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  1. General Reading List 39 items
    The following reading list covers both basic texts and more exploratory reading around the topics. You are not expected to read everything on the list, but to focus on interesting texts and to chase up related ones, perhaps by the same authors.
    1. Human Growth and Development - Chris Beckett, Hilary Taylor 2016

      Book Recommended

    2. Development Through the Lifespan - Laura E. Berk 2010

      Book Recommended

    3. Social Work and Human Development - Karin Crawford, Janet Walker 2007

      Book Recommended

    4. Social Work and Human Development - Karin Crawford, Janet Walker 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    5. Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers - Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell, Robbie Gilligan 2010

      Book Recommended

    6. Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers - Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell, Robbie Gilligan 2010 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    7. International Perspectives on Mental Health : Critical Issues Across the Lifespan - Barbara Fawcett, Zita Weber, Sheila Wilson 2011

      Book Recommended

    8. Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour - Richard D. Gross 2010

      Book Recommended

    9. Themes, Issues and Debates in Psychology - Richard J. Gross 2003

      Book Recommended

    10. Themes, Issues, and Debates in Psychology - Richard Gross 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    11. Disability Through the Life Course - Tamar Heller, Sarah Parker Harris 2012

      Book Recommended

    12. Social Identities Across the Life Course - Jennifer Lorna Hockey, Allison James 2003

      Book Recommended

    13. Social Identities Across the Life Course - Jennifer Lorna Hockey, Allison James 2003 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    14. The Life Course: A Sociological Introduction - Stephen J. Hunt 2016

      Book Recommended

    15. Psychology for Social Work Theory and Practice - Paula Nicolson, Rowan Bayne 2014

      Book Recommended

    16. Psychology for Social Work Theory and Practice - Paula Nicolson, Rowan Bayne 2014 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    17. SWAPBox

      Website Recommended using search terms: human growth and development; life course development; life span.

    18. The Importance of Fathers: A Psychoanalytic Re-Evaluation - Judith Trowell, Alicia Etchegoyen 2002

      Book Recommended

    19. Infant Observation and Research: Emotional Processes in Everyday Lives - Cathy Urwin, Janine Sternberg 2012 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    20. Infant Observation and Research: Emotional Processes in Everyday Lives - Cathy Urwin, Janine Sternberg 2012 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    21. BBC One - Child of Our Time

      Webpage Recommended website following children from birth onwards – excellent resource for teaching and learning

  2. Useful Journals: 8 items
  3. Session 1: Introduction and Overview of the Course: Understanding Human Development in Social Work 32 items
    1. Human Growth and Development - Chris Beckett, Hilary Taylor 2016

      Book Recommended

    2. Development Through the Lifespan - Laura E. Berk 2010

      Book Recommended

    3. Social Work and Human Development - Karin Crawford, Janet Walker 2007

      Book Recommended

    4. Social Work and Human Development - Karin Crawford, Janet Walker 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    5. Social Identities Across the Life Course - Jennifer Lorna Hockey, Allison James 2003

      Book Recommended

    6. Social Identities Across the Life Course - Jennifer Lorna Hockey, Allison James 2003 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    7. Psychology for Social Work Theory and Practice - Paula Nicolson, Rowan Bayne 2014

      Book Recommended

    8. Psychology for Social Work Theory and Practice - Paula Nicolson, Rowan Bayne 2014 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    9. Physiological development throughout the lifespan 19 items
      1. Human Development: A Cultural Approach - Jeffrey Jensen Arnett 2013

        Book Recommended

      2. The Journey of Adulthood - Helen L. Bee 1999

        Book Recommended

      3. Lifespan Development - Helen L. Bee, Denise Boyd 2003

        Book Recommended

      4. Journey of Adulthood - Barbara R. Bjorklund 2010

        Book Recommended

      5. Lifespan Development - Denise Boyd, Helen L. Bee 2009

        Book Recommended

      6. Adult Development and Aging - John C. Cavanaugh, Fredda Blanchard-Fields 2010

        Book Recommended

      7. Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers - Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell, Robbie Gilligan 2010

