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Social Skills Across the Life Span
Author : Douglas W. Nangle,Cynthia A. Erdley,Rebecca Schwartz-Mette
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2020-05-21
ISBN 10 : 0128177535
Pages : 368 pages

Social skills are critical to psychological adjustment across the lifespan. These skills are necessary for attaining a variety of important social, emotional, and interpersonal goals. Social skill definits and resulting negative social interactions are associated with a wide variety of adjustment problems and psychological disorders. Social Skills across the Life Span: Theory is a comprehensive social skills volume providing in-depth coverage of theory, assessment, and intervention. Divided into three major sections, the volume begins with the definition of social competence, developmental factors, and relations to adjustment. This is followed by coverage of general assessment and intervention issues across the lifespan. In the third section, program developers describe specific evidence-based interventions. Identifies how social skills influence social competence and well being Addresses the full lifespan Reviews methods to assess and intervene with children and adults Details evidence-based interventions for children and adults

Assessment and Intervention Issues Across the Life Span
Author : Stephanie M.C. Dollinger,Lisabeth F. DiLalla,Stephanie MC Dollinger
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Date : 2013-06-17
ISBN 10 : 1134799896
Pages : 320 pages

This volume evolved from the second life span development conference held at Southern Illinois University entitled "Assessment and Intervention Across the Lifespan." Providing an overview and consideration of important directions for research in areas of assessment and intervention across the lifespan, the presentations covered a variety of topic areas including social ecology, cultural diversity, attitudes about aging, as well as attention, visual, and linguistic skills. This volume consists of chapters based on the conference presentations as well as additional chapters by experts in related specialty areas discussing attachment theory, learning disabilities, and phonological processing. The second conference and volume continue the work of the first conference and its associated earlier volume. The chapters cover important interactions between assessment and intervention for each major developmental period; several emphasize the importance of early assessment and intervention. A common theme found throughout is the critical connection between basic research and practice. The editors hope this book will prove useful not only to researchers, but also to practitioners in related disciplines working with individuals of all ages.

Improving Competence Across the Lifespan
Author : Dolores Gold,Dolores Pushkar,William M. Bukowski,Alex E. Schwartzman,Dale M. Stack,Donna R. White
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 1998-03-31
ISBN 10 : 0306458144
Pages : 207 pages

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The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, Volume 4
Author : W. Edward Craighead,Charles B. Nemeroff
Publisher : Wiley
Release Date : 2000-11-09
ISBN 10 : 9780471240990
Pages : 512 pages

Counseling Across the Lifespan
Author : Cindy L Juntunen,Donald Atkinson,Donald R Atkinson
Publisher : SAGE
Release Date : 2002
ISBN 10 : 9780761923954
Pages : 495 pages

Counseling Across the Lifespan expands the perimeters of counseling with its emphasis on preventive techniques for adjustment problems in the lifespan of a normal individual. This cogent work focuses on counseling intervention strategies from the unique perspective of an individual’s lifespan, placing techniques in the proper development context. By concentrating on life stages—from childhood through old age—the authors identify the nature and origin of various psychological issues such as self-identity and healthy lifestyle development in adolescents, family violence in young adults, or retirement transitions for older adults. The intervention tools needed to confront these issues are presented through succinct pedagogical features including case examples, checklists for evaluating clients, and exercises.

Handbook of Social Skills Training
Author : P. Trower,C. R. Hollin
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2013-10-22
ISBN 10 : 1483293505
Pages : 283 pages

In this volume the application of the social skills training (SST) model to specific clinical conditions is discussed. Its uses with schizophrenia, social anxiety, depression, mental handicap, and substance abuse are reviewed in depth and practical recommendations for the future are given. Advances in social psychology and linguistics have implications for the future development of SST and their contributions to the field are presented in the final section.

