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Module Reading List

Human Growth, Behaviour and Development, 2017/18, Semester 2
Stephanie Steels
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Reading lists are available via the portal and VLE.

You must adhere strictly to the conventions for using the Harvard standard as indicated on the library web page. The electronic link to this is:


General reading

BECKETT, C. 2002. Human growth and development . London. Sage

BLEKESAUNE,M.,M. BRYAN, and M. TAYLOR. 2008. Life-course events and later-life employment . London. Department of Works and Pensions. Available through internet

BURMAN, E. 2007. Deconstructing Developmental Psychology . London. Routledge

CRAWFORD, K. and J. WALKER. 2010. Social Work and Human Development (3rd ed) Exeter. Learning Matters

CRAWFORD ,K. 2006. Reflective reader: Social work and Human Development . Exeter. Learning Matters

CREE, V. 2010. Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers . Abingdon. Routledge

CURRER, C. 2001. Responding to grief : dying, bereavement and social care . Basingstoke. Palgrave

CURRER, C. 2007. Loss and social work . Exeter. Learning Matters

GIBSON, A and GIBSON, N. 2016. Human growth, behaviour and development : essential theory and application in social work . London. Sage.

GOLIGHTLY, M. 2006. Social Work and Mental Health . Exeter. Learning Matters

GREEN, M. 2010. Understanding the life course : sociological and psychological perspectives . Cambridge. Polity

HOCKEY, J. and A. JAMES.2003. Social identities across the life course . Basingstoke. Palgrave

HUNT, S. 2005. The life course : a sociological introduction . Basingstoke. Palgrave

POWELL, J. 2007. Social construction of life course . London. Routledge

PRIESTLEY, M. 2003. Disability : a life course approach . Cambridge. Polity

RIDDLE, S. (eds) and N. WATSON. (eds).2003. Disability, culture and identity . Harlow. Prentice Hall

ROBINSON, L. 2007. Cross-cultural child development for social workers : an introduction . Basingstoke. Palgrave

RYAN, T and WALKER, R. 2016. Life Story Work: Why, What, How and When . CoramBAAF

SALKIND, N. 2004. An introduction to theories of human development . London. Sage

SAPSFORD, R., A. STILL, M. WETHERELL, M. MIELL, and R. STEVENS.1998. Theory and social psychology . London. Sage and Open University

SUGARMAN, L. 2001. Life-span development : frameworks, accounts, and strategies . Hove. Psychology Press 15

WEINSTEIN, J. 2008. Working with loss, death and bereavement : a guide for social workers . London. Sage

WILSON, K., RUCH, G., LYMBERY, M. & COOPER, A. 2008. Social work : an introduction to contemporary practice . Harlow. Pearson – especially ch. 6

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Children, families and young people

ALDGATE, J., JONES, D., ROSE, W. & JEFFERY, C. 2006. The developing world of the child . London. Jessica Kingsley

BALTER, L. and C.S. TAMIS-LEMONDA. 2006. Child Psychology 2nd Edition. Hove. Psychology Press

BEE, H. and D. BOYD. 2006. Lifespan Development . London. Pearson/ Allyn & Bacon

BEE, H. and D. BOYD. 2007. The Developing Child . London. Pearson/ Allyn & Bacon

CAIRNS, K. 2002. Attachment, trauma and resilience : therapeutic caring for children . London. British Association for Adoption and Fostering

DANIEL, B. & WASSELL, S. 2002. Assessing and promoting resilience in vulnerable children . London. Jessica Kingsley

ERIKSON, E. 1978. Childhood and Society . London. Paladin

FAHLBERG, V.I. 1994. A child's journey through placement . London. British Association for Adoption and Fostering

HAYDEN, C. 2007. Children in trouble : the role of families, schools and communities . Basingstoke. Palgrave

HORWATH, J. 2001. The child's world : assessing children in need . London. Jessica Kingsley

HOWE, D., BRANDON, M., HININGS, D. & SCHOFIELD, G. 1999. Attachment theory, child maltreatment and family support : a practice and assessment model . Basingstoke. Macmillan

HUMPHREYS,C. and N. STANLEY. 2006. Domestic violence and child protection : directions for good practice . London. Jessica Kingsley

JACKSON, S. 2006. (Ed) Handbook of adolescent development . Hove. Psychology Press

JAMES, A. &A. JAMES. 2004. Constructing childhood : theory, policy and social practice . Basingstoke. Palgrave

MITCHELL, P. and F. ZIEGLER. 2007 Fundamentals of development : the psychology of childhood . Hove. Psychology Press 16

MUNCIE, J. 2004. Youth and Crime (2nd ed). London. Sage

O’HAGAN, K. 2006. Identifying emotional and psychological abuse : a guide for childcare professionals . Maidenhead. Open University Press

PRIOR, V. and D. GLASER. 2006. Understanding attachment and attachment disorders : theory, evidence, and practice . London:.Jessica Kingsley

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CRAWFORD, K. and J. WALKER. 2008. Social Work with Older People (2nd ed). Exeter. Learning Matters

FERNANDO, S. and F. KEATING. 2009. Mental Health in a multi-ethnic society ; a multi-disciplinary handbook. London. Routledge

GRANT, G., P. GOWARD, M. RICHARDSON and P.RAMCHARAN. eds. 2005 Learning disability : a life cycle approach to valuing people Berkshire. Open University Press

GLASBY, J. & LITTLECHILD, R. 2004. The health and social care divide : the experiences of older people . Bristol. Policy Press

GUBRIUM, J. M.(eds) and J. A. HOLSTEIN. (eds) 2000. Aging and everyday life . Oxford. Blackwell

LYMBERY, M. 2005. Social work with older people : context, policy and practice . London. Sage

OLIVER, M. & SAPEY, B. 2006. Social Work with Disabled People . Basingstoke. Palgrave

PENHALE, B. & J.PARKER . 2008. Working with vulnerable adults . London. Routledge.

