Human Development: A Cultural Approach, Australian and New Zealand Edition : 9781488619465

Human Development: A Cultural Approach, Australian and New Zealand Edition

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This text helps students understand how culture impacts development—and why it matters. Human Development: A Cultural Approach leads students to examine all stages of development through the engaging lens of culture. The first product to take a wholly cultural approach to human development, this text integrates cross-cultural examples throughout the narrative to reveal the impact of cultural factors both in Australia and New Zealand, and around the world. The authors' emphasis on culture fosters a thorough, balanced view of development that prepares students to face challenges in our diverse and globalised world—whether they travel the globe or remain in their hometowns.
Table of contents
  • 1. A Cultural Approach to Human Development
  • 2. Genetics and Prenatal Development
  • 3. Birth and the Newborn Child
  • 4. Infancy
  • 5. Toddlerhood
  • 6. Early Childhood
  • 7. Middle Childhood
  • 8. Adolescence
  • 9. Emerging Adulthood
  • 10. Young Adulthood
  • 11. Middle Adulthood
  • 12. Late Adulthood
  • 13. Death and Afterlife Beliefs
  • Glossary

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Features & benefits
  • Presents a portrayal of development that covers the whole, amazing range of human cultural diversity.
  • The product portrays human development as it takes place across all the different varieties of cultural patterns that people have devised in response to their local conditions.
  • It considers the impact that the digital world has on contemporary human life and how it has affected our ability to read body language and symbols. Beyond this, the digital legacies we leave after death are also discussed.
  • The text aims to teach students to think culturally, so that when they apply human development to the work they do or to their own lives, they understand that there is, always and everywhere, a cultural basis to development.
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