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Building Blocks

by Gene I. Maeroff

A student's entire journey along the educational spectrum is affected by what occurs--and, crucially, by what does not occur--before the age of eight or nine. Yet early learning has never received the attention...


Human development: a psychological and spiritual journey

by Dr Patricia Dr Patricia Sherwood

An innovative and enlightening fresh look at human lifespan development focusing holistically on the human being as encompassing body- mind- spirit. This is a journey through the human lifespan bringing together...


How the Body Knows Its Mind: The Surprising Power of the Physical Environment to Influence How You Think and Feel

by Sian Beilock

An award-winning scientist offers a groundbreaking new understanding of the mind-body connection and its profound impact on everything from advertising to romance.

The human body is not just a passive device...


The Teenage Brain

by Frances E. Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt

Drawing on her research, knowledge, and clinical experience, internationally respected neurologist—and mother of two boys—Frances E. Jensen, MD, offers a revolutionary look at the adolescent brain, providing...


What Will Happen to Me: Every Night, Approximately Three Million Children Go To Bed With A Parent In Pri

by Howard Zehr

          What is life like for a child who has a parent in prison? This book brings together photographic portraits of 30 children whose parents are incarcerated, along with their thoughts and reflections,...


Great Myths of Child Development

by Stephen Hupp & Jeremy Jewell

Great Myths of Child Development reveals the latest evidence-based science behind the myths and misconceptions about the developing child.

 

  • Shatters the most commonly-held child development myths
  • Reveals the...


Cross-Cultural Roots of Minority Child Development

by Patricia M. Greenfield & Rodney R. Cocking

Cross-Cultural Roots of Minority Child Development was the first volume to analyze minority child development by comparing minority children to children in their ancestral countries, rather than to children...


Epistemic Cognition and Development: The Psychology of Justification and Truth

by David Moshman

Epistemic cognition, the philosophical core of metacognition, concerns people's knowledge about the justification and truth of beliefs. Multiple literatures in psychology and education address aspects of epistemic...


Silver Linings:: What Five Ninety-Something Women Taught Me About Positive Aging

by Peggy Brown Bonsee

Role models are not just for the young. Professional life coach Peggy Bonsee believes they are just as important in later years as when we start out in life. This book profiles five "golden ladies" who inspired...


To Touch Is To live: The Need for Genuine Affection in an Impersonal World

by Ph.D., Mariana Caplan

For babies to develop normally, they must be touched. Adults, too, thrive when touch is a normal part of their each day: a reassuring handshake, a sympathetic hug, a healing massage. But how often do we permit...


The Overparenting Epidemic: Why Helicopter Parenting Is Bad for Your Kids . . . and Dangerous for You, Too!

by George Glass & David Tabatsky

Helicopter parents, tiger moms, cosseters, hothouse parents . . .

Whatever we label it, overparenting—anxious, invasive, overly attentive, and competitive parenting—may have finally backfired. As we witness...


Parenting for the Digital Age: The Truth Behind Media's Effect on Children and What to Do About It

by Bill Ratner

Bill Ratner, a long-time Hollywood insider and voice of their movie trailers, explores with in-depth research the change in advertising since 1982 and what children are currently exposed to. As a parent, educator,...


A Girl's Childhood: Psychological Development, Social Change, and The Yale Child Study  Center

by Stephen Lassonde, Linda C. Mayes & Deborah Weinstein

Sixty years ago, a group of prominent psychoanalysts, developmentalists, pediatricians, and educators at the Yale Child Study Center joined together with the purpose of formulating a general psychoanalytic theory...


Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia

by Paul Gionfriddo

Paul Gionfriddo’s son Tim is one of the “6 percent”—the percentage of all Americans with serious mental illness. He is also one of the half million homeless people with serious mental illnesses in desperate...


Understanding Adolescents for Helping Professionals

by LCPC Avidan Milevsky PhD

Promotes an in-depth understanding of adolescent development that can be immediately applied to effective treatment

Adolescence is a distinct and complex stage of development, and successful interventions with...


The Health Care Setting as a Context for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse: A Special Issue of Children's Health Care

by Keith L. Kaufman

This special issue was designed to explore the role of health care professionals in the assessment, treatment, and prevention of child maltreatment. The initial five articles were solicited to enhance our understanding...


Gonadal Hormones and Sex Differences in Behavior: A Special Issue of Developmental Neuropsychology

by Sheri A. Berenbaum

As the papers in this special issue demonstrate, gonadal hormones have powerful effects on the development of the brain and behavior in human beings, as in other species. Both androgens and estrogens affect...


Origins of Language Disorders: A Special Issue of Developmental Neuropsychology

by Donna J. Thal & Judith S. Reilly

This special issue represents the initial products of the first five years of a multi-center project entitled "Origins of Communicative Disorders." As the title implies, the common goal of investigators involved...


The Neurobehavioral and Social-Emotional Development of Infants and Children (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

by Ed Tronick

Internationally recognized as one of the premier researchers on child development, Ed Tronick has held notable teaching positions and conducted vital research for nearly 30 years. Over the course of his esteemed...


Handbook of Intraindividual Variability Across the Life Span

by Manfred Diehl, Karen Hooker & Martin J. Sliwinski

Intraindividual variability (IIV) of human development and behavior across the entire life-span is explored in this new book. Leading researchers summarize recent findings on the extent, role, and function of...