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span - E-Book
Author : Donna J. Cech,Suzanne Tink Martin
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date : 2011-10-05
ISBN 10 : 1437715486
Pages : 374 pages

Providing a solid foundation in the normal development of functional movement, Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span, 3rd Edition helps you recognize and understand movement disorders and effectively manage patients with abnormal motor function. It begins with coverage of basic theory, motor development and motor control, and evaluation of function, then discusses the body systems contributing to functional movement, and defines functional movement outcomes in terms of age, vital functions, posture and balance, locomotion, prehension, and health and illness. This edition includes more clinical examples and applications, and updates data relating to typical performance on standardized tests of balance. Written by physical therapy experts Donna J. Cech and Suzanne "Tink" Martin, this book provides evidence-based information and tools you need to understand functional movement and manage patients' functional skills throughout the life span. Over 200 illustrations, tables, and special features clarify developmental concepts, address clinical implications, and summarize key points relating to clinical practice. A focus on evidence-based information covers development changes across the life span and how they impact function. A logical, easy-to-read format includes 15 chapters organized into three units covering basics, body systems, and age-related functional outcomes respectively. Expanded integration of ICF (International Classification of Function) aligns learning and critical thinking with current health care models. Additional clinical examples help you apply developmental information to clinical practice. Expanded content on assessment of function now includes discussion of participation level standardized assessments and assessments of quality-of-life scales. More concise information on the normal anatomy and physiology of each body system allows a sharper focus on development changes across the lifespan and how they impact function.

Practitioner's Guide to Empirically Based Measures of Social Skills
Author : Douglas W. Nangle,David J. Hansen,Cynthia A. Erdley,Peter J. Norton
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2009-12-16
ISBN 10 : 9781441906090
Pages : 538 pages

Social skills are at the core of mental health, so much so that deficits in this area are a criterion of clinical disorders, across both the developmental spectrum and the DSM. The Practitioner’s Guide to Empirically-Based Measures of Social Skills gives clinicians and researchers an authoritative resource reflecting the ever growing interest in social skills assessment and its clinical applications. This one-of-a-kind reference approaches social skills from a social learning perspective, combining conceptual background with practical considerations, and organized for easy access to material relevant to assessment of children, adolescents, and adults. The contributors’ expert guidance covers developmental and diversity issues, and includes suggestions for the full range of assessment methods, so readers can be confident of reliable, valid testing leading to appropriate interventions. Key features of the Guide: An official publication of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Describes empirically-based assessment across the lifespan. Provides in-depth reviews of nearly 100 measures, their administration and scoring, psychometric properties, and references. Highlights specific clinical problems, including substance abuse, aggression, schizophrenia, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and social anxiety. Includes at-a-glance summaries of all reviewed measures. Offers full reproduction of more than a dozen measures for children, adolescents, and adults, e.g. the Interpersonal Competence Questionnaire and the Teenage Inventory of Social Skills. As social skills assessment and training becomes more crucial to current practice and research, the Practitioner’s Guide to Empirically-Based Measures of Social Skills is a steady resource that clinicians, researchers, and graduate students will want close at hand.

Disability Across the Developmental Life Span
Author : Julie Smart, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release Date : 2011-11-14
ISBN 10 : 0826107354
Pages : 534 pages

This is the only text to provide comprehensive coverage of human growth and development, a requirement mandated by the Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE) for a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and for Licensed Professional Counselor certification. Written by an eminent leader in the field of disability studies, this book reflects a significant change in perceptions of individuals with disabilities from being defined foremost by their disability to being viewed as normal individuals with a disability. It provides an understanding of traditional human growth and development that will enhance the practice of disability counseling by enabling an understanding of a client's childhood and prior life experiences. The book begins with a focus on developmental theories and tasks, followed by a discussion of cultural and ethical considerations in human development. It considers the major theories of human development as they relate to people with and without disabilities, and career theories with a focus on the concept of choice. The book addresses specific developmental stages including a description of developmental tasks, risks, disability applications, specific disabilities common to a particular stage, and cultural and ethical issues, all supported by case examples. Key Features: Fulfills the required CORE mandated course on human growth and development and the disability experience Addresses disability across the lifespan in relation to developmental stages Authored by highly a respected expert in disability studies

Life-span Development and Behavior
Author : Paul B. Baltes,Orville Gilbert Brim
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 1984-08
ISBN 10 : 9780124318069
Pages : 348 pages

This serial publication continues to review life-span research and theory in the behavioral and social sciences, particularly work done by psychologists and sociologists conducting programmatic research on current problems and refining theoretical positions. Each volume introduces excellent peer-reviewed empirical research into the field of life-span development while presenting interdisciplinary viewpoints on the topic. Often challenging accepted theories, this series is of great interest to developmental, personality, and social psychologists.