        Book Recommended

      8. Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers - Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell, Robbie Gilligan 2010 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      9. Child Development: A Practitioner's Guide - Douglas Davies 2010

        Book Recommended

      10. Aging and Older Adulthood - Joan T. Erber 2010

        Book Recommended

      11. Human Aging - Paul W. Foos, M. Cherie Clark 2007

        Book Recommended

      12. Handbook of Life - Span Development - Karen L. Fingerman, Cynthia A. Berg, Jacqui Smith, Toni C. Antonucci 2010

        Book Recommended

      13. Aging: Concepts and Controversies - Harry R. Moody, Jennifer S. Sasser 2014

        Book Recommended

      14. Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence - David R. Shaffer, Katherine Kipp 2013

        Book Recommended

      15. The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Adulthood and Aging - Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Martin J. Sliwinski 2012

        Book Recommended

      16. Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives - Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Stacey B. Whitbourne 2016

        Book Recommended

  4. Session 2: Attachment: The Impact Throughout the Lifespan 30 items
    1. Attachment and Close Relationships Across the Life Span - Toni Antonucci, Hiroko Akiyama, Keiko Takahashi 2004

      Article Recommended

    2. Differences in Attachment Security Between African-American and White Children: Ethnicity or Socio-Economic Status? - Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn, Pieter M. Kroonenberg 2004

      Article Recommended

    3. Development Through the Lifespan - Laura E. Berk 2010

      Book Recommended

    4. Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers - Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell, Robbie Gilligan 2010

      Book Recommended

    5. Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers - Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell, Robbie Gilligan 2010 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    6. The Attachment Dynamic in Adult Life - D. H. Heard, B. Lake 1986

      Article Recommended

    7. John Bowlby and Attachment Theory - Jeremy Holmes 1993

      Book Recommended

    8. John Bowlby and Attachment Theory - Jeremy Holmes 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    9. Attachment Across the Life Cycle - Colin Murray Parkes, Peter Marris, Joan Stevenson-Hinde 1991

      Book Recommended

    10. Working Models of Attachment and Daily Social Interactions - Paula R. Pietromonaco, Lisa Feldman Barrett 1997

      Article Recommended

    11. Adult Attachment: Theory, Research, and Clinical Implications - W. Stephen Rholes, Jeffry A. Simpson 2006

      Book Recommended Attachment Theory: Basic Concepts and Contemporary Questions, pp. 3-14

  5. Session 3: Identity: Throughout the Lifespan 13 items
    1. Human Growth and Development - Chris Beckett, Hilary Taylor 2016

      Book Recommended (chapter 6)

    2. What Works for Troubled Children? - Ann Buchanan, Charlotte Ritchie 2004

      Book Recommended

    3. Social Work and Human Development - Karin Crawford, Janet Walker 2007

      Book Recommended (chapter 5)

    4. Social Work and Human Development - Karin Crawford, Janet Walker 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended (chapter 5)

    5. A Secure Base in Adolescence: Markers of Attachment Security in the Mother-Adolescent Relationship - Joseph P. Allen, Kathleen Boykin McElhaney, Deborah J. Land, Gabriel P. Kuperminc 2003

      Article Recommended

    6. By Their Own Young Hand: Deliberate Self Harm and Suicidal Ideas in Adolescents - Keith Hawton, Emma Evans, Karen Rodham 2006

      Book Recommended

    7. By Their Own Young Hand: Deliberate Self Harm and Suicidal Ideas in Adolescents - Karen Rodham, Keith Hawton, Emma Evans 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    8. Sexuality in Adolescence: The Digital Generation - Susan Moore, M. J. Temple-Smith, Doreen Rosenthal 2015

      Book Recommended

  6. Session 4: Moral Thinking: The Development of Moral Thinking/ Behaviour Including Deviancy 12 items
    1. Human Growth and Development - Chris Beckett, Hilary Taylor 2016

      Book Recommended Chapters 4 & 5.