PHILLIPS, J., RAY, M. & M. MARSHALL. 2006. Social Work With Older People . Basingstoke. Palgrave

PHILLIPSON, C. 1998. Reconstructing old age : new agendas in social theory and practice . London. Sage

TANNER, D. & J. HARRIS. 2008. Working with older people . Abingdon. Routledge

VICTOR, C. 2005. The social context of ageing . London. Routledge

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Additional Reading List

ADAMS, R. ,L. DOMINELLI and M. PAYNE.2009. Social Work Themes, Issues and Critical Debates . Basingstoke. Palgrave

ADAMS, R. ,L. DOMINELLI and M. PAYNE. 2009. Critical Practice in Social Work . Basingstoke. Palgrave

BANNISTER, A. (eds) and A. HUNTINGTON.(eds).2002. Communicating with children and adolescents : action for change . London. Jessica Kingsley 17

BARN, R. 1999. Working with black children and adolescents in need . London. British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering

BELL, M. and K. WILSON. 2003 The practitioner's guide to working with families . Basingstoke. Palgrave

BURMAN, E. (ed).1998. Deconstructing feminist psychology . London. Sage

CUNNINGHAM, J. and S. CUNNINGHAM. 2008. Sociology and Social Work . Exeter. Learning Matters

DOMINELLI, L. 2002. Feminist social work theory and practice . Basingstoke. Palgrave

EMPSON, J. E. and D. NABUZOKA. 2004. Atypical child development in context . Basingstoke. Palgrave

ESTES, C. L., S.BIGGS and C.PHILLIPSON.2003. Social theory, social policy and ageing : a critical introduction . Buckingham. Open University

FEATHERSTONE, B., M. RIVETT, and J. SCOURFIELD. 2007. Working with men in health and social care . London. Sage

HAYES, D. (eds) and B. HUMPHRIES. (eds).2004. Social work, immigration and asylum debates, dilemmas and ethical issues for social work and social care practice . London. Jessica Kingsley

HORNER, N. and S. KRAWCZYK. 2006. Social work in education and children's services . Exeter. Learning Matters

HORWATH, J.2007. Child neglect : identification and assessment . New York: Palgrave Macmillan

HOWE, D. 2005. Child abuse and neglect : attachment, development, and intervention , Basingstoke. Palgrave Macmillan

KOHLI, R. 2007. Social work with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children . Basingstoke. Palgrave

MESSER, D. (eds) and F. JONES. (eds) .1999. Psychology and social care . London. Jessica Kingsley

NASH, M., (eds) R. MUNFORD. (eds), and K. O’Donoghue.(eds). 2005 . Social work theories in action . London. Jessica Kingsley

NOLAN, M. (eds), S. DAVIES.(eds), and G.GRANT. (eds) 2001. Working with older people and their families : [key issues in policy and practice] . Buckingham. Open University 18

PALUDI, M.A. 2002. Human development in multicultural contexts : a book of readings . Upper Saddle River . Prentice Hall

SWAIN, J. et al (eds) .2004. Disabling Barriers - Enabling Environments . London. Sage

THOMAS, D. and H. WOODS. 2003. Working with people with learning disabilities : theory and practice . London. Jessica Kingsley

THOMPSON, N. 2002. Loss and grief : a guide for human services practitioners . Basingstoke. Palgrave

TREVITHICK, P. 2005. Social work skills: A Practice Handbook . Maidenhead. Open University Press

WATSON, D. and J. WEST. 2006. Social work process and practice : approaches, knowledge and skills . Basingstoke. Palgrave Macmillan

WILLIAMS, P. 2009. Social Work with People with Learning Difficulties . Exeter. Learning Matters

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British Journal of Social Work

Child abuse review

Child abuse and neglect

Child and adolescent social work journal

Child & family social work

Children & society

Clinical social work journal

Critical social work

European journal of social work

International social work

Journal of Social Work

Journal of social work values and ethics

Journal of Social Work Practice

Social work & social sciences review : an international journal of applied research

Social Work and Society

Social work education

An interesting article you could look at to get you started is:

TAYLOR, C. 2004. Underpinning knowledge for child care practice: reconsidering child development theory. Child & family social work , 9 (3), 225-235

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Web pages


A vast government website with links to many areas of interest. 19


An invaluable resource full of high quality research in many areas relevant to social work


The website of Research in Practice has some excellent research you can access


The website of the Social Care Institute of Excellence has many downloadable resources

https://web.archive.org/web/20070630202350/http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Policyandguidance/Healthandsocialcaretopics/index.htm to access the National Service Frameworks for older people, children, people with mental health issues, learning difficulties – and all other related policy guidance

This list was last updated on 04/11/2016