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Children's Early Understanding of Mind: Origins and Development

by Charlie Lewis & Peter Mitchell

A major feature of human intelligence is that it allows us to contemplate mental life. Such an understanding is vital in enabling us to function effectively in social groups. This book examines the origins of...


Principles of Developmental Psychology: An Introduction

by George Butterworth

Developmental psychology is concerned with the scientific understanding of age related changes in experience and behaviour, not only in children but throughout the lifespan. The task is to discover, describe,...


The Foundation of Literacy: The Child's Acquisition of the Alphabetic Principle

by Brian Byrne

This monograph brings together important research that the author and his colleagues at the University of New England have been conducting into the early stages of reading development, and makes a valuable contribution...


Development of Cognition, Affect, and Social Relations: The Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology, Volume 13

by W. A. Collins

First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Growing Up Fast: Re-Visioning Adolescent Mothers' Transitions to Young Adulthood

by Bonnie J. Ross Leadbeater

The first edition of Growing Up Fast attempted to counter the stereotype of poor, minority adolescent mothers and describe the diversity of their educational, work, parenting, and relationship experiences. The...


Joint Attention: Its Origins and Role in Development

by Chris Moore, Philip J. Dunham & Phil Dunham

It is perhaps no exaggeration to suggest that all of what is intrinsically human experience is grounded in its shared nature. Joint attention to objects and events in the world provides the initial means whereby...


Pathways Through Adolescence: Individual Development in Relation to Social Contexts

by Lisa J. Crockett & Ann C. Crouter

Adolescent researchers are increasingly aware that they must examine development both across time and across context. To do so, however, requires new conceptualizations and methodological approaches to the study...


Aging and Skilled Performance: Advances in Theory and Applications

by Wendy A. Rogers, Arthur D. Fisk & Neff Walker

The term "skill" encompasses an array of topics and issues. For example, individuals are skilled in a variety of domains such as chess, typing, air traffic control, or knitting; researchers study skill in a...


Emotional Development in Atypical Children

by Michael Lewis & Margaret Wolan Sullivan

Early emotional development, emotional regulation, and the links between emotion and social or cognitive functioning in atypically developing children have not received much attention. This lack is due in part...


Family and Human Development Across Cultures: A View from the Other Side

by €igdem Kagitibasi

The culmination of 15 years of research by a Turkish psychologist who was educated in the West, this volume examines both the theoretical and practical aspects of cross-cultural psychology. It takes a contextual-developmental-functional...


Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics to Developmental Process Modeling

by Karl M. Newell & Peter C.M. Molenaar

There has been an increasing interest in the application of dynamical systems to the study of development over the last decade. The explosion of the dynamical systems framework in the physical and biological...


Challenges to Developmental Paradigms: Implications for Theory, Assessment and Treatment

by Philip R. Zelazo, Ronald G. Barr & Philip David Zelazo

This book unites an interdisciplinary body of experts in child development whose research and ideas challenge existing theories and conventional clinical practice in a variety of domains of early child development....


Caring for Children: Challenge to America

by Jeffrey Lande, Sandra Scarr & Nina Guzenhauser

Childcare is one of the most debated issues today. This volume provides a comprehensive and current review of childcare research and public policy issues. Chapters are contributed by leaders from such fields...


Coping with Uncertainty: Behavioral and Developmental Perspectives

by Davis S. Palermo

The first volume in this new series from The Center for the Study of Child and Adolescent Development at The Pennsylvania State University focuses on the relationship between the biological stress circuits and...


Individual Differences in Infancy: Reliability, Stability, and Prediction

by John Colombo & Jeffrey Fagen

The papers presented in this volume, written by active and well- known researchers, discuss experimental research that has validated the importance of infancy in individual development over the age continuum....


Parental Belief Systems: The Psychological Consequences for Children

by Irving E. Sigel, Ann V. McGillicuddy-DeLisi & Jacqueline J Goodnow

Research on the topic of parent beliefs, or parent cognition, has increased tremendously since the original publication of this volume in 1985. For this revised second edition, the editors sought to reflect...


Modularity and Constraints in Language and Cognition: The Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology, Volume 25

by Megan R. Gunnar & Michael Maratsos

One of the central problems in the study of modern cognition is the degree to which higher cognition is modularized: that is, how much are higher functions carried out by domain-specific, specialized, cognitive...


Parental Development

by Jack Demick, Krisanne Bursik & Rosemarie DiBiase

This volume seeks to identify and define the parameters of a relatively new problem area -- parental development. Drawing on the grand developmental theories of Sigmund Freud, Lawrence Kohlberg, Jean Piaget,...


Social Withdrawal, Inhibition, and Shyness in Childhood

by Kenneth H. Rubin, Jens B. Asendorpf & Jens Asendorpfz

Psychologists of varying theoretical persuasions have long held that social experiences are critical to normal developmental trajectories and that the lack of such experiences is worthy of compensatory attention....


Cross-Cultural Roots of Minority Child Development

by Patricia M. Greenfield & Rodney R. Cocking

This book constitutes the first time in the field of developmental psychology that cross-cultural roots of minority child development have been studied in their ancestral societies in a systematic way--and by...