    2. Child Development - Laura E. Berk 2009

      Book Recommended

    3. Social Work and Human Development - Karin Crawford, Janet Walker 2007

      Book Recommended

    4. Social Work and Human Development - Karin Crawford, Janet Walker 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    5. Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers - Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell, Robbie Gilligan 2010

      Book Recommended (chapter 7)

    6. Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers - Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell, Robbie Gilligan 2010 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended (chapter 7)

    7. Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour - Richard D. Gross 2010

      Book Recommended

  7. Session 5: Death and Dying, Seperation and Loss Throughout the Lifespan 15 items
    1. Human Growth and Development - Chris Beckett, Hilary Taylor 2016

      Book Recommended (chapter 11)

    2. Development Through the Lifespan - Laura E. Berk 2010

      Book Recommended (Chapters 17 & 19)

    3. Social Work and Human Development - Karin Crawford, Janet Walker 2007

      Book Recommended (chapter 7)

    4. Social Work and Human Development - Karin Crawford, Janet Walker 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended (chapter 7)

    5. Bereavement: Studies of Grief in Adult Life - Colin Murray Parkes 2010

      Book Recommended

    6. Attachment in the Later Years: A Commentary - Phillip Shaver, Mario Mikulincer 2004

      Article Recommended

    7. A Child's Journey Through Placement - Vera Fahlberg 1994

      Book Recommended

    8. A Child's Journey Through Placement - Vera Fahlberg 2012 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    9. Social Support and Depression as Risk Factors for Loss of Physical Function in Late Life - J. C. Hays, W. B. Saunders, E. P. Flint, B. H. Kaplan 1997

      Article Recommended

    10. Helping Children Cope With Separation and Loss - Claudia L. Jewett Jarratt 1994

      Book Recommended

  8. Session 6: Dealing With Difference: Being Disabled - the Impact of Disability and Long Term Conditions Across the Lifespan 7 items
    1. Disability and Psychology: Critical Introductions and Reflections - Dan Goodley, Rebecca Lawthom 2006

      Book Recommended

    2. Development and Disability - Vicky Lewis 2003

      Book Recommended

    3. Disability: A Life Course Approach - Mark Priestley 2003

      Book Recommended

    4. Disability and Identity: The Challenge of Epilepsy - Penny Rhodes, Andrew Nocon, Neil Small, John Wright 2008

      Article Recommended

    5. Brief Report: An Online Support Intervention: Perceptions of Adolescents With Physical Disabilities - Miriam Stewart, Alison Barnfather, Joyce Magill-Evans, Lynne Ray 2011

      Article Recommended

    6. Helping Them to Help Each Other - Sharon Vincent, Susie Warden, Mary Duffy 2007

      Article Recommended

  9. Session 7: Adulthood: Parenting and Other Roles and Transitions 15 items
    1. Human Growth and Development - Chris Beckett, Hilary Taylor 2016

      Book Recommended (Chapter 7 & 9) (Chapter 7 & 8 in 2010 ed.)

    2. Development Through the Lifespan - Laura E. Berk 2010

      Book Recommended (Chapter 16)

    3. Wednesday's Child: Research Into Women's Experience of Neglect and Abuse in Childhood and Adult Depression - Antonia Bifulco, Patricia Moran 1998

      Book Recommended (Chapter 9:137-153; chapter 10:153-174)

    4. Wednesday's Child: Research Into Women's Experience of Neglect and Abuse in Childhood and Adult Depression - Antonia Bifulco, Patricia Moran 1998 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended (Chapter 9:137-153; chapter 10:153-174)

    5. Cultural Approaches to Parenting - Marc H. Bornstein 2012

      Article Recommended

    6. Living With Hardship 24/7: The Diverse Experiences of Families in Poverty in England - Carol-Ann Hooper, Sarah Gorin, Christy Cabral, Claire Dyson 2007

      Book Recommended

    7. Psychology for Social Work Theory and Practice - Paula Nicolson, Rowan Bayne 2014

      Book Recommended

    8. Psychology for Social Work Theory and Practice - Paula Nicolson, Rowan Bayne 2014 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    9. Studies in the Assessment of Parenting - Peter Reder, Sylvia Duncan, Clare Lucey 2003

