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Alan Clarke - Human Resilience: A Fifty Year Quest - 9781843101383 - V9781843101383
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Human Resilience: A Fifty Year Quest

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Description for Human Resilience: A Fifty Year Quest Hardcover. Anyone working with disadvantaged children and those with learning disabilities will be interested in Human Resilience's practical implications: how resilience can be improved both by personal characteristics such as self-esteem, problem-solving ability or sociability, interacting with external support. Num Pages: 432 pages, index. BIC Classification: JMC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 234 x 156 x 32. Weight in Grams: 798.

Tackling some of the most important ideas in child psychology and human development, Human Resilience presents key theories from Ann and Alan Clarke's pioneering work in this field. The Clarkes discuss major interacting influences on development, including genetic and environmental effects, chance events and the tendency for people to influence their environments in ways that reinforce their personal characteristics. In particular, they address various issues surrounding IQ inheritance and outline factors affecting the success of several intervention programmes, including fostering and adoption.

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About Alan Clarke
Ann Clarke was Emeritus Professor at the University of Hull, as was her late husband Alan Clarke who also held the position of Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University. Their work has been widely published, including seven other books, and their careful research and analysis was recognized by the 1977 Research Award from the American Association on Mental Deficiency and ... Read more

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Few can match the contribution these scientists have made to the field of intellectual disability and to the broader field of the psychology of human development… Human Resilience contains a selection of 18 articles and chapters previously published jointly or individually by the authors over a period spanning the years 1953-2000. These published papers have been complemented by three new ... Read more

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