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Developmental Psychology for the Helping Professions

Evidence-Based Practice in Health and Social Care


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Brian Sheldon
    Pages 1-45
  3. Brian Sheldon
    Pages 46-110
  4. Brian Sheldon
    Pages 111-160
  5. Brian Sheldon
    Pages 198-221
  6. Brian Sheldon
    Pages 222-272
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-317

About this book


This book offers a bio-psycho-social approach to evidence-based practice in health and social care. The book presents current evidence on the influence of genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors on behaviour, a survey of developmental factors from childhood to old age, and implications for practice at each stage.


evidence-based practice health and social care child development bio-psycho-social behavior children development developmental psychology education Evidence-Based Practice health psychology language psychology social care social science social work

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Peninsular Medical SchoolUniversity of ExeterUK

About the authors

Brian Sheldon is Emeritus Professor of Applied Social Research in the Penninsula Medical School at the University of Exeter, UK. Previously he was Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Social Services there. His long standing interest has been in studies of the effectiveness of services for people with mental health problems. He is the author of six books and many research articles on evidenced based practice in Health & Social Care.

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