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Psychology for Social Work

A Comprehensive Guide to Human Growth and Development

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02 December 2015

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This exciting core text book is an engaging and accessible introduction to understanding human behaviour and development from a psychological perspective. Written by a psychologist with extensive teaching experience, it...

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This exciting core text book is an engaging and accessible introduction to understanding human behaviour and development from a psychological perspective. Written by a psychologist with extensive teaching experience, it offers a clear and systematic exploration of psychological concepts and research, and discussion of their relevance for social work practice.

Adopting a logical and intuitive structure, this is key reading for Human Growth and Development modules and a range of other Social Work modules with psychological content. Psychology for Social Work offers a truly integrative resource for students, allowing them to see how different elements of theory and research connect together for practical application. 

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An authoritative and thorough grounding in psychology, an important knowledge base for social work

Makes clear - at every level, from chapter headings through to pedagogy - how psychological theory and evidence connects with social work practice

Provides a one-stop-shop combination of clarity and depth to suit a range of students? study needs?

1 Introduction
2 The Brain and Behaviour
3 Communication and Relationship in Social Work
4 Approaches to Psychology
5 Human Growth and Development
6 Disabilities
7 Mental Health
8 Stress and Environmental Stressors
9 Abuse and Trauma
10 B=f (P,E) Behaviour is a Function of the Person in the Environment
Appendices
References
Index.
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Emma Zara O'Brien teaches at Inchicore College of Further Education. She has lectured at University College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology. She has worked as a researcher in the Centre for Disability Studies, University College Dublin, and in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

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Emma Zara O'Brien teaches at Inchicore College of Further Education. She has lectured at University College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology. She has worked as a researcher in the Centre for Disability Studies, University College Dublin, and in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

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