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The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About

by Bruce D. Perry & Maia Szalavitz

Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence. Here he tells their stories...


Why Gender Matters, Second Edition: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know About the Emerging Science of Sex Differences

by Léonard Sax

A revised and updated edition (with more than 70% new material) of the evergreen classic about the innate differences between boys and girls and how best to parent and teach girls and boys successfully, with...


Autonomy in Adolescent Development: Towards Conceptual Clarity

by Bart Soenens, Maarten Vansteenkiste & Stijn Van Petegem

Autonomy is a central feature of adolescent development, playing a key role in adolescents' psychosocial adjustment. However, opinions differ about the nature and definition of autonomy and so important questions...


The Development of Early Childhood Mathematics Education

by Julie Sarama, Douglas Clements & Carrie Germeroth

The Development of Early Childhood Mathematics Education, Volume 53 in the Advances in Child Development and Behavior series, includes chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in the field of...


Buddhist Understanding of Childhood Spirituality

by Alexander von Gontard

In this book, Alexander von Gontard, a child psychiatrist, uses the language, thought and imagery of Buddhism to explore the spirituality of children. The book begins by exploring the Buddha's own childhood...


Observing and Developing Schematic Behaviour in Young Children

by Tamsin Grimmer

Observing and understanding schematic behaviour confidently is vital for anyone working with or looking after young children. This guide explains what schemas are, stripping back the technical language often...


Family, Self, and Human Development Across Cultures: Theory and Applications

by Cigdem Kagitcibasi

Çi?dem Ka??tç?ba??'s influential volume was a work of masterful scholarship and field-defining thought that challenged the existing assumptions in mainstream western psychology about the nature of individuals....


Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

by Dwight L. Evans, Edna B. Foa, Raquel E. Gur & Herbert Hendin et al.

Sponsored by the Adolescent Mental Health Initiative of the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania and the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands Trust, Treating and Preventing...


Child Psychology in Action: Linking Research and Practice

by John Harris

Originally published in 1986, there was a divorce between the immense amount of research taking place in child psychology and the real world of professional carers or teachers working with children at the time....


Psychological Theory and Educational Practice: Human Development, Learning and Assessment

by H.S.N. McFarland

Originally published in 1971, this book was a critical introduction to the psychology of human development, learning and assessment. It was written with special attention to the needs of students of education...


A Child's Mind: How Children Learn During the Critical Years from Birth to Age Five Years

by Muriel Beadle

Originally published in 1970, parents and teachers were beginning to realise how very much earlier in life human intelligence develops than was previously thought. A child's experience in its pre-school years...


Moral Development: A Psychological Study of Moral Growth from Childhood to Adolescence

by William Kay

Although the work of Piaget dealt with the intellectual development of children, and that of Goldman with a child's religious thought, there had hitherto been no comparable book on child morality to complete...


Learning and Cognition in Later Life

by Frank Glendenning & Ian Stuart-Hamilton

Originally published in 1995, within the previous decade there had been significant developments in our understanding of the learning and motivation, together with the conceptual and cognitive development, of...


In and Out of School: An Introduction to Applied Psychology in Education

by Joan Freeman

Originally published in 1975, this book aimed to throw light on the practical use of psychology in children's education, for the benefit of students, practising teachers, parents, or anyone concerned with education....


Preschool IQ: Prenatal and Early Developmental Correlates

by Sarah H. Broman, Paul L. Nichols & Wallace A. Kennedy

Originally published in 1975, this volume reports a multidisciplinary, longitudinal study of the precursors of intelligence, as measured by Stanford-Binet IQ scores, of 4-year-old children. Over 26, 000 children...


Developing Thinking: Approaches to Children's Cognitive Development

by Sara Meadows

How children's thinking develops and how it can be developed in education are among the most important questions in psychology. Studies of cognition in adults need to be supplemented by the developmental perspective,...


Helping Children Learn: Contributions to a Cognitive Curriculum

by Sara Meadows & Asher Cashdan

Originally published in 1988, this volume presented a new understanding of how teachers in early childhood education helped children learn. It carefully and critically reviews different teaching approaches,...


Cognitive Development from a Strategy Perspective: A Festschrift for Robert Siegler

by Patrick Lemaire

Cognitive Development from a Strategy Perspective recognises the outstanding scientific legacy of Robert S. Siegler as a pioneer of modern research on cognitive development throughout the lifespan. This volume...


The Social and Emotional Development of the Pre-School Child

by Katharine M. Banham Bridges

Originally published in 1931, the study reported in this book was undertaken as part of the research programme of the Canadian National Committee for Mental Hygiene. It represents a systematic inquiry into the...


Morality and the Regulation of Social Behavior: Groups as Moral Anchors

by Naomi Ellemers

Morality indicates what is the 'right' and what is the 'wrong' way to behave. It is one of the most popular areas of research in contemporary social psychology, driven in part by recent political-economic crises...