Family and Support Systems across the Life Span
Author : Suzanne K. Steinmetz
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2013-06-29
ISBN 10 : 1489921060
Pages : 291 pages

Handbook of Life-Span Development
Author : Lawerence K.W. Berg, PhD, Esq.,Karen L. Fingerman, PhD,Jacqui Smith, PhD,Cynthia Berg, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release Date : 2010-12-25
ISBN 10 : 0826110800
Pages : 650 pages

"The handbook is an impressive collection of research studies and theories provided by knowledgeable contributors on life-span development from conception to old age."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly The doubling of our average life span since the turn of the 20th century is considered by many scholars to be one of the most important changes in human existence. This definitive text is the only volume to fully address, through a multidisciplinary perspective, the biological, cognitive, and psychological development that occurs from infancy through old age, and how the sociocultural and institutional factors interface with these changes. Edited by leading research scholars in the field of life-span development, the volume also includes contributions of specialists in behavioral genetics, socioemotional selectivity theory, neuroscience, ecological models, and more. It examines the dynamics of close relationships and informal ties among the elderly population, child-parent attachment relationships as a life-span phenomenon, developmental tasks across the lifespan, continuity and discontinuity in temperament and personality, the sociocultural context of cognition across the life span, and variability in approaches to social problem solving from early to later life. Given the number of recent demographic shifts, it also explores issues related to fertility, life expectancy, environmental contexts, technology, immigration, and public policy. Key Features: Integrates the full life span from infancy through old age in each chapter Considers multidisciplinary perspectives that address personal relationships, cognitive development, and social, emotional, and physical health across the life span Situates life-span development in ecological contexts (e.g., socioeconomic, neighborhood, and immigration status) Provides a concise but thorough resource for graduate seminars in life-span-related studies Highlights future issues in all areas of life-span study

Physical Activity Across the Lifespan
Author : Aleta L. Meyer,Thomas P. Gullotta
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2012-06-15
ISBN 10 : 1461436060
Pages : 276 pages

The statistics are disturbing: steadily rising numbers of sedentary overweight children and obese teens, and a generation looking at a shorter life expectancy than their parents’. But while it may be obvious that physical fitness benefits both the mind and body, a growing research base is supplying evidence of why this is so, and how these benefits may be reproduced in greater numbers. Physical Activity Across the Lifespan makes a clear, scientific case for exercise, sports, and an active lifestyle in preventing illness and establishing lifetime health habits at both the individual and the population levels. The book focuses on key aspects of physical/mental well-being—weight, mood, and self-regulation—and the role of physical activity in public health and school-based interventions targeting these areas. Contributors review definitional and measurement issues salient to understanding what physical activity is, to analyzing benefits of participation, and to implementing effective interventions. Also addressed are limitations of current research, steps needed to continue building the field, and emerging therapeutic possibilities for activity, such as the role of rough and tumble play in preventing ADHD. Included in the coverage: Physical activity, cognition, and school performance. The influence of social and built environments on physical activity in middle-aged and older adults. Preventing and treating obesity through physical activity. Physical activity in preventing drug use and treating chemical dependence. Antidepressant properties of physical activity. Schools as a foundation for physical activity and an active lifestyle. Physical activity as an adjunct or booster to existing interventions. Physical Activity Across the Lifespan is an innovative text for researchers and practitioners in various disciplines including health promotion/disease prevention, child and school psychology, education, health psychology, and public health, as well as program developers and policymakers in these areas.

Self-determination Across the Life Span
Author : Deanna J. Sands,Michael L. Wehmeyer
Publisher : Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
Release Date : 1996
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 353 pages

Recognizing that self-determination is one of the building blocks of independance for people with disabilities, this forward-looking book explores the theoretical, developmental, and practical aspects of decision making. Written by adults with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, and professionals working in the field, this candid resource offers a host of suggestions on how to : - encourage the growth of self-esteem ; - incorporate self-determination skills into educational programs ; - begin skill training in the home ; - promote self-determination throughout the life span ; - evaluate the progress of skill acquisition. For a balanced perspective of the issues pertinent to self-determination and choice making, professionals, family members, and people with disabilities will want the wisdom found in "Self-determination across the life span."