      Book Recommended

    10. Studies in the Assessment of Parenting - Peter Reder, Sylvia Duncan, Clare Lucey 2003 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    11. Parenting in Multi-Racial Britain - Ravinder Barn, Carolina Ladino, Brooke Rogers 2006

      Book Recommended

    12. The Family Life Cycle: A Framework for Family Therapy - Elizabeth A. Carter, Monica McGoldrick 1980

      Book Recommended

  10. Session 8: Mental Ill Health Throughout the Lifespan 14 items
    This lecture will require additional reading ahead of and following the session.
    1. Human Growth and Development - Chris Beckett, Hilary Taylor 2016

      Book Recommended

    2. Introducing Mental Health: A Practical Guide - Caroline Kinsella, Connor Kinsella 2015

      Book Recommended

    3. Introducing Mental Health: A Practical Guide - Caroline Kinsella, Connor Kinsella 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. Applied Psychology for Social Work - Ewan Ingleby 2010

      Book Recommended

    5. The End of Mental Illness Thinking? - Richard Pemberton, Tony Wainwright 2014

      Article Recommended

    6. Abnormal Psychology - William J. Ray 2017

      Book Recommended

    7. A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness - Anne Rogers, David Pilgrim 2014

      Book Recommended

    8. A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness - Anne Rogers, David Pilgrim 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    9. Social Approaches to Mental Distress - Jerry Tew 2011

      Book Recommended

    10. Etiology of Mental Illness - Peter Tyrer 2015 (electronic resource)

      Chapter Recommended

  11. Session 9: The Impact of Trauma 18 items
    1. Building Child Trauma Theory From Longitudinal Studies: A Meta-Analysis - Eva Alisic, Marian J. Jongmans, Floryt van Wesel, Rolf J. Kleber 2011

      Article Recommended

    2. The Trouble With Trauma - Howard Bath 2017

      Article Recommended

    3. Developmental Perspectives on Trauma: Theory, Research, and Intervention - Dante Cicchetti, Sheree L. Toth 1997

      Book Recommended

    4. Coping With Trauma: Theory, Prevention and Treatment - Rolf J. Kleber, Danny Brom, Peter B. Defares 1992

      Book Recommended

    5. Relationships Between Trauma and Psychosis: A Review and Integration - Anthony P. Morrison, Lucy Frame, Warren Larkin 2003

      Article Recommended

    6. Stress and Trauma - Patricia A. Resick 2001

      Book Recommended

  12. Session 10: Vulnerability and Resilience Throughout the Lifespan 7 items
    1. Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers - Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell, Robbie Gilligan 2010

      Book Recommended (chapters 4&5)

    2. Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers - Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell, Robbie Gilligan 2010 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended (chapters 4&5)

  13. Child Observation Reading 48 items
    1. Key Texts 17 items
      1. Learning Through Child Observation - Mary Fawcett, Debbie Watson 2016

        Book Essential

      2. Learning Through Child Observation - Mary Fawcett, Debbie Watson 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential

    2. Further Reading 31 items
      1. Observing Children and Families: Beyond the Surface - Gill Butler, Pia Parry 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Further

      2. Child Observation for Learning and Research - Theodora Papatheodorou, Paulette Luff, Janet Gill 2013

        Book Further please note focus of some chapters is more research oriented so avoid confusion with adapted Tavistock method

      3. Child Observation for Learning and Research - Theodora Papatheodorou, Paulette Luff, Janet Gill 2011

        Book Further please note focus of some chapters is more research oriented so avoid confusion with adapted Tavistock method

      4. Post-Qualifying Child Care Social Work: Developing Reflective Practice - Gillian Ruch 2009 (electronic book)

        Book Further NB focus is on post-qualifying children & families social work

      5. Infant Observation and Research: Emotional Processes in Everyday Lives - Cathy Urwin, Janine Sternberg 2012 (electronic book)

        Book Further some chapters more focused on research than adapted Tavistock method

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