“This is the most comprehensive and succinct reference to human development across the life span. It is an excellent reference for human behavior specialists and provides timeless information that can be accessed for a more comprehensive assessment of children/family.”
“This book is very well written, superbly informative, user-friendly, and replete with invaluable student and instructor resources. I would recommend it, unconditionally, to anyone teaching undergraduate HBSE.”
“This is a well-written book about all of the facets of human behavior—something everyone is advised to know about. With each edition, I find that the content is thoroughly updated and its multiculturalism is increasingly expanded, making this an exceptional text.”
“The perfect textbook—it covers everything in a simple and straightforward way and gives social work students the introduction to understanding theory that they can then learn in depth in advanced courses.”
“I just love this book! It is meticulously put together in a way that helps the reader understand every dimensional aspect of a person based on time. This book is very in-depth with explaining the basic concepts and reiterates them through the use of cases. I appreciate the implications for social work being implemented in each chapter.”
It is a good comprehensive overview of human development over the life span
This textbook provides relevant and comprehensible content for learning at the undergraduate level. It provides a logical flow of material that advances the student critical thinking process throughout each chapter. My students appreciated the case scenarios that gave a real life context to the concepts and ideas presented in each chapter. Additionally, the chapter discussion questions, exercises, and PowerPoint lectures helped me design and facilitate a dynamic learning experience for students.
BSW adopted this book