Behavioral Approaches for Children and Adolescents
Author : Philip C. Kendall,Jan H. Slavenburg,Henk P.J.G. van Bilsen
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2013-11-09
ISBN 10 : 1475794061
Pages : 176 pages

Challenges for the next decade as the subtitle ofa book is a statement ofambition. In the present time we have to be ambitious as scientists, clinicians, and teachers. Without ambition we would not be able to confront the problems of young people in an effective way. In this decade, we can see an abundance of problems of young people: football hooliganism, school drop out, vandalism, delinquency, lack ofsocial skills, aggression, and depression. The problem seems to grow. Governments, parents, and concerned citizens call for action now. Unfortunately, the action that is taken is often impulsive and not based on scientifically proven methods: longerjail sentences for young first offenders, putting young offenders in military look-alike training camps, etc. For some reason, the usage of effective interventions is limited. In this, book the reader will find an extensive overview of what we know to be effective as a "cure" or prevention for the above-mentioned problems. The first four chapters will give the reader a clear insight ofwhat the "state ofthe art" is today. erview of cognitive behavioural therapies with children and ado An integrative ov lescents isgiven by Kendall, Panichelli-Mindel, and Gerow.Russo and Navalta providesome new dimensions ofbehavior analysis and therapy. What behavioral approaches can offer to education is described by Slavenburg and van Bilsen in two chapters. In Part II authors from Australia, the United States, and the Netherlands describe programs for specific clinical populations: attention deficit disorder, anti-social youth, learning problems, social skills problems, depression, and aggression.

Encyclopedia of Relationships Across the Lifespan
Author : Jeffrey S. Turner
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date : 1996
ISBN 10 : 9780313295768
Pages : 495 pages

This comprehensive, cross-disciplinary encyclopedia explores the developmental nature of social interactions and is designed for a broad range of readers in college, institutional, and public library settings. Over 500 easy-to-read entries analyze terms, concepts, themes, theories, and policies, as well as current, historical, and multicultural perspectives, and provide over 1,500 sources for further study. An appendix listing over 100 professional journals of note and a selected bibliography of the latest publications of importance to the topic overall further enrich this volume designed for students, teachers, and practitioners, and general readers in psychology, sociology, family and ethnic studies.

Principles and Practice of Lifespan Developmental Neuropsychology
Author : Jacobus Donders,Scott J. Hunter
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2010-01-14
ISBN 10 : 1139485644
Pages : 329 pages

Lifespan developmental neuropsychology is the study of the systematic behavioral, cognitive, and psychosocial changes and growth that occur across infancy, adolescence, adulthood and later life. This book provides insight into how brain-behavior relationships change over time, how disorders differ in presentation across the lifespan, and what longer-term outcomes look like. Providing practical guidance in a succinct and accessible format, this book covers the most common neurodevelopmental, behavioral and cognitive disorders, including but not limited to ADHD, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and epilepsy. Key points concerning the practice of developmental neuropsychology are emphasized in order to aid understanding of neuropsychological development and its impact on behavior, emotion, cognition, and social integration. This will be essential reading for advanced graduate students and early career professionals in the fields of neuropsychology, pediatric psychology, clinical psychology, school psychology, and rehabilitation psychology, as well as practitioners in the allied fields that interact with neuropsychology.

Innovative Strategies for Promoting Health and Mental Health Across the Life Span
Author : Leonard Jason,David Glenwick
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release Date : 2002
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 366 pages

Nurse-Client Communication: A Life Span Approach
Author : Deborah Antai-Otong
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date : 2008-07-07
ISBN 10 : 144966623X
Pages : 251 pages

Nurse-Client Communication presents an overview of effective communication and its influence on therapeutic relationships across the life span. Nursing students, novice, and experienced nurses will find this unique book refreshing, informative, and essential in working with clients, families, and professional colleagues in various practice settings. In addition, this text focuses on the impact of culture, ethnicity, and the impact of the nurse's own culture on communication, empathy, and understanding.

Parenting Across the Life Span
Author : Jane Beckman Lancaster,Jeanne Altmann,Lonnie R. Sherrod,Alice Rossi
Publisher : AldineTransaction
Release Date : 2010-01-01
ISBN 10 : 1412844525
Pages : 488 pages

Originally published: New York: A. de Gruyter, c1987.