places the capability approach within the context of broader debates about technology and human development – discussing amongst others the appropriate technology movement. The middle part then draws on philosophy and ethics of technology in order to deepen our understanding of the relation between technical artefacts and human capabilities, arguing that we must simultaneously ‘zoom in’ on the details of technological design and ‘zoom out’ to see the broader socio-technical embedding of a technology. The book examines whether technology is merely a neutral instrument that expands what people can do and be in life, or whether technology transfers may also impose certain views of what it means to lead a good life. The final chapter examines the capability approach in relation to contemporary debates about ‘ICT for Development’ (ICT4D), as the technology domain where the approach has been most extensively applied so far. This book is an invaluable read for students in Development Studies and STS, as well as policy makers, practitioners and engineers looking for an accessible overview of technology and development from the perspective of the capability approach.

Sustainable Human Development

Sustainable Human Development
Author: M. Biggeri,A. Ferrannini
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2014-08-22
ISBN 10: 1137380292
ISBN 13: 9781137380296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Human Development Book Review:

Integrating Amartya Sen's approach with the literature on place-based territorial development processes, this book recognises the interplay between the evolution of local development systems and the expansion of individual and collective capabilities.

Universities and Global Human Development

Universities and Global Human Development
Author: Alejandra Boni,Melanie Walker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN 10: 1317587189
ISBN 13: 9781317587187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Universities and Global Human Development Book Review:

This book makes the case for a critical turn in development thinking around universities and their contributions in making a more equal post-2015 world. It puts forward a normative approach based on human development and the capability approach, one which can gain a hearing from policy, scholarship, and practitioners dealing with practical issues of understanding policy, democratising research and knowledge, and fostering student learning - all key university functions. The book argues that such an approach can elucidate development debates drawing on local, national and international issues and examples to show why higher education matters for sustainable development goals both in educational and social terms. It advocates a new arena of engagement with universities as key sites of development and freedoms beyond human capital and challenges development omissions and gaps around university education. The book explores how the human development approach addresses the following core ideas: the meaning of well-being, the idea of agency, participation and democratic citizenship, how to address inequalities, the relation between local and global, and the idea of equitable partnerships. This book is addressed to researchers and postgraduate students in development studies, university education, the capability approach and human development community.

Emotions in Ideal Human Development

Emotions in Ideal Human Development
Author: Leonard Cirillo,Barnard Kaplan,Seymour Wapner
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN 10: 131778443X
ISBN 13: 9781317784432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emotions in Ideal Human Development Book Review:

Derived from a conference sponsored by the Heinz Werner Institute for Developmental Analysis at Clark University, these papers consider the role emotions play in ideal human development. Contributors from the fields of psychology, philosophy, and sociology discuss the place that "feelings," "affect," "passion," and "emotion" should ideally occupy in human existence and how realization of this goal can be fostered. The conference organizers focused the discussions by asking the participants to consider six questions, each of which was intended to touch upon some aspect of the relationship between emotions and ideal human development. Chapters contain the papers presented and a summary of the discussions that followed the presentations.

Human Development and Capabilities

Human Development and Capabilities
Author: Alejandra Boni,Melanie Walker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-04-12
ISBN 10: 1135118116
ISBN 13: 9781135118112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Development and Capabilities Book Review:

Globally, universities are the subject of public debate and disagreement about their private benefits or public good, and the key policy vehicle for driving human capital development for competitive knowledge economies. Yet what is increasingly lost in the disagreements about who should pay for university education is a more expansive imaginary which risks being lost in reductionist contemporary education policy. This is compounded by the influences on practices of students as consumers, of a university education as a private benefit and not a public good, of human capital outcomes over other graduate qualities, and of unfettered markets in education. Policy reductionism comes from a narrow vision of the activities, products, and objectives of the University and a blinkered vision of what is a knowledge society. Human Development and Capabilities, therefore, imaginatively applies a theoretical framework to universities as institutions and social practices from human development and the capability approach, attempting to show how universities might advance equalities rather than necessarily widen them, and how they can contribute to a sustainable and democratic society. Picking through the capability approach for human development, in relation to Universities, this book highlights and explores three main ideas: theoretical insights to advance thinking about human development and higher education Policy implications for the responsibilities and potential contributions of universities in a period of significant global change Operationalising a New Imaginary This fresh take on the work and purpose of the University is essential reading for anyone interested in university education, capability approach and human development; particularly postgraduates, University policy makers, researchers and academics in the field of higher education.